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Mar 23, 2019, 10:37 AM
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185mm Magnetic Rescue Tug


Any one else going to give one of these lit' tugs a shot...they are 3-D printed...comes with everything but electronics...comes with motor & mount, shafts, all 3-D printed parts for hull, deck hatch, cabin, push bars & some detailing parts....should be fun...will keep you posted...cpl.fuzz
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Mar 24, 2019, 11:27 AM
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Mar 25, 2019, 11:01 AM
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Lil'....Looks to be about 1/24..it comes with a figure...in the picture with three figures, left to right...one from the kit, center 1/24th. & 1/18th. on the right....cpl.fuzz
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Mar 27, 2019, 01:02 PM
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Rainy days--work days...Been building & adding details to Tug #185...instruments & gauges, fire extinguisher, radio, antenna & mount, mounted the horns, nav-lite back boards, rear tow bollard, steering linkage all set...ready for paint (a trip to the hobby shop) ....cpl.fuzz
Mar 29, 2019, 10:04 AM
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Well I got everything to make it go, now to final fit...will float it today & see how she rides (will use the dogs water bowl)...battery weighs 5 oz., electrics weigh about 3.5 oz.....even thou the 3-D printing look tight I think floating it will show any water seepage....thinking of using Velcro to mount the electronics.....cpl.fuzzz
Mar 30, 2019, 05:32 PM
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Well a sunny day finally...time to try painting....primed everything...Boy...!! does the 3-D printing graininess show up....looks like it will not be smooth paint job in any sense of the word...Please only look at it from 6ft. away..or more....!!!
Mar 31, 2019, 10:16 AM
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Well here it be...sort of...now that the paint is on I have to put everything in & float/ballast test it before buttoning it up...will do some detail painting later...also a white water-line, rubber-baby-buggy-bumpers on the push knees & rub rail around bottom of combing...cpl.fuzz
Apr 02, 2019, 10:52 AM
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Tug #185 is just about finished...need to see if there is a little smaller (lighter) battery, she sits a little low in the water....detail painting done, water line done...only the placement of 5 side tie-up bollards to be installed once the ballast is sorted out & the deck glued in place,,,here's #185 with Q-2 from a earlier build...cpl.fuzz
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Apr 02, 2019, 06:29 PM
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Did some more detail work, side bollards & rubber bumpers, matching tow rope...ready for the Lake...cpl.fuzz
Apr 10, 2019, 04:01 PM
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I've had a bit of a weight problem getting the boat to balance...the battery I was going to use makes the boat nose heavy so I've ordered a smaller 6-cell, 7.2v Nmh battery & hope I can lessen the ballast counterweight....cpl.fuzz
May 05, 2019, 05:25 PM
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May 5'19....Finally got tug #185 to the Lake...calm water, little wind, no big boat wakes, good day to mess around in boats...runs great, still need to adjust the ballast by the weight of two quarters to the rear port side...runs about 1 hour on it's 1000 mah battery, good enough run time...big lake, little boat......
May 10, 2019, 10:35 AM
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Link to kit or STL files? My son would love this.
May 10, 2019, 03:08 PM
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Link to kit or STL files? My son would love this.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Push-Tug-Sm...YAAOSwyABcdWnf
May 11, 2019, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for the post Dr. Jet......cpl.fuzz


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