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PostSubject: Billings Norden    Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:43 am



For my next project I have acquired a kit of the fishing vessel Norden, made by Billings. I got it for about half the price some stores charge, although 2/3 rds of the usual eBay price.
I did think there was an outside chance of being able to convert it to RC, but I am now not so sure. It is only about 30 cms long and built in two halves - each half being built on half a keel as it were. I'll wait until I have built both halves then decide if there is any way of creating a void to allow the installation of motor etc.

The first problem I came across was that the board on which you build each half was warped bounce Luckily I have a piece of thick ply, and am using that.



There isn't much room between bulkheads so in order to ensure they are square, this is all I achieved today. I am using aliphatic glue at this stage so have to allow time for it to dry.



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PostSubject: Re: Billings Norden    Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:57 am

2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup We do what we must Barrie.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Billings Norden    Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:02 pm

I fitted the remaining bulkheads (side 1) today.Ready for planking. First to go on is the bulwark strip which is ply - looks about 1mm so will need lots of steam or hot water  Shocked Won't get a chance tomorrow - taxi duty calls lol!

I also made a new cricuit board for the Firetower, so may be able to test that tonight.

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