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Well she's finally finished and had her sea trials up at New Brighton last week. Sad, but the highlight for me was seeing the fire monitors work ! - as when testing in the workshop using a bottle of water they would not work.
Powered by 2x12v Robbe power 1000 motors, steering by 2x100mm Becker rudders assisted by bow and stern thrusters working together and enable her to move sideways (admittedly slowly). with 40 working lights and a crew of 9 'Blockheads' she sails very well. She's a little light in the stern area but I have now moved the thruster battery rear wards.
She's taken 1130 hours to build and used just over 63,000 matches, god knows how much glue !
All up weight is 43lb with no extra ballast. length 48" - beam 11.5"
Latest pictures are now in the gallery - enjoy - Ken
|neil howard-pritchard||10/08/2008 18:50:00|
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What a fantastic looking model, you must be very proud of her indeed. I know I would be.
I just hope you've managed to unstick your fingers enough to work the r/c and that you didn't have to use each and every one of those matches on fags before you stuck them together,lol.
Really is a credit to your inginuity, determination and patience.
Very well done, neil.
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