HI Ralph its good to see you back on the forum as I wondered that I hadn't seen you on for a few weeks an hope you feel better an glad you feel like lookin up on the build as its getting complicatied now but this is when now it will get intresting with all the bits that have got to go on her but I have so far got everything in hand but I can still see some problems loomin but will deal with them when I get to them many thanks for lookin in RaphGreat fun catching up with this Chris .
CHEERS Scottie yes everything seems to be turning out fine but im not raisein the flags just yet as still a lot can go wrong as until they are all glassed into postion im holding my breath thanks for your nice comment Scottie an intrestChris,
You appear to have resolved the fit issues nicely done.
HI Bob glad you enjoyin the build an what celeb proberly the little buggers in the above pic lol as the have been up to a lot of mischief lol Pete will have to bring matron with the big needle to sort them out lolVery nice Chris, enjoying watching every step
what celeb is launching the beauty
HI Joe cheers for your great work continues comment an i'll see that it does if I can get rid of those pesky minions LOL . An yes the prop sharfts are pointing downwards slighty as its due to the prop sharft length as they have all got to meet up to the motor centre spindle as if the sharfts were any longer to level the sharfts flater the outer motors would be in the battery bay an that's no good so this is the final design of the sharft alignment an its correct with the plans so onwards an upwards.But firstly today I have got remove all the prop sharfts an motors so that I can refine an sand down an recut the A-FRAMES to the correct length .Then when done that it all goes back togeather to be glassed in their correct postion's an phew will I be glad when ive done itProp shaft pointing downwards = speedboat?
Great work continues
HI Ian thanks for your comments an yes they match the plans within a few degrees so as you say why worry an im not its goin togeather how it is as its taken a lot of workin out to get it how it is. It would have been better if I had a cambelt drives but I cant get them now as they were made by a company called MFA an they don't make them any more so gotta use what I can getThey dont look to steep but if you are pushed for room you could maybe try a flex coupling by the motors... I see that you have UJ or CV joints at the motor spindle but you could add another a few inches down the shafts to help flatten them. Just an idea.
If they match the plan why worry. ;-)
HI Neil many thanks for your kind comments an I am glad you like the build an I am in AWE of it also as this ship is the hardest I have ever tried to build it makes my USS Nimitz big aircraft carrier build seem easy as its all the curves on this hull TBH ive never seen such a weird shaped hull as this but I will get it done even if it takes me yyyyyrrrrrsss LOL an thanks for stopping by an your intrestHI Chris ,
I am in total AWE of what you are attempting- never mind achieving!