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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:24 pm

    It would have probably broke the cup!
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:23 am

    Well, the good news is that Deep Quest is practically ready to go again. I'm sure this boat is jinxed, every time it gets to the point where it's ready to get wet something breaks, falls off, or I manage to break something on it.

    Anyway, weather and decorating the lounge is now going to hold me up on 'on the water' tests, but at least it may get painted this time round...


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:57 am

    New 'plane guards fitted...screwed on this time.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:58 pm

    And here's the new safety guard over the vertical thruster...not yet glued in as the inside of the prop tube needs to be painted.




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    Post  tattooed on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:35 pm

    very nice jod rich just hope the paint doesn't come off when she gets wet
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:39 pm

    Silly boy...
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:02 pm

    Now, if I've done this right, this should be a link to a short piece of video footage of the initial testing of the vertical thruster on Deep Quest.

    Apologies for the shakey video, I was trying to hold the camera, press the start button and hold the leads on to the battery, all at the same time.



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    Post  tattooed on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:47 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Silly boy...
    everything else has come off rich so why not the paint lol
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    Post  tattooed on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:49 pm

    the mans good you've got to say that about him keep up the good work mate
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:08 pm

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    everything else has come off rich so why not the paint lol

    It's a wonder that the coffee didn't act like paint stripper mate!

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:10 pm

    tattooed wrote:the mans good you've got to say that about him keep up the good work mate

    Aww, thanks mate...I'm not drinking coffee anywhere near it this time!
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    Post  david f on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:58 pm

    Impressive propeller action.

    I can see why you have put the protection grill on. Fingers!

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:42 pm

    Health and Safety rules and regulations, page 33, para9, sub para 5c(1)....

    It would make a mess of a childs finger though...in the video it's only running on around 3.6volts. The battery pack in Deep Quest is 7.2volts...
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    Post  tattooed on Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:17 pm

    did you finish this build rich?
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:34 pm

    No mate, never could stop the damn thing leaking. It's under my desk at the moment awaiting the installation of a cylinder instead of a box.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:38 pm

    Well, there's interesting..although I'm not supposed to be building boats, I've just had a quick look at the Jelly Bean, and discovered why I was getting that persistent bad leak into the radio box. Somehow when I assembled the propshaft I'd managed to leave the top PTFE bearing out, so the propshaft was just flapping about in the prop tube at the inboard end. Guess that would explain the constant water ingress, huh?

    Who's a silly boy, then?

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