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Old Futaba servo wiring... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Stand easy CPO 😁 Neat gadget👍 But I wanted a broadband device so I could also use it for some vintage 27 and 40MHz gear which I still use for my submarines, or just out of nostalgia. They still work so why chuck 'em out? Is also good for checking the microwave oven. I let the Web do the 'running about'😉 In the meantime I found the little handheld analyser in the pic, covers 15 to 2700MHz. Cost a tad more than 10 bucks though🤔 Greetings from 'Up Over', Doug 😎

Inspiration for beautiful boat builders ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Yes Martin I agree we are a dying breed in this Virtual Reality Throw Away Rush rush world. But also please don't forget that you are a professional model builder with decades of experience. BTW: my 1/72 HMS Hotspur was absolutely scratch built. My first ever ship model, I was about 13/14 when I started it, with extremely basic hand tools. Kits out of the question and there weren't nuffink like her around anyway. Built to plans drawn up by me on foolscap paper from measurements taken from an Airfix 1/600 kit with a plastic micrometer and scaled up with a slide rule!! Remember them!? Had just started technical drawing at school, very handy. My Type IA submarine, built 30 odd years ago, was a Krick 'kit'! Ha Ha! 4 20mm planks of wood for the hull, a big lump of steel bar for the keel, crude half shell vac-formed tower, and a bag of assorted brass rod and tubing for various fittings. Some brass sheet for the dive planes. 'Thanks for the cash the rest is up to you' sort of deal! A visit to the Deutsches Museum showed up many 'simplifications' in the Krick plan so all the corrections were 'scratch' as well. Notably- Correct hull shape, correct rudder assemblies with skegs, railings, net cutters, flooding slots, wintergarden etc etc. Looks like Gina 2 is going to be a scratch rebuild from the gunn'l up as well. Actually I just thought my post might create a little wonderment and some Oohs and Aaahs, not loose off such a debate. I'll know better next time. Now back to Pete's lighting. Ciao, Doug

Submarine weekend by B Newman Seaman   Posted: 26 days ago
I've sailed my RC yacht on this lake as a visitor. Its a Fantastic location, and as a raised sailing pond it is Superb. Sorry I can't get there for the Submarine weekend, as I live in Devon.😎

Submarine weekend by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
And no bending! Martin

Submarine weekend by Baggie Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Do come if you can.....a lovely venue and beautiful park for all to enjoy....including fabulous cafe....good food, drinks and ice creams!

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by boaty Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Nostalgia aint what it used to be. The U44 model is excellent and it is so authentic. Remember the Sutcliffe toys back in the 50s, I think they also made a sub but not actually a scale one. Never had one myself but I did have the Bluebird which I think was Malcolm Campbell's as it was a lot different from the K7 which Donald had. I have a vague memory that Sutcliffes did bring out a later model of the Bluebird and I would like to hear from anyone who may have had one . Boaty😁

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I guess there are far worse manifestations! 😉 Keep on bashing the tin, we love it 👍 All the best, Doug 😎

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Its in the sixty odd range now,and thats just the subs! plus the skimmers its a lot! it helps to suffer from OCD! Neil.

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
A sinister looking device 😲 Very nicely done 👍 How many of these 'beasts' do you have now? Must be quite a fleet! A decent sized 'Wolf-pack' by now 😉 Doug 😎

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Avast Mateys, U44 finished, 18" long 40ml ballast tank in the bow hand beaten and rolled from a 50p cereal tin from a charity shop cheers.

U-181 by reilly4 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug, I have used the floating periscope on my other submarine too. On that one there are two sets of two. If the periscope tubes slide easily and the float is big enough then it will work. I have used aluminium tubes on the HMS Triumph. The U boat scopes are both aluminium. They are loose so I can put one or both in before sailing. The floats are balsa wood and painted for sealing.

U-181 by reilly4 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 9/10] 77"/17500g U-181 Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 90mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Mabuchi 550 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTroniks 20A ESC - Comments: This is an Engel kit, but heavily modified. The deck was replaced with 2mm polycarbonate and slots cut with a slotting tool on a lathe/drill. There are 3 access hatches instead of the original 1. The internal layout was completely revised. The dive system is the Engel Tmax that works very well. There are too many other changes to mention, but suffice to say they were to make the submarine more realistic and also easier to maintain.

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine. by mactin Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Ahoy Mateys! Take one cereal tin,a hammer and a sandbag a caster off an old sofa with a file handle attached a couple of days and voila! U44 two plate hull single spring motor clockwork sub. Cheers mactin.

USS Snook by JeremyBB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
My most recent model built this year. It is a Revell 1/72nd scale US Navy Skipjack class submarine converted for RC using an R&R Engineering twin piston dive module. Skipjacks were in service from 1960 to 1990.