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Bob Abell14/04/2021 16:56:06
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The search for squareness is very time consuming, but essential .......To a retired Engineer!

Still got a few adjustments to sort out yet

Old Bob

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ashley needham14/04/2021 17:00:41
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Brushless??? is the challenge a race or just who can build the nicest? Slippers are designed for dignified cruising, allowing you to sip your Pimms in comfort and not have to be strapped in all the time!

A low power 540 more like, personally speaking.

Ashley

Bob Abell14/04/2021 17:44:06
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Ashley

It`s nice to have the power for the odd dash about and crawl about for the Purists?

Will give it some thought nearer the time

Just glueing the hull walls etc in gradual stages at the moment

Very pleasing therapy

Bob

Bob Abell15/04/2021 09:36:30
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Nearly fully glued now and cast off the shackles!

Now for a close inspection and decide what to do next

Just been informed by the Club Webmaster that club blog has posted the link to this build

To demo the build for the pospective Challenge builders

Come on you chaps!

Latest state of play

Bob

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Bob Abell15/04/2021 12:37:51
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Ooops, This the correct photo

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Bob Abell16/04/2021 07:49:59
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Clearing the decks now of clutter

Adding edge strips to accept a floor surface

Really enjoying the build

Bob

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Bob Abell16/04/2021 13:36:48
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Ah!......The moment of truth.........It`s turnover time at last

What a pleasure it is to sand down the overlapping edges etc and general tidy up

Very pleasing to see the Cygnet grow into a Swan!

Very pleasing part of the build

Bob

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Bob Abell16/04/2021 19:51:44
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Only just remembered to post a picture of the full size craft

Sorry chaps

The access hatches will require some thought

Bob

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Bob Abell17/04/2021 10:20:06
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Sanding the rough hull surface to recieve the vee hull formers

The hull is secured fore `n` aft with clamps for a good solid grip

Using a man sized sanding block too

Very satisfying

Bob

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Bob Abell17/04/2021 11:38:15
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Just waiting for the glue to set

Bob

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