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springer from down under.
« on: August 27, 2012, 23:23:40 »
While waiting for my YTL hull to arrive from the USA i decided to build a springer. drive is a 540j direct to a 100mm shaft onto 40mm prop. Battery power will be 2x 6v 8ah . not to sure weather to run as 12v or 6v , thinking maybe start at the lower voltage first , here are sum pics of the build . :)

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 23:26:01 »
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 23:28:27 »
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 23:31:08 »
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 00:09:29 »
to break boredom here is a video done with my phone rubberbanded to the wheelhouse of my bunker ship

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 00:13:01 »
the paint went on today. i havent decided on how the superstructure will be. time and thought  :-[


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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 00:27:01 »
 I know this is a tug forum . this is some of my fleet. the launch i found in an antique shop in need of major repairs , all cabin had to be  rebuilt and planking was spliting in the hull. un-sure of its design or what kit it was but believe it to be 50 yr plus.


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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 23:21:49 »
Well it was a beautiful sunny nearly spring day here in the top of the south island . couldnt wait to do a pond test  :) .  with the warmer weather the modelers pond is filling with  its weed ( local city council wont fix the problem ) another story. well the springer goes amazingly great. The two 6v 8ah batteries were enough balast only having to add another 6oz lead block to balance fore and arft levels. I am glad that i read posts on operating these wonderful machines . And now see why one dosent go full steam ahead LOL . 6v seems to be plenty of power as can only run half throttle while not under tow . (Plenty in reserve thou) Yay!!!!! I have worked out the superstructure and started on that. more posts and pics when further along as back to work for the next 4 days.

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 21:27:30 »
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Re: springer from down under.
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 23:05:27 »
HI THERE DOWN UNDER ; That is a niece looking springer . I just started an other springer that has two winches , one on the for deck and one on the after deck . They came off a remote control jeep .  I will post some pictures of it latter .                PUFFIN

                                   

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 00:42:37 »
Those winches sound great, alas mine are made from scrap bits from the recycle centre. this project has been great as i am getting abit more confident with the xtra details.

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 00:45:00 »
the finished product   angel

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 00:54:28 »
the last ones until the pond  :)

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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 07:47:01 »
HI PHILNZ ; GREAT JOB ON YOUR SPRINGER .      PUFFIN

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 12:08:31 »
Thanks Puffin, it was a fun build and suprisingly easy. Sunny day today so it will get some pond time  >:D .  Fiberglass YTL hull is here but i am waiting for the drive gear to come from the uk as have only just ordered it ( cheaper to import than buy in NZ).


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