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    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Servo and Wiring and Main Deck
    2 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice speaking with you. We have a fuse in the system. Best MIR
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    4 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for all the information. I am glad you informed me of the battery issue and the shaft alignment alternatives on the next one. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Servo and Wiring and Main Deck
    4 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Still major issues ahead. Thanks for your support. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Servo and Wiring and Main Deck
    4 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks JB I am now getting ready to shape the hull and put on the cap rails. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Servo and Wiring and Main Deck
    4 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank for all this advice. I now have the motor running pretty well and thanks for the advice on the battery situation. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Servo and Wiring and Main Deck
    4 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Learning great stuff everyday. Best MIR
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    5 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for getting the boat out of dry dock
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    5 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry for the late reply appreciate the kind words. Navigating the website I am a bit new. Thanks MIR
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    5 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Ken sorry for the late response trying to figure the road map on the website Best Mike
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    πŸ“ Servo and Wiring and Main Deck
    5 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Let me start off by saying I had hit the wall last week on a few issues. After spending 5 hours on trying to get everything to fit properly I thought it maybe time to put the model in dry dock for a while. I have decided to name the boat The Miracle. What I have found out after 14 weeks 21 minutes and 14 seconds but whose counting is that many parts that you need are not included in the model. Luckily Amazon has had most of them.

    For those who are experienced model builders my issues are not even issues. You will notice by the attached photos a few things which may help the new model builders. If you look at the main deck that has now been put into position the instructions called to put the main deck in at the very beginning which would have made it very hard to do what you see now. I have learned they are a just a guide. What has been helpful is the instructions are one to one so I can answer most of the issues as I go along.

    You want to have all the electronics done and servos working properly before you start on anything else. Luckily I had some very good advice on this and everything now works perfectly.

    The next problem was when I got the remote control it was not properly linked up to the receiver, this was 4 hrs of frustration. There is a very small hole in the receiver unit which has to be pressed to link it up. This was not explained properly. It is now working.

    The servo which you will see has a very important part which again did not come with the model and they are called clevis adjustable linkage stoppers. This gives you the ability to adjust the push rod very easily to line up your rudder. If you don't have these buy them. Trust me on this.

    I have put a switch in the system to shut everything on and off and will be adding another one so I don't have to take out the batteries for
    charging.

    You will see in the pictures I am in the process of filling and sanding. You can see if you mask properly you can save hrs on your clean up. You put it right up to your joint on either side and just when it is setting up you take it off. What you see was before and after in 20 minutes.

    The clips are just to hold the cap rails in position to the hull while I am still shapeing and will start glueing them this week. I also have to drill the cap rails to receive the stanchions. This is not as easy as it looks since it has to be a vertical drill position which also takes into account the side wall angle here the use of the calipers is very important.

    The good news is the model has come out of dry dock.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    5 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a great job. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shaft alignment and electroniscs
    10 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the kind words and your advice along the way. MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shaft alignment and electroniscs
    10 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Colin I Just put a brace under the shaft and the problem was solved. In the future I have to make my own alignment coupler. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shaft alignment and electroniscs
    10 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the kind words. I tried to drill out the brass tube that came from the UK from Mobile Marine but in drilling it obviously I was off. I do not have a lathe and I will have someone make me one in the future. Once I know my shaft size of the motor and the size of the shaft which I will look at before I purchase the next model so I have the right one. This was very challenging but I made a few adjustments and it is now working well. I am also going to put in an oiler tube as well. Thanks again for the advice.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Krick Nordstrand Trawler Kit # 21430
    10 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It definitely is not a beginners model. I will keep you posted. Thanks for the kind words. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Krick Nordstrand Trawler Kit # 21430
    10 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think they make very good models. What level do you think the police launch is. How long and what is the width. Is the hull all in one piece. Thanks MIR
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    πŸ“ Shaft alignment and electroniscs
    11 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As I mentioned I am a first time model builder and for those who are just starting out the shaft alignment is one of the most important areas in putting your model together and yes I had some very good help thanks to this website. Don't be afraid to ask. If this section is done wrong your boat will be doing the rumba on it's maiden voyage.. If it sounds like a food blender you have some work to do and this issue does not get fixed by putting grease in it.

    For the experienced builder the prop alignment is not a big deal at al. I had ordered a alignment tool from the UK and unfortunately the kit did not have my shaft size so I had drill what I received but I did not have a lathe so things got just a bit out of alignment. The easiest way to do this is to make your own alignment tool out of wood and match the motor shaft and the prop shaft diameters.

    I must have looked at this angle 30 times and to the eye it was perfect but it was off just a bit.The good news is I was able to correct the shaft and it is now running very well.

    You can see by the attached picture I was able to avoid drilling lots of holes for the control units. I used double face tape to secure them. All the control wires came through the strut area.
    Once the rudder is done I will now be able to secure the deck and start building the upper deck area. Took 12 weeks to get to this point but most of the upper deck has been in work.

    Actually I am quite happy with the way things are coming out.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    14 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cash the boat looks great Best Mike
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    πŸ“ Salon, Rudder Assembly.Motor and Prop Assembly
    21 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Being my first model things have gone pretty well, I think. Instructions are only a guide. After 8 weeks I am starting to make some headway. Just finished the salon deck and door. All the photos show ruff edges and masking tape but they will all be gone when I complete sanding and filling which I am doing at this time as well.


    Rudder Post:

    The rudder post I must admit I got some good advice on and without it the model could have had some big issues. Happy to report the 3 hr job came out perfectly. The key is keeping everything in line while the rudder shaft is drying. Look at picture 8 for details. The 15 minute epoxy gave me time to make the final adjustments before setting occurred. I would recommend this for the beginner.

    Motor and Prop Shaft Alignment

    This has now been finally been put into work. I had been avoiding this for the past 8 weeks. There is still final adjusting of the motor and prop shaft but I am waiting for the aligning coupler tool from Mobile Marine in the UK. Being an ex coast guardsmen I never dealt with so many issues below the waterline. If the prop shaft and motor are not aligned perfectly as I am sure all of you are well aware the model will be doing a rumba when its maiden voyage finally arrives.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Propulsion and guidance
    21 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cash looks great I have been just dealing with getting the motor aligned. Being my first model it was much more complicated than I thought. Took about 3 hrs to get it in. I am updating my building blog today. Best MIR
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    21 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great job. I have been dealing with some the same issues. I very much like the chrome look of the letters. How was the paint to work with and did it have the chrome look you wanted.

    MIR
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    πŸ“ Putting in super structure
    1 month ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The model may look a bit rough but final sanding and shaping still has to be done. All the windows have been masked off for painting in the future. I am waiting for all the motor parts and and servos so I can get all that working and tested before I secure the main deck. What is clear as I go along plans are only a guide and sometimes you have to do what makes more sense. The CA cement was perfect for securing the wood frame to the plastic and set up quickly. A little goes a long way.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Krick Nordstrand Trawler Kit # 21430
    1 month ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks it is coming along slowly. Just purchased all the electronics so I can get that all working before I put the main deck in place. Mike
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler Kit # 21430
    1 month ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have been building the model for the last 8 weeks. First time model builder.. I am well into the model now. I have just finished cutting all the parts off the ABS sheets. I have gone much farther than these photos indicate and will be posting more as I go along. I am now sanding and cleaning up all the rough edges and have to cut the excess material of the hull. I have attached some photos of my progress. The website has been quite helpful if I have any questions as I go along.
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    1 month ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Pete
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    1 month ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Pete in the pictures with the different motors could you mark the one you are recommending. Thanks Mike
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    1 month ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Pete greatly appreciated. Mike
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    1 month ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cash Please find attached the motors that Harbor Models carries and where I bought the boat. In speaking with Martin I have to get the motor and electronics going while everything is open now and he is suggesting I get this working done before I secure the deck. I also have no idea what other items I need to order. I have also attached what came with with the model. The battery compartments are 20mm high 60mm wide and 135mm long. I need all the other items as well. Coupler etc. I have also attached what the model calls for. I took a screen shot fo the motors which show on my computer let me know if you could see the pictures Thanks as always Mike
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    2 months ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I will set my laptop up now and see if I can get you best. Mike
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    2 months ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am sure Skye will be fine. I haven't used it in a while but I have it on my computer. I use zoom now for everything but Skype will be fine. Mike
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