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PostSubject: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyMon May 09, 2016 9:20 pm

My son, known in the family as the Sorcerer's Apprentice, has been busy again. He has learning difficulties but fantastic spacial visualisation capability. Give him a couple of pictures and a GA drawing and he produces very passable models.

His latest product has been a 1/12th Shannon class lifeboat using two of the small NDQ speed boat jet units uprated with Speed 480 motors. This goes well but he still needs to sort out better reversing buckets!!

He has also thought about the Supercat launch system and after spending a whole £2 at the car boot sales yesterday on a couple of old battered tanks has decided that it is possible to make the system work.

The large track base unit had no internals but was the correct length for the trailer section. The smaller unit was an r/c unit but the radio was crap so it was removed and the motors at the moment controlled by long wires and a battery in his hand. The two units are coupled with a wooden rod at the moment.



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He balanced his Shannon on top of the units to see if the motorised section was capable of moving the whole rig.



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First tests had a lot of 'track spin' but after adding a spare battery as ballast onto the power unit this very short clip shows the result.



https://vid242.photobucket.com/albums/ff300/gribeauval/P1000645_zpswh2eglgw.mp4



He will now go ahead producing the Supercat in a better looking format.
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyTue May 10, 2016 7:55 am

Interesting 2thumbsup it's good to see the younger generation doing practical stuff and not just sat in front of a computer.

Will you show us more as he progresses in the build please.

I have a son with  problems, he is dyslexic among other issues  but very intelligent, perhaps I should give him a boat kit for his birthday and see what he makes of it, he certainly needs a new interest.
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyTue May 10, 2016 8:55 am

Smashing...I also have a daughter, although with severe global learning difficulties....
Fair play to your son, looks good. 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyWed May 11, 2016 8:27 pm

My son has now made the main beam for the Supercat.


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We now have the main pivot for the system temporarily fixed onto the tractor unit.


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Video clip of the system in use!!


https://vid242.photobucket.com/albums/ff300/gribeauval/Supercat%2001_zps4svmuwfu.mp4


Finally a shot of the 'Sorcerer's Apprentice himself!


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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyThu May 12, 2016 1:44 pm

It's looking really good 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyFri May 13, 2016 9:03 pm

David has started on the main rotating carriage using a section of metal U channel for the main part and has also started adding simulated hydraulic lines to the trailer.


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PostSubject: Sorcerers Apprentice.   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyFri May 13, 2016 9:32 pm

Like Father like son!
Hes a clever lad Mike,and having met him hes a good lad too.
Good luck to him.
Glad David has taken up interest in lifeboats!
is this one 1/12th scale or 1/16th?
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptySat May 14, 2016 6:40 pm

battleshipbuff wrote:
Like Father like son!
Hes a clever lad Mike,and having met him hes a good lad too.
Good luck to him.
Glad David has taken up interest in lifeboats!
is this one 1/12th scale or 1/16th?
Mick


It's 1/12th to match his Shannon!

He is thrown out the small tractor unit now that he knows it works and is building one from scratch with much better gearboxes, pics when he gets a bit further with it. Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptySun May 15, 2016 10:54 am

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Update of what the Apprentice has been doing, amongst other things.

He has worked out how to make the cabin/engine unit for the Supercat.

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He has also made a start on the turntable section for the trailer.

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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptySun Jul 03, 2016 8:46 pm

awesome!!

look forward to seeing that detailed and working!
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyMon Jul 04, 2016 2:24 am

He is certainly applying your tutelage well Mike, well done to you both. 2thumbsup Thumbup 2thumbsup Thumbup 2thumbsup Thumbup 2thumbsup Thumbup 2thumbsup Thumbup
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Looking good 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: sorcerers apprentice   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyMon Jul 04, 2016 4:10 pm

Give that lad a pat on the back! Well done David it is all looking good.Keep up the good work.
Hoping to see you at Blackpool
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyTue Aug 02, 2016 7:14 pm

The apprentice's latest incarnation of the Supacat tractor unit, now under full radio control.


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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyWed Aug 03, 2016 1:43 am

Be proud Mike be very proud Your apprentice is as good at building and detail as the master.

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2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup Beautiful, very nice detailing 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyWed Aug 03, 2016 11:01 am

And this is only his 'proof of concept' build!  He intends to make a 'better built' model later.
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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptySun Aug 07, 2016 9:53 pm

just got back off holiday to this.........

what have I missed..ABSOLUTELY BLOODY BEAUTIFUL..........tell him he's better than you matey........that'll get him buzzin, lol.

seriously what a fine superb modeller he's turning out to be..............look forward to seeing it all at Blackpool.

is the Shannon scratch as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyMon Aug 08, 2016 1:20 am

I saw this the other day pop up and was supposed to put a comment but got side tracked.

But bloody cracking talos very nice achievement! 

need a vid of it running now  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

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Roadrunner wrote:
I saw this the other day pop up and was supposed to put a comment but got side tracked.

But bloody cracking talos very nice achievement! 

need a vid of it running now  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

Sorry to dissappoint you but it isn't a Talus, it's a Supacat.

Short video clip of the Supacat tractor section running.

https://vid242.photobucket.com/albums/ff300/gribeauval/New%20Supacat_zpsqen8kbov.mp4
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David has now worked out how to make the carriage rotate using parts 'salvaged' from a large toy fire engine.


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Short clip of the carriage rotating whilst carrying about 4kg of lead ballast.


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PostSubject: Re: Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!!   Sorcerer's Apprentice strikes again!! EmptyTue Sep 19, 2017 8:54 pm

Latest video (Youtube this time NOT Photobucket pirates!!) of Davis's SLARS loaded with his part finished Shannon in the test tank this evening.

Still got a few bugs to iron out but it works !!



Full screen is easier to watch. Thumbup
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Tell David very well done. I have a lot of problems to over come to get mine any were near this.

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