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Old Oct 27, 2010, 04:06 PM
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Nah Chris I got an unexpected bill that screwed up my shopping plans!! Going 2 get one in Dec' after I come back from TF72 Annual regatta, got ta save lots a $$ for drive up 2 Wentworth Falls near Sydney (and pay for all my Cast resin fittings for USS Long Beach).
It will be my Xmas present 2 myself LOL!!

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 05:45 PM
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YAY my ESC's turned up yesterday for the Tug!! Now I just need 2 find time 2 install motor's , rudder servo then I can test her out!!

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Old Oct 31, 2010, 04:21 AM
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Cheers Bruce

PS. Tico this hull is almost the exact size for Pac. Responder in 1/72 !!

Hi Bruce, decided to wait for your hull for PR. commenced preps for another Russian Warship - Peter The Great. She will be 3.49m long in 1/72 So will build her in two halves a la LB.

Regards,

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Old Oct 31, 2010, 04:13 PM
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Wow that is a big one!! wide 2!! YOU have now officially got the boat builder Virus!!
Ran into a fella down here who has started HMS Hermes (Falkands era build) and a younger bloke who has been building Bismark in 1/72!! He was telling us his hull weighs 80kg! and is 1/2" f/g!! Plus another who has a Flower class Corvette and is looking at getting an APS Liberty ship semi-kit busy recruitment weekend down here!!

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Old Nov 02, 2010, 10:51 AM
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Wow Heavy, Sounds like when those hit the water, you'll need marine certification to operate 'em! good thing you have a tug to move them around a harbour!
Looking forward to pics of her in the water!
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Old Nov 02, 2010, 04:01 PM
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I will get some more work done on the tug after work 2day got to do some more sanding around the Korts and then finish painting anti fouling. Then I will fit the engine mounts and steering servo.

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Old Nov 06, 2010, 05:43 AM
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hey that rc tug boat is cool have fun with it and it look good as
Old Nov 07, 2010, 12:59 AM
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Thx Alex111, the boat is progressing slowly I need 2 finish sanding around Kort nozzle struts, its taking a bit of time due 2 the difficulty in getting sand paper into the space 2 sand it!

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Old Dec 29, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Wow its been awhile since I did anything with the tug! Finally the couplings I ordered from the UK have turned up!! Sanding around the korts is nearly done and I may have the Tug semi operational for our club run on Sunday!! Need 2 install motor mounts, fit rudder servo and set up ESC's. Then I will be able 2 get stuck into make up the decks on this beast.

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Old Dec 30, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Got ESC's hooked up and tested them, they seem reasonable (for cheapie $15 ESC's!!) just need 2 set up some fuses, get some more rod for rudder linkages and fill shafts with oil then I can put her in the test tank for some test's.
With 2x 12v7ah batt's I will still need about another 5kg of ballast!! 2 get her to the waterline!! fortunately I can borrow some of USS Long Beach's ballast lead for this test.
Should have some pic's up tomorrow!!

Cheers Bruce
Old Dec 30, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Sweeeeet!!

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Old Dec 31, 2010, 12:21 AM
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Got some test tank & a lake run done today. Good news and bad news... fried a cheapie ESC it will only go fwd now after an audible POP from within!!
Because these Pittmans R geared 5.6:1 she is a slug on 12 volts not even scale speed!! Ended up 'borrowing' my mates FR15 Electronize ESC and running both motors off it on 24 volts!! Not fast but much more scale I will have 2 order some FR15's or change drive setup. (maybe 3:1 geared instead of 5.6:1)
Gave her a bit of a test run at the local lake and She steers beautifully and is stable even in gusty winds

Cheers Bruce
Old Dec 31, 2010, 02:12 AM
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How would hot be....todays HIGH is supposed to be 7f (that is the high for today, and this is the warmest till Monday)
Foo
Old Dec 31, 2010, 06:13 AM
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Hey Bruce it only reached 36 today 96 for Foo( you can keep that cold over there thank you very much)

I remember every year around Caravan and Camping show (we owned Boots Camping back in the day) we would get a week of 40-45 (104-113). Shifting half the store to the Show grounds and back in that heat was not fun

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Old Dec 31, 2010, 08:37 PM
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Yeah Nick the beer's were flowing freely at my mate's place last night!! Was a typical Adelaide summer night Minimum 21 degC

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