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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by trout View Post
    Cavemen painted on the walls of caves, knuckle draggers like us continue to grow by your inspiration. I think you are having a bigger impact than you know. On a FB page I was on someone referred to you and that they learned from you. I do not think that person is registered here (or any sub site from what I could gather). Builds that we do, are out there with the hope it helps others. Even if they never show up, the information is getting dissimilated. You are a friend and a mentor to me.
    Thanks, Tom. We learn, we apply, we pass it on. We receive a gift of knowledge, we enjoy its fruits, we pass on the gift to the next guy down the line.

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  • trout
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    Cavemen painted on the walls of caves, knuckle draggers like us continue to grow by your inspiration. I think you are having a bigger impact than you know. On a FB page I was on someone referred to you and that they learned from you. I do not think that person is registered here (or any sub site from what I could gather). Builds that we do, are out there with the hope it helps others. Even if they never show up, the information is getting dissimilated. You are a friend and a mentor to me.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by trout View Post
    David,
    You use jigs for a lot of work. I think I need to practice that. The drilling of the prop is just so smart and simple. I cannot thank you enough for posting this information. Thank you sir!
    Peace,
    Tom
    You're one of the few who make good use of the information I and other terribly talented people present to the great-unwashed.

    David

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  • trout
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    David,
    You use jigs for a lot of work. I think I need to practice that. The drilling of the prop is just so smart and simple. I cannot thank you enough for posting this information. Thank you sir!
    Peace,
    Tom

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Monahan Steam Models View Post
    Nice work!
    Thank you, sir. As I hold your work -- your current torpedo work being a sterling example -- in such high regard your compliment is most significant.

    On a separate note, dealing with your current investigation on a torpedo launcher: I've posted some ideas for you to consider regarding tube sequencing and launching techniques. However, that post is in limbo awaiting moderator-administrator approval. Hopefully my post will be available this week sometime.

    David

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  • Monahan Steam Models
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    Nice work!

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Darrin Hataway has produced a 3D file of the SEAL's swimmer delivery vehicle, MK-8. It's a four-man, wet type conveyance used by the frogs to commute to and from 'work'.



    Darrin printed one up and sent it to me to evaluate for possible commercial sale. The hull and appendages are well formed. The fit is tight and part break-down is simple and well thought out. It's an easy kit to assemble.

    I built a custom SubDriver to fit -- that module providing the guidance, ballast, and propulsion needed to animate the eventual r/c submarine. Today's task was to work out the running gear and to mount the two principle control surfaces.





























    David

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  • Rick Teskey
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    Still have a big pile of stuff too do
    Attached Files

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by trout View Post
    O.K. we will re-write history on the above post. LOL When (not hoping for anytime soon) David parts with us, We will make David sound like the kindest man on earth, a saint even. There will just need to be some tweaks to some of his posts.
    I agree that the information freely shared is a treasure of information, David and all that post, have helped me. Some from their mistakes and others for trying something new, but I have learned from David what I hope to achieve while on this earth.
    Peace,
    Tom
    Well stated Tom & Rick! David is the BEST! I dare say no more for fear of his back lash!!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • trout
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    O.K. we will re-write history on the above post. LOL When (not hoping for anytime soon) David parts with us, We will make David sound like the kindest man on earth, a saint even. There will just need to be some tweaks to some of his posts.
    I agree that the information freely shared is a treasure of information, David and all that post, have helped me. Some from their mistakes and others for trying something new, but I have learned from David what I hope to achieve while on this earth.
    Peace,
    Tom

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
    we Never get tired of your post !

    Where else can you get insight into work of this caliber freely shared.
    I hope all you post are archived in a master build file for future builders
    Thank you
    Beware Canadian's bearing gifts and sticky-sweet compliments like the above drivel!

    Just what the hell are you getting at you bacon munching, squid-throwing, Queen worshiping, metric thinking, Frog speaking, snow creature!???.....

    God damn! It's enough my boss comes from that place, so I have to be nice to him. But why do I have to suffer your **** as well!????...

    Now, with the niceties out of the way -- thanks. I've learned from your work as well, Rick. Let's keep the ball in play as long as we can, my friend.

    David

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  • Rick Teskey
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    we Never get tired of your post !

    Where else can you get insight into work of this caliber freely shared.
    I hope all you post are archived in a master build file for future builders
    Thank you

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Nothing to report the last few weeks, just the same old production work on SD's, and MSD's -- crap you've seen all too much of. But, Here's a delightful departure: proofing a RTR sub model for a friend.

    He bought this 1/72 SKIPJACK r/c model from a guy who's been running it successfully for a few years. I took it to insure the new owner would have a trouble-free product when it finally gets into his hands.

    Here's the model undergoing sea-trials at my Son's pool.



    I enhanced the ballast sub-system on this models SubDriver through inclusion of a back-up gas type ballast blow bottle and blow valve. Most of the time the ballast tank is surfaced by use of the air-pump based SAS ballast sub-system. However, to insure the ballast tank can be emptied should the SAS fail, I included the gas back-up seen here.







    Of course the added weight of the bottle and associated plumbing required retrimming the boat to insure it floats at the designed waterline in surface trim, and with only the top of the sail sticking out of the water in submerged trim.





    Re-trimming is the process of playing with amounts and location of buoyant foam within the free-flooding spaces in the hull. Initially trial hunks of foam are rubber-banded to the outer hull for convenience until the boat assumes correct surfaced and submerged trim.

    Ellie at work.




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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    My mistake, I though those were drive motors.
    Carry on.
    No problem, sir. I always appreciate a look-over of my work. Believe it or not, I occasionally screw things up and a helping hand is always appreciated.

    David

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  • redboat219
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    My mistake, I thought those were drive motors.
    Carry on.
    Last edited by redboat219; 09-10-2020, 11:26 AM.

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