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PostSubject: Ebay fixer upper   Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:04 am

Another weekend purchase appears ok except the swivel skeg attachment point is broken, I'll make a new one in brass or aluminium

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170692438707?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_550wt_1139


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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:41 pm

looks like a good buy Damien, how are you going to make a new top?


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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:55 pm

Thanks Alan, I'll mask the hull and use card for a pattern then 2 layers of 6/10ths-oz glass cloth and polyester resin to get the cabin overlap to hull just right open cabin with action figure or 2 in the cockpit I'll finish with metal flake and pearl finish I've had the flake and pearl for 18mths getting eager to use and see the effect.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:36 pm

Definately a fixer upper Damien. should be interesting to see you fix it and to see just how much performance you get from that brushed motor
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:50 pm

Power might be dubious it's a 3 pole 550? I have a 5 pole grunty motor from a cordless drill I can try otherwise I'll go brushless don't want record breaking speed just want a range of boats to help pique interest in the locals it does seem over motored for the 45mm prop on it lol
It's very light a 2 piece ABS hull a RTR I'd say
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:47 pm

My thoughts precisely Damien
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:55 am

Almost finished unpacking my tools today I found 3mm x 40mm brass bar only have to shave .4mm off to make the replacement skeg pivot will be heavier the the plastic original but oooh so much stronger I'm bidding on some 1mm silver solder from the UK on ebay to braze the bits together this is the bit of modelling I like the most Innovation
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:46 pm

definately the most rewarding part of the hobby when it works and possibly the most frustrating part if it doesn't Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:41 pm

phil winks wrote:
definately the most rewarding part of the hobby when it works and possibly the most frustrating part if it doesn't Smile
I disagree with the frustrating part if we have everything go right first time we'd never achieve innovation or try to do things another way.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay fixer upper   Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:27 pm

point taken mate however frustration is often what makes me all the more determined to find a better easier way to achieve something I take it very personally if I fail at something and so become even more determined to succeed
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