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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2019, 09:18:14 am »
Nicely done Jason   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2019, 07:29:50 am »
Those blades are what, 2mm wide?! That’s amazing perseverance and skill. I’d have just said “engine running, you can’t see the blades”
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #62 on: January 22, 2019, 01:50:16 am »
Those blades are what, 2mm wide?! That’s amazing perseverance and skill. I’d have just said “engine running, you can’t see the blades”

I'd just cut slots in the blades and then use superglue to put the pins into position...
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2019, 07:34:38 am »
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Yeah, it was one of those things that started out as "I'll just do one".  The first one wasn't so bad, so I think "I'll just do a couple more" and then half-way through I'm thinking "Why did I decide to do this?" Well, at least it's done.

Those blades are what, 2mm wide?! That’s amazing perseverance and skill. I’d have just said “engine running, you can’t see the blades”

You've got it, I just measured them and they're 2mm, I should have thought of modeling it with props spinning, it would have saved some time.

I'd just cut slots in the blades and then use superglue to put the pins into position...

Interesting idea, I might have to give that a go the next time I get myself in this situation.

Finally, here are the props all assembled.

pond-racer-23 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2019, 02:54:35 pm »
Interesting, you haven't "handed" them - with them rotating in opposite directions to overcome "torque".
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2019, 05:43:01 pm »
Interesting, you haven't "handed" them - with them rotating in opposite directions to overcome "torque".

When I was assembling them I was thinking them same thing, I thought maybe the manufacturer of the resin conversion kit was trying to cheap out and only cast one type of propeller blade. I tried putting them on the hub backwards but they didn't look right. Finally I looked at pictures of a Hawkeye, and low and behold, they turn the same direction. If works on a Hawkeye, then I say it works for my Pond Racer.


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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2019, 08:50:12 pm »
If the torque is in the right direction maybe it helps the racer make sharper turns around the pylons? Beyond my skills to determine but it sounds good.

This looks crazy awesome!
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2019, 06:06:51 am »
Like slimmed down A400 props with BIG spinners.

Awesome work there.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2019, 07:26:42 pm »
Finally finished, and before the initial deadline, that's a first for me!

pond-racer-26 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

pond-racer-27 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

pond-racer-28 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

pond-racer-29 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

pond-racer-31 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

pond-racer-32 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

pond-racer-33 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72 - Finished Pics Pg 5
« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2019, 07:37:03 pm »
That is insanely beautiful!! I had no idea it was so small! Good eyes or good optics....
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72 - Finished Pics Pg 5
« Reply #70 on: January 30, 2019, 07:37:36 pm »
I love it!!!   :bow: :drink: :cheers: :party: :party: :party:
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72 - Finished Pics Pg 5
« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2019, 07:41:44 pm »
Great! :wub: :bow:
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72 - Finished Pics Pg 5
« Reply #72 on: January 30, 2019, 09:48:26 pm »
Absolutely gorgeous!!  Masterful job!!  :wub:
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72 - Finished Pics Pg 5
« Reply #73 on: January 30, 2019, 11:26:26 pm »
That's STUPENDOUS!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Love the colour scheme and the mega-blade props will put off the completion before the start! Fantastic work.  ;D
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Re: Pond Racer II – Electric Boogaloo 1/72 - Finished Pics Pg 5
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2019, 01:03:02 am »
Wow!

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