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jims Tyhpoon TK-208 build

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  • #31
    I haven't tried this yet, but it looks pretty viable: https://decalprofx.com/Vertical/1_ME...bby/Hobby.html

    $90 from DigiKey: https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...026-ND/1306087

    Seems pricey for one decal, of course, but you'd be able to do up all of the other ones you'll need for that boat as well...

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    • #32
      Jim,

      Watching your build, the Engel Typhoon is on my bucket list of retirement projects.

      Custom decals are very pricey, would you consider a vinyl self adhesive sticker, you can either print it yourself using the paper below, or email it to a print shop and ask them to print it for you on vinyl.

      https://www.onlinelabels.com/product...htm?src=mp-435

      What I've done is print a lot of different sizes on the one large A4 vinyl sheet and picked the the one that is the right size by cutting it out carefully with a scalpel. The trick then is to give it a light spray of acrylic varnish as per this Humbrol product.

      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humbrol-AD6...ear+coat+spray

      Peel off the backing paper and stick on the sub, any subsequent varnish or sealer coats on the boat will additionally seal the sticker. Here's some vinyl lettering on my Skipjack using the same technique.

      Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1027 (800x600).jpg Views:	1 Size:	261.6 KB ID:	121432

      It's impossible to tell they are not decals, which I have a personal hatred of, hence the vinyl solution.

      Rob
      Last edited by The Boattrainman; 12-09-2018, 05:11 PM.
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      • #33
        So how does it work? I mean I know of vinyl labels that you can print out, but those are rectangles. How do you get the individual numbers?
        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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        • #34
          Sorry buddy, didn't make that clear.

          The vinyl numbers are from this company below, but same principal, I don't have any pics of any custom vinyl stickers, they went on my WW2 Tanks.

          https://www.maritime-models.co.uk/ac...-markings.html

          Rob
          ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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          • #35
            Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
            I haven't tried this yet, but it looks pretty viable: https://decalprofx.com/Vertical/1_ME...bby/Hobby.html

            $90 from DigiKey: https://www.digikey.com/product-deta...026-ND/1306087

            Seems pricey for one decal, of course, but you'd be able to do up all of the other ones you'll need for that boat as well...
            Hi SubHuman
            I found this on YouTube a different way to go . Looking at all possible options

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwwvY8E6wRY

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCJ98BZKazQ
            Last edited by deepseadiver; 12-14-2018, 03:17 AM.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by The Boattrainman View Post
              Sorry buddy, didn't make that clear.

              The vinyl numbers are from this company below, but same principal, I don't have any pics of any custom vinyl stickers, they went on my WW2 Tanks.

              https://www.maritime-models.co.uk/ac...-markings.html

              Rob
              thank you for your help Rob, much appreciated with your ideas got me thinking.
              Last edited by deepseadiver; 12-10-2018, 12:13 AM.
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              • #37
                I think all I have to do is print up the picture of the correct size by using power point make sure the colors, are correct and print it on that special decal label water transfer paper then spray seal it . Then trim it out and water transfer to the submarine.

                I was told to use a laser printer, if I have one because the print was suppose to come out even better . Keep in mind I like the vinyl idea' but that's very expensive, for what im doing its a small label logo .

                So I think the quality, will be just fine with out spending tons of money, on one small decal is it really worth it ?
                I think this is a small decal it will look just as good as vinyl because its small, otherwise I would use a vinyl method.
                I will spray a flat sealer over the decal once its on the sub for water proofing!
                Jim


                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCJ98BZKazQ
                Last edited by deepseadiver; 12-09-2018, 11:43 PM.
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                • #38
                  thanks to Bob Martin, I installed a air valve which is a better way to pressurize the WTC to check for leaks. Place some pressurized air inside then place in s pool check for bubbles .
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                  Last edited by deepseadiver; 12-13-2018, 06:37 AM.
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                  • #39
                    Valve to be able to check the WTC electronics box for water tight seal integrity
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                    • #40
                      I wish I could make my Avatar picture bigger or a little longer. there is a story behind that picture if anyone ever wants to know.
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                      Last edited by deepseadiver; 12-13-2018, 11:04 PM.
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                      • #41
                        A gentlemen from England shared this with me after a period of time this happened to one of his typhoon propeller, shafts. I wanted to share this .

                        He explained to me, is when the propellers, hit some grass, or things in the water, over time you will get this main drive gear, to slip and pull out from it's mount and slip and spin around the drive shaft. . So what he did was drill, a hole through the gear, and shaft, and placed a pin . I will look at my gear ,system also see what I can do to make sure this does not happen to me . Comments are welcome everyone. Anyone else have this problem please share.

                        Seems that the motor keeps trying to turn because somethings binding the prop and something breaks!

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                        Last edited by deepseadiver; 12-14-2018, 03:24 AM.
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                        • #42
                          NEED SOME HELP ANY ONE ! I posted a picture of a watt meter that was suppose to work for 6 volts system because my typhoon is a 6 volt system. Seems to work on 12 volts only does not even glow light up does nothing on 6 volts. I want some thing that works .Can someone send me a link of a 6 volt meter that works for sure. much appreciated.

                          ( problem fixed )

                          thanks Jim
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                          Last edited by deepseadiver; 12-21-2018, 10:58 PM.
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                          • #43
                            There is an auxiliary power connector adjacent to the main input on that meter, if you hook that up to a voltage source of 5 volts or more I would expect it to work.
                            DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                              There is an auxiliary power connector adjacent to the main input on that meter, if you hook that up to a voltage source of 5 volts or more I would expect it to work.
                              Hi Subculture
                              thank you that is awesome news I will try it and get back to you. I wish the vendor had told me about this nothing was mentioned I got it off of eBay .

                              Jim
                              Put your mind to it. If there's a will there's a way!

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                              • #45
                                Didnít the unit come with some instructions?
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