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Postby U812 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:24 pm

Thanks Rich!

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Postby U812 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:23 pm

All systems have been tested and work fine. She's ready to trim.

I did have a fire. Seems the insulation on the power leads to the pump rubbed bear and made contact with the casing. Lots of smoke. Scary stuff but the leads melted through and broke the connection quickly saving the electronics. All fixed now.

I'm going to weather it today and place the windows. Lights tomorrow and then trim her on Tues.

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Postby U-33 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:34 pm

Superb Steve, looks really terrific...I'm jealous.

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Postby U812 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:50 pm

Well weathering begins. I've never weathered metallic. Not easy. Pastels mainly and that Tamiya weathering kit.

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Postby Amdaylight » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:00 pm

Steve,

Another manufacturer of weathering powders is Bragdon Enterprises ( http://www.bragdonent.com/ ) and they have both a green powder and a blue powder that are probably very much like the Tamiya ones.

Andre :D

PS That sub is loooooking goooood .........., what is the next project that you are going to whip out in a week?
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Postby U812 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:09 pm

Andre,

The Seaview. But it will actually take longer I fear. Tricky build.

Thanks Andre!

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Postby U812 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:19 am

Made a stand for her and a name plate with the tape. Flash pictures don't look that great. Will get some out door pics tomorrow.

Now to let her dry for a day and Tuesday I'll trim here up. Will install lights tomorrow and a bit more paint work.

But for the most part it's done!

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Postby U812 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:14 pm

Got the lights working. Tomorrow she gets trimmed.

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Postby Pirate » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:20 pm

You're a crazy man! How do you do that so fast? Wow!

Really neat stuff, Steve. And thanks for the compliments on my Ohio.

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Postby U812 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:24 pm

Pete. Thanks a bunch. Ah..unemployed. Too much time on my hands. And here's the good part. No masters and no stinking molds! LOL!

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Postby Rick » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:07 am

Looks fantastic Steve.....really nice work....Rick
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Postby Bigdave » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:30 am

Just got back from the regatta!! Wholly Carp!! :shock:
You are a building machine!! It looks amazing!! :shock: :D :D
I hope she runs as good as she looks. I am sure it will as I know the guy that made your cylinder. :lol: :lol:
After saying that I am sure it will do something to make me look like the Dumbass I am!! Ha!! BD.
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Postby U812 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:56 pm

Thanks Rick and BD!

Well I had a fire Dave. Does that count? LOL! It was a result of the butt end of the pump motor going in that hole you carved for it that pushed the leads against the motor case enough that it wore the insulation off and melted the rainbow cable. It was an was fix and no electronics were fried but I had a lot of smoke in the bladder section.

I just have to be more careful when I put the pump section together in the future. My fault.

Now where's my pool?

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Postby Bigdave » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:42 pm

See :shock: :oops:
I should keep my big mouth shut!! :lol: :lol:
BTW- You Dummy!! :shock: :lol: :lol: BD.
The sub really does look amazing!! :wink: :wink:
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Postby U812 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:03 pm

Well I just tested your handy work.

No leaks.

Everything electronic works.

Bag inflates. Holds pressure.

Bag deflates. Holds pressure.

Elev. up and down.

Rudder right and left.

Motor runs.

I think I'm good to go here as soon as the sun gets directly off my pool that is clean for a change. Got a bunch of lead. Don't think I'll need much. Certainly won't need much blue foam either with all this volume and a low water line.

Report back later.

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