American Civil War City Class Gunboat

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Postby AlwynTurner » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:52 pm

Just a suggestion but have you considered replacing some of those heavy metal components with 3d printed parts, I have this picture of your gunboat with it's rear deck submerged! Maybe you could place the motors at the centre of the boat with long prop shafts?

Good luck with the build :clap: :thumbup:

Alwyn :thumbup: :wave:
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Postby Jimster » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:32 pm

I have not thought about 3D printed components but I’ve seen some. I’m going to use 43” of solid insulation foam board two layers thick so hopefully it will be quite buoyant and easy to add weights to get the proper waterline. I’m definitely going to experiment with motor placement and will probably use 12” propeller shafts.
I plan to coat the hull with a Bondo type stuff or two part resin or something that’s foam compatible.
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Postby EAO » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:05 pm

Wow,

Those are some serious motors, probably strong enough to move that Civil War Gunboat along at off shore cigarette boat speed! 8O But, that would be silly! :D

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