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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:35 am

2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup very nice

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:01 am





Added a driver and passenger.



Also bought 3 more cars another Dauphine and an A310.



And a 1952 RENAULT 4CV Barquette des Records Vernet Pairard.


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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:41 am

Final coat of satin clear on the hull and super structure supports and railings.
Some pics tomorrow if it's fully dry.

It was dry my attempt at rust weathering is fair I got busy with clear 5min epoxy and glued bums and feet in suitable positions.
Fittings added to bridge roof. Water tank in place and life boats glued down. Overall it'coming together.









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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:24 am

Vehicle ramps and 9 of the 10 Renault's mounted on the deck.









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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:31 am

Passenger ramps done and power to the paddle engine 3 AA NiMh cells.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:20 am

Very good Damien  2thumbsup  2thumbsup - now for the water  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:22 am

superb matey.......It has been great to watch...it's a unique project and has brought plenty of interest, and the finished product is a credit to you......I really like it........a totally unusual and fascinating model of a great boat.........hope you get great pleasure from sailing and showing her.

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:28 am

Thanks Neil I still have to finish the radio install and ballast her Neil as well as make the travel boxes for her and Lady of the lake.
Though next is a paddle barge with caterpillar crane and a load of pipes.

I have finished the plan and made bulkhead templates so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:15 am

I learned the hard way to ALWAYS cut flats for grub screws if you don't your shafts will become permanent fixtures.]
My spindle bearings are a very close fit and I had to cut the silver steel spindle into 3 pieces to remove it.
I'll buy some bearing blue so I can get a mark on the new spindle where the grub screws make contact.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:39 am

Needed a waterproof switch so I could have deck screwed down prior to leaving home I chose a screw top milk spout from a 1Lt carton a 20mm circle and some 1.5mm balsa the first pic shows the trimming I had to do.





A hole was cut in the deck a close fit to the remainder of the milk pourer and glued with epoxy, being careful to avoid gluing the switch cover to the deck as it was screw to the housing and used to unsure it was flush with the deck when dry. 








It doesn't look out of place amongst the cars.
The balsa bungs in the deck fill hols after I changed the position of the cars.


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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:55 pm

Nothing happening since last post Came down with the flu felt well but weak yesterday ventured to shed to put away a bunch of ebay purchases then this morning the damn sore throat has returned at least summer seems over .
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:44 am

The final buy arrived a trailer for the 1952 RENAULT 4CV Barquette des Records Vernet Pairard is made of white metal in kit form.



It went together easily.

 

Minor mods to lock the ramps upright.



With the car aboard I'll paint it shortly.

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:20 am

nice one Damien I like it  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:30 am

Fitted a tow bar to the Renault RX4 and safety chain to the trailer.






And all the cars are mounted where they'll remain, the 4CV and Alpine A110 in the bow are glued in place the rest inplace with nut & bolts.






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I've finished the paddle drive spindle grub screw flats no pic's though it's not very pretty lol
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:04 am

hi Damien,

looks well now all cars are in place  Cool , hope you have good boat insurance for salvage wrights for that lot, will be huge to recover lol!  lol!  lol!  lol!  lol!  lol!  when will maiden voyage be, must be getting there now 2thumbsup  2thumbsup 

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:17 am

Getting closer David still have the RC gear and ballasting to do as well as the transport cases this and the other paddle boat with my health as it is I can't give a final date yet hopefully soon.
I'd hate to lose her there's $300 plus in cars on her.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:21 am

RC gear installed and working well took a short video of a wheel turning a tad dark using a torch to light it up.
Click on the pic to start the video. (HTML Code Added Damien For Your Video To Work Within The Forum . RR.)



Now for pic's of the R/c install.
The Rx is in the stern with the 1 1/2" antenna in a tube behind a post on one of the passenger ramps.

  





She currently weighs 2.7kg 700g is in the cars on deck.









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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:35 pm

Very smart Damien.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:47 pm

I like that very much indeed. well done Damien.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:29 pm

Great work Bud looking forward to a vid/photos of her on the water, good luck with the maiden voyage

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:44 am

Thanks guy's
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:09 am

Damn damn damn
Shouldn't have gone back to the shed after dinner one of those moments when you turn the neighborhood air blue I accidentally knocked her off the shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
While in a fit of RAGE I jigsawed a paddle cover  back together and decided enough for today as I was leaving I noticed the bow above the bulwarks is damaged I'll have a better look tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:25 am

Hopefully things won't look so bad in the morning Damien.

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:07 am

Thanks Barrie once glued back together it doesn't look so bad just a bit of cosmetics to do now.







The lower half of the travel case finished parts for the upper half were cut from 3mm MDF I hope to start putting it together this afternoon.

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:23 am

hi Damien,

well done  2thumbsup , nobody will ever no what has happened once you have rubed it down and painted it. try some of your weathering on it more authentic. are you starting with the cold weather now down under.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:43 am

Hi David. yes it will look ok in the end.
It is starting to cool down still chucks a really warm one each week but they're forecasting a very nasty winter though.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:18 am

The broken railing was about 10mm short so i'm molding another from 2 strips of 1.5 x 3mm balsa I soaked them in water and tied them in place  with some elastic to the outside of the remainder rail and left to dry over night.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:33 am

The rail repair looks good I'll add a little weathering to add to her ambiance.

 



I also got the lid for her transport case made  3 1/2 sheets of 3mm x 60cm x 120cm was used to make this a the lid for the Lady of the Lake after I ran out of c/board at $12 I think it was the cheapest part of the build.
The tape holds it together while the glue dries.



I still have to fit locators to keep them on the trailer.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:15 pm

I've finished the transport box polyester resin inside and out and fitted velcro straps to hold the model in place within the box all that's left is some weathering on the damaged paddle box, add ballast the locate strips under the box and finish the radio install.







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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:36 pm

The paddle cover repair weathering came out OK.



And a pick of the transport boxes piggy backed on the trailer frame I took the wheels off to get access for welding some steel "U's" for the tie down straps to go through.

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PostSubject: NEED HELP   Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:05 am

I have the radio installed a 2.4Ghz, 2 ch the motor has plenty of power and the paddles will act as a cooling fan in the summer heat   
I have an issue not sure if it's a problem when power is applied to motor there is a slight movement of the rudder it twitches to the left a little and returns to previous position it only happens at motor start the motor is correctly suppressed, the below deck area is very crowded



I've put ext leads in to shift the esc away fro the motor I can't put the receiver any further away without putting it on the deck.

 

And a short video a tad dark the only control being used is the throttle.  Click on the pic to start the video.



Any ideas will be tried and appropriate accolades given for any that work.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:25 am

Problem solved thanks to Paddleducks members.
The twitching stopped when I went to a separate Rx battery.
To be safe I'll change the esc as well as it's rated for 5-7 cells & i'm running 8, with model out of water it pulls 1.08A might need to run two packs in parallel I guess I'll find out in bath test.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:08 am

Back at it 3 ESC's arrived the BEC wires have been cut, and plugs added to suit my drive battery and wiring 2 switch harnesses.
One ESC for this boat and 2 for the Lady of the Lake.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:31 pm

all's well that ends well matey................but bloody annoying when it's your own fault..........no other sod to blame, lol

I'm wondering how I'm going to get one of my model lifeboats up to Scotland on holiday with us without breaking bits off it........a box will be too big, so may just pack it in the top box around all the duvets lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:49 am

"no other sod to blame, lol"


So true Neil and it's getting so cold it takes a lot of talking to self to venture out to the shed, I'm determined though to at least do a bit each day.


Although a lapse ins boat/ship modelling I've been busy making a few attachments and mod's to my Taig lathe(US)/(Peatol UK)
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:11 am

I ventured out to shed as the temp approached 9c and pleased to say the wiring is sorted and the first paddler Lady of the Lake is ready for ballasting.

Hopefully I'll get the Sea Road Lady to the same stage tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:26 pm

Almost finished found checking electronics 3 times is not enough while sorting wiring for 2 parallel 8 cell packs I had the ammeter hooked up at power up it showed 4.9Amps I turned the air blue berating myself when I found I'd accidentally wired the second cell in reverse  the batteries got quite hot but appear ok.
I hate to think what would have happened If I had Lipo's.

A tad cluttered but ready to ballast.  







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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:35 pm

Who can find the extra switch for the ESC?
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:36 pm



With a bit of wire to operate it without removing the deck.


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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:38 pm

You win Barrie I thought the actuator wire would give it away  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:40 pm

No - I only saw that after I had posted the photo.

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:40 am

The Lady got her bottom wet today she's very stern heavy and the paddles are way to fast I'll cut the batteries from 2 x 8 cell packs to 5 cell packs and relocate them from amid ship to the bow and remove the equivalent weight in lead.

I also need more tension on the motor slide as the belt slips considerably on the pinion pulley.

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Bow at waterline as is the stern until I put the upper deck in place.





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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:02 am

It seems you can't buy 5 cell battery boxes so I chose appropriate sizes Dowel cut jus a little shorter than a battery drilled a 2mm hole down the middle & used 1mm copper wire through the hole formed and filled with solder as seen in the pic.



I recently accidentally bought 20 1800ma AAA cells instead of AA cells so as a weight saving measure I'll use them for Rx batteries.

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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:39 am

I found a couple of sellers on ebay that are selling 5 cell battery boxes so after I found how many cell are needed for optimum paddle speed I set it up neatly.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:38 am

To the tune of Herman's Hermits There's No Shed Today the warmth has gone away.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:19 pm

2 x 5 AA cell battery packs in parallel giving 6v at 6Ahr to the 545 motor everything except the ballasting.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:47 am

She's tail heavy therefore as well as the batteries I have to squeeze this 400g stack of lead buttons into the bow with the batteries.


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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:01 am

The Lady was top heavy and somewhat unstable in the tank I weighed the removable deck with 9 of the 11 vehicles on it and she has around 670g on the deck some thought needed on removing some of these classic Renault's. boohoo

I think stabilizers on the hull would  look out of place.
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:11 am

Damien wrote:
To the tune of Herman's Hermits There's No Shed Today the warmth has gone away.


No shed today, the warmth has gone away
My joints are freezin cold
They're makin me feel ooooold.

The warmer days will soon be a commin
A ju-umper I will not need,
Then I'll complain a bout it bein too hot
Just because I ca-aaan.

No shed today...........etc etc.


(feeble attempt I know, but I love the tune!)
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PostSubject: Re: Sea Road Lady   Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:44 am

lol!  Well done mate  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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