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Old Dec 30, 2011, 05:26 AM
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That thing is zippy! Nice job with the balancing too she floats on that water line beautifully. As far as the scribing goes.... thanks I took it from the good side :P took me 9hours to do it.... turned out great on the test painted sail. If your going to do a scale stern Here is a link to a reference I was using, Its simple enough to try to replicate without too much fuss, though not absolutely 100% scale its probably the easiest too do without giving you a headache.

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gall.../od-index.html
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Yes it is! And this sounds good because means that my micro shaft seal works!
It needs some running in and must be lubricated frequently but works.
As a matter of fact i'm quite happy about the boxes waterproofing as it didn't show any water infiltration.
It means that Kokanee will finally get a reliable main switch were V.K. Konovalov (that's my Alfa's name) is too small/cramped to get one.

About the stern and pitch sensitivity I've realized that my throws are excessive and I'd like to try again with less throw before to begin stern works.
The real McCoy stern is a complicated piece of engineering with fences everywhere, kort nozzles and that frigging lower rudder who don't share its shaft with the upper one...Saw and milliput will see action soon
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Thought I had this one in my favorites too, posted before work couldn't find it in time :P. This is the one I planned on copying.

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gall.../js-index.html

Maybe adding some filler to make it have that swept wing effect. But from the looks of it can be made from a 1 or 2mm sheet of carbon on each side or styrene plastic card and then start shaping it to look more realistic. The only thing that really worries me is linkages.... not a lot of room in that thing.

I just have the feeling that when I m really frustrated in the middle of figuring out a stern configuration when some company is going to produce another version of this thing accurate in every way and I will be even more frustrated. Till I finish it .

I don't know bout you but it took me a month to get my model of searching the internet... lost a bid on ebay frustrated went for 100bucks but I finally found it somewhat locally and drove 30miles to get it, it was awesome to open a model that hasn't been opened in 20+ years tho.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Alanger used to produce the best Typhoon in 1/350...
http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews...er-review.html

I'm working at the stern and in spite of all differences, I hope to capture the look of this beast.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Stern works are almost done.
Must fill with epoxy putty some cavities around kort nozzles before to paint all.

I've run out of ideas about how to cover the exposed linkage, maybe a folded piece of 0,2mm brass sheet.
Please, leave an opinion.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Here is some progress...
A bit er... -wide- but looks the part.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 10:21 PM
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looking sharp. I like it.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Hi lads,
while she was in drydocks for stern conversion I took the chance to make some improvements other than clear window installation.
Sometimes the fiberglass lid must be removed for maintenance and reinstalled with silicon and this is not troublefree because of the presence of the valve pushrod: this silicon joint must be cheked and, to do so, I've installed a nipple to blow some air into while the sub is submerged.
I've also improved the alignment between motor axle and prop axle and made some better joints. Now motors run supersmooth and should be much more zippy
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 01:40 AM
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What technique did you use to paint the white line? Masking tape?
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 01:52 AM
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u552 please see post #25.
The line is scribed and then filled with white watersoluble ink.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Hi lads,
here is still snowy, testing must wait.
I'm building a little tugboat to help Typhoon to manoeuvre while on surface.
It will save me from the humiliation of using TX antenna to steer the bow away
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Love the last photo. The tug looks really enormous next to an Alfa.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Tugboat almost finished.
Must add some details and paint.
It's really manoeuvrable and turns on the proverbial dime
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Tugboat finished!
I'm looking forward to try out new stern and tug but outside is still bitter cold...
Maybe I should build an icebreaker!

Update: here is a video.
1/350 R/C russian tug (1 min 10 sec)
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Cuddles,

That is the craziest video I've ever seen, I love it.

Nice driving! It looks like it's just hovering in space.

Good job.

-Tom
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