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    πŸ“ Tires
    2 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here is a pic of the boat under construction, it is a fictional model, no real world counter part that I know of. I have 20 or 30 tires I can use around the boat, I was thinking of using rope or chain to attach them but I want to avoid drilling holes in the side. Any pics of members models would be great

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    πŸ“ Tires
    3 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all, I'm building a 1/32 tug and I'd like to put tires around it for bumpers. I'm looking for recommendations on how to hang the tires. Thanks

    πŸ“ Heatsink Fins
    9 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I've used both fans and heat fins, it's important to rember to have a fresh air intake and exhaust to keep the air moving

    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    12 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Isaac

    I'm using a FrSky system its a bit pricy but I use it for my helicopters and planes. I can combine two 8 CH RXs to get 16CH and redundancy so if one fails the other will take over. my setup is and X10S radio and two RX8R Pro receivers. I think you can get up to 24 channels with their newest systems.

    As for the drive system I'm using the recommended setup from Bauer Models, see link below. the plan is to use two forward only running ESC and Two 360 deg servos. Through mixing on my radio I will get forward speed above mid point on my throttle stick and when below mid I plan to have the 2 Schottel drives rotate 180 Deg in opposite directions and apply throttle to the motors thus driving the boat backward I will have to use a V curve in my throttle set up, and I will have to program a Mix into my steering channel that will allow this and still provide left and right steering capability. In theory it should be possible, but if not I will have to get ESC with forward and reverse functions and limit the steering to 90 deg left and right.



    https://www.bauer-modelle.com/epages/Bauer_Uwe46269592.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectPath=
    πŸ“ Aeronaut Jonny
    16 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all, I started a new build during Christmas and I'm just about ready to start painting the haul so I figured its a good time to get the build log going.

    I've had this kit for about a year now, purchased from Bauer in Germany along with with the recommended equipment including their Schottel Drive system. The plan is to have the two Schottel drives, a bow thruster, one working Anchor (possibly two in the future of off the same winch), a sound system, two working radars, working spot light with pivot in pitch and yaw, always on nav lights and interior lights, RC working main winch and manually operated bow and side winches, tow separate working fire monitors able to rotate individually, possibly a smoke generator and final an auto bilge system This comes to a total of 18 RC, unfortunately I only have 16 available so we will have to see what ends up in the shipπŸ€”.

    So far I have the drives and bow thruster all fit and ready for assembly. I then built up the frame work and made the holes for the fire pumps and bilge. then had to build the lower deck house so I could fit the deck in the right place on the ship. Once the deck was dry fit I cut the scuppers then glued the deck down. I then set to work making the deck splash proof by installing and extending the kits coaming. I also add a drop floor under the aft hatch that I'm hoping will allow me to keep the water that gets on the deck from leaking down into the haul. Now I've got the Bulwark stanchions and handrails just about complete. I also started work on some of the deck items as I need the locations to work out some of the modifications I'm working through.

    I hope to start painting the haul soon, I'm going to try brush painting this ship as I was able to find some nice paints at an Art supply store and I don't have much access to a place to spray paint in the winter. I do think I will spray on the primer first and hope it helps absorbed some of the brush marks.

    πŸ“ Huntsman
    28 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yah PhilH I got my inspiration from something online but cant remember haw to find it.

    πŸ“ Huntsman
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here is a winch I recently built. I have only bench tested it so far. It runs on a 12 volt 27 RPM motor from amazon and a small esc. I also used some sand paper from a hand sander, fuzzy side against the sand paper side to to act as a break out clutch so I don't rip the anchor haws if I miss time the shut off.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Ra IngaIV finished ?
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a Beautiful boat, excellent job

    πŸ“ Strange Weather!
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like an ideal place for RC boats, great venue

    πŸ’¬ Re: Last Run of 2023
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Robbert, the yellow barrles on the back are 3d printed

    πŸ’¬ Re: Graupner Emmi
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She's about 14 inches long, and I'm running her on NiMh or Lipo

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    πŸ“ Strange Weather!
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a great sailing location you have

    πŸ’¬ Re: Last Run of 2023
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi RN, I put my on/off switch in the 'lunch box', I not sure what would be in it on the 1:1 ship.

    πŸ“ Graupner Emmi
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is the Daughter boat for the Hans Hackmack German SAR boat.

    Scale 1:24
    Single prop
    Nav lights

    πŸ’¬ Re: Ocean Star/ Oceans Sailor
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    OK I've had this boat for almost 10 years a thought maybe its less then 2000mm so I did a bit of research, she out of production now but this is what I found on a thread at RC groups

    It's one meter long, about 39.4".
    RC Ocean Going Racing Yacht 2.2m


    Spec.
    Length : 1000mm
    Height : 2200mm
    Weight : 3565g
    Area of Sails : 0.52m2
    Ballast weight: 1.3kg
    Water depth: 50cm+

    And to Answer RodC
    I can get the boat in my SUV with the seats down and the mast laying down. there are not a lot of spots I can sail her, she needs a lot of water and catches a lot of weeds but I do get her on the lake once in a while, and unfortunately she is in a class of her own. I don't know of any one with a boat this size.

    πŸ“ Pilot Jet Boat
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My Graupner Pilot Jet Boat

    Scale 1:24
    Twin Jet drives
    Working Lights
    Warning light for water in hull

    πŸ“ Ocean Star/ Oceans Sailor
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hobby King Ocean star/Ocean Sailor

    2000 mm Sail boat

    No motor
    Rudder
    single sail winch running Main and Jib

    πŸ“ Hans Hackmack
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My version of the Graupner Bernhard Gruben/Hans Hackmack
    Scale 1:24

    Bow thruster
    Twin props
    Radars
    Searchlights
    Deck Lights
    Nav Light
    Rear ramp for daughter boat
    Launch/retrieval sled for daughter boat

    πŸ“ Dante Fire Boat
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My Model of the Deans Marine Dante fire Boat

    Scale 1:75

    πŸ“ E.S.F Surveyor
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My model of the Deans Marine E.S.F Surveyor.
    Scale 1:20

    Bow Thruster
    Twin Props

    Rotating Radar
    Rotating Search Light
    Deck Lights
    Nav Lights

    πŸ“ Last Run of 2023
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A cold and gloomy Dec day, perfect for my completed Surveyor. This is surly my last run of 2023.

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    πŸ“ Working Anchor
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I found this youtube video, I think I'll try to build one of these


    πŸ“ Working Anchor
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Alessandro, I built something like this on another ship, I tried using thread, chain and rubber string. Unfortunately I found that the system would fowl and jam on the spool after a few cycles. I think the problem is the anchor used did not have enough mass to keep the chain or string tight. I was using a lead anchor. So on my nest build I want to use a chain locker and have the anchor chain just sit loose in the locker. I also hope to have better access with the Jonny to clear any jams.

    πŸ“ Working Anchor
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi All, for my next project I'm building the Aero-naut Jonny Harbor Tug. I'd like to build in at leas t one working anchor so I'm looking for ideas on how to animate it. I did see the one modeler used a sail type servo and some rubber lego wheels to pinch the chain and pull it up and down. What have others used?

    πŸ“ May to Dec
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I started my build in May and have just completed the ship, so about 7 months for this build. My ship includes dual ESCs, bow thruster, always on nav lights, switched deck lights, switched radars, switched spot light, spot light rotates left and right, fishing booms can be manually set out over the sides. I thinking of trying to deploy an underwater camera from the booms.

    I had to manufacture several parts due to low quality of the supplied bits, and I added extra rigging to keep the booms stable when running. Last thing to do is rebalts the ship now that all the parts are on.

    I found while running the ship earlier this year the ship sails very nicely, has a high water line and is very stable.

    So now it's time to clean the shop up, get a few repairs completed on other models then get ready for the next kit.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Tugboat Akragas
    3 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice

    πŸ“ 3D printed speedboat
    4 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have seen a couple of Facebook groups dedicated to 3d boat building, they should be some help

    πŸ’¬ Re: Typhoon clear coat
    4 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Simply beautiful

    πŸ“ A small update
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    in the past couple weeks I have added most of the equipment to the roof and completed most of the mast. Next I plan to install the working radars and search light

    πŸ“ Need help with Aeronaut search light
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi ToraDog, I didn't think of a gear on the rotating shaft, thanks. I'm using it on a 1/20 boat but the light also comes in my 1/32 tug boat that I have yet to start building



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