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    πŸ“ Project S-91
    12 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well made a little progress, I have fitted the commercial propeller shafts and rudder shafts , I hope some day to have the ability to make my own better than what I can currently do. As you can see in the photos I have temporarily have the motor placement , my plan is to put a removable shelf over the drive shafts and mount the speed controls , and receiver there given the amount of hull access this model has I can easy place the largest batteries in front of the motors and still adjust for trim based on my S-100. My S-100 has 3 1100kv motors on 2 3C pack , layout and available room did not let me add the 3rd battery, tho I may also be near the hull to waterline limit …The S-91 has 3 2218 motors left over from my Vosper builds , I felt during tub testing that they were a bit to hot for the hulls and went with 1800kv motors , a much wiser choice .
    I continue to work the hull fitting in decks and the armored bridge modifications and have set the torpedo tube , but in my haste and enthusiasm did not paint the inside first as planned ..I have trimmed them back and will mount torpedo heads inside and have the ends closed off water tight , with the planned operating doors you should see the torpedoes in the tube and ready for launch . The Deck it self I have decided not to cut it , if only for the fact it will make the mounting of a clean look to the railings and it will give better water tight seal and access if and when needed by letting the deck flex at the mid point. The issue being that the bridge area is more problematic with designing both access and water tightness than I currently want to attempt. I foolishly gave my local hobby shop my short? Wish list and given as they jokingly replied that they had a health insurance bill …magically came up with one off the list , …I was ok until an unexpected bill came in …so that scream you heard was the plastic being bent β€¦πŸ˜¬, Ah we only live once and I can think of worst things to spend on …add another S-100 to the stash….😈
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    πŸ“ New Project S91
    20 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    From my build of the S-100, several issues I ran into I will try to correct on this build , the first being access and fit to the bow area, I begin by cutting the side armor over the torpedo tubes , this is to give a better fit and better water proofing to the boat also to make easier fitting to the modified bridge area . Due to the design of the S-38 type it affords me better access amidships for batteries, and maintenance. The biggest issue will be fitting the after market armored kalotte to the kits current bridge lay out.
    I am still not sure if I will cut the main deck just forward of the depth charge racks to give access to the rudder area ,,,it seems most likely tho ..
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    πŸ“ New Project S91
    20 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It has been a bit from my last build(s) …and after a short break of building other kits non-RC and not boat related I have thrown myself into another build after my efforts on the RC conversion of Lindbergh’s Blue Devil Destroyer, a Fletcher class and odd scale are proving to require much more thought to get it to run to a satisfactory to my liking …it is a very narrow hull and much to top heavy to the point where my last outing with her bring her in was more akin to beaching a fish she laid on her side ….πŸ˜žπŸ˜–
    Enough on that ,I was able to get an Italeri S-38 kit from my local hobby shop , and looking through my reference book on schnellboots , S91 caught my eye . This is a S38 type refitted with an armored kalotte. I am disappointed in Italeri on two reasons, the first is my fault in not understanding how to get or buy extra and or replacement parts for their kits ….I am at a loss as to how to work through their system ? …second is that the S38 does not have the standard armament of the mid ship Zwillingssockel of twin MG’s for aircraft defense, but they do include the later bow tube gun …Luckily, ICM does have a 1/35 scale of this mount as a kit , very detailed , at at the very limits of my ability due to my disability and lack of feeling in my hands . …I close with a few pictures and will answer why I am building the S91 as I am …much is due to the experience I gained in the long build of my S100…
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