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Oct 04, 2012, 06:32 AM
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That's awesome mate! lattice mast's always seem to consume alot of materials!!

Cheers Bruce
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Oct 07, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Hello!


Just wanted to say Hi! Just found this forum and all these amazing pictures. I've been building a 1/48 NFR90 /Stretched Type 23 for about 4 years now. Kinda ran out of steam a bit after moving house but I've got some room again.

Had some good trials in a swimming pool, but my biggest problem was lifting it. I guess I should have worked out it's weight and displacement first. I didn't think to make most of the ballast removable. I wasted a lot of time trying to get a 1/48 scale Lynx to fly. I managed to get mechanics into a mould taken from a Belcher bits kit, but way way to unstable to fly outdoors.
I'm really impressed with the detail and the pictures. Keep it going. I'm inspired again!

Kenny
Oct 07, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Thanks for your feedback, my ship hasnt seen the water yet but will have removable lead ballast

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Nick
Oct 09, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Port side engine intakes and stack nearly done.
It doesnt show but I used metal siding evergreen with a 2mm styrene strip for the border, I would like to highlight the recesses of the grill with black but I'm not sure how just yet.

Cheers
Nick
Oct 10, 2012, 08:13 AM
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hey nick your navy ship is looking good hope to see it some day at boondall model boat club


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Oct 11, 2012, 06:27 AM
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Nearly finished the main mast bracing Just the supports for the centre of the upper platform to go, then a lot of cable trunking and detail.

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Nick
Oct 21, 2012, 04:28 AM
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10 days for an update

I've got the High power and low power electronics trays operational, I still need to do some planning for the secondary lighting and other functionsbut I can take it for a sea trial next weekend hopefully apologies for the blurry photos

Cheers
Nick
Oct 24, 2012, 04:26 AM
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I dug up some high-angle pics that I took of my ship the day before we commissioned her, maybe they'll help with your detailing;





















Here's me about 60 pounds ago...

Oct 24, 2012, 04:36 AM
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Excellent Photos, thank you,

Wish there were decent digital cameras for when I was in the Navy, would have taken a massive load of photos of the Minehunter I'm a plank owner of

Cheers
Nick
Oct 24, 2012, 04:43 AM
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These are all 35mm film negatives that I'm scanning in, there were no digi-cams when I was in either...
Nov 03, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Sea trials


First sea trials complete, I missed out on getting some on board footage but have some shots of her under way from the phone, I absolutely nailed the motor selection I reckon, peak amps 21.5 amps and 285 watts at on a partially discharged li-po of 14.4 volts.

The flight stabiliser I've set to the fin stabilizers works really well, I'm quite surprised.

Anyway here are some Photos I took

Nick
Nov 03, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Looks great Nick
Nov 04, 2012, 02:14 AM
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Looks awesome Nick! What setup are you using for the stabilizers?? I would like to try some working stabilizers in my type 23 one day....

Cheers Bruce
Nov 04, 2012, 02:23 AM
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Thanks Jerry,

I've got a week to make her semi presentable for the remembrance day regatta

Bruce, It's an Orange flight stabiliser from Hobby King, the beauty of it is it will work with no RC input, just power and a Y lead to each stabilizer servo, I do have an RC input to it so I can "rock the boat" as I'm passing the wharf and it is also hooked to the rudder (though I think being such a long hull it has little effect)

Cheers
Nick
Nov 04, 2012, 05:45 AM
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I shall check it out I know a few guys that are interested in having working Stab's on their AWD models

Cheers Bruce

PS Have you got any good pix of your stabilizer setup??
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