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Old Aug 22, 2012, 03:09 PM
Keep a Steady Strain....
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Young Padwan I am not. Get building!
C'mon Darrin, you know you have time to fit one of these in between your airboat build...
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 03:54 PM
BUILD SOMETHING!
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I don't even have time for the air boat right now.


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Old Aug 22, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Springer thread anyone?
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:01 PM
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It is defiantly NOT a Springer! A Springer is 18'' long x 8'' beam, and cannot easily be carried on an Airliner, to go to events anywhere. CB
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:14 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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That's cool carry on I can take it on vacation nice what until my girlfriend finds out hehe.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:18 PM
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...Please put your build thread here so we can track it, and use your ideas. Thanks Ralph
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It is defiantly NOT a Springer! A Springer is 18'' long x 8'' beam,... CB
"Springer thread" was a reference to that quagmire on DockTalk, not to this little jewel.
Build thread coming...
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Springer thread anyone?
Oh no! Don't let these get swallowed up in that black hole of a thread! Dozens of Springer's have been lost in there.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:29 PM
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"Springer thread" was a reference to that quagmire on DockTalk, not to this little jewel.
Build thread coming...
I knew what you were cooking Pat! Looking forward to your build...

I should have the instruction sheets emailed to you guys in a day or so.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 07:08 PM
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My running gear layout

Now that some of you have your kits, these photo's should give you an idea of how I installed my rudder, prop, and shaft. Notice that there is a THRUST WASHER, between the prop and stuffing box. There will be one on the universal drive end to. If you need, I can give you the prop hub to skeg and rudder spacing that I used, but it may be different, depending on the prop used. Troy and I are using Prop Shop props. I ran the rear edge of the rudder, even with the back of the hull. Charlie
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 08:20 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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Now that some of you have your kits, these photo's should give you an idea of how I installed my rudder, prop, and shaft. Notice that there is a THRUST WASHER, between the prop and stuffing box. There will be one on the universal drive end to. If you need, I can give you the prop hub to skeg and rudder spacing that I used, but it may be different, depending on the prop used. Troy and I are using Prop Shop props. I ran the rear edge of the rudder, even with the back of the hull. Charlie
what size prop is that.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Running Gear in Boat #1

We used a 1.5'' dai. 4-bld, it fits a 4mm shaft. If you are using a gearbox, as we are, the part number is PS1517/4R. We got both props, and shafts/stuffing box's from Harbor Models. I turned the tail cone off the prop's, and shortened the stuffing box and shaft. I also added a grease tube to the stuffing box. The rudder stuffing box was made using K&S tubing, and some bushings from Northwest Shortline. The .060'' thrust washers I used, I made from black DELRIN. Charlie
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 10:25 PM
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We used a 1.5'' dai. 4-bld, it fits a 4mm shaft. If you are using a gearbox, as we are, the part number is PS1517/4R. We got both props, and shafts/stuffing box's from Harbor Models. I turned the tail cone off the prop's, and shortened the stuffing box and shaft. I also added a grease tube to the stuffing box. The rudder stuffing box was made using K&S tubing, and some bushings from Northwest Shortline. The .060'' thrust washers I used, I made from black DELRIN. Charlie
Thanks for the info.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Our running gear choices

This is the list of running gear, and sources, that Troy and I picked for our boats. We plan on USING them, so we are using good equipment, that should last. The gearbox is a smaller version of the one I have had in COOS BAY, for the last 5+ years, I also like the Heat Sink motor mounts, just extra safety. Charlie
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 02:59 PM
some what irregular
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where do we get the motor, mount and gearbox?
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Truckable Parts

The motor mount and gearbox, are from MAXX Products. The motor can be any 6V, LOW DRAW, Med RPM, 380-400 size motor. The gearbox comes with 3 pinion gears, approx. 2-1, 2.5-1, and 3-1. Troy may still have some 385 motors, from when he owned Harbor Models. I am going with the 3-1 gears, easier on the motor, and longer run times. As for the glue question above, I would use TENAX-7R. liquid solvent , for the Styrene, and GORILLA Super Glue, when gluing parts that are not all styrene. Slight sanding (180-220) to have a surface for the CA to grab, will make for a stronger joint. CB
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