ir3 Posted February 15, 2019 Share #1 Posted February 15, 2019 After posting a question on removing large amounts of plastic from parts of the model I was encouraged to start a build thread. This will be an RC Conversion inspired by ojays on RC Universe. One of the main reasons for building this model is to implement the Lurssen effect as was done on ojays thread. I am not so sure the effect scales down to a model of this size but implementing will be an interesting experience. The Lurssen effect is to adjust the angle of the outer rudders/deflectors to reduce the effects of the stern wave at speed. By changing the angle to proper value the stern wave produces minimum drag. The angle is optimized for a particular hull. The hull halves were fastened together and installation of running gear was started. The running gear was purchased on eBay as a package including the rudders, prop shafts, stuffing boxes, and props. It also included the center strut and outboard struts but for some reason they did not fit this hull so were excluded. It will use 380 motors and electronics from Action. The pictures show the startup. There is a bit of filling and cleanup still to be performed. Since I am waiting for some items from overseas I decided to scatter the work using what I have available at the moment. PE will be Eduard 53212 and Eduard 53214. The kit comes with some PE and I will be using pieces from each. I dread using PE as it is nothing but a struggle for me but I decided to take my time and be patient. We shall see what results follow. Until next time, IR3 Old Collingwood, mtaylor, Ryland Craze and 9 others 12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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