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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:16 am

You got me thinking now, Billy!!

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Jimbob » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:46 pm

Here you go Roberta. Tower hobbies has them.
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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:37 pm

I will have to check that out. Thank you!!

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:50 pm

Did more fairing and added the shear to the frame 2. Also started planking the bottom. Laminated three 1/4" pieces of balsa to form and shape the curved transom.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:44 pm

You can't have too many clamps! :lol:

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:07 pm

Or too many small screws. :lol: :lol: :lol: Fastened the aft bottom and side planking on. Fitted and glued the front bottom planks last week and fitted the front side planks and transom today. Using the diagonal cold mold planking to fit the contours. I used 1/16" plywood and epoxy for all the planking. Small screws worked nicely to hold the planks in place while the epoxy cured. A little sanding and some filler will finish shaping up the hull. Tomorrow I will glue up the rest of the planks. My hands are tired from driving all those little screws by hand. I think using the Raptor stapler might be overkill.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:42 pm

Thanks, Chris.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Jimbob » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:32 am

You could use some tiny bungs for your small screws. :lol:
It's looking great!! Thinking that maybe I should have built a model from the plans first before taking on the big build.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:41 am

I want some TP for my bung holes. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Jimbob » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:17 am

I want some TP for my bung holes. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am hoping that TP stands for "Technical Perspective"
Here's a question for you. Do you have an epoxy "drip line" around the perimeter of the boat on your work bench, like we all do on our garage floors?
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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:00 pm

"I am hoping that TP stands for "Technical Perspective". Absolutely :wink:

Actually the drip line is all over the table and my build form base 'cause I move the board around so much. But I just let it cure and scrape it off.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby JoeM » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:10 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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Jimbob wrote:Hi Roberta,
Coming along nicely. My question for you is are you going to lay out a bunch of model car tires alongside of the boat when you flip it over? :lol:
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Roberta wrote:I wasn't sure about putting in the limbers or just tipping the boat upside down. :lol: :lol: :lol: Not sure if I can find 1/6 scale bilge plugs either. :lol:

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:38 pm

Thanks Joe!! I love the kidding around and usually dish it right back. I know all these and we banter a lot.

Anyway, All the bottom and side planking is on and today, after sanding, I used Evercoat body filler to smooth out the planking and fill the screw hole up. I was able to use my 6" RO air sander to quickly fair the boat after copious amounts of filler were applied. I also shaped the top of the transom and reset the knee to better coincide with the position of the big boat. I will probably start running the top longitudinals and plank that before doing anymore on the bottom.

If you noticed the little blue brush in the first picture, it is a gluing brush. It is made out of some kind of silicone rubber and epoxy will not stick to it. I just let the epoxy cure after using it and the epoxy will pull right off the bristles and handle. If you don't have one, you can get them at woodworking stores like Rockler and Woodcraft.

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Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Postby Roberta » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:14 pm

Today I spent some time working on the hatch on the model. It will be the same shape as the big boat, just won't have lifts. I will secure it with two pins up front and maybe a magnet or Velcro in the back. I'm pretty much making the structure like the big boat. This should give me plenty of access for installing the radio gear, batteries and drive system and rudder. I cut the deck frames and installed the carlings and the hatch header today. Yesterday I worked on the shears for the deck and cowl. Later the hatch framing will be installed to the carlings and header temporarily and the deck frames trimmed and reinstalled.

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