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Old Sep 12, 2012, 11:34 PM
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I did another tub test, and with the way I laid out the motor and servo, I can get a full size (sub c), 5 cell flat pack on either side of the motor. I will still have about 12oz of weight needed in the back of the boat, and 2-4oz in the bow. CB
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Looks great Charlie, nice lay-out. Nothin' beats large, in-focus shots.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Here is how I laid out the motor and servo. The motor mount is Aluminum and wood, and the servo mount is made out of 1/8'' G-10, epoxy-glass sheet. Both are glued together, and into the hull, with GORILLA, CA glue, and some speed spray, to set it off as needed. CB
where do you get the G-10? and the little blue goobers that are covering the grease ports on da stuffing tubes?
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 12:32 PM
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The G-10 came from my scrap pile, as most all the boats I have built in the last 15+ years, have G-10 decks, and sub decks. Not a real easy material to fab, but properly installed, it's almost indestructible. The BLUE caps, are just vinyl automotive vacume caps, that I have shortened. The current goal is to have it pushing a barge, at Riverside. I get the G-10 from a Plastics House, by Angels Stadium. CB
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Multipurpose Garolite (G-10)

I have bought some from McMaster before.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/3616/=jaobdf

Scroll down a little.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:32 PM
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What i have gotten done recently

I am still hoping to run the boat Sunday, in Riverside. This is how the rudder linkage laid out, notice that the end links are 90 degrees, to the push rod. Here are some semi-painted, and hull painted, shots. And yes, there are some hand made Aluminum parts, on the hull. The channel on the push knees is the same dimensions as the kit parts, just machined out of one piece of Aluminum. I plan on using this boat a lot, so I did a bit of overkill, in some areas. CB
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:25 AM
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That looks like a heavy duty linkage setup - not very much play in that? I'm about to hook up two Springer linkages - is this worth a try?
Look forward to hearing how it runs on Sunday.
Thanks, Mike
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Hey... I want aluminum too!
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Between the materials, and the many hours of work needed to make the parts, it would have at least doubled, the cost of the kit, to do anything like that. I have over two days, of hand mill, and lathe work, to make the parts. Then cleanup with file and sandpaper. That was after I acquired the raw materials, and figured out the dimensions. I just wanted the ability to MISUSE the boat, and hopefully not break anything. My other pushboats, are built the same way. CB
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:22 PM
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why do you have the control link crossing over the centerline? It seems that you would have better access to the refill tubes for the stuffing tubes if the servo was on the same side as the control horn of the rudder. just wondering...
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Between the materials, and the many hours of work needed to make the parts, it would have at least doubled, the cost of the kit, to do anything like that. I have over two days, of hand mill, and lathe work, to make the parts. Then cleanup with file and sandpaper. That was after I acquired the raw materials, and figured out the dimensions. I just wanted the ability to MISUSE the boat, and hopefully not break anything. My other pushboats, are built the same way. CB
Aw shucks...
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Aw shucks...
The molded polymer bulwarks are nicer anyways...
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:43 PM
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Dostacos and all,

The reason I offset the rudder servo was to not have it, over the driveline. I need to be able to access the universal driveshaft parts, both with an allen wrench, and the Dogbone, with my fingers. I experimented with several different layouts, and this seemed to be the best for access, after, the deck is on. CB
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Looking good Charlie. Have to get a couple more photos of mine now that I have my home made motor mount glued in and awating the power system to the prop! not much room inside once the lid is on and had to do the same as far as figuring out easiest access to any part that may need work.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Think we forget how much smaller the working area is from a Springer or Alan B style hull. Looks good!
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