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Author:  MiiYeti [ Sun May 19, 2013 10:15 pm ]
Post subject:  My Jim Wilder tug rebuild

Today I began to work on my Jim wilder tug (thank you Kurt Van Dam for a great buy) and I began with removing the wooden platforms for the batteries motor
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and the servo mount.
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I removed the gravel that was beneath the servo mount
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and found that there were BB's epoxied to the hull so i chiseled out most of them with a pick and a flat blade screwdriver.
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I removed the majority of the ball bearings using only the previously mentioned tools But to remove the rest of the ball bearings I need to use the heat gun to warm the epoxy Which heated up the hull and popped the fiberglass
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which i will have to sand through and repair and I began to sand it tonight but i am to tired to continue.
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File comment: the fiberglass where i began to sand out the air bubbles
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More for tomorrow! :)

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