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U-91035 "PROTEUS" Build Log 2019-02-18: Jigged!

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  • U-91035 "PROTEUS" Build Log 2019-02-18: Jigged!



    Col. Ried prompts,”Ready to proceed.”

    Gen. Carter orders, “Phase Two.”


    Now that the bulk of the warping is out of the way, I decided to continue the build in this “drydock” jig. Once the upper hull is is glassed in along with athwartship stringers, she should be fine. Next step is test fitting different systems, Battery Mount install, Ballast Tank construction, and so forth.
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    Last edited by QuarterMaster; 02-18-2019, 01:18 PM.
    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

  • #2
    Beautiful setup. Preparation at this stage will save hassle at later ones. Great job!

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    • #3
      OMG- I just discovered this build in progress. Fantastic Voyage is one of my all time favorite movies. Is this a scratch build? (probably an obvious question but I had to ask anyway)

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      • #4
        Everyone has a favorite boat. In fact....what a poll!!

        Anyway, PROTEUS is mine, even ahead of the boat I served on.

        Rick Teskey, a member here, made and sold a few back in the day. I think it wad SubRegatta 02 or 03 I bought it from him. Finally after all these years I'm getting back to it.
        v/r "Sub" Ed

        Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
        NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
        USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Groot689 View Post
          OMG- I just discovered this build in progress. Fantastic Voyage is one of my all time favorite movies. Is this a scratch build? (probably an obvious question but I had to ask anyway)
          Here is a link to a Google Photo Album of the build.

          It contains research material, photo's of the studio model, Fan stuff, and of course my build including the good, bad and ugly. (Work in progress lol)

          RC SUBS: PROTEUS U-91035 (~1:15 Scale)
          v/r "Sub" Ed

          Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
          NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
          USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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          • #6
            Hi Ed
            have you considered a single large propulser in the lower well area just infront of the lower rudder and make lower rudder operational?
            this is one configuration I have not tried
            Rick

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
              Hi Ed
              have you considered a single large propulser in the lower well area just infront of the lower rudder and make lower rudder operational?
              this is one configuration I have not tried
              Rick
              Thanks Rick!

              Actually not an option for me. I'm the first guy to admit I don't quite push the whole "it has to be exactly that way" when it comes to MY boat builds. IOW, I forgive myself on lack of 100% "attention to detail" on my RC boats, with the exception of the boat I served on, 631. That's, well personal lol.
              (Plus the drydock pictures help).
              My running boats tend to end up with more "whiskey dings" and what nots that effort is just not there FOR ME. My static boats are a different breed altogether.
              Plus, when I started the hobby, it was long before the "scum water line" became all the rage. So when I think RC Sub, that plain, just out of the yard on sea trials "look" is in my mind's eye.

              But of course I have the utmost respect for those that do push the weathering envelope, they look awesome. But it's not me.

              With that rather lengthy explanation to start, I'm going to say one of the biggest draws to me regarding PROTEUS is her unique propulsion system. So I can't really go the suggested route. So I'm sticking with the prototype there.

              After seeing yours run in real life, plus the videos I have seen over time suggest she's certainly not the fastest fish in the sea. So despite what the movie suggests when she's zooming towards a critical nerve junction, she is after all "Designed for Piscatorial Research --the Spawning Habits of Deep Sea Fish." So she probably has more design traits with ALVIN than ALFA.

              However, I can agree the bilge pumps don't have the umph necessary. Hence I did some testing and realized there was no way I was getting the thrust I need.

              Then true pumpjets became available in that size. Can you say ALPHA 21 PBR?

              Look back on my other postings that should show all the work I did, and I don't plan to dump that now lol.

              I've been documenting everything, so when all is said and done, I'll have a detailed video series coming out on my favorite boat.

              BTW, we're all good here on "Lawn-guy-land" and miss you too. My best to Sue!

              Well find a way to run together soon!!
              v/r "Sub" Ed

              Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
              NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
              USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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              • #8

                You are right ,she does not need too go fast when she looks just so cool getting there!
                I think you need a bigger printer fo a zero point module too fit
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