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  • #107132
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    raven62raven62
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    Hi Folks,

    I’ve not noticed this subforum before, so I start this thread just short before my longest term Project has his first test-float.

    27 years ago, I’ve bought Plans from a huge germen floating crane called Enak in 1/50 scale. I’ve built the hull, but I failed on the mechanical parts.

    Mheanwhile I have a Mill and a Lathe and raise my knowledge about metal handling.

    Last Juli I did another try and it was succesful.

    He it is:

     

    IMG_0024

    Key features:

    Twelve channel radio controlled

    Three rudder propellers (one self made)
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    Eight winches to move the mainboom, the topboom,  the four  great hooks.

    Aluminium booms and winch bases.

    Self casted lead hooks.

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    Details on Deck are from a resin printer.

    Some Numbers

    120 cm long

    140 cm high

    50 cm wide

    30kg

    roundabout 200 selfmade pulleys

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    3 meter of soldered brass-ladders

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    300 meters 1mm dyneema rope

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    Learning during the Project:

    modelling and cast lead

    construction with fusion 360

    printing resin

    splicing ropes

     

    Actual stand

    technical things are done but 50% details on deck are todo.

     

     

    Now I’m waiting on good weather and enough time to take a testfloat in a real lake.

    Regards

    Ralf

    #107133
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    GrasshopperGrasshopper
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    Unglaublich! Glad you’ve found a corner of the forum for your other builds, it’s fascinating seeing what you’ve created.

    Axial SCX10 Dingo D90    RC4WD TF2 Hilux     RC4WD G2 D90

    #107135
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    AvatarRetrocosm
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    Wow! That is quite something Ralf, extraordinary in fact. I really look forward to seeing it in action. Thank you for sharing it.

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    #107148
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    AvatarScaleAddict
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    I’m following this from the beginning. There’s plenty of work here….True craftmanship

    #107204
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    raven62raven62
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    Hi there,

    today I can make the first real test on a lake with the crane. 90% works well. Just the steering needs an improvement.

    After two hours of testing and some fine adjustment I’m very happy with the crane and his behavior.

    As a result of that recognition and the great fun I had, I will invest in a professional rudderpropeller steering hardware.

    The mechanical indicators are not good enough for my eyes if the crane is too far away.

    A short clip

    And some impressions

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    Regards

    Ralf

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    raven62raven62
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    Hi there,

    the new Hardware is implemented and works very fine. So I declare the technical aspects of this project done. 🙂

    A short clip of the latest testdrive in my garden pond. Small but useful for learning accurate steering. (I have a lot to learn 🙂 )

    Regards

    Ralf

    #107333
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    markmark
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    Amazing creation.

    #107354
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    AvatarRetrocosm
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    Wow, that’s so damn cool.

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    #107414
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    raven62raven62
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    The great isolation has weird consequences for me. I’ve noticed some new trend in my hobby. Detailism and weathering 🙂

    Actual state of the crane before it will rest in the garage till the end of isolation.

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    Regards

    Ralf

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