Servos for the rotating fire monitors
and cabin roof
s now in place. I plan to use a Turnigy servo
speed regulator to slow down the rotation
of the fire monitors
No idea how to wire it up so I hope it comes with instructions
. The servo
s will be controlled by one channel
with a Y connection splitting the signal between the two. I hope that the speed regulator can be inserted before the split.
The fire monitors
are from Aquacraft. Obviously not to the prototypical design but reasonably to scale.
Next pteps are:
1. Smooth the decks and superstructure
with sanding sealer
to prepare for adding the hatches etc prior to paint
2. Add the hatches and raised sections on the rear cabin
which would then be sanding
3. Cover the exterior of the hull with fibreglass
cloth and Z-poxy resin
prior to adding the rubbing strakes.
4. Test for level when floating to determine the position of the battery
and need for any balance weight
s. I have already put in a battery
tray just behind where the prop shaft
enters the hull but this may be too far back.
1. The instructions
with the kit show the black colour on the hull going right down the sides to the lower rubbing strake. Most model
s I have seen on the web show the black coming only down the water line
. Which is right? The single colour on the sides would be easier to do.
2 My thoughts are now turning to installing a sound system
to mimic a fire klaxon
or hooter. Would the prototype have been equipped with this?
Many thanks for the advice
already received on this build