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chipchase

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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 14:30:03 »
Three more showing the headgear.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2012, 23:02:04 »
That looks nice.
But my experience with scale 1:25, is that all heavy brass.
I prefer to use a heavy belt drive.
Also, the contact with the belt and toothed belt drive is bigger.
Also less wear and force on the gears.
But for smaller drives it works perfectly.
But for belt drives you need more space.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2012, 00:25:44 »
Head gear and thrusters look great Brian. Looking forward to watching your build!

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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2012, 07:39:16 »
Be careful of the motor torque, Turning forces create a lot of problems for stock servos . If you get unwanted radio problems try changing the servos to a digital , They hold there positions better under load.
This problem will show up with the Graupner units as well if you over power them.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2012, 11:51:16 »
Fitting the drives into the hull was straight forward, I decided to fit alloy plates into the hull for strength then fitted the drives through the plates. Unfortunately I donít have a photo showing the drives fitted inside the hull.

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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 11:57:10 »
it's looks very good,nice job.
just real.
with best regards Cor
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2012, 12:00:16 »
thanks Cor  :) :)
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 14:35:36 »
Very nice work going on there Brian. I see the lathe and the milling machine seen a bit of use on your latest project with milling all your various aluminium bits out.

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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2012, 20:39:23 »
Superb work Brian!
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2012, 02:01:28 »
Thanks gents, unfortunately I donít have a milling machine Kevin the bits were cut out with a band saw then filed. Life would be much easier with a milling machine but its convincing the wife.    ;) ;)
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2012, 09:26:56 »
Thanks gents, unfortunately I donít have a milling machine Kevin the bits were cut out with a band saw then filed. Life would be much easier with a milling machine but its convincing the wife.    ;) ;)

Santa IS on the way!!!
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2012, 12:34:22 »
The Caroline has two bow thrusters fitted, I decided that I would only have one on the model  that would be working. The bow thruster is home made the same as the Z drives here are some photos showing the type I made and fitted.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2012, 12:49:01 »
One more showing the bow thrusters fitted into the hull.
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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2012, 13:30:08 »
Well if your going to the Harrogate model engineering exhibition next May Brian leave a bit of room in the back of the car and make sure you go with a few mates from the boat club who can help you get your new milling machine in the back of the car!!!!

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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2012, 00:01:21 »
Nicely done, looks great
with best regards Cor
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