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Wishkah

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Sidewinder Build
« on: September 21, 2014, 21:33:48 »
It's been awhile since I've had a chance to build again.  I've been remodeling my home for the past 2 years and I'm finally done so time to play. I've had this kit from Gary King since I finished my Alan B build. I was finally able to find an Schottel drive from Cornwall Model Boats. It took less than a week to arrive at home! I was impressed!

Wishkah

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Installing the propulsion system
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 21:50:05 »
I removed the tiller setup that moves the schottel drive, and I will use a servo with a 60 tooth gear on it to turn the schottel directly. I'm using a 1000 KV brushless outrunner motor, 50A speed control on 6V SLA's
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Fitting the deck and superstructure
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 21:57:40 »
A lesson I learned from my Alan B build.... It is a lot easier to fit the superstructure to the deck before attaching the deck. So a spent several hours sanding to get the fit just right.
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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 06:09:56 »
Nice progress!
Those little "winders" are fun boats to RC; and Gary's kits are top notch.
MIKE

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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 15:37:17 »
Very Cool
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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 23:22:01 »
there a good fun boat  i built one a while back   (one of garys kits)   your's is looking good!
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Wishkah

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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2014, 20:28:30 »
Thanks All.

Hi Ray, I've been referencing your builds as I work on mine.

I've added battery boxes, Painted the inside, mounted the skeg, and setup some high strength magnets to hold the top in place.
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Barry

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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2014, 20:30:55 »
some more photos

Cheers
Barry

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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 06:37:33 »
Looks good! That should be a fun little boat to steer.

What model schottel is that? It looks similar to a pair I have in a Tiger Sun model - I was looking for a replacement arm - shows up in your earlier post.

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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 09:38:27 »
Krick in Germany has Schottel drives that look pretty close.


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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2014, 12:12:23 »
Photo 0641 shows the tiller arm -

Wishkah

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Re: Sidewinder Build
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2014, 17:11:08 »
Mike,
The drive is a CEM 40mm unit. I think it is the same size as the Graupner 1761. If you would like this tiller let me know, I won't be using it.

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Barry