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Old Jan 03, 2015, 07:40 AM
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Dual Benner 48" builds 1 R/C, 1 static

Heres the start of 2 builds, the rc boat is mine and the static to match a guys boat. Ive gotten the rails and deck framing started on both. The rc will have the same G160 motor Im using in the Lowell hull and a 4" Rivabo prop, the plan is to have a 29" launch off of it.

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Old Jan 03, 2015, 08:09 AM
no such thing as to many boats
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Off and running

Brent are you also making me those pieces as well for mine if you could make that as part of mine also I appreciate it I'm limited to the cutting I can do in my place .

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Old Jan 03, 2015, 08:38 AM
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Brent are you also making me those pieces as well for mine if you could make that as part of mine also I appreciate it I'm limited to the cutting I can do in my place .

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Which pieces Louie? The rail spacers are mostly from the scrap of the larger sticks, I am keeping a stick material list for it. The sheet pieces will be cut as close as I dare to leave room for any difference in the way things go together, same for the deck sheets.

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Old Jan 03, 2015, 10:39 AM
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Ok Brent that's good I can sand and shorten if needed .

I need it as close to a kit as possible will make it easier for me on this end .

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Old Jan 03, 2015, 11:34 AM
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Some progress on the static model. Deck all framed and sheeting started.

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Old Jan 03, 2015, 12:27 PM
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Louie do you want a piece of sheet cut for the stern rail? Both of these models are going to be open stern boats.

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 07:59 AM
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Start of the wheelhouse panels.

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 09:47 AM
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What they look like before I start cutting. Thats alot of lines to put on 4 panels.

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 10:18 AM
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Lookin good Brent!

I like to layout the house etc on cheap poster board and when I like it on there I cut it out and place it on the boat to see if it needs any tweaking before committing any material. Of course if you have scale plans than you can just go from them.
Below is the poster board I used when I did Moonglow. You can see where I found I needed to add 1/2" to the bottom of it.

Just a thought

Bill

BTW I know you like to use balsa but if you use something like sentra or other composite you can cut in one piece eliminating seams to fill and sand.
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Old Jan 04, 2015, 12:21 PM
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That's building quick, and coming together nicely.

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 01:06 PM
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Pile of panels!

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 01:07 PM
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That's building quick, and coming together nicely.

This is where it starts to slow down lol, a lot of fitting and epoxing to do.

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 04:06 PM
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Lookin good Brent!

I like to layout the house etc on cheap poster board and when I like it on there I cut it out and place it on the boat to see if it needs any tweaking before committing any material. Of course if you have scale plans than you can just go from them.
Below is the poster board I used when I did Moonglow. You can see where I found I needed to add 1/2" to the bottom of it.

Just a thought

Bill

BTW I know you like to use balsa but if you use something like sentra or other composite you can cut in one piece eliminating seams to fill and sand.
Bill,
I use the same technique. I usually mock up almost everything in poster board. However I don't use sentra which as you point out requires more work.

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 04:32 PM
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Lookin good Brent!

I like to layout the house etc on cheap poster board and when I like it on there I cut it out and place it on the boat to see if it needs any tweaking before committing any material. Of course if you have scale plans than you can just go from them.
Below is the poster board I used when I did Moonglow. You can see where I found I needed to add 1/2" to the bottom of it.

Just a thought

Bill

BTW I know you like to use balsa but if you use something like sentra or other composite you can cut in one piece eliminating seams to fill and sand.
I used to cut cardboard ones but found I could go faster cutting the balsa ones big getting the first just right and cutting the second. I get the seam between the sheets pretty close but I fiberglass everything on so they dont show much anyway.

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Old Jan 04, 2015, 11:23 PM
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Midnight building.

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