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  • redboat219
    Admiral
    • Dec 2008
    • 2784

    You got me worried. Good to know you're still with us.
    Last edited by redboat219; 07-24-2022, 02:43 AM.
    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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    • wlambing
      Commander
      • Nov 2020
      • 295

      The sports car is looking sweet!!! 637s in 1:1 scale were fun to drive!!!!

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      • He Who Shall Not Be Named
        Moderator
        • Aug 2008
        • 12402

        Originally posted by wlambing
        The sports car is looking sweet!!! 637s in 1:1 scale were fun to drive!!!!
        Art imitating life, Bill.

        Of all the r/c submarines I have driven, the STURGEON's (both 1/72 and 1/96) were the best behaved atop and under the water. Fast and snappy when called for; could almost maintain a circle chase against a like sized SKIPJACK -- in my world that speaks volumes.

        More than just a better dressed out THRESHER! Yes, the STURGEON's were a bit slower, but so much better suited for a variety of cold-war tasks. The 637's were this nations go-to boats for sneaky-poo, hang-your-ass-out, crazy Intel ****. If there was a bad-guy submarine patrolling (in or out of Russian waters) you can bet there was a STURGEON sniffing its butt, rolling tape. Bastions be damned, those boats were in their house!

        Periscope hull and running gear examinations, sound, and RF intercept a specialty (hence the big sail).

        When operated by aggressive, smart Skipper's (true patriots who were not too worried about their long-term careers) driving those platforms we learned a lot about the Commie Russian capabilities and intentions.

        Never served on one, but one of my favorites. I envy guys like Bill. What stories they could tell.

        David
        Who is John Galt?

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        • Das Boot
          Rear Admiral
          • Dec 2019
          • 1172

          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

          Bite me............
          I’m partial to meals, not snacks. Anyway, the boat looks fantastic.
          Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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          • He Who Shall Not Be Named
            Moderator
            • Aug 2008
            • 12402

























            Who is John Galt?

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            • goshawk823
              Lieutenant Commander
              • Oct 2010
              • 214

              Excellent! Back to it on the Type XXIII.

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              • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                Moderator
                • Aug 2008
                • 12402

                Originally posted by goshawk823
                Excellent! Back to it on the Type XXIII.
                Yeah. Hope to use it as the video camera platform for this year's SubFest.
                Who is John Galt?

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                • redboat219
                  Admiral
                  • Dec 2008
                  • 2784

                  Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named



                  Improvised bong.

                  Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                  • Das Boot
                    Rear Admiral
                    • Dec 2019
                    • 1172

                    Masterfully done.
                    Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                    • Das Boot
                      Rear Admiral
                      • Dec 2019
                      • 1172

                      Originally posted by redboat219

                      Improvised bong.
                      Not a hell of a lot of smoke with that tube. :)
                      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                      • SteveNeill
                        Commander
                        • Apr 2020
                        • 315

                        I love this little 23. Actually for me it's the perfect size and it runs like a top in the water. Well worth all the effort and beautiful work you're putting into her.

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                        • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                          Moderator
                          • Aug 2008
                          • 12402




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                          • Ken_NJ
                            Captain
                            • Sep 2014
                            • 774

                            I liked seeing something covered that I will eventually be working on.

                            But all the other things David covers is useful as well.

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                            • trout
                              Admiral
                              • Jul 2011
                              • 3550

                              David, is this Type XXIII going to be run by you at SubFest?
                              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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                              • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                                Moderator
                                • Aug 2008
                                • 12402

                                Originally posted by trout
                                David, is this Type XXIII going to be run by you at SubFest?
                                The plan is to make this model my principle FPV-towed camera platform. Like how I used the 1/12th KAIRYU last event. Using the FPV camera to get the scene real-time so I can better close in on subjects and give them a much tighter stern chase than I could with the KAIRYU.

                                If time permits, I'll get your 808-camera u/w case online so I can use that at the event as well.

































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