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1/96 Albacore

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
    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.
    I'm not trying to be a smart-ass with my answer, Casey. No science to it -- I just keep bending, straightening, bending again, till I get the form needed for the job. Unique bending jobs, as illusrated with the ALBACORE, I eye-ball how the rod has to jump around things, then take a stab at where and how much the bends have to be. I usually get it right the first time.

    Production bending -- where I do the same items many, many times at a sitting -- I can do without template or jig. Muscle memory I guess.

    After all these years I guess its ingrained in me how to do this.

    OK, enough!.... the answer is simple: I'm just so god-damned good at this ****! And you ain't!

    There! Happy!??

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

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    • #17
      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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      • #18
        Originally posted by Subculture View Post
        So you're a bit of a bender, Dave?
        I tie one on almost every night, Andy... if its any of your business, sir!

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

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        • #19
          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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          • #20
            Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

            I tie one on almost every night, Andy... if its any of your business, sir!

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            You get my email? Did the book arrive?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

              You get my email? Did the book arrive?
              Not yet. Just got your ballast tank off. Sorry about the delay -- heck of a week!

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

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              • #22
                Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                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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                • #23
                  Interesting comparison.

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                  • #24
                    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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                    • #25
                      Beautiful, Scott. Simply beautiful! What a pair.

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

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                      • #26
                        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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