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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think itโ€™s an A.I. plot to bolster the United Kingdomโ€™s score.๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have to agree with that one as well!

    ๐Ÿ“ Recovering from cataract surgery
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You will be back at it in no time.๐Ÿ™‚
    Good luck and take care.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Little Shelley Foss first float
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have to admit the captain was preoccupied with running his own video of the event, and not watching over the bow. ๐Ÿ˜Š The Admiral actually caught the incident on record.
    Anyway, had we several inches or rain the past week, now the pond is higher covering the snags.

    ๐Ÿ“ Little Shelley Foss first float
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This past Memorial day weekend the Admiral an I went to the local park โ€œduck pondโ€ for the first outing with the Little Shelley Foss.

    The Admiral insisted on a photo op with the tug in hand before its maiden voyage.

    The tug run very well and I was quite pleased with the performance despite running into exposed logs, as the pond is shallow due to lack of rain the past few months!๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    โ€œCricutโ€ ( I hate Appleโ€™s autocorrect!)

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Crocus has its own download software that runs it. Plenty of online videos on operation.

    Good luck๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have to admit I was pushing the limits of the machine by cutting 3/32 basswood. The machine will calculate how many passes are required, and depending upon the clarity of the wood, and hardness, most of the time that numbered was correct. Other times when it finished I had to cut out the remainder with a hobby knife. For that thick of material generally 12 - 15 passes. Time wise about 15 min. This also depends on how complex a cutout and the size of the sheet. Thinner material and balsa wood takes less passes and time.

    You cannot sharpen the blade, or at least I havenโ€™t found a way! I built my Princess Loanne using only one deep cut blade. But it probably will need a new one when I start a new project!

    Attached is a short video of the cutting speed.

    ๐Ÿ“ Vinyl cutting machine choice
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have a Cricut Maker style machine. Cutting thin sheets of material such as vinyl is no problem with the blades that come with the machine and can generally cut in one pass. I have used the deep cutting blade, (20USD) to cut thicker cardboard and thin balsa and bass wood. This operation takes multiple passes with the cutting blade.

    ๐Ÿ“ Transmitter Camera Mount
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am a bit of a lone wolf here in my area when it comes to model boating, so I have to video my operations myself when at the local park pond.
    In the past I was able to rubber band my cell phone to the top of my radio, and hope it didn't fall off into the drink!

    While at the "Dollar Tree" store one day I found some folding cell phone stands. This got me to thinking, if I could attach parts of this to the top of my radio, velcro could be used to attach and secure the phone, making my hands free to control the boat.

    I removed the bottom portion of the stand simply by removing the plugs which made up the hinge of the device. I first tried to secure with super glue, but both being an engineering type plastic, it would not stick. I then got out the E6000 glue which is a more flexible type adhesive but requires a lot longer set time hence the magnets holding the two together. When that set, i was able to then glue the front portion ahead of the antenna of the radio.
    Adding velcro strips to both the stand and the phone yielded a very secure but removable attachment. The radio is able to be moved in a 360 circle without the phone falling off! I also have recently got a new cell phone, so the old one makes a perfect candidate for a dedicated video camera. If it falls off no harm.

    Hope this may help others in the same boat!๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Tinkering
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Keep it up! Remember you were there first. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    ๐Ÿ“ Little Shelley Foss Update, conclusion
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I just posted her in my Harbor, so I guess I need to finish out the blog.

    The last posting showed the hull completed and ready for paint. Finishing the superstructure was straight forward gluing up everything except for the very top plastic roof, where I installed magnets so that it could be removable, and a small video camera can be place within to give a captains view. The black cube within the cabin is the camera. Hopefully this will give some interesting video on the water.

    Now the hard part, putting holes in the completed hull for the prop tubes!!! I soldered 5/16" brass tubes at the proper angle to flat brass plate and epoxied to the hull both inside and out.
    The prop shafts are 1/4" stainless steel threaded for the props. I purchased 5/16" to 1/4" oil lite bushings for the water end, and at the motor end of the tubes installed ball bearings within. The prop shafts needed to be machined down slightly so that the ball bearings would slide onto them. There is a picture of my milling machine (drill press and file). Chuck in the shaft, and lightly hold a file against the shaft and a block of wood while the drill press is turning. Checking frequently for a perfect fit.

    Installing electronics, motors, and wiring. I chose to operate the rudders using two smaller servos connected to the same channel via a "Y" connector, as there was no space for a larger one with the linkage to connect the rudders together. Seems to work well, at least in drydock.

    Hand rails and upper pilot house details were part of the kit. All other detail parts, port holes, doors, fire hoses are from Harbor Models. The stairways between decks are scratch built using styrene bits.

    I used rattle can primer paint on the inside and outside of the hull to seal the bare wood. I painted the color using acrylic hobby paint, and sealed with rattle can clear, giving it at least three separate coats for a good waterproof seal.

    All in all it was a fun build, The quality of the wood within the Dumas kit was not optimum, but it was usable.

    ๐Ÿ“ Little Shelley Foss
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dual counter rotating props driven by independent 1000KV brushless motors.

    6V / 3.5Ah Lead Acid Battery
    2 16BL30 Quickrun Hobby Wing ESC's
    3 ch. 2.4GHz Hobby King receiver

    Built to replace the Beaver Tug

    ๐Ÿ“ Heatsink Fins
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    In my dealings with dc motors, as long as you are operating the motor within its torque and voltage / current limits, the heat is tolerable. Itโ€™s when it is operating beyond these limits where there are problems.
    However, most of the ESC out there are water cooled. So I guess that would be the answer.๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Definitely needed this softball question after a week of wrong answers๐Ÿ˜€.

    ๐Ÿ“ LEDs
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You did not mention the current limiting resistors. These are very important for the life of the LEDs.

    But definitely good connections are a must for any circuit.
    Good luck

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes, Declination is the correct term. Too bad I missed it as well.

    ๐Ÿ“ Has anyone any experience of using a Dremel scroll saw?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Should be a good investment, Dremel is quality stuff. I have a craftsman scroll saw that works well for model making. You have to have a steady hand to get straight cuts, as there is no fence to help guide the wood. As with anything it takes practice to master. Good luck.๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ok I understand now, but being from across the pond not really relevant to me. I was thinking that this was something which had to do with the shipping during WWII. That is why I chose forties!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I really donโ€™t understand todays question, but got a lucky guess anyway!
    Can some one further explain what this is?๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ RTTL 2755 update
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    See scratch building isnโ€™t all that bad! Good work!! Keep it up, and keep your eye out for other ordinary things you can use for your boats.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Commander from a pair of old cabin sides
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking good so far. Great job!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Lucky guess this morning!๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I guess I learned something in my 5th grade geography class!๐Ÿ™‚

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very impressive โ€œsailingโ€.
    Good work JB

    ๐Ÿ“ Once in a blue moon
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Congratulations on your anniversary.

    ๐Ÿ“ Little Shelley Foss...slow But Sure!!
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well, starting back after the clean-up has taken awhile longer then expected. That, and the 47 days of triple digit heat in Southeast Texas hasn't helped, however I did manage to get the final planks installed and formed the solid balsa bow block. Since there is no sanding or painting inside, I had to sweat it out in the outdoor shed๐Ÿ˜ด! Attaching the planks at the bow created a problem since no clamps were able to secure while the glue was setting. I therefore used brute force and secured the planks with a well placed screw or two into the balsa bow block. This worked quite nicely, and the screws came out without an issue.

    The top of the deck is next on the agenda with the bulwark base and bulwarks. The stern has three sections which are glued together, and then filed to form a slope towards the rear. The wood material in the kit for these parts was not the best, and some of the pieces had to be glued back together, the die cutting process actually crushed the plywood. After assembly and forming the slope, it was glued to the stern of the boat along with the bulwark bases.

    The bulwark nose block on the bow is formed out of a solid balsa block. The kit came with a pine block for the solid pieces, however I decided to go with the balsa for ease in cutting and shaping. I cut the long upright bulwark sides in half for better attachment. I also used super glue to get a quick hold since there was limited grip for clamps.

    Once both bulwark sides were in place, I used painting tape to eyeball the slope between the stern bulwark and the bow. Then using a marker along the outer edge of the tape put a cut line. Using a very new and sharp x-acto blade, I carefully scored the lines edge to get a nice smooth groove, and with additional scores of the blade finally cutting through the plywood.

    There are a few more odds and ends left for the upper deck, and then final filling and sanding.

    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas #1206 Little Shelley Foss cont.
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well I guess I'm getting better with posting sooner! The Admiral informed me that I needed to clean up the dry dock because we are expecting some upper brass (daughter) and a few V.I.P's (grandsons) later on this week, hence the urgency of getting this post out sooner.

    After getting the first two sections of planks on the hull, the instructions switch to gluing the deck down onto the hull structure. In preparation, the small tabs on the bulkheads are cut and sanded to match the crown of the deck as seen in the first picture on the right side compared to the left. I marked with a pencil and then cut with a razor saw.
    Since the deck is in four pieces, I placed the outer decking on the hull, and marked where the inside cutout for the inner deck would be, and made sure my glue didn't go past these marks. When the outer deck was dry, I cut most of the bulkheads through only leaving 2 on each side uncut so the inner deck could be glued. When that dried, I cut the remaining bulkheads to remove the inner deck with the bulkhead bracing glued to the bottom of the inner decking.

    chugalone100 asked what glue I used. There is a picture of the brand which I have used for the past several builds with very good luck so far. My models are stored in the garage, which is not humidity controlled, in Southeast Texas as well โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ, and I haven't experienced any delamination of the glue on the previous models. This brand also has a level III glue in the green label which claims to be waterproof. I will switch to that when this runs out. The remaining pictures show adding the #4 planking on the sides and rear, as well as adding the #3 planking to the rear. The #3 side planking will need to wait until after the VIP's visit.

    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas #1206 Little Shelley Foss cont.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow. eleven days goes by fast when you are having fun! First I want to thank BarryS for the
    link to the other forum and build blogs. A Picture is worth a thousand words, and a hundred pictures even better!!!

    After reading the forums and looking at the pictures, I gained the confidence that planking with plywood could be accomplished if I took my time and was careful. I initially thought about just carving the lower bow section from balsa, but decided to actually add some sheet balsa, gluing to the bottom of the stringer, and adding some sheet to the keel for gluing support.

    Before gluing any of the planking, I clamped the initial bottom plank matching along the keel from the stern to bulkhead #3. With this fitted, I then marked along the top of the stinger inside the hull with a pencil to make the cut line for each piece. once cut and re-fitted to the hull, I glued each bottom plank starting from the stern and working to the number 5 bulkhead.
    Once that had dried, I then glued and clamped both sides to attach Bulkheads 4 and 3.

    Now the fun began.๐Ÿ˜ The plywood needed to be formed more closely to fit the keel toward the bow. I carefully clipped away the ply with diagonal cutters on each side and smoothing with sandpaper until I got the desired fit on each side. Then glued both sides down, and held the foremost part of the bow with a well placed tie wrap.

    The second sheet plank was done in a similar fashion, dry fitting the sheets with clamps, marking the stringer line, and cutting and sanding for a smooth fit before gluing in small steps from stern to bow.

    This now completes steps 7 of 33 on the Dumas instructions.

    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas #1206 Little Shelley Foss
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you all for the likes, as well as the link to the other build post with photos. I need to look at this on an actual computer rather than this cell phone screen when I get more time today.



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