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Another Moebius 1:72 Scale "Skipjack" Build!

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  • #16
    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
    I added a few more items to my WTC!

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    I have added a Magnetic on/off switch, and two battery voltage indicators! Now we will move onto the hull fabrication!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    Rob,
    are your batteries mounted high as in the picture or is the tube upside down to show the displays?
    Nice work on the hull!
    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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    • #17
      Tom,

      All my WTC builds the battery is on top in the battery section! That being said I TOTALY understand the CG concept of having them on the bottom as far as possible! But as you may or may not recall ALL my Subs are designed as SURFACE runners with some dynamic capability at best! I do not run my Subs/Boats in any lakes or ponds. Not able to get out do to health issues. I guess you could say I just build the subs and WTC just for the fun of it.

      I totally understand the issue with the weight totally to the bottom of the boat! But for my use, the top is just fine for me. I just enjoy the building and trying and using new ideas and designs.

      Rob
      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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      • #18
        That makes sense. After all I think we all build for our own pleasure and certainly everyone builds with their own flare. No judgement here.
        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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        • #19
          I am ready now to cut the top portion of the hull (bow and stern) sections, and using stainless screws it will give me access to the WTC.

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          I used my Laser in order to mark off the cutting lines. Worked great!

          Rob
          "Firemen can stand the heat"
          Last edited by rwtdiver; 11-09-2020, 10:42 PM.

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          • #20
            Looking good Rob!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
              Looking good Rob!
              Thanks Steve!

              I seen you are printing up the "Hunley" That is really a great looking Sub! It is so different from the traditional looking Subs. I think I am going to put one together, if for nothing else to show case as a model.

              Rob
              "Firemen can stand the heat"

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              • #22
                Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

                Thanks Steve!

                I seen you are printing up the "Hunley" That is really a great looking Sub! It is so different from the traditional looking Subs. I think I am going to put one together, if for nothing else to show case as a model.

                Rob
                "Firemen can stand the heat"
                It is a pretty iconic boat. Bob did a great job on his.

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                • #23
                  I have made a little more progress on my Skipjack! The drain holes are cut out and are all complete!

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                  The hull halves are glued together and the upper hull tie downs are in place. I have also started the aft section kit parts that I purchased from Nautilus Drydocks! Very pleased with the hull fit and the kit assembly to this point of the project!

                  Rob
                  "Firemen can stand the heat"
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