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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
    Is Kim a member of confederation modlers who sail in confederation Park...with a confererate sub?
    Yes. Sometimes they operate with another group of r/c ship modelers, the BLM's who sail in Lake Kenya...with South African type-209 models.

    The two clubs get along... just fine.

    David
    ducking for cover

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  • Rick Teskey
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    Is Kim a member of confederation modlers who sail in confederation Park...with a confererate sub?

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    David,

    That Hunley looks alot like the one you were commissioned to build in Simply Submarines. Click image for larger version

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    Yeah, partially based on the flawed James McClintock drawings prepared several years post incident.



    At the time it was the best reference we had to work from -- that model was started by an excellent model-builder, Steve Reichmuth and was finished and made operational by me.

    I just found out that this model was sent to me to be upgraded for the owner, Kim Sleep. Whew!... almost screwed up. It's not my place to dispose of other persons property without their consent.

    This is how that submarine looks as I got it. Some damage at the stern due to poor packaging/handling.


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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
    Robby will 60 gallons be sufficent?
    "... with traces of fusel oil..."

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  • redboat219
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    David,

    That Hunley looks alot like the one you were commissioned to build in Simply Submarines. Click image for larger version

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  • Rick Teskey
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    Robby will 60 gallons be sufficent?

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
    Amazing work My Lord!
    Just another day in the bowels of the Krell Machine.

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  • biggsgolf
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    Amazing work My Lord!

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    It's good to be the King!

    Out of nowhere I received this reasonably good r/c model of the Confederate blockade-buster, HUNLEY. A bit damaged in shipment, but salvageable. I have no idea why it was sent to me, but I do tend to be a magnet for this sort of good stuff.





    Back to the usual production work. Here's I'm installing brushless motors into motor-bulkheads.














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  • Rick Teskey
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    it is a gift ,tribute paid by an adoring but demented worshipper kool aid bowl is on the left

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


    Don’t trust it! Send it here and I’ll look after it! Better safe, right?
    Good plan, Boss. I'll let it stew for a month or so and if I don't get any word from this guy, it's yours.

    David

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  • SubHuman
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
    I just got a mystery box with a completed HUNLEY within it. Slightly damages, but otherwise in fine condition. Came from Ron LiButti. I have no idea why I got this. Anyone know anything about this?

    David

    Don’t trust it! Send it here and I’ll look after it! Better safe, right?

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  • a1965l
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    The only reason airplanes are hanging on like they are is because of RTF's and ARF's. Building isn't anywhere near as common as it used to be, I guess nobody feels like they have the time for it. And there is some draw to being able to buy, out of a box, a very scale, detailed, reasonablly priced, working gear, well painted foam model of your favorite warbird, ready to fly, just throw in a battery and add some (hopefully!) skill and hit the friendly skies. And if they're not so friendly, parts are available, and not expensive. Oh, and did I mention the autopilots, that will just about fly your shiny new airplane for you? Yeah, it's keeping the hobby "alive", if you can call it that. I hope that dosen't happen to subs.... it's something not everybody can do, or has the patience or skill to do.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    I just got a mystery box with a completed HUNLEY within it. Slightly damages, but otherwise in fine condition. Came from Ron LiButti. I have no idea why I got this. Anyone know anything about this?

    David

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  • Subculture
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    I don't think it'll die out completely, I just don't think it'll be the same, and I think the hobby will probably be a lot smaller and/or participation will be very different.

    There are lots of factors that influence this, some of which are easier to mitigate than others.

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