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Old Aug 08, 2005, 06:58 AM
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"the Flyer"

This is the first pictures of my build, "the Flyer", it's a scale modell of a 1930's 135 cu. in. hydroplane. This is my first real scale boat.
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Old Aug 08, 2005, 07:45 AM
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How Big is it?
What Scale?
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Old Aug 08, 2005, 10:54 AM
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Beautiful woodwork!!

From the leaves, it appears to be about 1 meter long.
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Old Aug 08, 2005, 11:10 AM
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I got a bit carried away when I reprinted the plans from Here (thanks for the link ernest2) . So I'm makeing the boat in scale 1:3, and it's 1,57m, a bit bigger than I intended in the first place!
I found a picture in a post about the thunderbolt (here )This made me even more sure it was the right boat for me!
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Old Aug 08, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Fantastic job framing.

Where are you going to find a scale motor for that?
Ok, maybe a plastic motor cover that looks scale.
I love how little things can inspire great work.
Keep us updated here.
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 04:47 AM
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Progress! I am finished gluing the bottom of the boat. The material I used is like pine, but drier and not so heavy (I don't know the right word in english). Next is the sides, need to get some more 2" x 6" of the same timber as the bottom, and cut and plane it to planks. I'm going to get some mahogny to put on top of the boat.

The engine is going to be a petrol-engine from a grasscutter-thingy, 24ccm.

I need some advise, shuld i use a flex propshaft or solid steel propshaft? The original drawing show a straight shaft. I think I need to install the propshaft before I glue the side and top planks.
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 10:41 AM
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing your progress.
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 11:06 AM
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I would install a "stuffing tube" in place. Then later, you can decide whether you want to use a flex cable or a solid shaft. Either will go inside the stuffing tube, so your propshaft angle will already be set when you build the stuffing tube into the hull.

http://www.finedesignrc.com/pipshovelsetup.asp

http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/how...ffing_tube.htm
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 03:20 AM
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wow!! that is absolutely beautiful!! and big. keep posting pics.
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 11:04 PM
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The available plans at Svensen's makes it look as though the original was a tunnel hull. However there are many inconsistancies in the original drawings.

Wm.
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Old Aug 20, 2005, 12:57 AM
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That front coaming looks just right for the centre of gravity and looks like it will mean installing your petrol engine quite far back.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 03:32 AM
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More work done!

Constructed the hatch door. I need to find some hinges I can use to open the hatch all the way!? Suggestions anyone?

Also the engine is on the workbench, ready to be cut in bits to fit into the enginehatch.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 11:07 AM
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hinges, look at a doll house store. there hinges are quite nice.
its looking good
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 11:18 AM
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There is a 15 1/2 miniature piano hinge for boat hatches that is consistently on ebay for $9.50. Here is a link to the current offering.

http://cgi.ebay.com/HATCH-HINGES-FOR...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old Aug 25, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Have you thought of making the hatch one piece and useing magnet cabnet catches?

Jim

PS --- Beatiful job, looking foward to seeing it on the water!
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