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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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RC installation – finally

Aero-naut Jenny Posted on Jun 22, 2019 21:15:30

I know it has been a while since my last post. I wanted to do the RC installation for this post. I had the RC installation in place last summer, but had some vibration from the motor and propeller shaft that I wanted to resolve and test out on the water.

As the season started late April have now had some time to do some test runs

I did a youtube video about the RC installation. The video should explain about the installation. It can be seen here:

So far I am very happy about the RC installation. I am running at 40% speed, which is enough for now as the deck hasn’t been mounted

The next thing will be to mount the deck.

Thanks for watching. Hope it will be useful for someone smiley

Lacquer on the mahogany

Aero-naut Jenny Posted on Feb 05, 2018 20:53:57

For now I have put two layers of lacquer on the sides of Jenny, with sanding in between. This boat will need a lot of more lacquer and sanding. I will however stop for now as I want to make progress on other parts of this boat before I put on more lacquer as I risk damage to the lacquer in the build process. For instance I want to close the gaps in the hull smiley

Some pictures with two layers of lacquer:

Thanks for looking 🙂

Putting strips on Jenny

Aero-naut Jenny Posted on Dec 26, 2017 15:19:00

As I am not really a fan of the stained hull Jenny has, I decided to put some strips on the sides of the hull. I found some 10×0,5mm mahogany strips. This was the widest strips I could find that were still very slim. If I had found some wider strips I would have picked those instead. Further mahogany seems to be the only kind of wood offered in this very thin format. Otherwise I might have picked another kind of wood.

The hull already had been given some layers of lacquer, so I also gave the strips a layer of lacquer on both sides. Then I sanded the strips and the hull very gently. The strips were easily cut to length using a scissor. Finally I glued the strips to the sides of the hull using CyanoAcrylate. Very easy to get them to stick. Much easier than what I experienced building the Phantom. If I was to build the Phantom again, I would definitely put some layers of lacquer on the hull and mahogany strips before gluing them to the hull.

Now I have some sanding to do and I still have some gaps to fill in the hull before I proceed. I should probably put some more lacquer on the mahogany before trying to fill in the gaps so the glue won’t mess with the mahogany. At some point I will make the mahogany bright and shiny as I did on the Phantom. Hopefully I know how to do it faster this time, but it will probably take at least 10 layers of lacquer before I am done.

Some pictures:

Thanks for looking smiley

More Jenny build pictures

Aero-naut Jenny Posted on Nov 21, 2017 20:54:24

After a little search the pictures I promised have been found. These pictures show how I used rubber bands to hold the sides in place while gluing them.

Here are the pictures:


Started building Jenny

Aero-naut Jenny Posted on Nov 19, 2017 20:03:19

Some time this summer I started building the Aero-naut Jenny. So far I have just been following the instructions. As I don’t have lot of time for my hobby, progress is slow and I have not been taking a lot of pictures.

Here are a few pictures of the hull the stern being glued on, using a lot of rubber bands:

I also have some pictures of the sides being glued on that I will soon post.

Motor for Bernhard’s Jenny

Aero-naut Jenny Posted on Mar 08, 2012 09:05:39

Bernhard is also building a Jenny. He got stuck on motor, so I bought one for him when I ordered motors for my PT-15. He wanted it to be an inrunner to allow for water cooling, so I found an inrunner with a low kV rating and presumably high torque. This should make for running a quite large propeller, at lower speed, which should be more efficient.

I took a few pictures of the motor. It seems very well constructed.

Motor name: Turnigy 540L V-Spec Inrunner with impeller


Dimension: 58mm x 36mm, 72mm(with shaft)
Weight: 173g (kv1025) (not including connectors)
Diameter of shaft: 5mm
Length of front shaft: 14mm
Battery: 3-4 Cell 4S/14.8V
RPM: 1025kv
Max current: 40A

The motor should be about the same size as a size 600 motor. I am looking forward to see how the motor performs in Bernhard’s boat. I expect it to run quite well smiley

Aero-naut Jenny acquired

Aero-naut Jenny Posted on Nov 17, 2011 18:40:09

Today my aero-naut Jenny finally arrived. I bought it on e-bay Germany. No problem.

It will probably be some time (Next year) before I get to build this boat. After a brief look, the kit looks nice and I am looking forward to build it.

Two other guys from the model boat club will also be building this boat so I am looking forward to see what they come up with.

One of the guys has a build log at rc-groups here: