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RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

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Another video of New Jersey

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe Jul 05, 2011 17:07:04
The other video of New Jersey at the pond in Vallensbæk:

Thanks for looking.

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USS New Jersey video

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe Jun 30, 2011 15:16:40
Yesterday I brought New Jersey to the local pond and Maja was kind to make some video. Here is the first:

It was at no time going full throttle. I hope it will give an idea of the performance it has achieved. Thanks for looking smiley

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New Jersey crew

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe Jun 19, 2011 17:54:54
Last Monday Maja and I put some crew on New Jersey. I had selected service dress white because I believe I am going to use New Jersey at summer time, so my crew should be dressed properly. More info on US. Navy uniforms here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniforms_of_the_United_States_Navy.

Currently the crew consists of 48 members.

Here are some pictures. My camera ran out of power - sorry.

Thanks for looking.

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New Jersey maiden voyage

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe Jun 05, 2011 14:44:48
Today the weather was perfect to make the maiden voyage for New Jersey. Almost no wind, no waves and bright sunlight. As I was expecting it would be difficult to mount the battery at the pond, I decided to mount it at home. And just as I expected, the hull railing was in trouble. It came loose tow places and had to be fixed. before I would go anywhere.

When I arrived at the lake and tried out New Jersey, everything went fine smiley The ship looks good on the water and handled well.

Here are some pictures I took with my cell phone:


Thanks for looking smiley

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Pictures of New Jersey completed

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe May 29, 2011 16:46:53
I brought New Jersey along to work last Friday to take some photos. Unfortunately some railing came off before the shooting. I hope it isn't too evident in the pictures. Sten Carlsen joined me and did some of the photos below. Still no crew, I am working on it. I am also waiting for the maiden voyage.
Thanks for looking smiley

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New Jersey completed!

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe May 20, 2011 17:41:55
This Wednesday I completed the New Jersey build smiley Sorry, no pictures yet, and I haven't tried it out yet. It may still need some balancing to look right on the water.

I might still do some rigging and I might also add some crew. I have 144 crewmen that just needs painting to be ready. I don't think I'll add all 144 crewmen though smiley They can also be painted to match my Yamato and other 1/350 boats.

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New Jersey almost completed

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe May 14, 2011 17:16:02
The latest project on New Jersey has been to put the railing on the hull. I decided to put it on the outside of the hull top instead of on top. That will hopefully give a little extra clearance when putting the deck on. Then I also made some entrances for the anchor chains. For that I used some Tamiya epoxy putty. It was the first time with the putty for me, but it seemed to work out OK. Epoxy putty also seems quite useful for other situations.

The pictures also show the Seahawk helicopter. I haven't fixed that yet. The same goes for the link 11 antenna at the bow. I don't want to fix the link 11 antenna before I have the anchor chains completed.

Then I still need to add some antennas and if I want, add some crew.

Pictures:
Thanks for looking smiley

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New Jersey news

Tamiya BB 62 New JerseyPosted by xilsoe Apr 26, 2011 15:21:35
I have been working on getting New Jersey completed. The lower deck is now almost in place and working as I intend. A bit more silicone and it is hopefully done. A functional test will be conducted at this point. The upper deck attaches nicely to the lower deck. No risk of loosing that I believe. Furthermore there should be very little risk of water ingress.

Further I have been working on the link 11 antenna. I believe it is complete. Then I am working on one of the helicopters and on the anchor chains. One in place so far. Waiting for the glue to set.

The upper deck is stitched together in one piece. This was also some project. I had to remove extra deck material and use extra polystyrene pieces to ensure good joints.

It is now also for certain that this boat is New Jersey. I put the name and hull number decals on the hull and secured them with some matt varnish.

Then I am of course missing some details that I intend to put on as the last. For one thing the hull side railing is missing. Then I could add some crew.

I hope to bring some pictures soon.

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