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Apr 07, 2015, 07:29 AM
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Excellent work Tim. What prop are you using?
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Apr 07, 2015, 08:25 AM
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It's a Rivabo prop from Harbor Models, removed the tip so it is more accurate in scale.
Apr 07, 2015, 09:01 AM
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Interesting build. Nicely done!
Apr 07, 2015, 09:12 AM
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Looks nice and sturdy. I think the way you have the braces spread out it should allow a nice flow of water along the keel to the prop.

Ed
Apr 07, 2015, 09:35 AM
r/c ships and workboats
Looking good Tim.
Apr 07, 2015, 10:30 AM
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Next challenge ......


Thanks everyone, it's a fun build so far ...

The ring and struts are all in and secure, the loctite epoxy set very hard so I cut off the excess brass rod on the back side of the ring.

More detailing and filling to be done on the ring and the areas where the rods come through the hull.

The lower anchor pin will be cut down to a minimum.

After a leak test and servo installation the decks can be put on ~
Apr 07, 2015, 11:01 AM
no such thing as to many boats
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Nice !
Apr 07, 2015, 04:48 PM
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Thought there was something different - the hub was cut down. What did you use to cut it down?
Apr 07, 2015, 05:13 PM
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Used a bench grinder for most of it then chucked it up on a short dummy shaft and finished the surface hanging in a little Proxon drill press.

Will put fake bolts on later.
Apr 07, 2015, 05:18 PM
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Nice ! Never seen this set up before.
Apr 07, 2015, 06:18 PM
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Tim,

A much nicer installation than the old plastic ring.

Ed
Apr 07, 2015, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Band1
Nice ! Never seen this set up before.
Paul, there are only a few of these boats in that harbor and their only job is to handle all types of lines and rope, the possibility of a rope in the water getting in the prop is high so the guards help keep the rope from screwing up the day.
Last edited by Tim B.; Aug 11, 2016 at 01:55 PM.
Apr 07, 2015, 07:33 PM
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Tim,

A much nicer installation than the old plastic ring.

Ed
Agreed ~ the plastic ring was fragile; it may or may not have gotten broken, but fixing all that would mean a "back burner" project for Sure.
Apr 07, 2015, 08:56 PM
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Very nice work Tim!

I did almost the modification to my Sea Imp props. I think they look better this way! I'll post a photo tomorrow.

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Apr 07, 2015, 09:14 PM
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I'll post a photo tomorrow. Sylvain
Please do post All the pictures you like, the more knowledge gets passed on the better !


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