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Old Dec 07, 2008, 08:49 AM
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My Banckert, soon to float...

Hey guys,

Here's some promised pics of the build of my Banckert.

I'm really enjoying every second that I'm building her.

I've summed up some 20 hours on her sofar.

So let us start...



First pic, inspection of the supplied parts. Also bought the BB motor. Expensive at 46 euros! The kit itself was 173 euros.




Cut out her hull from the mold. This was easy. A good hibby-knife does the job really well.



Well under way now, I'm not sure if she's going to need more horizontal support in the hull than this? It seems to be pretty sturdy.

To be continued...
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 08:52 AM
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BTW, how much ballast will a Banckert need? I'm thinking about filling if with buckshots...

Anyone with a banckert, could you give me an estimate?
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 09:35 AM
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Wait until you decide on battery choices - you may only need very little after those are decided upon.
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 12:33 PM
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Wait until you decide on battery choices - you may only need very little after those are decided upon.
I already bought a 7,2v 3800mah battery. I think it weights about 1 pound so that's not much....



The option to get a "motorcycle" type battery seemed tempting too
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 01:17 PM
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OK,

continuing with the pics.




Getting forward on the superstructure.
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 03:17 PM
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Following...




Working on the rudder. Now this was pretty complicated... Not wanting to mess up, you better measure, check, scratch your head, measure and check again...and scratch your head.

Got it pretty decent. I guess. But it took me half a day!
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 03:21 PM
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So got on with the superstructure.



I've got the back-end hub ready, and I'm checking the fitting for the parts. They fitted pretty well.


Starting to look like a tug-boat.
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 04:26 PM
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BTW, how much ballast will a Banckert need? I'm thinking about filling if with buckshots...

Anyone with a banckert, could you give me an estimate?
Hi B,

I'm tinkering with a Banckert hull (GRP) and have a maximum of about 2000gr total weight, that's actually a bit too much, 1800-1900 gr would be better.

But I agree with Mike, using a SLA battery is better (more runtime) than leadshot.

What BB motor did you buy?

Regards, Jan.
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Hi,

Thanks for the hint!

I don't know what BB motor I got, my model store recommended it to me. They said it's the one best used with this boat. I trust them.

The large battery is going to be an interesting one, I decided against it, thinking that the two halves of the hull should be glued together, thus preventing the removat of a large battery?
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 05:16 PM
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Great thread ....really cant beat the laser cut parts ...

A nice job so far
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Old Dec 07, 2008, 09:13 PM
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In so far as battery size, I've installed a 6V 2-1/2"H x 1-1/4"W x 5-1/4"L magnacharge sealed lead acid battery. I also glued the deck onto the hull but still can get the battery out. My son started the model many moons ago and installed the wood floor and battery containment pieces. I carefully cut out the wood floor inside the battery box which enables me to slip the larger battery in through the deck access and also have it as low in the vessel as possible, right on the hull floor for vessel stability.
This battery gives me power to run a Graupner 400 geared 2:33 to 1 motor for hours and hours.
I still had to pack small plastic bags of steel washers on each side of the battery for ballast plus some lead under the propeller shaft (note photo).
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Old Dec 08, 2008, 01:14 AM
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I also used a SLA battery in my Banckert.

Don M.
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Old Dec 08, 2008, 01:22 AM
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Also bought the BB motor. Expensive at 46 euros!
I hope you got the entire propulsion set, motor, gears, propshaft and rudders, or it's a very high price for a 400/35 motor...

Regards, Jan.
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Old Dec 08, 2008, 03:15 AM
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The propshaft, and rudders was included in the kit.

The motor and motorstand was 46 euros.... Extremely expensive.
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Old Dec 08, 2008, 06:01 AM
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The propshaft, and rudders were included in the kit.

The motor and motorstand was 46 euros.... Extremely expensive.
Wow!

That must be one hell of a motormount for 36,00+...

Please show us a picture of this exquisite part.

Regards, Jan.
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