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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:26 pm 
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Looking good, Bruce :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:19 am 
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sandy wrote:
Looking good, Bruce :thumbs_up_1:


Thanks Sandy!!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:27 am 
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Been busy making up liferaft racks for either side of bridge, cheated a little as I got Nelson in USA to draw up the sections that hold the life raft cannisters and laser cut a heap of em' for me! Then all I needed to do was build the walkway and some of the bracing.

Here are some pix towards the end of construction and test fitting on superstructure.

Cheers Bruce :cool_1: :cool_1:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:30 am 
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No build updates as yet I have not been in the zone for building stuff lately. But here are some cool pics from running her and Saipan back in June in Wagga for Carriers and Escorts weekend.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:56 am 
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Wow, beautiful. I like those canisters.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:16 am 
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Looking good Bruce! I can't wait to get mine in the water. I have the most fun building but seeing the models on the water is also half the fun :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:22 am 
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Wow, she certainly looks impressive on and off the water!
Great job Bruce!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:29 am 
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Got some stuff done today,finally made up the Anchor hawser thingame for the bow anchor....3 bits of scrap 2mm styrene glued together then attacked with dremel, the lots of filing and sanding. Then sorted out some anchor chains....If you notice there are two chains but only one visible anchor. The California class CGNs had an mushroom anchor in the keel same as submarines do! And fitted a little satcom antenna on the ASROC reload house.

During the week I need to paint the life raft canisters for the fwd superstructure then I can fit em'


Also had to replace the fuse holders that come with the FR15 esc's one crapped itself a few months ago and the other gave me trouble at our last run with a dodgy wire...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Had a bit of a :idea: :idea: moment and got some work done on the davits for the 26 foot motor boats....

Most of the very simple drawings found on the net show the davits on both sides as being the same length but close analysis of lots of pictures tells me that the davit for the 26' motor boats are shorter than the ones for the 40'ers... Now that I have (mostly....still some bits to do!! ) had a go at one side the other will be much quicker.

Went out in the shed Saturday to try and get one of California's ESCs to work after it refused to work last sail day! Worked fine during early runs in the morning but when I wanted to do a final run before packing up it refused to function just makes a click sound like the relay has porked itself :crs: :crs: Probably cooked the relay running too much current.....Will upgrade both to FR30s then I can finally run her at 100% throttle :twisted: :twisted:

After messing about for awhiles doing that I decided to finally fit the Satcom antennas I got from Shapeways ages ago....first had to make up the bracket that attaches to the super structure (plenty of styrene scrap about for making odd shapes up!! plus some evergreen strips and a bit of filing!) Then a coat of primer and a dab of glue...

While the antennas sat to dry I ripped the old plastic railings off from the fwd life raft platforms and replaced them with wire railings (actually HO scale overhead Catenary wire made by Sommerfeldt part no Nr102) and fitted the liferafts to the frames. The platforms will not get permanently attached till some more pipe work gets fitted to the fwd superstructure.

here are some pics....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:28 am 
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minor update....lol Got some more bits from Shapeways recently RAS padeyes which I fitted on the weekend.

New esc's tested on Sunday at the pond too. Showed good speed (by good speed I really mean "Overspeed".......) And I haven't even reset the TX end points from 85% to 100% full fwd throttle.....


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