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    Pilot build
    So many years later. Pilot Boat, much more to be done.
    Black Bess
    Black Bess was built in 1984 when R/C was 27Mhz. Sail winch and rudder. All frames were 5mm plywood salvaged from the bottom of surplus RAF bedside table draws. 3/32 plywood skinning. transport courtesy of Richard Blizzard. I found the sails and rigging this morning
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hot motors
    5 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Awaiting for a call back from mtronik. latest test proves faulty motors. MT specification states 12v nominal 1 Amp current. After buying a new multimeter, mine was 30 plus years old I ran a motor from 12v 7amp hr battery. After 2 minutes the motor was drawing 2.87amps and the casing temperature was 47 degrees C. I await the call.
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    5 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    5 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a bench no load fixture I made. they get extremely hot under no load after 5 minutes at max stick movement. They should be operating well within tolerance.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hot motors
    5 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    No these motors are brand new. bought to replace the 2 that warped the engine mount on my \aeronaut pilot. I tried running them on 12v. result was hotter faster.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hot motors
    6 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks redpmg. I have a 12v battery I was planning on putting into a scratch built anchor handling vessel I am building. I think I will divert it for some bench testing. I'll let you know the outcome.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hot motors
    7 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Has anyone had experience of Mtroniks 400 motors running hot. I have 2 that are untouchable after 5 minutes of no load running at 7.2 volts. Any Ideas?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Schottel drives or Kort Nozzle
    4 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you
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    ๐Ÿ“ Schottel drives or Kort Nozzle
    4 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am seriously considering making the Shell Pioneer by Phil Thomas. Apart from cost as the schottle seems very expensive and I would think prone to break downs considering the spare parts advertised. What are your thoughts on pros and cons?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot build
    5 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the reminder. I forgot the qualities of Acetone.
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    5 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    So many years later. Pilot Boat, much more to be done.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Black Bess
    5 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Black Bess was built in 1984 when R/C was 27Mhz. Sail winch and rudder. All frames were 5mm plywood salvaged from the bottom of surplus RAF bedside table draws. 3/32 plywood skinning. transport courtesy of Richard Blizzard. I found the sails and rigging this morning
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    5 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Still a long way to go and not a very systematic build schedule. It had to go in the water though. as a first build for a good number of years I think I might reconsider getting an ABS constructed boat as a first. Lots of gluing issues. But hayoh onwards and upwards.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Newbie Pilot
    6 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    The latest not in the construction manual. Fitting the windows has to be done with the metal window frames as the clear plastic is considerably smaller dimensioned than the aperture. awaiting some Devcon 2 to fit the 3 fwd stair assemblies.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Newbe Pilot Build
    6 months ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    I needed something to do during lockdown, so I decided to build a boat. I have built model aircraft and the last radio controled boat I had built was using 27Mhz. A while ago. I asked a supplier to send me the Aeronaut Pilot, radio and something to put it together. That's when I discovered Revel cement doesn't stick ABS. After a while general handling of the hull was accompanied by a clicking sound as various frames and skins became disjointed. The solution was a bottle of pipe jointing cement that had been on the shelf for some time. Those joints that didn't come undone were filleted with Devcon 2 prior to a hull water test. The superstructure is next on the agenda. Fingers crossed.
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