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Old Mar 14, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Im not sure that all those parts will be as bad as been made out

Build of the boat itself...... but who am I to say my first attempts were worse

I used that exact motor in a springer, The exact same battery in a plane though I made my own prop-shaft and used a 40 mm brass prop.

I think the prop that comes with the shaft is wrong for what you want, but it will work, if its a 4 mm thread on the end a raboesch brass prop will screw straight on. The design of the shaft is similar to how I've been making my brushless shafts, no need for separate engine mounts.

Plenty of members in my club use that radio with zero issues.

My only slight hesitation would be with the charger but the reviews seem O.K. and I've never used that paticular servo.

Jim/ BOZINATOR I would really like you to justify what you said about the choices, I feel slightly offended you think so poorly of my thoughts

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Old Mar 14, 2012, 06:44 AM
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That is funny nick I can't help you with your self esteem because I am not that kind of doctor. A broken bone I could help you with, but not a bruised ego.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 07:36 AM
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No bruised egos or self esteem issues on my part, just wondering why you think they are no good? have you had personal experience with the specified equipment? I dont see you offering any alternatives

Will the parts work together, Yes, are they the perfect setup, probably not but opinions are like backsides, everyone got one

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Old Mar 14, 2012, 10:02 AM
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OK
No boat specifications + wild ass guess on power setup = who knows

I was always good at math
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Well, I had to finish the boat... I couldn't throw it out or leave it sitting on the shelf.

There was lots of praying, but it floats and has no leaks at all. I took it on it's first run in November. It doesn't look nearly as good as I thought it would, but I'm happy.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:15 PM
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looks like it might need a bit of ballast to trim it out to sit on the correct waterline. But looks fine for first attempt. bit of added details and paint etc.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Yeah, I will have to move some batteries around to ballance it. It has paint on the areas that touch the water but I'm afraid to paint the deck and cabin because my painting is really bad (as you can probably tell from the picture). I might try and make some lobster traps to put on the deck later.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:59 PM
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how do you apply paint??? do you plan on filling and sanding the hull smooth. Alot of painting is in the prep before hand. Filling, sanding filling some more, sanding some more, apply coat of paint and sand again. etc etc. you get the idea.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:08 PM
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I was painting in thick layers without sanding because I thought it would wreck it.
I would love to smooth out the hull. I will certainly use the steps you gave when the weather warms up. Thank you very much.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:44 AM
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I was painting in thick layers without sanding because I thought it would wreck it.
I would love to smooth out the hull. I will certainly use the steps you gave when the weather warms up. Thank you very much.

Oscar
Sanding can be done gently, doesn't need you to use your full strength. Don't be in a hurry. When its time to paint, good brushes help a lot. They are a worthwhile investment, properly looked after. Thin coats, sanded between, like thething84 said, and a wipe down between sanding and painting, saves having those little bits of random lumpiness. The secret is practice, then more practice, learning from mistakes.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Ohhh... I see. I tried sanding once in the beginning, trying to get it done fast and I just ended up wrecking it. I also have been painting with cheap foam brushes.

Thank you!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:56 PM
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This is a great post! I'm in the process of making a semi scale tug boat which is 18" in length.
Your latest set of parts just might work well for me.
I did a quick addition of your parts list and came up with $86.50 as a total. Not a bad price
considering I could use the transmitter,receiver, and esc on a later boat.
Let us know what boat you'll be building next. And once again, thanks to all for the ideas.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:29 PM
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OH! I fogot to mention, I didn't end up using the parts I listed. I didn't want to go through the currency conversions, border customs and other garbage so I personally can't say anything about if they would or wouldn't work.
I'm very sorry. Best wishes with your boat

As for my next boat, I've been thinking about a paddlewheeler... Maybe even steam powered. I've always liked steam engines.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:47 PM
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just another thing. your thought about using filler?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:25 PM
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I tried using fiberglass resin as a filler. It plugged a lot of the holes between the tounge depressors but I think it was the culprit for a lot of my bumpy painting. Are there products specifically for filling?
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