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    ๐Ÿ“ Heatsink Fins
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Sorry Ronald but I was just kidding with Lew and the motor/engine thing began to get out of control. Len

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    ๐Ÿ“ Heatsink Fins
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Hey Lew, if something runs on an external power source like air or steam, are a steam engine or a steam motor???

    ๐Ÿ“ ACE Nautical Commander 7-ch Gold radio
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Isaac I agree that it may be time for a rewire. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Heatsink Fins
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Lew very clever using a hollow rudder shaft. and thus eliminating the need for another hull penetration. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Bruce the instructions you posted from Krick seem to be for Acrylic and not for styrene. I do not know if the glues for these are interchangeable. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Bruce I use Tamiya Extra Thin with the green cap which is really thin and wicks into joints very well. I also use Tamiya cement with the orange cap if I precoat the pieces to be joined before I put them together, press the pieces together, let it sit for a short while and then run a bead of extra thin into the joint. It is important to keep pressure on the joint and do not flex or move the joint for a while. The cement actually softens and melts the styrene and you need to give the joint time to fuse together and gain strength. I also use Testors cement. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat colors
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Isac IMHO it is probably better to just repaint the entire bottom because you may not know how well the locally repainted areas will hold up over time. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Lew first off thankyou for starting this thread and it looks like it will be generating some great pictures. Second your work is to be complemented and is inspirational. I like to man all my builds and this goes for 1/14 scale trucks as well as boats. Len

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: How to get access?
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    I use neodymium magnets which is the name for the small powerful magnets you are referring to. The work quite well and are very powerful and you do not need to use many of them. Be careful as they are brittle and will crack if you allow them to snap together.

    ๐Ÿ“ Using gears to match speeds
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Chris I believe that by slowing the prop down by adding a gearbox you are actually running the motor at a higher RPM to achieve the same prop RPM.
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    ๐Ÿ“ LEDs
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    check with the supplier of the LED's as to what voltage they require if they have not already supplied a resistor. Bear in mind that different colors of LED's need different voltage.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 3 brushed motors on a boat-how to control
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    thanks Lew. For some stupid reason I pictured 2 sticks next to each other of the left side of the radio and a third stick on the right side of the radio.
    Today i used my sunglasses but yesterday I was using my snow shovel here on Long Island
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3 brushed motors on a boat-how to control
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Lew, if I understand correctly you have 2 sticks that control the outer motors. How do you accomplish this? Do you have enough fingers to control the steering and independent motor controls at the same time ?๐Ÿ˜‰
    Len

    ๐Ÿ“ MANUFACTURERS AND SELLERS OF NAUTICAL PROPELLERS FOR RC MODEL BUILDING (USEFUL LINKS FROM ALL OVER T
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Alessandro, thanks you for the effort you put together in compiling this list. You can use the list to help decide on what type of prop you need and the manufacturer and with this info you can check with local retailers to see if they carry them and/or do a Google search to help find a source.Len

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sailing at Madrid (Spain)
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Their are are group of about 15 boaters that get together each week to sail our models at the village pond. We are not a club and do not intend on becoming one. No rules , no dues, no politics just a group enjoying what we do and each others company. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Transporting the boat
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    some very good ideas. The models look great. Len

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Gravy boat
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    use diamond coated drills and water as Colin H suggests. Much better than drilling with conventional drill bits. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ orca towing Jaws
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    looking good. Can't wait to see her in the water. Roycv idea of a servo operated rudder sounds interesting although you may need a third hand to control its movement.

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    using thread lock is a good idea but just be careful on the type you use. They come is various strength from mild that you can easily break the joint all the way up to high strength which is almost impossible to break the joint without damaging the joined parts. There are also other products like vibra-tite but are usually used on threads that are 1/4inch or larger and I have not used them on smaller sizes so I do not know how well they will work.Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    another problem with just using a locknut if you go from full forward to full reverse this puts a tremendous load on the nut and can cause it to loosen if there is not something to prevent the nut from turning. You can install a small set screw (grub screw) into the side of the nut, use a low strength locktite than can be loosened, use a cotter pin thru the nut as Alessandro mentioned, use a double nut.
    I prefer not to use lock nuts because the way they look and too easy for them to loosen. I like to secure the prop to the shaft by installing a set screw into a tapped hole in the side of the prop and create a flat along the prop shaft. The flat serves a number of purpose such as preventing the prop from spinning. keeps the set screw for scoring the shaft and making removing the prop very difficult and also allows you to reposition the prop in and out along the shaft Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Good luck with getting any type of support from Spectrum as it almost non excitant. From my experience with them as far as quality and support are concerned it can be summed it in one word, Sucks. I no longer use any of their products and have gone over to Flysky with great success. Len

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stuffing boxes temporary installation (trial fit)
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    looking good

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oil or grease? Stuffing box preparation
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    I'm just being overly cautious in my fear that water in the bearings will cause them to rust and corrode and eventually seize up, even worst in salt water. My fears my not be justified and are not based on any boat usage so may not be valid. Keep us posted on the results but it will probably be a long time before you find out.
    It would be appreciated if there any body who has any experience that can give us any input on this. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Led bulb / lights
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Just my 2 cents worth but if you wire bulbs in series if one of the bulbs goes out then the entire string of bulbs goes out and it is a real pain to find the offending bulb and then replace it. Just my humble opinion. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Boatshed thanks for the info based on your experience. It is a good staring point. Len

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oil or grease? Stuffing box preparation
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Great job.
    I am wondering if you are using sealed bearings and are relying on the seals to keep the grease in the SB. Are you relying on sealing the prop end of the SB with the seals in the bearing to keep the water out? I am using StaLube marine grease for lubrication to lube the SB in my boat but I do not use a ball bearing below the waterline but use a SB with an ID of .187 and has a .750 long bushing with an OD of .157 and an ID of .1255 that is solder into the end of the SB below the waterline. The inboard end of the SB has a ball bearing installed with an ID of .125. The prop shaft is .125 stainless steel and runs thru the bearing on the inboard end and runs thru the bushing on the water end and this leaves approx. (.187-.157)/2 or .015 clearance around the shaft for grease.
    I guess I was not sure if a sealed bearing would hold up being submerged under water. How is it working out for you so I can go this route in the future?
    Thanks, Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Alessandro I was asking about the source for model ship propellers. Since I am not sure what I need I was looking for sources of propellers so I could get an assortment with different number of blades, diameters and pitches for some boats I am building. I was thinking about inexpensive plastic ones to experiment with and when I find out witch one work the best for me I will than get brass ones. I have the following boats that I will be experimenting on, 42 inch harbor tug, a 21 inch lobster boat and a 18 inch springer tug.
    I will look into the 2 sources as suggested by Chris and Lew.
    Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    What is a good source of propellers shipping to the States?Len

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Measure ten times and cut once: Cutting slots for stuffing boxes.
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Nice job. How did you close the ends of the stuffing boxes, it looks like some kind of bearing? Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and prop shaft issues
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    Lew I also use dog bones in addition to using u-joints. The newest dog bones I have gotten have 4 nibs instead of 2. I don't remember were I got the new ones from. Len



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