Mogador Build - Fastgun

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  1. SteveT44

    SteveT44 Well-Known Member

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    Compression fittings on plastic tube without an insert sleeve don't work well, at least on this tubing. With a sleeve in place bb's will not feed. I'm going to test some alternative adhesives. Tonight it will be JB Weld.
    Steve
     
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    Steve,

    Not sure what kind of tubing that Rick Schultz used but the only stuff that seemed to work then was the armored stuff.

    Marty
     
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    According to the postage scale at work, the gun as pictured weighs .15 pounds or 2.4 ounces or 68 grams (your pick).
     
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    That's a good weight, especially since my stock BC cannon weighs about 4.5 oz. I'll wait until you figure out the glue for the magazine before I copy your design.:D
     
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    Believe it or not it appears that E6000 adhesive may be the ticket. After a two day cure the magazine appears to be solidly attached to the tee, I'm going to pressure test this weekend.
     
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    Nice work on this little boat.
    Mikey
     
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    A very elegant ship!
     
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    WOW!
    I love that little boat.
    I still have a Mogador hull laying around.
    I may have to put that on my list of builds.
    Very nice.
    Mikey
     
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    Steve, let us know how that Spartan solenoid works out. I've been meaning to get a few to test, but hadn't needed any yet.
     
  10. Kun2112

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    Steve,
    Excellent build. i have been watching all year. Have you made any more progress? A question on the Garolite: what part number did you use to order? I used this thread as refrence on my 1/96 build and will be starting a 1/144 build soon.
    Keep up the good work.
     
  11. SteveT44

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    Dustin,

    Here's the link for the Garolite I used:

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#8491k7/=eb2tno


    Steve Tyng
     
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    Thanks Steve!
     
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    Very clean switch/button install there Steve. Sweet job.
     
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    Thanks, I'm proud of the way it turned out. The ballistic nylon makes it bb proof! ;)
    The three way switch and ESC provides a cool off/half/full speed function to the pump. I'm trying to get Frank to program a pic that can do a Bellagio fountain show with this setup...

    Steve
     
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    " I'm trying to get Frank to program a pic that can do a Bellagio fountain show with this setup..."

    Fountain shows always scare the pants off most captains, next is music to co-ordinate.
     
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    Ahhahaha! Can see it now, a program to pump random pump streams to fool other captains into thinking you are in trouble!

    Allied Captain #1: "Hey, is that Mogador in trouble? Looks like it is having pump priming problems."
    Allied Captain #2: "Sure does. Lets go put it out of its misery!"
    Sounds of rapid cannon fire ...
    Sunk Allied Captain #1: "Uh ... what just happened?"
     
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    Woowwwwww...
     
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    Excellent work!
    The only thing I have found that sticks to that shelf liner is E6000. I used that liner in my big Mogador and it has held up pretty well so far.
     
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    E6000 is great stuff. Though I've found it doesn't stick to whatever BC is using to mold their turrets out of.
     
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    I've got most of the bits for the Mogador either installed or available (with the exception of a super structure) and it's approaching the scale target weight of 3.2 pounds. I decided to test float it to check stability. As I've yet to sheet the model, I wrapped the hull in aluminum foil as a temporary stand-in for the balsa. She floated close to the scale water line but stability was lacking (I bet in real life the Mogador was a fun ship in a storm). I need to address topside weight so will be replacing the copper mag with an aluminum equivalent. The superstructure and turrets will be 100% foam (say goodbye to the BC turrets). I can carve out some of the foam channeling and get the batteries down an 1/8" or so. The extra pound allowance that DD's get may end up as lead sheet glued to the bottom of the hull.