📝 Shipping and first trial.
I decided that I would send the hull via UPS in a secured box with other items. I packed the superstructure in the second box made earlier and took this as hand luggage with me to Budapest. This proved to be almost totally successful except for some minor damage to deck hand rails on the hull which was not totally unexpected. A minor repair is required but will wait until my return in the Summer.😐 I have attached a couple of pictures of the large box taken as I was unpacking it.
I spent a couple of days doing final adjustments, fitting the props and fine tuning the transmitter
set up. Then came the time to trial. Just as I was about to set off to the river. the wind picked up and the water surface became unsuitable for a trial especially as the recovery boat was unavailable. I decided to delay until the next day.
The conditions the following day were perfect. I fitted the 2s 3300 Lipo and turned on the power. Next was to place the boat in the river and pray.
The test went perfectly and I was very pleased. I have noted that the bow seems a little low in the water when not under power. Strange as all of the operating systems
are towards the stern. Under power, this improves greatly and when on full power it looks perfect. I think I might moved the battery towards the stern slightly to see if there is an improvement.
Later in the day, I had a second trial to check the effectiveness of the lighting. This was good as well but it would be nice if the blue flashing light was a little brighter.
My last post on this series will follow soon with my thoughts on the model and the problems which have been encountered.
I have taken a short video of both trials which I will upload soon.