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Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by marky Admiral   Posted: 16 hours ago
Just seen this, for some reason the videos wouldn't play when it was originally posted , loved the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues under the sea ,one of my all time favourite films after Forbidden Planet. Cheers Marky👍

K Class Submarines by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Steam powered submarines eh? just some tinkering here,its the motor for my next tin boat. The K class killed more of our side than the Germans! The motor took 2days to build from scrap. just got to figure a way to clutch in the clockmotor for diving. Boringly enough,the earliest subs were steam and so are modern nukes! ahhh the irony. Ohhh it runs like squit off a shiny shovel.

Denatured Alcohol by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Pop Pop boats 😲 are called Knatter Boot over here. I've still got one. There was a brief resurrection of them here a few years ago, all made of old drink tins, mine is the classic red Coke tin. Would have pleased the submarine 'Tinman' on here 😉 Came with solid fuel pellets which reminded me of the old Jetex rocket pellets. Dangerous days but fun, cheers Doug 😎 PS Back in those good ol' days of yore, I remember the family using a Tilley Lamp run on meths to warm up the bathroom. Anyone remember those? Looked like a 50cm SAT TV dish with a miniature crab basket in the middle, which started to glow when you pumped it up! 😲

correct size of wiring by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Neil If you want to ask a question the Forum is the correct place. Your build blog is for describing your progress and may not be seen by all members who are not subscribed to your blog.

HMS Dreadnought (S101) by Airtrooper Seaman   Posted: 6 days ago
That is a big advance on anything I have Doug! HUGE thanks! Also, it has been a couple of years since I last visited the RN Submarine Museum at Gosport and I can't locate the photos I took there. They had several superb models on display, including the one shown below (not my photo). In the background is the famous painting of the launch of HMS Dreadnought, but can anyone recall whether the model is also HMS Dreadnought, or one of her half-sisters (Valiant or Warspite, both 20ft longer), or another boat?

HMS Dreadnought (S101) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Andy, all I could find is this, almost toy-like 🤔 But at least it gives the hull lines, and there are hundreds of photos on the Web to give you an idea of the details, such few as there are on a modern sub! Don't forget 'Every submarine dives - at least once!' 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

HMS Dreadnought (S101) by Airtrooper Seaman   Posted: 6 days ago
I also posted this at MBM was was also hoping people here might be able to help... I'm trying to find ANY plans (but especially lines and body plans) for the RN's first nuclear submarine, HMS Dreadnought (S101). The NMM charge a fortune IMO 😤 ,so not a viable option as I need to keep costs low. The Submarine Museum and the NMRN don't hold anything. 🤐 This has left me pretty much stuck! 😭 At this stage I'll be happy to find anything, even if it is lacking in detail! Perhaps someone out there can come to my aid please? For instance, does anyone know of any GA drawings published in books or magazines from any country around the globe? Many thanks in advance. Andy

Robbe Smaragd by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Neil, Well you wanted info!! 😉 I have a digital subscription to Model Boats and remembered seeing the article. I don't build yachts but can still admire the craftsmanship and techniques used. Some come in handy for other projects, e.g. winches. No idea about MYA classes, I'm not a yachter! Dave_M most likely knows. Happy over-making, cheers Doug 😎

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by boaty Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Excellent boats with great scale performance. I like the Fairmile Ds as they are good subjects for modelling and at static displays they always attract a lot of attention. Boaty😊

HMS Triumph by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Yes, Unfortunately the weeds keep increasing. Each time it submerged near the bottom it was stopped by the weeds and surfaced in the same place. I edited these out.

Brixham trawler IBEX by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi bellman, (from Doug BELL😉) This is another 'How long is a piece of string question'! Only way to find out is to build it, and do a payload test. Put weight in it until it floats to the waterline and upright and stable. I use chunks of lead and lead balls (fishing weights). Weigh the lead. Easiest way is to weigh the empty hull first, then again with 'payload'. Difference is your payload weight for the hull, including all equipment, decks, superstructure etc. Before you glue any other parts to the hull weigh them and subtract from the payload test weight as you go. When compete you should then know how much weight you have left available for equipment. Weigh the equipment; motors, shafts, electronics, batteries etc. Anything 'left over' is the ballast you need. Try to fit it inside as low as possible, the lead balls are good for final trimming. When all is correct simply pour a little resin over them to hold them in place. Only time I fitted ballast outside, a long steel bar keel, was on my U26 sub. But then U Boats had such an emergency 'drop keel' so it looked 'Right'! Happy building, Doug 😎

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Thanks Dave, pots not visible on the photo, or on the FLYSKY site! Saw them in a setup video.👍 Further clarification; there is no 'iA' TX. iA is a designation used by FLYSKY only for receivers. style='background-color:yellow;'>submit&searchType=1.html For the TX there is an 'i6' and an 'i6S' with touch screen etc. Stick with your 'i6' Les. Good luck 😎

HMS Triumph by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Another video from the sub-cam on HMS Triumph at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, Australia. A Scratchbuilt British Trafalgar class submarine using two engel piston tanks for the ballasting system.

USS Seahawk by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Mactin, there was also a 'Seahawk' in the Star Trek / Wars saga! Shame about USS Penguin, would have been a tasty boat 😉 BTW: penguins are my favourite animal. so funny, or imperious like the Emperor penguins. 👍 Didn't know about the film either, when I think about sub films Operation Petticoat comes to mind! How about doing a pink one!!!?😲 Keep up the great work, Cheers Doug 😎

USS Seahawk by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Its 24" long all tins n clocks, totally fictitious boat totally not to scale and the bow is unclipperyfied for a gato! but what the hell im using tinsmithery licence.