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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:24 pm

I've been using a pair of rare earth magnets in my 1/72nd scale Skipjack for connecting the sail plane linkage for over 10 years....no rust.

What I did was to put them in small pockets and glue a 0.010" thick piece of styrene sheet plastic over the top to seal it.

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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby subdude » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:22 pm

Hard to get rusty if it's never wet....
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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:09 pm

Yup! Plus I don't have to worry about one of the magnets getting loose.

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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby Bigdave » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:49 pm

Jack B wrote:Even rare earth Magnets Rust?
I like the rubber band Idea
Got any Pixs?
I'm thinkin a hook on the sail and one on the bottom of the
deck, maybe one on each end...
Humm...
oh and ya bobs boat looks so real in that photo
if there were a couple of sailors on deck you would
never know the difference... photoshop!!!!
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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby Jack B » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:36 pm

Thanks Big Dave That diagram explains all
I think I will give that method a go
I think it will work well and I can remove the
coning tower to make repairs if needed
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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby Robert F. » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:24 pm

Maybe it´s a silly question, but why make your conning tower detachable in the first place?


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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby Robert F. » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:28 pm

Sorry, didn't read Jack's last posting properly :oops: :oops:

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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby salmon » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:37 pm

Robert,
That is a great question. Some people don't. There are several reasons that come to mind, ease of removal and the other is limit damage. Ease of removal means no tools necessary to access what is below or to remove it to pack/store. As far as damage, it would give way or release prior to damage being done if it should get knocked. It can be compared to a shear pin, it is designed to break off so that more expensive damage can be prevented. I am sure there are other reasons, but those two come to mind. There are others here that may have a better description or another perspective.
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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby Captain Nemo12 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:20 pm

Hi guys,

I will be using a similar setup with two pairs of 10mm rare-earth magnets holding down the conning tower. My question is, since I'm running the receiver antenna along the length of the WTC about 1.5 inches below the magnets, will they affect radio reception? Also, relative to the main drive motors, the magnets are about 6 inches away, will they also affect the motors' efficiency at this distance?

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P.S. The magnets are mounted with the North side facing up towards the deck.
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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby JWLaRue » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:11 pm

No and no. :)

I've done both and there's no observable effect.

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Re: Just wondering Conning tower & Magnets

Postby Captain Nemo12 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:58 am

Great! Thanks Jeff!
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