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1/96 Albacore

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  • 1/96 Albacore

    I started this quite some time ago. HWSNBN did all the real work making the sail, the appendages, the props and that wonderful counter rotating drive system. I made the hull. This is the full thing laid out in all its glory;

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    This is such a lovely thing - and I can say that because my passion fingers had very little to do with it. The hull is OK but the other bits are sublime. Everything fits! Its so nice to take a break from the usual bashing, filing and hacking to make something that just goes together with no fuss at all. Like this;

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    The detail opn this sail is wonderful. Have a look at those vents!

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  • #2
    Underwater missile! You guys better put the pressure on HWSNBN to release the kit. (Not that he has anything else to do)!

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    • #3
      Looks great Dave. Is the sail rudder actuating in the direction to counteract roll?

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      • #4
        Slowly getting this thing finished.

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        This is the long tail version.

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        And the short tail version. Not sure which I like best. Views?

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        • #5
          I prefer the short tail. Do you have a drawing or detail of the counter rotating prop system?

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          • #6
            I thought kit production was being farmed out?
            DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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            • #7
              Dave, how do you manage to know exactly where to make the bends in your linkage? I’ve lost my touch since it’s been 15 years since I’ve built one.

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              • #8
                So you're a bit of a bender, Dave?
                DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                • #9
                  Dave you are a smartass, because I got everything going before I read this post. I didn’t see the rods in the package because I didn’t open the last tube up with the snorkel until I needed it. All servos and control pushrods are hooked up and working. So there. (Tongue stuck out).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

                    I tie one on almost every night, Andy... if its any of your business, sir!
                    You get my email? Did the book arrive?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

                      Not yet. Just got your ballast tank off. Sorry about the delay -- heck of a week!

                      David
                      No hurry. Let me know what you think when it comes. Thanks.
                      Casey

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                      • #12
                        Interesting comparison.

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                        • #13
                          Incidently, the photographs don't convey any where near the level of energy that this little boat exudes. It looks like its going a hundered miles an hour when its sitting still.

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                          • #14
                            what he said......love that shot side by side.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Here's a new experience - for me at least. I'm fitting out the Albacore when I noticed this:

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                              It must have gotten a pretty large bump in the shaft end during the move to the new house. Pushed the end cap right off the motor. I've put it back together but its definately not happy. The joys of moving!

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