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PostSubject: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Jun 03, 2022 10:25 am

Hi One & All

I have been able to obtain a Aero - Naut Pilot boat at a good price,  the thing is can any one shed some light on just were the water line should be on this model?

The person that made it has just put it along the joint of the hull side and bottom panels, so it just looks as if it is sitting on the water and not in the water, also it is very tender.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Jun 03, 2022 5:06 pm

https://howesmodels.co.uk/product/aeronaut-pilot-boat-rc-radio-control-model-boat-kit/
Is this the one Fred?

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Jun 03, 2022 5:51 pm

Fred - I sent you a message - I have found the Manual online. If you let me have your email address I will send it to you.

I am considering this as my next model, although I have bought a wooden kit of a trawler.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySat Jun 04, 2022 8:58 am

Good Morning One & All

Thank you for your reply's

In answer to Swab yes that is the one, and going on the picture he has put the waterline in the right place, but it just doesn't not look right, as I said it looks as if she is sitting on the water and is very tender, I think I will move it to were I think it should be.

Barriew  GO FOR IT. and thank you for spending the time looking for the online manual, I got the online and the original one with the boat, it just not saying were the waterline should go, Barriew I do not know if you are on one of the other sites but there is a build log of this kit, and looking at mine you will have no trouble in building one, its a bit like doing an Airfix kit, in fact if I had not got this one for £50 I would have got myself one at some time.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySun Jun 05, 2022 10:52 am

Hi one & All

Have been looking at a few video's on YouTube of the Pilot boat and it looks as if the waterline is in the right place on mine, so I will leave it as is for now.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySun Aug 14, 2022 3:25 pm

Hi Fred,
Any photos ?

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySun Aug 14, 2022 4:19 pm

Hi Martin

This is the one that I sold, then got the one I am now refurbing, I can take some photos of how she looks at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySun Aug 14, 2022 4:36 pm

Sorry Fred,

I think I am getting myself confused as i am trying to catchup with everything i had missed.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 15, 2022 8:37 am

Hi Brian

I should have said that I had sold her and closed the page, 

This is how the new one is looking as of today.
So far I have removed all the windows so that I can replace the glassing, filled and repainted all of the model, the reason behind the filling was due to the original builder just gluing all the parts together, making no attempt to cut and file them to fit, one part of the hull was so far from the correct fit that he used Sellotape to cover the gap, as for the paint that he used it was some form of house paint, I did flatten it, but in places it still shows, it is not the best paint job that I have done.

Let me know when you may like to have a skype. 

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 15, 2022 11:08 am

Hi Fred,

I definitely think you should start a refurbishment log on this pilot boat.
I will also help the newer guys to this hobby to see how things get done.

Send me a PM and then we can arrange a chat.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 15, 2022 2:01 pm

Hi Martin

I feel that I have now gone pass the point of doing a log on this, if I had made a new one then I would have done a log.

I will say that having had two, it seems like a very easy build.

Looking at the boats and reading all that I could find on the web I would very strongly advise any one that this would make a good first build, it is not a fast build even though all the parts are pre - cut and you get interlocking taps to help keep it all square, the filling is only to hide the tabs on the outside, you can add LEDs to the cabin - control dash and Nav lights, all in all a good kit.

Keep Safe

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 15, 2022 2:43 pm

Hi Fred,
It would still be interesting seeing your progress.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 15, 2022 3:23 pm

Hi One & All

O.K so with doing this refurb I had to remove all the stickers that had been fitted onto the boat, one of which was the call sign on the windbreaker.

Now would be the time to try making some of my own, I ordered some water-slide decal paper for ink jet printer from Gecko Paper  https://www.geckopaper.co.uk at a cost of £1.99 per sheet, I only got one sheet just to see how it would work, all I did was work out the size and font that I would need and used word to make the template, printed off a test copy and if it looked O.K I would then print it onto the decal paper, one thing that I will do in the future is work out all the things that I will need for the boat before I print them on to the decal paper, Gecko do give you an idiot proof set of instructions, as you can see from the photo (sorry its not more clearer) I think I got it right so if I can do it with only one brain cell any one can do it.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 15, 2022 3:45 pm

Hi Fred.

Have you considered me as I only have half a brain cell LOL!!

I have sent you a PM.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySun Aug 28, 2022 4:24 pm

Hi One & All

Just a quick up date on the Pilot Boat

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySun Aug 28, 2022 5:50 pm

Hi Fred,
You are working wonders on the boat and the decals look the part too.
Well done.
Not long now and she will get her bottom wet.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 29, 2022 7:37 am

Hi One & All

So true Martin just all the little bits to do then onto the water, if all goes to plan this coming Thursday will be wetting time. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 29, 2022 8:20 am

Hi Fred,
When you say "wetting time" do you mean the boat or your underwear LOL!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyMon Aug 29, 2022 8:52 pm

Or leaky waders?

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyTue Aug 30, 2022 7:06 am

Hi

Could be all three, who knows.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyThu Sep 01, 2022 4:12 pm

Hi One and All

As i said today is the day the Pilot boat got wet. she was all dry, just need to finish her off.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyThu Sep 01, 2022 5:28 pm

Hi Fred,
Great to see your Pilot boat on the water.
Looks really good.
Well done sir.

Do you have much more to do to her ?

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyThu Sep 01, 2022 7:07 pm

Hi

I have to put in the new railings - Liferaft containers - Radar - P/S lights and radio aerials. them I cam call ot a day.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Sep 02, 2022 10:47 am

Hi Fred,
I cannot remember if I have asked you this but are you fitting a radar that will rotate ?

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Sep 02, 2022 1:21 pm

Hi Martin

Its a No for the radar, all I have done with this boat is tidy it up and a respray. 

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Sep 02, 2022 1:48 pm

Hi Fred,
Maybe you could give the radar an upgrade.
I will post a 'little How to' just incase you get interest.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Sep 02, 2022 2:41 pm

Hi Martin

Thank you for the link, but for this boat I think I will give it a miss, it is just to much effort to put any extra items into her, any way this boat will be for the grandchildren to play with.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyFri Sep 02, 2022 5:28 pm

Hi Fred,
I think the grandchildren will love it and hopefully become future model makers.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySat Sep 03, 2022 7:44 am

Hi Martin

For some reason I don't think so, the granddaughter is playing drums in the school band, so I will try and encourage her to get into a rock group, as for the grandson he goes from one thing to anther at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptySat Sep 03, 2022 8:42 am

It is a shame Fred.
We need the younger generation to keep the hobby of model making alive.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 11:48 am

Hi One & All

Calling this finished

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 5:17 pm

Excellent work Fred.
Very nice indeed.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 5:49 pm

Thank you Martin

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyTue Oct 04, 2022 7:59 am

Hi One & All

Thinking of passing this one on,  I will see if I can find two ESC to replace the ones that I used as they are from one of my other boats.

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PostSubject: Re: Aero - Naut Pilot Boat   Aero - Naut  Pilot Boat EmptyTue Oct 04, 2022 9:12 am

Hi Fred,

Whoever gets gets this is a lucky person
And I hope whoever gets this model appreciates all the hard work that has gone into making this boat.

On another note you will have made a bit of space for your next project.

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