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BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:37:32 am »
Hi,

A friend has recently bought a Bowman Aeroboar 1 which is a rubber powered launch 32" long and I am going to try and make a copy of it.  First a drawing was made from templates taken from the hull.
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After the hull sides were cut they were bent to shape using weights (bricks) after having been steamed.
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The frame spacer and transom were made.
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I am not very good with computers so this is a bit of a try-out for me using a new system.  If I have got things correct I will continue later.

Regards Tony.

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 07:38:55 am »
Hi,

I will have to do a bit of work on attachments.  Bear with me.

Regards Tony.
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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 11:07:15 am »
Hi,

Try Again!

After cutting the sides to size they were steamed and bent to shape with weights (bricks).
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The frame spacer and transom were cut to size.
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And contruction began.
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Well I hope this works!

Regards Tony.





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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 11:30:18 am »
Hi,

 Bare with me.

Regards Tony.

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 11:47:05 am »
Hi Bob,

Thanks, senior moment!

Take care.

Tony.

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 11:52:14 am »
Very excited to see you putting up a build thread here Tony ... GREAT!!!
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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 12:54:34 pm »
Great to see you on here Tony!

I know how good your Eagle replica was so this will be another stunning boat build.
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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 02:03:06 pm »
A great project Tony that's already showing your skill - will be following this closely!
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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 02:38:05 pm »
Ditto !  :)

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 08:39:04 am »
I like your way of bending the sides. I started a Polly Wog a while back, and the sides didn't bend evenly, so I have to start over, and this time I'll use your brick trick.
Bob

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2019, 10:11:23 am »
That is shaping up as a great looking model, Tony!

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2019, 12:12:22 pm »
Hi Bob,

I like your way of bending the sides. I started a Polly Wog a while back, and the sides didn't bend evenly, so I have to start over, and this time I'll use your brick trick.


I don't think my brick method will work just by itself.  I have built three Poly Wog hulls and I started by getting the wooden sides wet with boiling water then using the bricks the leave it for a couple of days and did the same again but the hull has a very tight hull and the only way I managed to bend it was over a sauce pan of water and slowly bring the ends together using a strong cord.  This is best done when the domestic authorities are elsewhere. On the commercially produced Boucher Polly Wog the side were cut as curves and the was no centre frame, it was the Popular Mechanics version that had one.  I did a thread on making one of mine at:

https://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/threads/penbwl-a-welsh-tadpole.18804/

Take care.

Tony.

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 08:09:27 am »
Thanks, Tony.

I'm using the PM plans, so I have the centre frame, and I did soak things in water; somehow, though, I lost symmetry when I bent the ends together. Guess I'll just have to be more careful.
Bob