FLOAT... RESINOIDIn the soul of every boy living Navigator, so any rain brook — is a river, and a large puddle is a sea calling out to let the boats from the simplest of chips or a sheet of paper, to specially planed, and the more such combined, as proposed by the German magazine “Technium” self-propelled model of a boat. Yes, no ordinary boat, but an old, two-pipe, with paddle wheels at the sides. What child would not want to build like this, especially because the design is quite affordable for independent playback.

Indeed, all the details are so simple that can be manufactured and assembled in one evening. Judge for yourself. The model consists essentially of two major parts: the hull with the engine deck and superstructure. And what components they are subdivided — will consider in more detail.
It is a flat plate with a streamlined look. The front end is traditional for ships and boats sharpening, reducing water resistance when moving forward and aft part of the hull just cut in the transverse direction. This is a tin rudder movement. The easiest option of fixing the plunge in the pre-done a crack in the stern. Turning or prizing it, you can put the boat in a circle or change direction.
In the front and rear housing parts driven by two carnation: this reference pins, set the deck. On the sides of the housing are ample cutouts under blade propeller.
It is mounted on two attached in the cutouts flat brackets made of tin. The propeller consists of two wheels with blades and axes. Wheel — two wooden kruglyasha (or tube), the circumference of which is slotted gap under the blades out of sheet metal. Wheel protected by metal arcs attached to the cutouts of the housing.
Fig. 1. Model of the paddle steamer
Fig. 1. Model paddle steamer:
1—deck, 2—deck superstructure with pipes and cutting; 3—body; 4—bearing pin (1×25,4 pieces); 5—hub of the impeller; 6—blade; 7—rubber motor (L650); 8—arc fences-wheel; 9 — cutout in the shell mover; 10—rudder; 11 —a pulley rubber motor (2); 12–pin-lock rubber motor (L15); 13—an arm of the wheel. A — pattern deck

To bring the wheels into rotation on the housing to mount the rubber motor. For him in the midline of the body in the front and rear set-camping pulleys (rollers), through which extends a thin elastic band. One end of it is attached to the front of the housing, and the second on the axis of the propeller blade. The rotation of the latter rubber is wound on its axis: the factory is the rubber motor. If you now release the wheel — the rubber band will start to unwind, leading through the axis of the wheels with blades to rotate.
It is hollow to cover all exposed parts of the body. Cut out made of tin. Figure 1 shows the pattern of the deck: cut the blanks shaded seats are folded — formed bow and stern of the deck.
On marked on the pattern with a dotted line areas set itself the superstructure. It can be also made of tin; but it is easier to collect it from wooden elements: a flat wooden platform, house-felling and two pipes (really made of tubes or segments of a round wooden rod). As affordable and convenient material for the superstructure may be appropriate foam. The mast is able to serve any pencil, and stretch marks — severe bone black.
The deck is installed on the designated pins of the housing and further relies on their cut sides on the axis of the propeller blade.
Wooden blank of the shell model is best and will protect it from getting wet oil paint. Apply it with a brush in two layers: the first is the liquid to impregnate the wood surface and the second normal consistency, any color: the body is practically not visible from under the shell of the deck.
For painting other elements of the model it is convenient to use aerosol cans, the paint can be different: the boat will turn more colorful, more beautiful. Spray coating is easier to apply, better rests on any material like metal and wood, forming a thin and in no way burdensome to small model colorful lightweight layer.
Fig. 2. The scheme of installation of the rubber motor
Fig. 2. The scheme of installation of the rubber motor:
1—arm thruster (2); 2—propeller; 3—the plug mover; 4 — rubber; 5 — pulleys (rollers); 6—axis of the propulsion unit; 7—wheel

Each element of the model can be painted separately, as manufacturing, that is, before Assembly. However, if it is decided finally to paint the model after assembling one color — item pre-coating parts can be omitted and use a spray can of already prepared models.
Start models
Preparations for the launch of the boat is reduced mainly to the stretching of the rubber motor. It is not necessary to raise the deck: access to the rubber motor is on the outside, using bladed propeller. Enough to take the model in the left hand and the right index finger to enter between the blades of the propeller and spin it. Install the propeller in any position of the boat in hand want from his bow — then the rubber motor will spin the blades in the right direction.
Then, holding the blades of the propeller with the left hand, lower model on the water so they were submerged in water: it is possible by adjusting the steering wheel to the desired rate, release the boat on its maiden voyage.
The range will depend on the degree of twist of the rubber motor.

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