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Author Topic: Strongbow type tug  (Read 5210 times)

Offline DamienG

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2019, 07:26:34 PM »
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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #106 on: August 02, 2019, 01:19:20 AM »

Thanks Damien. Hope you are OK.

Decided for the sliding tray for the servo installation. I still have to make some adjustments, like the brass protection tube where the cable crosses the deck, but I left it as is for now because I want launch her on Sunday. I also will move the tray about 7mm to stern which will align the servo arm with the (future) protection tube.
The whole installation works as expected: servo moves cable => cable moves rudder arm. 

Also made and installed the splash guard inside the second paddle box. No pics here.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #107 on: August 02, 2019, 07:08:53 AM »
Hi Jurgen,

the connection servo to rudder is very close to the original, but I think it will be more secure to enclose the wire at least at the rollers beside the servo. Like it is now there may be danger that the wire will jump over and the boat looses his steering ability. At my "Mindon" (picture) I enclose the wire at the rollers.

Thomas

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #108 on: August 02, 2019, 10:25:52 AM »

Fully agree Thomas. It is on the to-do list.

Jurgen


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Sailing, I am sailing ...
« Reply #109 on: August 06, 2019, 04:46:17 AM »

She has seen real water and liked it even better than the bath tub.
My splash guards worked better than expected. I did expect some water to get inside where the shaft crosses the deck and placed some rags under the those areas, but not one drop got inside. Rags totally dry after more than 2 hours of sailing.
She has no bad habits. After correcting a little listing by shifting the ballast pieces she sailed perfectly stable, no listing at all in the turns.
I would like to have a bit more speed. Maybe I will change the actual 1:50 RB35 motor by a 1:30. In the video I go full speed most of the time.

Previous to the launch I still modified some issues I had already mentioned:
- Move the servo 7mm to stern
- Install the protective tubes where the steering cables cross the deck
- Make something more appealing to the eye for fixing the steering cables to the servo arm
- Glue some mini magnets to attach the wheel house roof

Heres the video of the test drive.
https://youtu.be/q5F1LC3pnV8

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #110 on: August 06, 2019, 05:22:59 AM »
Congratulate Jurgen! The boat seems to has very good nautical qualitys with the wide hull and the relative big draught - I suppose, there will be no tendence of list.

Thomas

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #111 on: August 06, 2019, 05:32:31 AM »

Does everybody get the terrible video quality on YT I get?
The original on my PC has good quality.


Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #112 on: August 06, 2019, 09:44:41 AM »
Jurgen............the clarity and quality of the attachnement is excellent....colours, stability all OK...I have viewed on an 8 year old desktop and a 5 day old laptop.......both video cards obviously different however both display the quality I mention

The vessel appears to be at or possibility a little below her intended draft.......obviously you will need to be critical of her additional to weight

The sedate speed of the vessel appears what we could imagine of a vessel of this class

https://youtu.be/q5F1LC3pnV8

PS...[the venue also appears interesting with enough water surface to make realistic scale waves,and whilst the water at first looked brown....later we see a submarine clearly [@ 1:45 minutes] below the surface....the sky is blue, so the bottom of the pond/lake must be dirty]

The variety of different craft is also interesting

Derek

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #113 on: August 07, 2019, 09:35:47 AM »

Thanks Thomas and Derek.

It was a nice day last Sunday with a larger crowd than usual.
The sub appears 3 times on the video: at 0:23 it passes submerged to the right of me, then at 1:06 it passen in front, only the turret visible and then at 1:45 where you saw it. We had 3 subs on Sunday.

The quality thing is weird. On my PC I still get the lousy resolution I was complaining about, but on my iPad and the laptop at home it shows fine. It's not the first video I edit here and this has not happened before. I don't like computers :crash

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #114 on: August 13, 2019, 02:11:20 AM »

The paddleboxes have grown a dino back.
Made the steps of the stairs up the paddle boxes.
The steps are not glued yet, I placed them only for the picture.

Also glued the supports for the sliding doors.
The wooden parts have been sanded a lot, but I am surprised how rough they look in the close-up pictures. Guess I have to do more sanding.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2019, 10:38:20 AM »
Coming along nicely Jurgen well done.  :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #116 on: August 16, 2019, 01:02:29 AM »

 Thank you Damien. :D


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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #117 on: August 20, 2019, 12:51:55 AM »

Didn't get much done this weekend.

Cut the parts for the small attachments to the deck like companionways and ventilation hatches.

Upon arranging the parts I realized that made a few mistakes and will have to re-do some pieces.
The worst mistake is a classic. Shown in the second picture. Who sees it?
Hint: It's not the piece with the missing edge in the lower part of the picture.

Jurgen



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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #118 on: August 20, 2019, 09:33:52 AM »
Drat darn *********** happens to us all frequently to me lol

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #119 on: August 20, 2019, 05:35:10 PM »
Ha ha .. yes .. you meant to do a mirror image.

I have made such mistakes countless times on modelling projects and even on instruments I have built. There it is extremely costly as I can testify from personal experience!

 

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