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    (Yacht) Micromagic
    its a sailing boat, the battery lasts at least weekend of sailing. (Motor: Wind) (10/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) summer breeze
    At this time she is in the dry dock. i will fill in more detail as i go (5/10)
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    πŸ“ Our boating water
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think you have the prettiest sailing water in the UK.
    What is it like for sailing boats? it looks a little blanketed!

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    πŸ“ South West Ship Show
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    the BAWA is fine, What is wrong with southmead road??

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    πŸ“ Too Powerful Brushless ?
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi traiderman
    I am no expert.
    dont forget, as pmdent highlights, you you multiply the KV by the volts of the supply to get the RPM of the prop. so you can play with the volts supplied or the Kv of the motor or both.
    regarding the vibration, have you supported the outer end of the shaft? if the shaft leaves the hull and has a good amount of unsupported shaft the end of the shaft effectively will scribe a circle. At the speed the shaft is turning and with the pressure on the prop this may cause your vibration.
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    πŸ“ Riva scratch built boat update
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice job, it looks like its a little bear in front of the windscreen😁

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Can I thank everyone who has contributed to my build. I could not have completed this project without the knowledge freely shared on this website.

    Thank you one and all.
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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    I have just posted a video of the boat in action (sorry about the thumbs in shot). See what you think.
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    πŸ“ Richards Swordsman
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Old fairey swordsman i bought off a friend as a project, First time on the water after a 14 month refurbisment.
    Richads Swordsman
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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    1 year ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi
    I have finally put the boat on the water😁.
    i think it looks good and have uploaded three photos (sorry about the quality) the first shows the boat at rest (it had blown a fuse😭) the bow is slightly down, the second photo is the boat at full speed i think this is ok, the third is at about half throttle the boat seems flatter than at full speed. i remember a post earlier in this thread regarding putting the batteries further forward they are currently in the back.
    I think it is ok but do you think it is worth experimenting.
    Thanks
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    πŸ“ replacing propshaft
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello
    I have had a simular problem with my build 'Richards Swordsman' and have had the same advice to reduce the angle of the shaft. unfortunetly i have already replaced the shaft! i am wondering if i can use a flexi shaft through the existing shaft and bend the shaft parallel to the keel as suggested. are there any problems with doing this?

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Paul.
    I had the same thought, but the balance point is just where the cables kink to the port before going through the second Baulkhead. Could you point me in the direction of the other thread regarding balance. i have read quite a lot about balance and seem to get different 'answers' to this.

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello, another couple of months and a progtrress report is due. I have attached a photo of the electrics finished. All but the permanent engine mount, the current (sorry for the pun)one is adjustable I will make a more stable one in due course. next to finish the top sides, the windows, the windscreen and the mast.

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    πŸ“ Orange rx
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi i have tried one it also seems ok, good range no issues. Remember black down signal up

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    πŸ“ Orange rx
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Jim, how have you got on with the RX? is it the one that works with spectrum DSMX/DSM2?
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    πŸ“ DRAGONFLITE 95 RIGGING
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    hi les
    we may have a couple at an event we are running on the 15th October. i will try and take some photos to post hereπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Thank you for the replys regarding electrics it has been most useful.
    I have finished the deck and rubbing strake here are a couple of photo's.

    Next to tackle the electrics. 😲

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi olly49
    having just looked up your motor, I bet it goes like stink!!πŸ‘
    You have approx 2X the Kv i am starting with😭. I am new to electrickery so i am not too sure about the significance of the 6s?? i belive it is to do with discharge rate? Could you enlighten me as to the corrolation between 6s and motor RPM and most importantly speed. I understand the difference between parallel and series for battery coupling but I do not get the S rating.

    Thanks in advance for your help,
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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi a couple of photo's of the finished deck and the bow and stern rubbing strakes relaxing to shape over the weekend.

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi pmdevlin,Thank you for your reply. I have turned the 8mm shaft to 6mm and have sorted the shaft conections, I hope!! unfortunatly it is to late to take your advice and lessen the shaft angle. I will have a little wiggle room as I am using a 8mm shaft tube down from 10mm, I will do what i can to get the prop close to the hull. Thanks also for the avice on the prop size.
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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, another month on and things are still progressing. I have finished planking the deck and have started on the rubbing strake.
    I am using 3x5mm balsa for the strake and I will be staining it teak. I have bent the strip for the bow and stern, I soaked balsa in hot water for about half an hour. Whilst the strip was soaking i cut strips of masking tape and evanly spaced them around the bow and stern sections ready for the soggy balsa. Then working evenly side to side from the center point, I bent the strip and secured it in place using the pre-installed masking tape. Note work evenly from the center my first effort i worked from the center and concentrated on one side, when i went back to the otherside the strip snapped in the middle (the point of most stress) probably because the wood had Dryed and cooled by the time I went back to it. The strakes are currently relaxing to shape for a few days before I remove the tape.

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    see; a bit of digging in the depths of the mind you never know what you will remember. the motor i am using is an E-Power BL4020/08 522kv 60A Outrunner Brushless Motor.

    I will let you know how i get on

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    thank you Canabus, i have the motor already for the life of me i can not remember what model it is! i know it is an eflight with i think 524Kv. i got it because it has a lot of torque. i also have a selection of 2 blade X and S props from 35mm to 50mm.
    i will check and post the size tomorrow.
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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    here are some more photo's of the progress.i have finished the painting,and as you can see the decking is to be finished..
    once the deck is completed and varnished i will make new windows. I have a few ideas for the windscreen (the visor for a face shield comes with a nice bend!

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello the power set up is to be a brushless outrunner i have been told they have more torque than inrunners. i will let you know how it goes.

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    hi I have been off the air for a while so time for an update. i have sealed and strengthend the hull by using very light glass cloth and Ezy-cote resin. this was very easy to use and i think gave very good results praticularly as i have not done glassing before. the the boat has been painted now and i am just starting to plank the deck. to plank the deck i am using the permenant marker on the edge to give the impresstion of caulking. i am verying the time the marker is in contact with the wood so the mark very's a little on thickness i think this looks more realistic than an even line, on a test piece it looked good. i will add some photo's soon, i keep forgetting to take themπŸ€”

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thankyou Chris a very comprehensive reply. I think the ss has no front window either?

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have purchased a new prop shaft as suggested by Dave M. i am going to insert thrust roler bearings each end adjusted up so there is no slack. i will let you know how it goes.

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi good news, I have just checked the area of damage around the shaft exit, on further investigation there is no delaminationπŸ‘ i think I will re stick the ply sheet down then stregthen the area with modeling tissue and resin. i am fotunate that the wood strips that run from the bow to the stern (i think they give the model grip and straight line stability,help i do not know the correct term), give a natural line to patch upto.i will stengthen the interior with wood strips again resind in.

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ok, i accecpt it is very probably a Precedent 46" Huntsman.πŸ‘
    guess i had best get the saw out and cut the rotten wood out.

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    hello
    I thought the difference between the huntsman and the swordsman is the huntsman has a straighter bow than the swordsman?
    it is confusing that you can have either in either configuration!

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by rmwall107 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you for the advice, i will cut in a new section of ply.

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