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Haha, not 20 feet down mate! 20 feet along, it dives to about 8 inches then when the motor runs down it surfaces. Ive had a look at the electronic wizzardry you guys make its incredible and way beyond me.Hats off to you all! brilliant stuff!
Magnificent, beautiful work, as ever👍 Do you ever sleep??? 20ft? How do you know? Did you follow it down with a tape measure? 😁 My Akula sub has a big tank and about half a pound of electronics in it to control the diving 😉 I will set it to max 2m (6 feet or so)! Happy Tin Bashing, cheers Doug 😎
Designed and hand built from scratch in three weeks (including the clockwork motor). Its only 11" long equipped with a 20ml trim tank midships,it can run on the surface or dive for about 20 feet.The hull is made from recycled tin cans hand beaten and wheeled smoothish in three parts. www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com
Hi Peter, Only those who don't know better laugh!😉 I suppose you mean ESC (Electronic Speed Controller)! What radio gear do you have? FYI: I still have an old (25 years) 40MHz set for my submarines, 2.4GHz don't like going under the wet stuff, it turns it's toes up, wrinkles it's nose and whizzes off into the sky 🤔 Also a pair of ancient 'standard' servos in the Type 1A U-Boat. See pic. I also have an even more ancient (35 years!) 35MHz set I'm going to use with my Catalina flying boat. They both still work great so why dump 'em? Look forward to the 20mm pic, I could use some, but ONLY if the guns are movable! Carry on Modelling, cheers Doug 😎
Event open to all to show off and sail their models of Military boats. MTB's, Frigates, Destroyers, Battleships, Submarines etc. Tea Coffee and refreshments available. Disabled Access. 10am till 1800hrs. For more info contact Rob 07714517445
The whole day dedicated to everything that Submerges. All are welcome to bring along their Submarines to chat and sail with like minded modellers. 10am until 1800hrs. Tea, coffee and refreshments available. Disabled access
Hi Baggie, the Ostpark and Lake IS specifically man made. Hence the vast expanse of concrete when it is drained and cleaned. Originally the whole area was farmland. As Munich expanded to surround it in the 50s and 60s it was bought by the city council. Planning for the whole park started in the mid 60s and the Park was opened in 1973. Fortunately we don't have a major problem with weeds. If it does appear it indicates that it's time for draining and shovelling out the sludge. Who does that with a natural lake? The only natural part is the stream which was diverted to feed the lake. What we do get is algae and green water 😡 because too many 'well meaning' idiots feed the ducks and geese with bread and Pretzels, despite all the signs banning it and explaining why. The birds can't digest it so it comes out the other end as green sludge if they are lucky. Sometimes it stuffs up their insides and they die😭 Cheers Doug 😎 Hoping to see your pond if I can bring my subs over for the Submarine Meet 😉
Ahoy mateys, still could put loads of bits on it but the bare bones are done.By the by,I am quite proud to announce that I have been fortunate enough to be selected as an exhibitor at the Makers Fair in Newcastle 28th/29th of April this year. If anyones going stop by and say Hi,its at the Life Science Centre and should be quite good. Ill have my models and be doing demos of tinsmithery and general metalworkery. www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com
Bought this 27" boat off ebay for £11, it had more warps than star trek but came in a cracking purpose made box so... not too bad. Anywho, stripped it and put this ridiculously huge clockwork motor I built last year in it. Ive tested the twin prop output in Irish stout beer for added viscosity, got to be some kind of Guinness world record. www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com