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Old Feb 21, 2005, 05:45 PM
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Lindy Fletcher again

My wife got me a Lindy Fletcher as an early Birthday present. Took about 4 hours to set up the running gear and RC conversion.

Two sp 280's direct. A Novac Spy. A 1500 nicad pack and a Hitec radio system.

I tired it today in my pool and I was surprised at the top speed. Way too fast for scale. More like a speed boat. But that's what the throttle is for. I ran it around for about an hour and the battery still has lots of charge.

It sat perfect in the water and ran just great. A lot easier to do than my subs but very enjoyable.

Now the hard part. Finishing it. But I wanted to do the running gear first and make sure everything works well before putting together all those parts.

More later.

Steve
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Steve,

Excuse my ignorance but what is a Lindy Fletcher? Is it a Fletcher class destroyer? What kit is this? Have you any pics of the box top,and what scale is it.

Neil.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 05:08 PM
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Yes, the Lindberg "Blue Devil" Fletcher.
Go sign in at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lindyfletcher/
and look at the photos and messages, lots of info on this beastie.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 08:15 PM
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Well it's finished for the most part. Need to do some more weather. There's none on the bow right now. Lot's of little stuff to do like that but she's more than sea worthy.

Ran her about and hour in the pool and no leaks. With the 2 280's direct she is very fast. But it's not needed and 1/3 throttle the 1500 maH pack is still going strong.

I'm very pleased over all. She's a good ship.

Steve
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 12:23 PM
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is the deck permanantly attached? if so how do you access running equipment?
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 12:25 PM
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i've been scratching my head on this one
i hate to remove the deck every time i want to run
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 01:11 PM
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i've been scratching my head on this one
i hate to remove the deck every time i want to run
If you have the ship balanced, and everything well locked down in
the boat, then you should be able to add a double pole double throw
switch in the deck. this could be connected to a plug also located on
the deck or superstructure that could be used to charge the boat.
Barring any water damage, the boat should never have to be opened
up till you need to replace the batteries.

The switch would run the plug directly to the batteries for charging, or
the batteries to the ESC and reciever.

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Old Sep 30, 2008, 05:47 PM
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My deck was screwed down, not hard to open... but used hidden switch and charge port to minimize opening. She would take on water tho...
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Ive got the setup Umi describes and it works well. The only thing you have to consider is taking measures to keep the water out. Ive tried sealing the deck with two kinds of rubberbands, doesnt work water seems to find a way to creep in . Im now going for the silicone kit but hate the idea that at one time Ild have to open it up to replace the batpack. When that moment comes I already know to expect a lot of hassle removing the silicone. How did you solve that problem Umi? Boo
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 10:52 PM
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Here you go.
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Old May 22, 2009, 08:28 AM
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In the process of RC'ing a Lindberg Fletcher 1/125

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Ive got the setup Umi describes and it works well. The only thing you have to consider is taking measures to keep the water out. Ive tried sealing the deck with two kinds of rubberbands, doesnt work water seems to find a way to creep in . Im now going for the silicone kit but hate the idea that at one time Ild have to open it up to replace the batpack. When that moment comes I already know to expect a lot of hassle removing the silicone. How did you solve that problem Umi? Boo
Months ago I was given a badly prebuilt Lindberg "Blue Devil" from another modeler, he failed to RC it and abandoned the project. Some fittings (20 and 40mm) are missing, I hope I can buy HR Products ones, the bow deck is damaged, the depth charges racks are missing. The guy once instaled a switch besides the torpedo tubes, the holes must be filled and sanded. Not to mention it needs a new paint, hull, decks and upperworks.

As for the water...well, water will always find its way in. I will make a watr tight compartment inside the hull, the available room in the hull will be filled with foam: a wave could pass over the ship without altering its buoyancy (done this before with another model).
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Old May 23, 2009, 08:48 PM
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This was my first RC ship and lately I've been thinking of building another one, using all the skills I've accumalated over the years. I've thought about sealing the deck and accessing the hull by lifting off the deckhouses. I thought of building up the coaming and using magnets or velcro to hold the deckhouses on. I nearly lost my first Blue Devil when water entered through the deck/hull seam and fried the electronics. Yes, I know all the inacuracies, but I dont mind.
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Old May 23, 2009, 08:50 PM
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I forgot, are the kit supplied 5in. barrels too short?
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