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  • This is cranking 10 pounds of @$&t into a 2 pound bag. Impressive.
    Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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    • Would the 2" Subdriver meant for the 1/144 Seawolf have sufficient ballast tank volume to float her to scale water line?
      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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      • Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
        Would the 2" Subdriver meant for the 1/144 Seawolf have sufficient ballast tank volume to float her to scale water line?
        Don't know yet.

        How's that 1/144 KILO coming along? Finish it yet? Its been what?... TEN ****ING YEARS!!!!!!

        David
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        Resident Luddite

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        • Resident Luddite

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          • Get a haircut.
            Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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            • I’ve seen that boat in person. Amazing work.
              Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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              • Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
                Get a haircut.
                Bite me!......
                Resident Luddite

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                • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                  Bite me!......
                  Or a more David response.....(recently taken at SubFest 2022)
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                  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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                  • Originally posted by trout View Post

                    Or a more David response.....(recently taken at SubFest 2022)
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                    Yup. That works too.

                    David
                    The Horrible
                    Resident Luddite

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                    • He didn’t catch me.
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                      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                      • Looks like Dave working on Bob's 1/96 Blueback either before or after the tail got sheared off.
                         
                        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                        • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                          Don't know yet.

                          How's that 1/144 KILO coming along? Finish it yet? Its been what?... TEN ****ING YEARS!!!!!!

                          David
                          Inquisitor Extraordinaire
                          Good to know your memory is still sharp.
                          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                          • Mine suffered damage too when a novice ran it. One vertical stabilizer is still in need of repair.
                            Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                              • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post




                                Let's see if I got this correct.

                                To determine the volume of the ballast tank needed for your Nautilus you first weigh everything that's above the water line when the boat is surfaced. You then get a length of polycarbonate tubing set it on the scale, tare it to zero then slowly fill it with water until the weight of the water matches the weight of the above waterline items. You mark out the water level in the tube giving you the length of the ballast tank needed. Maybe add 10-15% margin to account for the items that go inside the tank like linkages, gas bottle, SAS float.
                                Last edited by redboat219; 10-13-2022, 12:52 AM.
                                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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