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1/96 Albacore (after Phase III coversion 1961)

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  • Originally posted by HardRock View Post
    Sorry guys. Internet connection problems. David: those props look fantastic and the control brackets are first class. I canít wait to get my hands on those.
    Bart: I saw that system offered commercially a while back and had to look at it for quite a while before I figured it out. I rejected it because I was too dumb to consider mounting it on the rear end of the SD - which is genius by the way.
    Iím away from home for a few weeks so coverage will be intermittent at best.
    Thanks, Scott. I so enjoy wallowing in my own magnificence!

    I've had to shoe-horn ALBACORE work in between bouts of production work for the boss-man. This weekend I hope to scribe the sail, finish the deck hatches (three to be safe), and work up masters for the SD saddles and indexing pin-Velcro strap foundation. I'm also going to scull out the workings of a simple counter-rotation gearing scheme (I'm using two motors, so it's a relatively easy matter).

    I was pleasantly surprised to find that even with your heavier than normal glass layup the total water weight displaced by the above waterline portions of structure amounted to just under five-ounces. I can get a 2", two-motor SD with a proper ballast tank (sized for six-ounces) in the hull with room left over for the in-the-wet gears and such. You and Bart will get your SD's just as soon as I can validate that mine can indeed lift the model to the correct water line.

    The more I look at your ALBACORE hull (and much improved BALUGA) the more I come to appreciate your attention to detail and ability to hold things to a tight tolerance. And that concludes the kissing-your-kangaroo-tasting-ass portion of this post.

    David

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

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    • Skippy, Spippy, Skippy the arse tasting kangaroo. etc.,etc.

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

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

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          • Harrah! That looks great. I did wonder what the hell you were doing with that piece of brown fiber glass however. All became clear in the second set of photographs.

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            • I can blame Bart for this, this evening i made a kind of mockup of his idea.

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              Placing the needed O-ring

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              Ready for a testspin.

              To my amazing it worked like a charm, it has some more friction due to the tension of the O-ring, more as my other gearsystem, but the idea can be used, all things where quickly glued together with CA and some baking soda.
              The size is only 1/4 of my other gears, and more important it's light and simple.


              Manfred





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              Fertig zum unterwasser.

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              • Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
                I can blame Bart for this, this evening i made a kind of mockup of his idea.

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                These are the needed parts

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                Ready for a testspin.

                To my amazing it worked like a charm, it has some more friction due to the tension of the O-ring, more as my other gearsystem, but the idea can be used, all things where quickly glued together with CA and some baking soda.
                The size is only 1/4 of my other gears, and more important it's light and simple.


                Manfred




                Nice to see it's working Manfred
                Grtz,
                Bart
                Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                "Samuel Smiles"
                http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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

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                  • I doff my hat and surrender, Your Eminence. Spent this afternoon laying up Bart's boat. Looks like I'll have to do one for Manfred as well!

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                    • Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                      I doff my hat and surrender, Your Eminence. Spent this afternoon laying up Bart's boat. Looks like I'll have to do one for Manfred as well!
                      Jeez.....and how am I supposed to assemble everything you guy's sent......what? wait a moment.......you just don't want me to finish that VICIII arenít you.....busted guy's.

                      Grtz,
                      Bart
                      Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                      "Samuel Smiles"
                      http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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                      • Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                        I doff my hat and surrender, Your Eminence. Spent this afternoon laying up Bart's boat. Looks like I'll have to do one for Manfred as well!
                        You're very kind (yes, yes. I'm magnificent. I know, I know).

                        On a role now. Should have a mock-up of the masters to show off soon. I'm about two weeks away from sending you resin and metal ALBACORE packs. How many sets should I send, Scott? And will assemble the prototype 1/96 ALBACORE SD over the weekend as well.

                        And the running gear you see in those shots is a simple mock-up, the production master goes together today. I've settle on the after propeller shaft being 3/32" diameter and the forward propeller shaft (within which the after propeller shaft spins) is 1/8" o.d.

                        The two hull halves fit like a glove. No warping to speak of at all. What a beaut this beast is going to be.

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

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                        • Scott,

                          Thanks, don't need another boat, my plate is full with all my projects, i was simply interested in the mechanical part Bart told about and tried to get it working.

                          Manfred.
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                          • David
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                            • Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
                              Scott,

                              Thanks, don't need another boat, my plate is full with all my projects, i was simply interested in the mechanical part Bart told about and tried to get it working.

                              Manfred.
                              No problem Mate. I would have liked to have seen that mechanism in place.

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                              • David you are on a roll. Take a file to that thing, that's my advice. I only need one set of everything please. I've been playing with the polyester boat that I did as a test for the moulds and its rather rough and ready. Not sue if I'll do an epoxy version for myself or not. I might just battle on with the old one for now.

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