Dubbel bouwverslag Eezebilt pt boot

Discussie in 'Bouwverslagen - Schepen' gestart door Egon Beyne, 9 sep 2015.

  1. Dodgy Geezer

    Dodgy Geezer

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    One of the main guns is ready now. Before I can glue it to the deck I have a question, how was the deck made?
    When I search on the internet, I find foto's of pt boats where you can't see the wooden deck because it's painted. But I can only see
    foto's of model pt boats with an unpainted deck. Do you now if there where pt boats with an unpainted deck? Because that is more beautiful and I want to keep it scale.


    Ah, now here I cheated a bit

    The first ELCO 80ft PT boats were made with deck planking, but very soon they changed to plywood sheeting. So only the early ones would have plank lines.
    At the factory they were finished in grey all over. So no PT boat that I know of would really have had a varnished wood deck. They would have been issued to squadrons in base grey, and then painted up in the approved colour for that theatre of operations. As has been said earlier, this would either be grey, white or green camouflage. The example boats that I have made have all got numbers indicating that they served in the Far East campaigns, so they would have been camouflaged in green.

    However, I like a varnished deck, and I had handy cans of red and grey spray paint, so I just coloured the boats the way I liked. The deck was made by simply drawing lines on the balsa with a black biro, then varnishing the top. The biro makes a little groove in the balsa, so it looks like a plank. Here you can see me doing this with the Steam Launch - http://eezebilt.co.vu/IMG_2483.jpg
    This is, however, not scale.

    Some colour information is available here:

    http://www.ptboatworld.com/PT_Boat_Info/colorschemes.htm

    http://www.ptboatworld.com/Drawings-2010-03/Drawings-2010-03

    http://www.pt103.com/Ships_2_Colors.html
     
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  2. Egon Beyne

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    its a long time ago sknce my last update because I had many work for school.
    But I'm still building and today I finished the 40mm bofors gun

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    setsunakaede vindt dit leuk.
  3. setsunakaede

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    Heb je dit nu serieus helemaal uit Balsa gemaakt?

    Ik moet zeggen: Wow, dat is nogal vakmanschap. Maar ook is er een waarschuwing op zijn plaats: het zal niet erg sterk zijn, dus bij het minste of geringste tikje breekt er wat af. Beter styreenplaat oid gebruiken IMHO.
     
  4. Egon Beyne

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    Ik weet het maar ik werk niet zo graag met koper en met styreen heb ik nog nooit gewerkt, maar ik zal er in het vervolg aan denken. De loop en de andere dunne staafjes zijn wel gemaakt van satestokjes en dat is wel iets steviger.
     
  5. Thijs Slotman

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    zeker als je het nog niet geprobeerd hebt.. probeer het, daarna kom je er nooit meer van af
    :thumbsup:
     
    setsunakaede vindt dit leuk.
  6. Dodgy Geezer

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    It is very good - better than the little Oerlikon that I put on my boats, and more like the full-size PT boats.

    As Setsunakaede says, it will be delicate, and also very difficult to seal, sand and paint! I must look at ways to make one from brass tube and sheet....
     
  7. Egon Beyne

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    After a weekend work, I finished the hull of my pt boat.
    Now I can start painting!
     
  8. Dodgy Geezer

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    Looking good - I'm not sure if the prop-shaft is long enough, though. It could be about 3cm longer. Is there enough room to swing a decent-sized propeller?
     
  9. Egon Beyne

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    I know there is not many space because the prop shaft is rather short, but I have space for a 35 mm prop maximum.
     
  10. Dodgy Geezer

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    On the prototype I used a 32 mm prop, and that went quite fast with the EMax CF2822 on 7.2V. If you can fit a 35 mm there should be no problem...
     
  11. Egon Beyne

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    After I painted the hull and part of the super structure, I did a floating test. It lies quite stable, but I will do another floating test when all the electronics are fitted.

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  12. Egon Beyne

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    I have added some details this week like ammo boxes, torpedo's, etc. I also installed the servo.

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    Before I buy the motor. Did you use any cooling on it or did it stay cool enough without?
     
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  13. Egon Beyne

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    Thijs Slotman vindt dit leuk.
  14. MikeMohawk

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    Nice progress :) Keep in mind that the ESC of your choice doesn't have a reverse. Just noting ;)
     
  15. Dodgy Geezer

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    The boat is looking good, and coming together quickly. That's what EeZebilts are all about!

    Some of the painted edges are a bit rough. Do you use sanding sealer before sanding? I find that it makes balsa much smoother, and the paint goes on more easily.
    You have quite a large servo - I hope you have left enough room for batteries! I used a much smaller servo - you can buy miniature servos very cheaply nowadays.
    I like your lifeboat - I had wondered how to do one, and had not thought about carving from solid. It works very well. And I was a bit scared of putting guide rails onto the machine gun tubs - but yours work well and really add to the atmosphere!

    I can't wait to see it running!
     
  16. Egon Beyne

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    I have never used sanding sealer before but I will keep it in mind for the next time.
    I know the edges are rough but when I apply some tamiya putty on it and sand it, it will be much better.
     
  17. Dodgy Geezer

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    Before I buy the motor. Did you use any cooling on it or did it stay cool enough without?

    Sorry I didn't notice this question before!
    I ran my motor at 7.2v and 9.6v. It was quite cold at 7.2v, and got a bit warm at 9.6v, but it didn't need any cooling. I did leave the side windows open, so that might have helped a bit, but I think it would be fine if they were closed...
     
  18. Egon Beyne

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    Almost ready to test it. I'm only waiting for the motor and the esc now.
     
  19. Thijs Slotman

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    looks good.
     
  20. Dodgy Geezer

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    I see that you have done the "Moonbeam McSwine", which had action off the coast of Italy and France in 1944-45. There were hundreds of PT-Boats, all with different deck fittings and positions - you have better scale ventilators than I have, and have the bow gun and ammo boxes in the right place for 562.

    It's looking very good, and I hope it was quick and easy and cheap to build. I haven't seen that yellow bow before - have you got a historical reference for it?
     

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