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Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:44 pm

I started making scale plans for the Torpedo today. Not much to show yet. Just blew the 1" to 1' drawings of the loft lines for frame sections, the knee and the stem to 200%. That will make a 1/6th scale model which will be about 37" long with about a 14" beam. I plan on building it using similar construction methods as the full size boat. It will be radio controlled with electric power. This will probably take a while as I will need to fabricate many parts and get a lot of boat shows and golf in. I will post as progress is made.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby garrech » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:27 pm

Sounds cool, looking forward to watching your progress

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:03 pm

I'm Watching!

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby TomB » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:58 am

Sounds like a fun build. I'm probably overthinking this but what will you use to tow it? :wink:

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:08 am

True! I probably need to build a 1/6th scale trailer and an RC Expedition. :lol:

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:31 am

Roberta

You laugh. But, I've seen the video. Somebody had RC boat and truck. They came down the beach backed the trailer in, and launched the boat.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:01 am

Great idea to have a scale truck and trailer for it. I'm laughing about the idea of me trying to build a 1/6 scale Expedition. I think a cradle for transport in the big Expedition will do. I'll have enough to do just trying to build the boat. :lol: :lol: :lol: You have to remember I need a lot of time for big boating and golf. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Jimbob » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:16 am

Hi Roberta,
Great idea building a scale model of the torpedo. I built a model of the barrelback boat before I started my build. The trailer is from a glen-l trailer plan scaled to 1/24. Pic attached.
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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:39 am

That looks Great!! Several other builders(VuPilot, for one) have done this, too. Not up to another big project, but this will keep me busy.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby steveh41 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:41 am

Totally cool! Love the woody wagon too...

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby vupilot » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:09 pm

Nice models.

I find it harder in a lot of ways working on the tiny stuff than the full size lumber. If you can build a good model you can certainly build a good full size boat.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:43 pm

Started working on the model this week. I cut the frames and other parts and set up a build form. I used a reference mark on the scale drawings to establish where the dowels, I will be using in place of motor stringers, will support the frames as I build up the structure. Holes were drilled in the frames where the marks were made. I can use the holes along with two drill bits to check the orientation of the frames to one another to ensure that the shape of the hull will be correct and do some sanding to correct any problems before I start assembling on the form. The build form was set up on a board so I could move it around. Uprights were glued today and tomorrow I can get into some serious building.

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Frame reference holes drilled for dowel motor stringers.
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I used the blown up patterns I made to pin prick transfer them to the plywood used for the parts.
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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Today I trued up the frames and cut the notches for the harpin, shears, chines, and keel. Everything is fitting up on the build form very much like the full size boat did. I'm debating on cutting the frames out to light the bow. The battery and electric motor will weight down the stern somewhat and I might want the weight in the bow. I'll think about that.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby steveh41 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:35 pm

Looks great Roberta... and I am amazed at how quickly the framing is progressing :D !

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby mrintense » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:36 pm

This looks great Roberta! Glad to see you back at boat building again. :D :D

Modeling is my second hobby, although I do airplanes. But the real boat has priority for now.

Perhaps you can do a balance test with the electric motor. Also, Leave some means on the boat to access the front if you do decide to lighten the bow frames. That way you can add weight back in if necessary.
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