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Jan 15, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Great way to mount that forward bitt Charlie. Thanks for the tip.
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Jan 15, 2013, 10:25 PM
Keep a Steady Strain....
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Looking good Pat!
Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 AM
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The build is looking great, Pat.
Jan 16, 2013, 04:06 AM
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Nice looking project Pat. Harry
Jan 16, 2013, 09:42 PM
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Not to distract from your fine towboat but... holy crap, i need a set of those deckhands in 1/35th. They have such incredible CHARACTER, something the ultra-realistic Tamiya and ICM dudes I have, don't. Kind of annoyed I've already sealed two of them up inside a pilothouse.
Jan 16, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Thanks for the comments boys. Not going a fast as I thought it would, working 10 hour days, 6 at a time. UGH...


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Originally Posted by ZZ56
Not to distract from your fine towboat but... holy crap, i need a set of those deckhands in 1/35th. They have such incredible CHARACTER, something the ultra-realistic Tamiya and ICM dudes I have, don't. Kind of annoyed I've already sealed two of them up inside a pilothouse.
Lucky for you, they come in 1/35th scale. Industria Mechanika
Jan 16, 2013, 11:02 PM
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You do nice work !
Jan 17, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by woodybob
The pineapple things are the contacts for the gray fuse holder.

The Deckhands come from Industria Mechanika. Sasha might look good on the deck too.

I made a fuse holder from 45 solderless connectors for the Veco ESC. Thanks for jarring my memory Tom.
Sasha might be too much of a distraction for the 'navigator'. Better that she be restricted to in port work. Looks like she can weld, anyway.

Pete G.
Feb 08, 2013, 02:40 PM
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ESC to battery. This is where it gets ugly. Finally figured how to fuse, switch, contain wires and make it serviceable. Some plywood, a small 10-amp switch, a couple of 45 Molex QDs, 15-Amp fuse & a terminal block.
Also made a step for the crew, and a couple of stand pipes.
Feb 08, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Gettin' a little crowded in there!

Step looks great. I also wonder how you made such a tight radius on your pipe without kinking it.
Feb 08, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Very nice work! Can't wait to see her running...
Feb 08, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Nice work! and I will agree, it does get a little crowded, when you get everything in the hull. CaptCB
Feb 08, 2013, 06:14 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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Very nice
Feb 08, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kmot
Gettin' a little crowded in there!

Step looks great. I also wonder how you made such a tight radius on your pipe without kinking it.
Yep, crowded.

I made a quickie jig to bend the 1/8" brass rod. Freehand is not the way to go when bending brass this tight. The jig worked great.

Thanks for the comments gentlemen.
Feb 09, 2013, 03:03 AM
Nickel Belter
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I think i'm developing a case of wiring envy.

Izzat the new Astroflight 208D controller? Definitely looks sharper than the old plastic-wrapped version i have.


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