When to drill prop shaft holes in a wooden hull

Discussion in 'Construction' started by CaptainCook, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. CaptainCook

    CaptainCook Member

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    I have run into a bit of a dead end on my Utah build, concerning the prop shafts. The instructions included in the BC hardware kit are easy to follow, but seem to be geared towards a fiberglass hull, or one that is solid on the bottam. So I'm wondering if I should go ahead and glue in the impenetrable material (1/4" balsa) before drilling holes for the shafts, or is there a better method to determine where the shafts go on a wood hull? I would go ahead and put the balsa in except I was worried that if the area was solid it would be more difficult to drill through the 1/4" ribs.
     
  2. SnipeHunter

    SnipeHunter Well-Known Member

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    I put the balsa in first and then drill through it. Then I use a circular file to get it exactly how I want it. I think its pretty easy to do that way.
     
  3. CaptainCook

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    Okay, in that case I guess I'll go ahead and put in the balsa, the go from there with the drilling.