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PostSubject: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:29 am

I started this build sometime ago so I shall just put photos on of the build up till now.

I bought the hull from Steve Batch in Oz and I am scratch building the rest.

This is not a particularly easy build as there are so many angles involved.

This build could take a while as I am having health problems at the moment.















































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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:38 am

Looking great mate.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:47 pm

Ableseaman Richard,

It is great to see this build on here, the premier site!!

No excuses now, just keep the log going.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:36 pm

Brilliant, keep em coming Dicky.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:33 pm

Sorry to ask an obvious question, but am I right thinking it's the same class as the boat in the Auz Sea patrol programme? I think they're beautiful looking things!
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:39 pm

Rapid progress Dicky. Good to see the build on here too
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:36 pm

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Sorry to ask an obvious question, but am I right thinking it's the same class as the boat in the Auz Sea patrol programme? I think they're beautiful looking things!
You're right Matty.

Thanks for the comments chaps.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:47 pm

I agree with Matty.she's a beautiful looking boat dicky and you're doing her proud.

where did you buy the hull from..did it come from Oz.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:37 pm

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I agree with Matty.she's a beautiful looking boat dicky and you're doing her proud.

where did you buy the hull from..did it come from Oz.

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I bought the hull from Steve Batche, TF72 member in Oz Neil.

Alan Pew ln Oz also does the hull, drawings and fittings.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:49 pm

Interesting build Richard, good to see you posting again affraid Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:10 pm

Great to see you posting on here again Dicky and with your usuall skill on the workbench too! lovely work and as already said a lovely looking subject
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:38 pm

Thanks for the nice comments chaps.
Think this one is going to take awhile as I am only averaging about 5 hours a week on it at the moment as I haven't got over the Pneumonia on top of the emphysema.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:40 pm

And I thought bronchitis on top of a 60hr working week was bad mate I'm suprised your getting as much done as you are !! Take care and I hope the medical experts get you as right as possible again reall soon
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:25 pm

I'm not holding my breath [excuse the pun] Phil, but I haven't been outside the house since September 2010 apart from 4 emergency ambulance trips to hospital. Still I have still got my fingers crossed. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:36 pm

Well I think its safe to say that we're all crossing them for you bud keep the faith mate
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:45 pm

Thanks Phil.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:58 am

Well I've done a bit more.

I've made and fitted the main mast, rear air inlets and various vents and hatches.







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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:45 pm

She really is coming along nicely Richard. Keep it up and thanks for sorting my little Skype problem this morning!!

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:21 pm

Thanks Barry and the Skype problem was a pleasure. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:27 pm

Once again a very smart and somewhat inspirational build Dicky
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:48 pm

Haven'rt been feeling so good lately so I havent done any boat building.

However I am feeling a bit better this week so I have done a little to the Armidale.

Relying heavily on Dave at ACTion to supply me with the right parts because, as most of you know, me and electrics are like oil and water, I placed my order with him the other

afternoon and as usual it turned up the following day.

I have fitted these parts over the last couple of days and they work !!

I have fitted the following ACTion thingys.

P92 POWER DISTRIBUTION BOARD

DOUBLE P95 INDICATOR FUSE BOARDS

THE ALL SINGING ALL DANCING, BRAND NEW SELF SETTING UP, P94 LITE DUAL ESC AND MIXER

This new P94 does away with previous problems that have been encountered with the cheaper R/C systems.

I am using the Planet 5 system in this boat and the control using the new P94 is incredible. The motors run as intended and as fast or slow as you like without any speed controller noise.

I am at the moment using a 7.2v 4600mAh racing pack from The Component Shop to power everything.

Thats all for now except for a couple of photos.



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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:57 pm

what's the main propulsion battery you have in there dicky............how many amps is it, and what weight is it.

I have a problem with the Flying christine in that I have a maximum of 2 kilos spare and a small space for batteries and rc equipment in ballast, and want something that will drive the 585's I have in my boat reasonably quickly and a reasonable length of time, but also reasonably quick recharge time.....any help would be greatly appreciated from anyone.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:40 am

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what's the main propulsion battery you have in there dicky............how many amps is it, and what weight is it.

I have a problem with the Flying christine in that I have a maximum of 2 kilos spare and a small space for batteries and rc equipment in ballast, and want something that will drive the 585's I have in my boat reasonably quickly and a reasonable length of time, but also reasonably quick recharge time.....any help would be greatly appreciated from anyone.

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Neil I am at the moment using a 7.2v 4600mAh racing pack from The Component Shop to power everything.

One battery weighs 412gms

The Component Shop also do 7.2V 5000 SC NiMH Battery Pack which weighs about the same.

http://www.component-shop.co.uk/html/large_packs.html

I have yet to test boat on water though
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:21 am

Those ACTion thingies really are superb.....I got the very first P94 off the production line....Even got Dave to autograph it. works superbly.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:23 am

thanks dicky that's a great help.is that weight per battery or the pack.....

cheers, neil.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:40 am

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Those ACTion thingies really are superb.....I got the very first P94 off the production line....Even got Dave to autograph it. works superbly.

The new P94 is a real winner Barry, makes the old ones look antique. Even I can get it to work perfectly just by plugging it in.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:42 pm

Have had a rethink on the internal work and have moved the battery further back to just in front of the motors.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:53 pm

....and your reasons for this change please Richard??
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:11 pm

richard, how long will that battery pack at 4600mamps run those 585's for on a decent sail, just working out what I can put in my flying christine.......and do you need a different charger for those than a normal one.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:41 pm

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richard, how long will that battery pack at 4600mamps run those 585's for on a decent sail, just working out what I can put in my flying christine.......and do you need a different charger for those than a normal one.

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They are 385s Neil, whether they are powerful enough and how long they last is down to my suck it and see method of electricary.

Normal charger for a racing pack.

Moved the batteries back as she was bow heavy Barry.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:47 pm

I made and fitted the rear steps on the transome.

Made and fitted the trim tabs



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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:29 pm

Looking very good Dicky ! I think the wife said it all when she asked if it was a kit build just shows how proffessional it looks
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:09 pm

Still plodding on.

Have been making various lockers and vents.

I have glazed the wheel house windows, sprayed them inside and masked up the outside ready for spraying.



I have also sprayed the hull up to the waterline.



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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:32 am

Really fine job Richard looks superb Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:46 pm

Thanks Damien.

Little more done today.

Got the complete boat under colour and started on constructing the forward mast.

Had to pack it in early for the day as the fumes were getting to me, still there is another day tomorrow.





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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:50 pm

that is truly going to be a gem, Richard.....looks fast and powerful.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:34 am

Remains to be seen Neil, a way to go yet.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:23 am

I am looking forard to seeing her on the water Richard... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:57 am

Hi Barry

Like I said, theres a way to go yet.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:33 pm



I have now completed the front mast, another work up.

I've also resprayed the bottom of the hull black.






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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:36 pm

she's coming along nicely Dicky !


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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:48 pm

I REALLY REALLY want to see this in the water, beautiful looking ship! I have to ask-looking at it now with superstructure on, it really does look top heavy, have you had to build it super light up top to get it to be seaworthy?

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:58 pm

Dont know how it will float Matty, though I have kept it as light as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:39 pm

I have started on the handrails today and it a very slow job as there is a lot of soldering which is a bit intricate at this scale .





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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:18 pm

Looking real good mate, I like the ironing board bench too, I'm thinking one with a mesh top will make a good portable welding bench.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:29 pm

The ironing board is excellent Damien, can be worked on from both sides, takes up very little room, adjustable height and can be folded up when not in use.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:40 pm

I have a fold up table 1mt x 1.8mt x 19mm mdf that by the time I set it up I'm exhausted & go inside for the rest of the day a light ironing board will be much less hassle.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:47 am

Have given the boat a test in the water tank and she is just about on the waterline with a few more bits to add, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Have finished off the handrails thank goodness, all the soldering finished at last.

I am now waiting for the gun, radar domes and other pieces to arrive from Oz where Steve is casting them for me, they should be here in the next couple of weeks.

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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:39 am

She really is looking great Richard.
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PostSubject: Re: DickyD's Armidale build   Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:40 am

Thanks Barry, there is more work in this one than there looks, its taking ages.
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