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Fred Ellis 114/07/2021 09:49:13
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Hi Richard

I was thinking of using some brass rod with some smaller rod going at right angles to the main rod, then cutting out the shape of the rudder in 1.5mm card which will have the brass rig sandwich in between.

Hope that makes sense.

Fred

Richard Simpson14/07/2021 13:44:11
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Sounds good, you need a strong joint between the two rods to ensure that not all the turning load ends up on the main rudder stock.

Fred Ellis 115/07/2021 06:45:49
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Hi One and All

Thank you to Richard I am now able to post photos. This is how I went about making the rudder.s7300211.jpg 1.jpg

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Richard Simpson15/07/2021 09:06:23
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Lovely job Fred, glad you got the pictures sorted out. You've got the internal strength sorted perfectly.

ashley needham15/07/2021 10:08:56
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Fred. Yes nice job, but....Why not just use brass sheet soldered to the shaft?

Ashley

Fred Ellis 115/07/2021 15:42:05
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Hi One and All

Yes all sorted now thanks to you Richard, looking at the photos I think I could have moved the top one up a bit?

Hi Ashley I just did not have any to hand, and it would have been around trip of three hours to Sussex Models, as I had some brass rod and tubing in the scrap bin along with some card, I used that instead so saving me three hours.

Fred

redpmg15/07/2021 15:45:37
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Good job Fred - glad you are getting along with the build - should be a great model if you take the same care with everything else.

Fred Ellis 116/07/2021 08:25:33
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Hi One and All

Just to say thank you for all your comments and advice,

Keep safe

Fred

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