Battlers in or around PA

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  1. darkapollo

    darkapollo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe not a battle group, but a group with a common interest. Just tossing some ideas around.
     
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    Sorry, I forgot about this thread. :)
    Your group idea is very interesting. Maybe something like a support group dedicated to helping everybody wanting to get into the hobby. Maybe we could even start a Treaty club around PA. They have slower speeds, slower firing rate, but still use fast gun cannons. Sort of like a mix of big gun and fast gun.

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    Beaver & darkapollo ,
    I'm going to starting looking for a pond here in Pittsburgh, Are you two willing to drive out here?
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    Its about a 3hr drive, so that is more than do-able once I get the Jersey done. I might salvage my fiberglass hull for a fast gun version too.
     
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    It's about 3 1/2 hours from here. I imagine I could make it out there if I had a heads up. I'll have to start looking around here for a battling pond. Plenty of people have great battling ponds around here. :)

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    Just a little sneak peak at what I am working on:
    The ribs are set 2" apart, just to give an idea of the scale.
    Ribs and cap rail are 1/4" wide. Ribs are 1/2" thick.

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    WOW, very nice work there! :) I've got to learn how to do stuff like that. :)

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    Im pretty much self-taught how to use SolidWorks. Ive done a lot of smaller models of paintball gun parts and I can do a lot of simple design work. This is my first 'big' project. That is only the mock-up assembly. The ribs will need customized to each section and notched for the double keel and recessed for the cap rail to sit and hold them in place.
     
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    darkapollo,
    who is it?
    Nikki
     
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    She is BB62, Ol Jersey. I am hoping to have her layout done this week so I can set up the CAM design and cut her pieces out.
     
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    darkapollo,
    I like this nickname she got: Black Dragon, she got that cause she was painted a very dark blue, which made her very very very Hard to see at night!!!
    Nikki
     
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    Ive never seen pictures of her in dark blue. Only in battleship gray, and some camouflage patterns.
    Got any pictures?
     
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    No. But I will look.. I went them in the 1:200 scale.
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    Just a little more eye candy...
    There will be a buid log with all of these, but I figured I would give you guys a sneek peek.
    My CNC shipped today so I should be able to start cutting wood in the next few weeks

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    Looking nice! :)

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    Thanks! As soon as I am done with the CAD drafts I will start the build log. The CNC will be here tomorrow, and be built by this weekend. Unfortunately it only has about 12"x12" working area, so I will have to do some fancy trickery on the longer pieces like the keel.
    I think I still need to work on the bow. I think the tear-drop looks a bit too big.
    What you cant see in the picture is the double keel and 2" water channel starting at Rib 10. Everything is notched and interlocked, so I am hoping for a solid construction.
     
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    How's the CNC coming?
     
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    That's cool. :) I can't wait to see ribs being cut. ;)

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    Well that would have been today but the ice storm knocked out the power since about 7:45 this morning.
    I am still trying to get the hang of SolidCAM and trying to import it to my post processor to run the G-code.