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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1020 on: February 03, 2024, 01:16:35 AM »
Wow, you just continue to turn out amazing work!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1021 on: February 08, 2024, 05:47:11 PM »
after work and fixing my truck got in the way, the tongue and groove boards are all installed. :cartwheel:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1022 on: February 08, 2024, 05:51:34 PM »
Is 'Bones' sat on the gun mounting ring?

The two wood colours look beautiful together

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1023 on: February 08, 2024, 06:01:27 PM »
the biggest thing they mounted was a 1pdr rfg up on the bow deck.. the ring is the boiler base.. at 1/6th scale the bore of the 1pdr scales very very close to .22inch..(big long hmmmmm)
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1024 on: February 11, 2024, 05:03:11 PM »
more of the madness, started working on the servos and gears that will fit in the motorman torso, will have to mill a block that will hold everything.. the very beefy gears will get alot of reduction..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1025 on: February 11, 2024, 05:21:28 PM »
The .000006 Million dollar Man!

What will his arms be moving? Throttle/reverse?   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1026 on: February 11, 2024, 05:30:09 PM »
Maybe the figure will be animated with the servos to give Slim a chiropractor style back adjustment...  :Lol:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1027 on: February 11, 2024, 05:33:24 PM »
yes throttle and reverse, (way lever/shaft) figuring like the geared down steering I should end up with a nice speed and a good amount of torque.. I'm waiting on a ash billet for the seat,hatches and locker tops (needed fine grain quarterdsawn over 2 inches wide) should be back with the mill, lathe and soldering side of things this week, did order up a few things to work on the boiler burner also..






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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1028 on: February 11, 2024, 10:53:35 PM »
Maybe the figure will be animated with the servos to give Slim a chiropractor style back adjustment...  :Lol:

slim's alignment is fairly solid,(short of getting near a torch not much will bother him) we don't need to give him another reason for not working :Lol:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1029 on: February 13, 2024, 09:29:42 PM »
meanwhile down in the lab, a delron block was milled to hold the servos and shafts, circlips hold the shafts in place, I'm hoping the servo travel to the shafts is about correct (can get a servo travel unit and increase if need be) nice speed and lots of power at the shafts, the body shell will need a bit of work to make a section removable for service.. I will have send Slim out to find a brain :cheers:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1030 on: February 13, 2024, 09:44:00 PM »
Thats pretty cool!  The newer transmitters have options for each channel to adjust total throw angle, speed, all that sort of thing. Being able to adjust the speed of his arm movements would make it a lot more realistic.   I've got a model rowboat where the oars are controlled with a 'RowBot' unit made by someone in England. It takes throttle and direction input from the transmitter, and drives four serves, two per oar, speeding up/slowing down one side or the other to turn gently or quickly, will even run the oars in opposite directions for spinning in place. I set that boat up with a Capt Jack Sparrow figurine, with the arms being moved by the ends of the oars. He did get into the rum one time (at least) and fell out of the boat on a windy day at the submarine meet in Indianapolis (fortunately a shallow reflecting pool so easy to walk out and drag his drunk butt back to shore).
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1031 on: February 14, 2024, 12:27:22 AM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: I think that sailor is geared perfectly to his duties!  :Lol:  The 1890s' answer to Steve Austin!
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1032 on: February 14, 2024, 10:08:38 PM »
You better be careful about sending Slim out to find a brain.  Like Igor in young Frankenstein, he might just come back with Abby Normal's brain.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1033 on: February 15, 2024, 11:34:10 PM »
the guy who decided to build a five foot navy steam boat already has abby normal's brain in use  :ROFL:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1034 on: February 16, 2024, 01:05:41 AM »
the guy who decided to build a five foot navy steam boat already has abby normal's brain in use  :ROFL:
Yeah, just a little larger and YOU could ride in it!

 

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