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SCRATCH BUILT CARD AND BALSA

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LARRY WHETTON24/12/2010 13:00:05
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HI latest build of pirate ship black rose mmi plan , build so far but stuck on sail rig, is any body else on same build . ..... cheers Larry.
Bob Abell26/12/2010 09:55:59
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Merry Christmas, Larry
 
What do you want to know?......Is your model a sailer or static?
 
Bob
Brian Muir26/11/2016 09:37:02
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As winter begins and the nights gets draw in, an old man's fancy turns to.... model building, I've got the basic plans for the Black Rose, any advice / warnings before I start? What is the best wood to use, is balsa not too fragile for a sailing version, plus I want to have at least rc steering, maybe even a small motor?

Cheers, Brian

Dave Milbourn26/11/2016 10:56:35
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Brian

Sadly Larry is no longer with us but someone else may be able to offer advice. Whether or not this particular design is suitable for sailing is not something I could help with - there are others far more experienced in models with sails than I am.
Balsa is fine for a sailing model as long as you apply a suitable exterior finish to it e.g. lightweight glassfibre cloth and resin. Here are just some ideas I cobbled together a while ago **LINK**

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Brian Muir08/12/2016 21:47:21
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image.jpegI have found balsa planking difficult to bend, is soaking it OK or does it need to be steamed? The keel and frames are in place now.

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Brian Muir21/12/2016 22:23:05
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These odd shaped plank sections are very cleverly shaped but really hard to fit together neatly.

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Brian Muir21/12/2016 22:33:46
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I'm going to apply epoxy resin coating after sanding to give the final finish, just one more line of planking, then I'll try and fit the RC steering and the main deck

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Brian Muir22/12/2016 17:36:16
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Last row of planking fitted, but I'll need a smaller servo for the steering. One thing I really do regret is using balsa for the keel, it is so easily bruised and is going to look battered by the time I'm finished, fortunately the model is supposed to to look weathered!

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Brian Muir24/12/2016 15:48:37
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Guns, anchors, bell rig and cabin skylight made whilst the epoxy resin hardens.

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Brian Muir30/12/2016 16:02:04
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Deck fitted and planked

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