Theresa Marie Model Ship Project
Week 35: Rudder (March 18 - April 28, 2013)
After a short break from working on the Theresa Marie...
Rudder time. Finally got around to drilling the hole in the deck for the rudder. Had to shave the plastic a bit just below the rudder shaft adapter to get it to fit. Dan did a good job in cutting the metal shaft and attaching the adapter just right to allow everything to fit snug.
Now to figure out exactly how to mount everything. I'm planning to try the SC&H recommended way first, in which you mount the servo upside down directly over the rudder shaft adapter.
ESC learning time. Per Dan's advice I bought a Viper Marine 15 ESC. All new to me. Time to learn the differences in the world of r/c plug types. Viper is a Tamiya style. Servos are HiTech. All my Beagle stuff were Futaba. Drive unit has some kind of a three prong type.
Paint rudder? Not sure the clear rudder extension is going to look right with the drive unit mounted. So I might consider actually painting it copper and black like the hull, and probably also paint the drive unit.