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Feb 09, 2018, 05:15 PM
Kevin Gault
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Cool Stephen. Can't wait to see how this one turns out!

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Feb 09, 2018, 07:34 PM
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Good start to a Texas fleet. Congrats. Stephen!

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Feb 09, 2018, 08:17 PM
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Hi Guys East coast checking in here. Hull # 605 arrived in Jersey so let the fun begin. Again thanks again to Hans for producing a 1st class kit.

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Feb 09, 2018, 09:26 PM
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Looking forward to some build logs.

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Feb 09, 2018, 11:33 PM
Kevin Gault
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I'm with Ed!

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Feb 09, 2018, 11:36 PM
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Group build log this go Ed. Our nice weather has passed for now, so , build party time! Carl , our resident CAD / lazer cutting expert, is ginning up some great servo mounts. Yall stay tuned.
Feb 10, 2018, 12:50 PM
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Nice servo mount. The lower the better.

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Feb 10, 2018, 12:59 PM
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I like this approach Lazer cut ? and I really like the serviceability , looks easy to remove..
Feb 10, 2018, 01:16 PM
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what brand and type of servo is that ??
Feb 13, 2018, 10:59 PM
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Scroll saw cut with templates drawn in cad. Printed on card stock then covered with packing tape both sides. Cut out with kitchen scissors. Easily laser cut if one needs multiples. Sail servo is a Turnigy TGY-6109MD.
Feb 13, 2018, 11:52 PM
Kevin Gault
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Pretty slick Carl. I used the "Flintstone method" on mine! Just some foam-core board and an xacto knife to make the templates for my servo mounts.

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Feb 14, 2018, 06:16 AM
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Ray, we are using Turnigy Drum type winches. We decided on drum winches for several reasons. 1) they can be mounted very low with no long arm to accommodate. 2) they mount directly on the centerline for the same reason. 3) We like the speed (slower) which works out perfectly when rounding the windward mark. 4) I find arm winches to be twitchy and hard to set precisely (personal preference), the drum type allows a ham fisted guy like me a higher level of precision. The last reason, which is entirely by personal preference, is that we enjoy the engineering aspect. Drum winch sheeting is more complex, which has an appeal to crazy dudes like us...
Last edited by Stephen Vick; Feb 14, 2018 at 08:39 AM.
Feb 15, 2018, 10:41 PM
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Thanks Kevin for the photo. I think your Flintstone method looks great! It would be nice to have a template drawing of your rudder servo mount. A very elegant design.
Feb 15, 2018, 10:45 PM
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I got the drum sail winch servo mount roughed out. A few modifications and I think its good. Thanks to Stephen Vick for the help.
Feb 16, 2018, 06:19 AM
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Looks Fantastic Carl. I love it.


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