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  • #16
    Originally posted by Kim Sleep View Post

    HOLY CRAP!!! I just noticed the Linear Horizontal Throw Servos, which REALLY save space. I used them a lot when I was in the film industry in various builds...but man, they are expensive, altho it seems money is no object here.
    Bob has an alternative in the store.

    Linear Servo Conversion

    Actually, the model was not that pricey after all. She's a test bed for new idea's since the original D&E Miniatures 3.5 gave up the ghost in 2015.
    $814.55 (I keep accurate records) of which 2/3rds was spent on R&D since then. Say $275 plus the following............

    I purchased the built hull for $250 from Jim Wheeler way back in '94. Stripped the original DeBoer running boxes and installed the D&E Miniatures 3.5, I think it was $350 back then and used it with a new Robbe Navy F-14 that was ~$500/600 even back then. But that WTC and Radio system was shared among 3 hulls!! I remember Dave remarking I was one of the only people who did that using his adjustable volume ballast "crank". THIS LASTED ME FOR TWENTY YEARS!! Got my moneys worth. That was Mod I

    Since that died I've been applying everything I learned from great people in this hobby, with some innovation on my own.

    I stand, and dive, among giants:

    David Merriman
    Bob Martin
    Skip Asay
    Mike Dory
    Ray Mason
    Rich Koehlbrecher
    Rick Teskey.........

    to name but a few who taught and inspired me.

    BTW, Dave is the TRUE culprit of 2.4Ghz sub running, I just ran with it.

    I'm not too worried abut the R&D cost, it was the price of learning. Better than most things one can do.
    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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    • #17
      Originally posted by trout View Post
      Those were the ones.....

      He NEVER responds anymore. I used his online ordering once and had my CC hacked two weeks later.

      Tried again after the 2017 WRAM show and telling him that.....and a month later tried and had my CC hacked AGAIN two weeks later.

      The only time I ever had that happen, and I purchase a lot online. Coincidence, I think NOT!

      That Jomar site got some Russian Malware tracker attached to it. Purchase at Jomar at your own risk.

      That's why I came up with my own design, SO BUY AT BOB's!!
      v/r "Sub" Ed

      Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
      NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
      USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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      • #18
        Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post

        Bob has an alternative in the store.

        Linear Servo Conversion

        Actually, the model was not that pricey after all. She's a test bed for new idea's since the original D&E Miniatures 3.5 gave up the ghost in 2015.
        $814.55 (I keep accurate records) of which 2/3rds was spent on R&D since then. Say $275 plus the following............

        I purchased the built hull for $250 from Jim Wheeler way back in '94. Stripped the original DeBoer running boxes and installed the D&E Miniatures 3.5, I think it was $350 back then and used it with a new Robbe Navy F-14 that was ~$500/600 even back then. But that WTC and Radio system was shared among 3 hulls!! I remember Dave remarking I was one of the only people who did that using his adjustable volume ballast "crank". THIS LASTED ME FOR TWENTY YEARS!! Got my moneys worth. That was Mod I

        Since that died I've been applying everything I learned from great people in this hobby, with some innovation on my own.

        I stand, and dive, among giants:

        David Merriman
        Bob Martin
        Skip Asay
        Mike Dory
        Ray Mason
        Rich Koehlbrecher
        Rick Teskey.........

        to name but a few who taught and inspired me.

        BTW, Dave is the TRUE culprit of 2.4Ghz sub running, I just ran with it.

        I'm not too worried abut the R&D cost, it was the price of learning. Better than most things one can do.
        LIES! … DAMNED LIES!!!!

        I DENY EVERYTHING!!!!!

        David
        2.4gHz Enabler
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #19
          Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post

          Those were the ones.....

          He NEVER responds anymore. I used his online ordering once and had my CC hacked two weeks later.

          Tried again after the 2017 WRAM show and telling him that.....and a month later tried and had my CC hacked AGAIN two weeks later.

          The only time I ever had that happen, and I purchase a lot online. Coincidence, I think NOT!

          That Jomar site got some Russian Malware tracker attached to it. Purchase at Jomar at your own risk.

          That's why I came up with my own design, SO BUY AT BOB's!!
          That is good info.
          It can be a challenge enough to just keep your computer from getting malware, it is tough for me to trust a lot of sites for just what you mentioned. If they are not aware or even complacent on security they can/will get hacked.
          Buy from Bob.

          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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          • #20
            If you look at the Life sized head in "The Fly", it actually mostly contained the Horizontal servos, my first time I used them...and kinda the last time, altho I think I have a few around.
            A man of true Frankenstinean proportions!!

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