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Old 27 January 2003, 18:17   #21
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Just a quick update on the progress of the project. Spent some time researching radio control boats, boat a couple of books and spent some time talking to the people in the local model shop.

I'm now about to start getting the hull plans into a CAD package ready for printing out at actual size (once I've decided on a scale), then I'll start work on building a wooden hull to make the mould from. The proper hulls are then going to be fibreglass. The tubes are most likely going to be mountain bike inner tubes and shall remain fully functional to add to the realism (they'll be air filled, providing I can find a way of keeping the valve out of the way but accessible)!

The electrics are also pretty much worked out, are most definately the most expensive part of the project, so this is going to take some saving.

Once construction starts, I'll put photos in the gallery.

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Old 27 January 2003, 18:37   #22
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Why not save all the effort and just buy one, take a look at www.bananasharkracing.com.

Excellent model and it goes like a bat out of hell.
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Old 28 January 2003, 18:31   #23
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Dirk, took a look at your link - nowt - just a blank page
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Old 28 January 2003, 18:46   #24
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nowt - just a blank page
- Ah, patience, my friend! Mr Diggler is one of the dyslexic members of the forum. You've got to make allowances! There's a typo in the URL - just remove the full stop at the end.
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Old 28 January 2003, 18:55   #25
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Thing is Dirk, I want a working scale model of the SoC, not a floating jet. Also want to build it myself for the fun of it.

And yeah, just remove the "." to fix it.

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Old 28 January 2003, 19:05   #26
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by narked

I'm now about to start getting the hull plans into a CAD package ready for printing out at actual size (once I've decided on a scale),
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How about quarter scale, then you wouldn't have to save up for a Sib!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Pepper
[B] - Ah, patience, my friend! Mr Diggler is one of the dyslexic members of the forum. You've got to make allowances!

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Oops, sorry, your right, maybe I'm coming down with a bad case of the crazyhorses.

Quick, someone pass me some tablets!
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Thanks folks - all is now clear
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Found a company that makes Z drives for model boats, so I won't be stuck using propshaft and rudder. It's going to be this that dictates the scale, as it sticks out about 8cm from the transom.

Got the wood needed to build the prototype hull, so construction is going to start on that this weekend. If it turns out well, I'll then make a mould from that hull, otherwise I'll build a new one to make the mould from.

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If you want bits for model boats, you need to speak to Peter Firmin at Precision in Perfection Ltd, Plympton, Devon. He has an excellent website, but I can't remember what it is. If your interested, I can find you his phone number.
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