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Old Jan 21, 2007, 02:55 PM
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Lindberg's PT Boat (my own version) revised 26/08/07 more pic

Hello Everyone.

I would like to share with you my building progress for this year’s project.

1/32 Scale Plastic kit by Lindberg of the PT 109 Boat. I will not build this as the PT 109 but I will make alteration to my liking especially the paint work (ZEBRA STYLE) so I will not give it any names or numbers.

I purchased this kit long ago from Great Models Webstore. It was a limited edition. (#52 of 5000 kits made)

It’s quite a large kit so I will R/C it, and it’s by far a good plastic kit.

The plastic is soft and easy to work. Clean with very few mold marks.

Since I’m painting it ZEBRA colour I am careful which parts to glue now, and which to glue after I paint.

A few important points I am taking into consideration during this build.

I decided to keep it as light as possible so no large motors or batteries.

Since I’ve taken this decision I will use high torque low drain motors. My choice two special strong 5pole 385 motors 12v 12600rpm
And 10 AA cells (TOTAL 12V) 2700MAH NI-MH batteries

Here is a list of parts I am using on my boat, mostly from RABOESCH. I tell you their staff is excellent quality. (I say this because I ‘m the local agent for RABOESCH)

Qty 2 300-01 4mm prop shaft with outer tube in ABS plastic and stainless steel shaft.
Qty 2 106-40 nylon universal coupling.
Qty 2 106-03 2.3mm brass insert for motor side.
Qty 2 106-05 4.0mm brass insert for shaft.
Qty 2 107-30 balanced rubber small blade.
Qty 1 146-09 30mm R 3 bladed brass prop type A.
Qty 1 146-10 30mm L 3 bladed brass prop type A.
Qty 3 ABS 300/400 Size motor mounts.

I am also waiting for some brass photo etch details to add to my kit, but that will follow soon.


Stephen
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 03:06 PM
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That actually has nice deck access. What did Lindberg supply to cover those holes at the stern. One is for the 20mm right? what goes over the other two?

The rudder reinforcement is excellent. Them's is never coming out no matter what
you drag the rudders over. And those blinding chromed super stainless steel rudders..
Wow, I thought were did you get those,... ahh raboesch...

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Old Jan 21, 2007, 03:10 PM
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That actually has nice deck access. What did Lindberg supply to cover those holes at the stern. One is for the 20mm right? what goes over the other two?

The rudder reinforcement is excellent. Them's is never coming out no matter what
you drag the rudders over. And those blinding chromed super stainless steel rudders..
Wow, I thought were did you get those,... ahh raboesch...



Hello Umi

Two round hatch covers will go on the rudder tubes. They are perfect fit, so i will not glue them for future inspection.


Stephen
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 03:17 PM
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That actually has nice deck access. What did Lindberg supply to cover those holes at the stern. One is for the 20mm right? what goes over the other two?

Hi Umi,

I built this kit as my first R/C boat in the early 1970's, and there were two manhole cover-like pieces ( ! ) for access to the rudders. Other than that, it's a fairly good kit to work with.

It sold for $14.95 then---.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 03:31 PM
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Very nice shipcollector! This is going to be one awesome Lindberg PT.

I have a few Raboesch items. They are the highest quality fittings I have ver used.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 03:38 PM
Yr Draig
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Shipcollector,
Nice start on the pt boat can't wait to see it flying.
(on the water that is)

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 02:03 PM
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Stephen you got yours pretty early I have #4763 and found it's receipt, $113,89 incl. S&H from hobbylinc in 1999. Spare the box, it's numbered, experience and time has shown that these things tend to have a higher value in the future. How far in the future is never guaranteed though

I also use Raboesch for the drivetrain but it's in brass, triplets with 35mm props. I've also tried 32mm graupner speeds and discarded them 'cause I didn't get what I wanted out of them. This might have been because of the weight, 2,5kg (+-5,5lbs). Try to keep the weight below the 2k's and I don't think you'll have an issue with speed with the chosen drivetrain. I tried to keep my weight down using only one motor. I guess should've also gone for the ABS tubes! BTW you can put a number on you zebrad PT, check this link out http://www.ptboats.org/ when it's in the air again. Be good! --> Eugène
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Old Feb 03, 2007, 11:56 AM
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Added new pictures.

Hi

I added new pic

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Old Feb 03, 2007, 12:09 PM
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Hi Stephen. Your work is inspiring. I have never seen so much effort going into a plastic conversion.
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 12:14 AM
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Hi Stephen. Your work is inspiring. I have never seen so much effort going into a plastic conversion.

I would like to thank you all for your positive comments.

Stephen
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 01:58 AM
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Pt 109

Hi, I agree Great Pictures of your work !

Question, what brand motors and Specs on the motors are you using ?

Thanks George !

P.S. I have 3 of these kits waiting to be done.
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 02:16 AM
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Hi, I agree Great Pictures of your work !

Question, what brand motors and Specs on the motors are you using ?

Thanks George !

P.S. I have 3 of these kits waiting to be done.

Hello George

The motors are MABUCHI they are 5 pole strong construction high torque low current.
I purchase most of my motors from an English man named A.J Graham, he knows his motor business very well and I trust the products he sells.

Unfortunately he has neither email nor a website. He can only be contacted by mail or telephone.

Model Motors Direct UK
Tel 01747-812440 or mod 0779-0704-921

Regards
Stephen
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Old Feb 06, 2007, 01:42 AM
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Doin´a nice job Stephen Your also doin´the right things the first time Mine went thru different versions mostly to correct those things U´r doin´the first time around! Great job! Eugène
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 02:10 AM
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Doin´a nice job Stephen Your also doin´the right things the first time Mine went thru different versions mostly to correct those things U´r doin´the first time around! Great job! Eugène
Thanks Eugene

Just updated my work.

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 02:53 AM
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Hello Everyone.

I would like to share with you my building progress for this year’s project.

1/32 Scale Plastic kit by Lindberg of the PT 109 Boat. I will not build this as the PT 109 but I will make alteration to my liking especially the paint work (ZEBRA STYLE) so I will not give it any names or numbers.

I purchased this kit long ago from Great Models Webstore. It was a limited edition. (#52 of 5000 kits made)

It’s quite a large kit so I will R/C it, and it’s by far a good plastic kit.

The plastic is soft and easy to work. Clean with very few mold marks.

Since I’m painting it ZEBRA colour I am careful which parts to glue now, and which to glue after I paint.

A few important points I am taking into consideration during this build.

I decided to keep it as light as possible so no large motors or batteries.

Since I’ve taken this decision I will use high torque low drain motors. My choice two special strong 5pole 385 motors 12v 12600rpm
And one 9.6v 4200MAH NI-MH battery pack.

Here is a list of parts I am using on my boat, mostly from RABOESCH. I tell you their staff is excellent quality. (I say this because I ‘m the local agent for RABOESCH)

Qty 2 300-01 4mm prop shaft with outer tube in ABS plastic and stainless steel shaft.
Qty 2 106-40 nylon universal coupling.
Qty 2 106-03 2.3mm brass insert for motor side.
Qty 2 106-05 4.0mm brass insert for shaft.
Qty 2 107-30 balanced rubber small blade.
Qty 1 146-09 30mm R 3 bladed brass prop type A.
Qty 1 146-10 30mm L 3 bladed brass prop type A.
Qty 3 ABS 300/400 Size motor mounts.

I am also waiting for some brass photo etch details to add to my kit, but that will follow soon.


Stephen
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HI STEPHEN

I BUILT OF LIKE YOURS THIS LAST YEAR FOR A BUDDIE OF MINE, IT CAME OUT RATHER NICE TO SAY THE LEASED HE TURNED AROUND AN SOLD IT FOR OVER $ 500.


I PUT LIGHTS ON IT AS WELL . AN FOR MY ANT. I PUT IT OFF TO ONE SIDE NEAR THE FRONT HEML SO WHEN I TOOK OFF THE TOP IT WOULD BE OUT OF THE WAY. USED A 9V TO POWER ALL THE LIGHTING .....PUT RED LIGHTS IN CABINS BY BORING A HOLE IN BOTTOM. IT HAD TWIN MOTORS 550'S POWER BY 1800 CAR BATTERIES

WHEN IN THE WATER IT PUTS OUT A BUTTER FLY OFF THE BOWS WAKE.....LOOKS SO COOL.



BUT YOU HAVE DUN VERY WELL ON YOURS I SEE AS WELL TOO.

JOHN
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