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ashley needham24/06/2013 14:22:45
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Bob. I dislike seeing "stuff" being bolted on to the bottom of ships (unless they have sails on).

How about weighing out however much it is you need and making some thick steel bilge keels? that would give you weight, and also stop some of that rolling.

In fact, bilge keels of generous dimensions should be mandatory on paddlers one would have thought?

Ashley

Bob Abell24/06/2013 15:32:24
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Thank you, Ashley for your concern

Perhaps strips of steel is a better solution, but it still wouldn't look pretty?

The main snag is that the hull is only 0.015" plastic

I'll need to resort to few .........nut screws washers and bolts!......lol

Bob

Tony Hadley24/06/2013 18:10:41
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Bob,

A first outing is often a disaster as my earlier post. This afternoon, I read the Fairey Huntsman by Ron Rees in the July edition of MB, the Maiden Voyage part of the item highlights what can happen on the first outing.

Been giving some cosideration to the elecric conversion of mine, I am thinking of splitting the paddleshaft for individual paddlewheel drive, fitting a controller which will have a control strategy to adjust each of the motors speed, according to the amount of rudder. At full rudder one paddlewheel would be in reverse to allow the model to 'turn on a sixpence', What would be your comments on this set-up? and does anyone know if this type of controller is available?

Tony.

LARRY WHETTON24/06/2013 18:46:05
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Hello Tony, have look at action elecronics, i have unit in my HDML that controls rudder and motor combo, works a treat and well built ........www.component-shop.co.uk Larry

Edited By LARRY WHETTON on 24/06/2013 18:49:13

ashley needham24/06/2013 21:49:59
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Bob. In this case (and I forgot the hull was so thin)..how about trying out some temporary large bilge keels, use waterproof tape to fix them on. I know you know what a difference they make to the rolling of a vessel. of course you may still need more ballast but then it will not be so desperate to get it under the boat.

I have reluctantly ... on several thin boats (TBD,T22 and sub, for instance) glued strip steel, about inch by 3/8 section underneath, to get some stability as I like to be able to play in the rougher blowy weather. My boats are all flat at the bottom and it does not show.. however this sort of thickness would not show much in any case and can be run full length..on a sideways look you would not notice it esp if the ends were tapered somewhat. Another advantage of this is the generous contact area, especially relevant to your thin hull,.

Ashley

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Bob Abell25/06/2013 08:49:59
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Thanks Ashley

Will give it some careful thought

In the meantime, a short video.....by Ducky, unfortuneately, he`s removed the constructive commemts and added......Music!.......ugh!

**LINK**

Bob

Ducky25/06/2013 09:18:55
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Didn't want people to hear the sounds of a grown man weeping and wailing Bob and that was only me with the weather!.

Thought the music title was quite apt ready.

Duckie

Bob Abell27/06/2014 12:32:38
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For Peter Runge

You can ask your build questions here?

Bob

Dave Milbourn27/06/2014 13:48:28
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Posted by Tony Hadley on 24/06/2013 18:10:41:

Been giving some cosideration to the elecric conversion of mine, I am thinking of splitting the paddleshaft for individual paddlewheel drive, fitting a controller which will have a control strategy to adjust each of the motors speed, according to the amount of rudder. At full rudder one paddlewheel would be in reverse to allow the model to 'turn on a sixpence', What would be your comments on this set-up? and does anyone know if this type of controller is available?

Tony.

A P94 is what you need, sir. Details are here **LINK** Scroll down to P94 and click on the Blue button.

Tony Hadley28/06/2014 19:56:48
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I've sent you a pm Dave.

Tony.

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