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Sep 09, 2006, 09:20 PM
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Tito Neri Comes To Life


Well I have enough of the Thomas W. Massey done for now to keep me satisfied. I broke out the HUGE box that sits behind my chair and started on the Tito Neri. I have not decided yet if she is going to be built as the Tito Neri or as one of my Massey Marine Services ships. All I have done so far is the bow thruster, and anchor hawsers are in place and glued down good and I removed all the parts from the part trees. After work monday (I have duty sunday so I wont see outside the Truman till then) I will buy some water proof wood glue so I can start building the internal framwork. Graupner did a fine job with this kit now lets hope I can do a fine job building it.

Massey

Enjoy the pics I have so far and of course there are more to come. Comments always welcome.
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Sep 09, 2006, 10:02 PM
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I was taught you had to finish one build before you were allowed to start another - HA! HA!... nice looking boat - I am jealous
Sep 09, 2006, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by smart_racer
I was taught you had to finish one build before you were allowed to start another - HA! HA!... nice looking boat - I am jealous

Same here but I am A.D.D. and I can only stay on one task for so long. I will prolly take a break from building this ship to get some work done on the Yamato that is comming in the mail here soon. Oh well it keeps me busy

Massey
Sep 09, 2006, 10:39 PM
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I hear you, I am waiting for Mr. Postman to deliver my "Darby", I am sure I will get into it before I finish my present builds...I agree, it keeps me busy...too
Sep 10, 2006, 10:07 AM
r/c ships and workboats
The more prodjects started, means the longer you have to stay above ground to finish them! Besides, what fun is it if you only have 1 to enjoy/frustarate yourself with?!!!
Sep 10, 2006, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by keith S
The more prodjects started, means the longer you have to stay above ground to finish them! Besides, what fun is it if you only have 1 to enjoy/frustarate yourself with?!!!
Well, some times you don't feel like doing that one kit... or you've done something and it needs rest so the paint/glue can dry. So i can understand why he's building several kit's at a time, I'll probably do that too, when i'm ready to plank the hull of the phantom 710, i'll probably start laying the keel of the victory

Looking good Massey, but it would be easier to keep track of all your builds if you'd get your own little place in the boating forum (or if you'd use one thread for all of them )
Sep 10, 2006, 12:06 PM
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Very true!
Sep 12, 2006, 07:07 AM
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Sep 16, 2006, 09:45 PM
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Little update


I have not gotten alot done worth taking pics of. Wirk has been going slow because I have had to laminate alot of the parts and I dont have enough clamps to do more than one or two at a time. The little ones are easy enough I just use the paper clamps but the bigger ones need big clamps and I only have 4 of them. Anyway here is some pics of the progress.

Comments are always welcome.

Massey
Sep 17, 2006, 03:08 AM
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Massey,

Looks good and strong and you are clearly doing a very workmanlike job.

What servos are you using? Those which are recommended look very expensive to me.

Roger in France.
Sep 17, 2006, 08:54 AM
no wings any more, just dust!
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rog, to me they look like hitec see what massey says in a bit
Sep 17, 2006, 09:01 AM
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Those are Spektrum/JR Z590's They carry a decient amount of torque, they are a little too slow for turning a racing car or truck so I am hoping that they will do good here. If not then I am going to try the digital servos that came with my 7CAP radio, and if they dont do it then I am out the $$$ for the high torque buggers.

Massey
Sep 17, 2006, 09:06 AM
no wings any more, just dust!
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how do you rate the s3003 by futaba?
Sep 17, 2006, 09:13 AM
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The s3003 is the standard Futaba servo right? If that is the case I dont care for it too much I like the JR offerings better. The JRs are about the same torque and speed but they seem to run smoother. The Futaba servos I was talking about above is a S3151 Digital. I could not "stop" it with my hands when I went to move the stick via a 4.8 reciever pack. I can stop the Z590s but it is not easy.

Massey
Sep 17, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Massey,
Do you think that much torque is really necessary? It would seem that if it did require that kind of turning power that the drive's turning bearings would need some attention. Is extending the control arm feasable (longer lever = more torque)? [I'm not familiar with those drives so the questions are for my education! Planning ahead, you see? lol]
- 'Doc


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