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Axe Head ship of the future

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Bob Abell06/06/2020 09:49:11
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Decided to have another go at Paul Thomason`s famous Brutus model

Brutus 1 was designed by Paul in 2014 and was a very interesting build

The design was outrageous at the time, being an Axe Head type of ship

The sharp Axe edged bows allowed the ship to cut through the waves, rather than climb over the waves

 

Made a start by cutting out the formers, using Hardboard, which feels suitable for the task, having no other materials in stock

Will have to venture out into the wild world shortly, in search of wood supplies

Bob

Edited By Bob Abell on 06/06/2020 09:52:39

ashley needham06/06/2020 10:04:50
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In what direction will the Brutus 2 be different to version 1 Bob??

With experimental or non-conformist type vessels there are always things I would do differently the second time.

Propulsion perhaps???

Ashley

Bob Abell06/06/2020 10:34:13
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Ashley

Paul redesigned Brutus about two years ago. And it appeared in The ModelBoats Magazine

It is very simolar to the original, but he added weapon features, torpedos and Chain guns etc and more super structure

I shall fit Brushless motors for starters and whatever comes to mind, any suggestions?

Bob

Paul T06/06/2020 10:54:27
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Hello Captain Bob

Here is the final version of the original Brutus

The hull has the potential for quite high speeds and would suit water jet propulsion

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Looking forward to seeing your new take on this design.

Paul

Bob Abell06/06/2020 11:12:18
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Hello Paul

Having finished the MTB model and having got back some of my old enthusiasm and fixed the motor drives on the other models etc...….I was scuppered with nothing to do!

I thought about a kit, for an easy life, but didn`t fancy it really, then I found the ModelBoats Mag with your latest Brutus build. Having a few pieces of hardboard hanging about, my fate was sealed!

So I got back into the old routine

So here we go, boys

Bob

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Edited By Bob Abell on 06/06/2020 11:19:21

Paul T06/06/2020 11:24:17
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Bob

After all of the trouble with the rudders I would advise changing the stern and give the transom some extra depth.

Paul

Cookie06/06/2020 15:42:32
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Great news Bob , Keen to watch your progress with the build .

Regards Dave

Bob Abell06/06/2020 15:56:58
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Hello Dave

Where have you been lately?

Welcome to the Forum anyway, Cookie

Message for Paul...….

How`s this for an idea?...…...With having two motors, why have a rudder anyway?

Could use Tank Steering?

Bob

Paul T06/06/2020 16:14:38
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Hello Captain Bob

Tank steering is a good idea

Paul

Bob Abell06/06/2020 16:39:08
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Hi Paul, I also think that a rudder up front would work, the gun above could pivot on the same axis?

Bob

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