Converting the Bronco type XXIII to RC

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  • roedj
    Captain
    • Sep 2008
    • 563

    Manfred Deus,

    Thanks for the reply and not frying my Hinten. Alas, I have another question.

    In the earlier post on page #2 you said:

    ...at first i tried the wire system, it worked, but there were some issue's,...

    Please tell me - what issues - for I was thinking of using your fixture idea but instead of fore and aft solid bars, I would use stiff wires inside of tubing.

    Enlighten me "Oh God" from a part of the world where Olympus is the top of a dike 10 meters above sea level.

    Dan - Commander Curious
    Born in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.

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    • MFR1964
      Detail Nut of the First Order
      • Sep 2010
      • 1315

      Hm, somehow you survived my lightning bolt, must be a defect on the lightning generator, i'll order some new anodes, just to be sure.

      Since you are still undamaged, i'll answer your question, you refer to bowdencables, that can be used, i referred to a wire spun several times around the shaft of the rudder and connected to a wheel outside the hull, which is connected to the servo rod.
      Replacing such wire will be a pain in the butt, since it's almost impossible to do this without major damage to the rearpart, so i went for my module design.

      As for, God of the dikes, i live minus 25 meters under sea level, so that 10 meter dike is a laugh, besides, it's better you guys think i live way up hill, you look up, and i can spy you from underneath.


      Manfred.
      I went underground

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      • roedj
        Captain
        • Sep 2008
        • 563

        My Dear Neptune,

        25 m below sea level - yikes!! Perhaps, "Fertig zum unterwasser" is not a good signature.

        Anyhoo, thanks for the info. I was thinking more of two stiff cables inside sleeving to take the place of your solid fore and aft rods but otherwise just like your fixture - sort of.

        Commander Concerned ... Fertig zum überwasser.
        Born in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.

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        • He Who Shall Not Be Named
          Moderator
          • Aug 2008
          • 12456

          Or, this:

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          Who is John Galt?

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          • roedj
            Captain
            • Sep 2008
            • 563

            Verrrry interesting...
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            Kommandant Kaput
            Born in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.

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            • goshawk823
              Lieutenant Commander
              • Oct 2010
              • 217

              I made a hatch on my OTW type XXIII like David did to access the rudder post. I just rtv siliconed the hatch in place, and slid an exacto blade through the silicon when I needed to get to it.

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              • MFR1964
                Detail Nut of the First Order
                • Sep 2010
                • 1315

                Dan,

                We Dutchies are used to live below the sea level, fighting against the sea is inside our DNA, so, we are always prepared to go under water.

                And to cheer you guys up, some news from the Skunkworks, pimped up the dinghy hatch, conningtower hatch and made myself the horse shoe shaped resquebouy complete with the rigg attached to the peroscope protector, pictures



                This is the endresult, compared to the Bronco one you've got more details.



                The construction itself is based on the same construction as used at their ammo containers.



                Since i have a slight disorder for moving hatches, this one can also be opened if you untighten the bolt at the front, and swing the brace aside.



                Moving up to the conningtower hatch, the one provided by Bronco is a bit naked, so i added some items.



                Added some handels and refurbished the hinges, made from thin solderingwire the new spring.



                Due to my modifications it also can be opened.



                To me this is one of the eyecatching items on a type XXIII, made the bouy from 3 mm plexiglass and soldered the holder from thin copper plate.



                A dryfitt at the peroscope protector, the bouy itself can be removed when driving the boat, and placed back when the boat is at static display.

                I still have to add some items inside the conningtower itself, so i can move up to the snorkeldevice, Bronco made a good base to refurbish it into the real thing, wait and see.


                Manfred.
                I went underground

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                • celticwarrior
                  Lieutenant, Junior Grade
                  • Aug 2011
                  • 10

                  Very nice work!!

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                  • goshawk823
                    Lieutenant Commander
                    • Oct 2010
                    • 217

                    The detail you're providing is awesome Manfred. I am particularly impressed with the life raft canister hatch. Great work!
                    -Sam
                    Last edited by goshawk823; 06-15-2013, 04:49 PM.

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                    • trout
                      Admiral
                      • Jul 2011
                      • 3555

                      dat is fantastisch gebouw en verbazingwekkende details. dank je wel.
                      that is fantstic building and amazing details. Thank you.
                      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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                      • MFR1964
                        Detail Nut of the First Order
                        • Sep 2010
                        • 1315

                        Thanks Murray,

                        All those evenings looking pictures and drawings searching details are paying off.

                        Sam,

                        For me it wasn't a option to leave the hatch as it was, it's a specific eyecatcher, adding some more details fixed that problem, making it functional was yet again a adventure.

                        LOL Tom,

                        You gave me a big grin on my face, merci beaucoup mon ami.


                        Manfred.
                        Last edited by MFR1964; 06-16-2013, 03:11 AM.
                        I went underground

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                        • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                          Moderator
                          • Aug 2008
                          • 12456

                          Manfred ... OUT OF CONTROL!!!!

                          Ran my boat today -- word of caution: you gotta get that things C.G. will forward of the hull mid-point.

                          M
                          Who is John Galt?

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                          • goshawk823
                            Lieutenant Commander
                            • Oct 2010
                            • 217

                            Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named
                            Manfred ... OUT OF CONTROL!!!!

                            Ran my boat today -- word of caution: you gotta get that things C.G. will forward of the hull mid-point.

                            M
                            David- Will having torpedoes in front help with moving that CG?
                            -Sam

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                            • redboat219
                              Admiral
                              • Dec 2008
                              • 2837

                              To all the dads out there, "Happy Fathers Day".
                              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                              • MFR1964
                                Detail Nut of the First Order
                                • Sep 2010
                                • 1315

                                David,

                                Out of control?, sort off, i think, one of the problems with my way of vertical locking this boat is, i first have to make all details (weight), after that trimming will be done in one attempt, opening up those splitted hull parts time after time is not what i want.

                                Your XXIII is it hard to handle ?, or a easy driver ?, as for the CG i'll keep that in mind, thanks.


                                Manfred.
                                I went underground

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