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HMS Astute 1/144 conversion

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  • HMS Astute 1/144 conversion

    I started this little gem just for a brake. So far so good !

  • #2
    Hi Bassplayer.
    What ballast system will you be using? Also how did you separate the rear dive planes?
    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
      Hi Bassplayer.
      What ballast system will you be using? Also how did you separate the rear dive planes?
      Hi, peristaltic pump and a bladder. Sharp razor blade.

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      • #4
        Thank you.
        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • #5
          What size SD are you using? Its looking good!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
            What size SD are you using? Its looking good!
            58mm OD by 360mm length

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            • #7
              Thanks! Looking forward to your build!

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              • #8
                Not much annular space around the WTC for foam or weights.
                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                  Not much annular space around the WTC for foam or weights.
                  I have about 6mm and enough room in bow and stern, see how it goes.

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                  • #10
                    Just finished, charging the batteries and I'll do some test tomorrow.

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                    • #11
                      Some progress. Here is some photos and a video.

                      https://youtu.be/itlHU7m3Lww

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                      • #12
                        Looking good Bassplayer.

                        Did you use the kit's pumpjet propulsor or did you fabricate a new one?
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                        Regarding your WTC, I see you used bellows for your control shafts but how did you seal your motor shaft?
                        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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