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    S 100 Schnellboot RC build
    by BW3 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Second Sea trials โ€ฆ.
    5 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Boat is running very good , I can get about 25 good solid minutes of general usage with a few high speed runs , before bring her back in before it is just rudder control โ€ฆI will continue to add and adjust details but over all I am very happy with it. I will now focus on my 2 Vosper MTBs โ€ฆthey should prove to be interesting having to re evaluate my motor choice with one not so powerful and fast โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bench Testing and second water tests completed..
    5 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Happy days , I had a bit of trouble getting the radio to work and it required me to call in a friendโ€™s help โ€ฆbetween the two of us we got it figured out ,,,I had missed wired the 3 ESC โ€˜s On switchโ€™s ..polarity is important โ€ฆโ€ฆSecond Water test with full electronics operating reveled water linking past the center prop shaft ..addressed with both RTV and with CV glue โ€ฆit also reveled a slight list of about a quart bubble to Starboard. All in all a great day and hope to have the maiden voyage soonโ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bench Testing and second water tests completed..
    5 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "hope to have the maiden voyage soonโ€ฆ"
    I'm 'baiting with weighted' breath BW ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
    Bon voyage.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Slow going โ€ฆ
    6 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Adding bits of detail and touch ups โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Slow going โ€ฆ
    5 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Understood , details and touch I should have been more specific, as to bits and pieces I had not installed due to other major components and work that I needed to do , and chipped paint of the brass fabโ€™d replacements etc etc ..She will look the part of a war wore boat for sure. Currently have a radio issue with my Turnigy 9x โ€ฆwas never a fan of stick radios on a boat โ€ฆand this has me scratch my head as to why I lost bind and canโ€™t get it back but will have a friend over soon to help , tho he is an avid Helicopter flyer โ€ฆdonโ€™t make he a bad guy ..lol โ€ฆ.So to keep me from getting to frustrated I have started the next conversion to RC โ€ฆItaleriโ€™s Vospers MTB and the the special St.Nazaire boat โ€ฆpictures and new blog soon .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Slow going โ€ฆ
    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Don't go nuts on the 'touch ups' and looking for perfection BW.
    These boats were probably the most heavily worked (and successful) vessels of the whole DKM surface fleet, operating from the North Sea and Channel to the Med and Black Sea.
    Most larger DKM ships only managed one or two missions!
    The S-Boats were repaired and patched with whatever was available or could be 'scrounged', much like the US PTBs in the Pacific.
    So make it look Used and it'll be just right๐Ÿ‘
    Looking good so far.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rails
    6 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Not kit and not totally to photo realโ€ฆ.but best I can do given what I have and can doโ€ฆshe will look fair at 9 feet away or 90 knots โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Details โ€ฆ
    6 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The stern 37 m gun and crew will swing 180โ€™ โ€ฆ..the quad 20 m anti aircraft will rotate 360โ€™ in either direction , the bridge will be manned as will both torpedo tubes with crew and last the torpedo doors are operational โ€ฆI may at some point split them to independent operation but currently they open and close together , I also may redo the rudder system to include the Lurssen Effect but now have all 3 rudders locked together โ€ฆI may add led lights also โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Well itโ€™s been some time and a lot of life โ€ฆ.
    6 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    After some very painful and unhappy times I have finally gotten back to my project she is almost ready for trim out and water tests . I am looking forward to her first maiden voyage at a local pond . I am having to scale back my expectations due to limited skills and my physical limits โ€ฆshe will never win at a show , nor pass a navy inspection for an orderly crew and ship . So I include a few photos of the current state and lay out .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Well itโ€™s been some time and a lot of life โ€ฆ.
    6 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks great Bill, nothing wrong with that ! Good you are able to be back at it again๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ Torpedo Door Credit..
    3 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I must give credit to where credit is due, I found this on a short YouTube posting by A Greg Frost .....he is due all ...the others I found posted I found a bit more of a challenge for linkage that I could not do easily . ...The best part is if down the line I want independent door operation, it is easily done but for now they are Y cabled to one channel.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Progress, at least something good from this forced lockdown
    3 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well things have been very slow either due to tight budget or health issues but progress has been made and so just final trimming and the last major build problem of getting my torpedo doors to open and close has been solved. Many Thanks to builders on YouTube that share their solutions to how to make work. Once I have everything fit ,trim and work ,I will start setting up for water trimming and testing. She will see the water this summer ...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Progress, at least something good from this forced lockdown
    3 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes I did give some thought to that , ...I have given controlled rotation to the aft and mid-ship guns , but felt the forward gun would be much harder to get both gunner and gun to rotate and still be water resistant. I am also watching how the weight is being placed . Thank You for your interest ..BW
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Progress, at least something good from this forced lockdown
    3 years ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi BW.
    Nice looking boat.
    I was impressed with your idea for the Tubes opening.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    I must confess I may try that on mine.Never even thought of trying that.
    Have you thought of having the front and rear guns rotating.
    I attach some pictures of mine with the servo set up if it helps.
    Will be following this one from now so good luck.
    Regards Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Progress, at least something good from this forced lockdown
    3 years ago by Commodore-H ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Torpedo tube doors are brilliant solution, well done.

    Now keep going and finish the rest of it.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Progress, at least something good from this forced lockdown
    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    HI BW,
    Welcome back๐Ÿ‘
    Like your opening torp toobs. Nice.
    Will you be launching torpedoes as well?
    Looking forward to your sea trials report.
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Slow going ...
    4 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    After building the mine laying rails I then purchased scale German mines , only to find out that they are 4mm wider than the rails on the boat, ...what to do , cut the mines (8) down and rework the base and wheels to fit the boats rails or move the rails wider ..... moving the rails ... slow going , found that the motors I have are more aircraft/drone use per the esc, , no reverse .... Hobbyking does have esc that will work , still need a couple of servos and a radio , just not sure if a 6 Chanel land/ boat radio or get a large channel stick radio would be better ... as always $$$$ is an issue .
    Work on the messy table as I fit cut and replace fittings and supports ...
    Smooth sailing to all...
    Bill G

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    ๐Ÿ“ Update
    4 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Not much progress of late , taking care of life matters and a limited cash flow has all but stopped forward movement. Hope to get a bit of free time soon to paint details , she will never be close to what is viewed here but it will be the best I can do ......stay tuned

    Happy Cruising All
    Bill

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Update
    4 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Evenin' BW, she's lookin' pretty good to me๐Ÿ‘
    Don't hide your light under a whatsit!
    I've seen far far worse , esp regarding the painting๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Looks like tidy work to me, I'm signing up for notifications of your progress.
    If I can help at all just give me 'an electronic shout' ๐Ÿ˜‰
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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