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1/96 Romeo - Wherefor art thou?

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  • Making slow progress due to the heat here. Today was milder and so I have fitted the SD and faired the waterline hull junction.
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    • Hi Scott,

      she he is looking fantastic,! don't know when I'll be able to see this awesome little boat in person, more photos please!.

      dave h

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      • Thanks Mate. Too bloody hot to do anything again today. I'm thinking of moving to Antarctia.

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ID:	119629 There was slight breeze through the shed today that took the temperature to a reasonably comfortable level. Hurrah! So today I fitted the fore planes, finished correcting the horizontal hull split, cast an anchor and primed everything. Thus:

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          • Thanks mate,

            they are saying it's going to be over 40 tomorrow and way over 40 again on Saturday.

            im threatening to turn up to work wearing stubbies, singlet and barefoot.

            dave h

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            • Nothing like the tail boom of your chopper to hang a Romeo from...

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              • Gotta use it for someting... too hot to fly.

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                • Apparently its going to be hot here for ever - no more winters, just flaming hot weather. Its a lazy 43 C in the shed today but with the forcast stuck on "Scorchio" there was no choice other than to get in there and do it to it. Therefore; the rudder mechanism is finished. This is made up of some old servo gears, some brass rod and a bit of scrap steel. Click image for larger version

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                  • I also fitted the anchor that I cast yesterday. Click image for larger version

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                    • And finished fitting the prop shafts.

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                      • I simply love that rudder mechanism!

                        David
                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                        • Thanks. Not too many other options given the narrowness of the arse end. I thought about printing off a set of gears but the possibility of you leaping out of my computer persuaded me to do it by hand!

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                          • Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                            I thought about printing off a set of gears but the possibility of you leaping out of my computer persuaded me to do it by hand!
                            So, you whimped out of using a 3D printer because you were worried about the wrath of HWSNBN? You have not lived until you have been through a butt chewing from David! I wear a size smaller pants because of him. Then again you are not making dumb decisions like I have made.
                            This gear train is excellent solution. You do great work sir!
                            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                            • Colonel Whimp - that's me. How are you getting along with your Akula Tom?

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                              • Funny you should ask..... I was working on it today. Metal glazed the outside and will wet sand it tomorrow. What color (or color) did you paint the lower portion of the hull?
                                I believe I have the other areas sealed, so once done with the sanding, I can put all the guts back in and test. I can't thank you enough sir!
                                If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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