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Sun Wind II Wooden RC Sailboat Test Hull Complete!

Today I cut my test hull off of its supports and did a lot of clean up on the sander.

Sanded the transom flush, as well as the bow. Cleaned up the sheer a bit, and then finally added the rudder. It's done!

Sun Wind II Wood RC Sailboat Test Hull

Sun Wind II Wood RC Sailboat transom

Sun Wind II Wood RC Sailboat Test Hull

Sun Wind II Wood RC Sailboat Test Hull

Sun Wind II Wooden RC Sailboat Mock Up Hull

Sun Wind II Wood RC Sailboat Transom


Sun Wind II Wood RC Sailboat fin

Sun Wind II Wooden RC Sailboat Test Hull

I attempted to make a male mold for the lead bulb, but it cracked off the lathe before I could get it down to size. Oh well... it was a good attempt and I'll try it again shortly.

Overall, I love it!

Now onto the real thing... next up, it's time to make the entire hull and do some RC sailing!



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