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Mar 28, 2009, 09:40 AM
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Same set-up as my Lyman. The horn only works at full rudder deflection so you can't toot it while motoring around at speed. Not very useful.
Mar 28, 2009, 02:17 PM
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427TEE-I agree that the system for the horn installation is not a blow your horn while under way setup, but it does serve the purpose that it was meant for, which was a way to blow the horn from the simplest two channel radio installation. If you have a three channel or more radio, you can operate the horn at any time while running with the use of another servo. As for blowing the horn, even in my real boat, it is done when leaving the dock, backing down , or coming along side another boat, to let them know I am there, all of which times I am in neutral when I blow my horn. Just some food for thought.
Mar 28, 2009, 02:35 PM
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You're in neutral when approaching another vessel? Interesting technique.
Mar 30, 2009, 04:06 PM
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Getting closer to finishing the model. I have the cockpit sides and dash board installed, as well as the shelf in the rear cockpit. The engine room hatches have been installed; I need to poloish the aluminum trim and install it. The metal hinge frames for the front windshield have been installed; I have a slight problem with the rear windshield hine brackets - one is a little longer.
Mar 31, 2009, 09:52 AM
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I have read your buildlog religeously, great build, fantastic finish and lots of invaluable tips and lessons to be learnt for Ś novice like me!
I will no doubt check in this log for inspiration and help during my own build.

Apr 02, 2009, 10:56 AM
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I got the engine hatches trimmed out yesterday, The kit provides aluminum strips that needtobe polished and taped tothe engine hatches. The hatch handles are made from aluminum rod, turned aluminum acorns for the end, stainless steel cotter pins, and pop rivets. The pop rivet pulling stem (or nail) is removed, and the actual rivet part is used as the standoff.
Apr 02, 2009, 02:42 PM
r/c ships and workboats
I like the pop rivit idea fr the stand offs. Model is looking very good.
Apr 05, 2009, 07:38 PM
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I took the model to Toledo on Friday. MACK Products had a new pair of rear windshield hinge frames waiting for me. We compared notes about the model; I'd buy and build another one. I finally got the rear windshield installed Friday night; and some of the final little trim details completed Saturday night. Now I have to wait for the weather to break so I can go to the lake and test this little gem.
Apr 05, 2009, 08:00 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Looks great!
Apr 05, 2009, 08:19 PM
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Very Nice.

Apr 06, 2009, 01:35 AM
Taking care of the pond.
I like it!!!

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