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New Trumpeter Kilo 1:144 Build

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  • #31
    I have removed the Lower hull bow screw guide and inserted a magnet in its place which pulls the upper hull bow nut nicely for a seamless union of the upper and lower hulls.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
      I have been brain storming about the durability of the masts. I was going to use magnets for each antenna/periscope but I am leaning toward making the sail magnetized for removal. Click image for larger version

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      Good call on the sail attachment, it's what I do. And don't worry about breaking off the masts -- Trumpeter got the array completely, utterly, tragically, and foolishly wrong.

      Bob has the parts and tooling for the correct array.












      Resident Luddite

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      • #33
        Awesome David! Thanks, I will reach out to Bob

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        • #34
          I cannot over value this tool! After using a really good Sprue cutter this files off any remaining tiny burrs, well worththe investment!
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          • #35
            Rudder Installation Click image for larger version

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            • #36
              Rudder completed Click image for larger version

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              • #37
                Just a bit of clean up

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                • #38
                  Filler

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                  • #39
                    Will sand tomorrow

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                    • #40
                      Biggsgolf, looks like yiu are using round brass rods for the shafts. How did you secure the stock polystyrene control surfaces to their shafts?

                      With David's fittings kit he used square brass tubes. These ensured positive attachment of the control surface to the shaft and prevented them from rotating off plane in case the glue failed.
                      Last edited by redboat219; 01-24-2021, 07:45 PM.
                      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                      • #41
                        I hand drilled 1.5MM holes into them (servo arms), one for the shaft which runs to the planes and one for the control arm rod. Same for the rudder assembly. I precisely placed and epoxied each to the shafts. Eventually lined up the arms at nuetral for the rudder/planes to be affixed. Hope this is what you were asking.

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                        • #42
                          I also epoxied each servo arm to a set screw bearing, forget what its called....

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
                            I also epoxied each servo arm to a set screw bearing, forget what its called....
                            Wheel-collar. Du-Bro Makes 'em.
                            Resident Luddite

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                            • #44
                              Thanks David, had a brain fart

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                              • #45
                                Hi Biggsgolf, I'm talking about the shafts that go inside the dive planes. Click image for larger version

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                                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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