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New Trumpeter Kilo 1:144 Build

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  • #76
    Suggestions on how I should cut off excess stern planes rod? Should I use dremel cutting wheel, Snips, jewellers hand saw? I am afraid to blow out the interior mechanics!

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    • #77
      Using the dremel may generate too much heat and melt the plastic. May be a hand saw?

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      • #78
        Thats what I was thinking as well on the Dremel

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        • #79

          If you used thin brass rods I think the Dremel will be able to cut it before you reach the plastic's melting point. If you want you could immerse the part in water, the water will act as a heat sink.
          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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          • #80
            Speaking of cutting in water, check this out
            https://youtu.be/IWswX0Sj35w
            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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            • #81
              Kewl stuff!

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              • #82
                Anyone know is the Kilo life raft is red & white or orange & white?

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                • #83
                  Orange and white
                  Attached Files
                  Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                  • #84
                    Thanks so much!

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                    • #85

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                      • #86
                        Using my Jewelers hand saw the rods were trimmed perfectly

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                        • #87
                          What diameter rods did you use?
                          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                          • #88
                            I used all 1.57 mm rods, 2 mm was too thick and less then 1.57 mm had too much play.

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                            • #89
                              Magnets in stern, bow and sail to attach, no screws

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                              • #90
                                Dive planes rod and magnet

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