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Old 28 November 2002, 12:29   #1
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Need a decent set of pics of a RIB for a project!

Right, I have decided on a new project I want to do, and that is building a radio controlled RIB! To start sorting out designs and so on, I really need a decent set of photos of a decent RIB, front view, side view, top view etc. If anyone reckons they're RIB is worthy of immortalising (well until it sinks) as an RC boat, and is willing to take some photos and email em to me, I'd be most grateful.

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Old 28 November 2002, 21:50   #2
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Matt,

If i can help i will BUT i don't know that my boat is quite what you are looking for (maybe a scorpian???)

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Old 29 November 2002, 05:58   #3
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I would suggest some thing Like SOC as you would have a cabin for all the RC gear and the outboard motors that they make for Models are sad..... Plus you would have to keep the Riib in porprotion to the size of the model OB motors,.......

You may have to compremise with the stern drive leg and just fit a convental prop,

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Old 29 November 2002, 09:42   #4
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Originally I had wanted to do an open deck RIB, but then realised unless I made it quite big it'd be tricky to get all the stuff under the deck. Brian has sent me a picture of Cyanide, which could be a suitable boat (also has a cabin to fit gear into). But it'll definately be a cabin RIB of some sort.

As for the outboard issues, that's something I'd been thinking about last night. The nearest I'd be able to get without doing some major work would be to have a completely cosmetic outboard, with a standard prop shaft going through the bottom of the leg, and then with a rudder attached to the leg. Wouldn't exactly look wonderful, but it might be alright. Probably will go for the standard prop shaft though.

Who reckons I should have a go at building Spirit then? Would certainly make a nice model, and there isn't really much detail that would need doing.

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Old 29 November 2002, 14:44   #5
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Good man,

you never know Alan Priddy might have a set of plans, failing that The Viking is quite friendly with one of the guys that runs Ribtec, so she might be able to get a set for you.

If you go to W H Smix and have a look at the magazine section, I pretty much think there is a magazine dedicated to Model boating and you might be able to get some parts from them.

Also there is a catalogue called Hobbies and if you look in that you may find you can get some parts for the boat.

If you are pleased with the outcome, then you could consider making a second boat and auctioning it off on Ribnet and using the proceeds to go towards your SIB. Sounds like the ideal present for Brian to operate in Cyanides swimming pool

If you make it to the right proportions then you could use an inner tube from a bike for the collar

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Old 29 November 2002, 15:01   #6
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Very happy to volunteer Cyanides on-board swimming pool as a test tank for your model.
Below photo of me in said pool, practising hard for Keith's planned crossing of the Pentland Firth. By next August I may just about be proficient and fit enough to manage it.
Meanwhile, back to those oars.
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Old 30 November 2002, 13:36   #8
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The Hardest things that you will have to work out is where to find a Hull a simmilar shape,( just search the model mags) and the tubes.... and how to attach them to the hull...
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Old 30 November 2002, 13:41   #9
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Have a word with Keith - he has a model boat, calls it 'quicksilver' i think
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Old 30 November 2002, 13:49   #10
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Tim, was thinking of making a hull out of a block of wood, and then going speaking nicely to the technology teachers at my old school to see if they'll let me use the vacuum forming machine to make a plastic hull. Could still be a bit tricky, but worth a go. Plus this way I can have the boat to the scale I want, rather than being limited by available hulls.

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Old 30 November 2002, 15:03   #11
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For the all the hastle IMHO I would just find a hull that you could adapt as, what you are suggesting will take a lot of time and effort....

Making model anything, is slow and If you are doing anything away from the norn, its tough to get parts that are suitable.......

Boats are the least popoular models and the hardest to adapt,

I think that its a great idea that you have....
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you can buy a model rib ...its an atlantic 21 plastic form and can be made into what you want.. its radio controled
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You should make the hull out glass. Carve a former out of wood and then use it to produce a glass mould for the boat. Then use a release agent to make the sections of the hull and join together. Sounds like a lot of work but takes up the winter evenings. I made a 1.5 foot sailing yacht using the same method. The advantage is that the hull is very strong when finished which is what you want if you are going to use it.

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Cheers for the advice. It's possibly going to be a while before I get round to it anyway, so plenty of time to work out the exact way I'll do it.

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Old 03 December 2002, 14:26   #15
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Sorry, missed this thread. If you want a set of plans for SOC give me a call and I will mail you them. Alan P
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If you could send a set of plans I'd be extremely grateful, SoC appears like it would lend itself perfectly to this sort of thing. Looks cool, and has a cabin to fit all the electronics into.

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Old 05 December 2002, 06:41   #17
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Scale

Matt,

If you do intend to model SoC, surely you could scale your model appropriately so you could actually use it as a small rib with you onboard as opposed to RC.

Then you would solve your sib problems by building a mini RIB.

A guess 1/4 Scale would give a reasonable size model!

Does your Uni have a sailing club or anything with access to Ribs??

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Good point Karl...

Matt, when i was at uni (not that long ago) us rag-and-stick boys were only too grateful of someone to volunteer to drive the safety boat and chase us round the race course. And you've guessed it... it was a RIB!

The down side, however, you can't really go jumping off the biggest wave in sight, stuffing the RIB into the surf or anything else stupid. No that i do anything like that now though.

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Not at uni and won't be going. Currently doing my A levels, then it's off to the navy to train up as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal diver. After a few years of that I intend to buy myself a nice shiny new RIB, but I'm quite happy with a SIB until then.

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Cheers Alan, the plans arrived in the post this morning.

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