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  • Originally posted by Dandyfunk View Post
    Hello all, I am new to the site but not new to rc or 3d printing. I run a dual Tevo Tornado setup. However I am a total squid with rc subs. Where are you all getting Stl files for subs. I have done a little fusion 360 design for ships parts and such but nothing as complicated as a complete hull. I have printed 4 rc boats. 1 rc-able Benchy, I Russian sub chaser and 1 airboat. All files from Thingyverse and the last which I printed 3 each a 1/32nd Scale Vosper. The vosper files were created by one of my club members. I recently picked up a 1/32nd Scale Type IXC hull made by 32nd Parallel but think that its a little large for my first attempt. Thinking maybe printing something as the first. Thanks in advance. Breck
    Hello Dandyfunk and welcome to the forum. Bob Martin at the Nautilus Drydocks currently has several subs available for download and is coming out with new ones all the time. I have the Redoutable and there is an Astute, Los Angeles and 571 Nautilus as well. I hope that helps.

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    • Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post

      Hello Dandyfunk and welcome to the forum. Bob Martin at the Nautilus Drydocks currently has several subs available for download and is coming out with new ones all the time. I have the Redoutable and there is an Astute, Los Angeles and 571 Nautilus as well. I hope that helps.
      Hi Dandyfunk,

      I have three of the STL files that Bob Martin (Nautilus Drydocks) is talking about! I can tell you that the Astute, Redoutable, and the Los Angeles, which I just finished, are really great files and great looking subs.

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      The two boats above are the Astute, and the Redoutable.

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      This is the Los Angeles printed out and ready for glue up. Special note: Bob also has videos on his web site to go along with these boats.

      Rob

      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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      • Thanks Rob, I will see if I can find the videos. Are the types of glues and primers for pla also somewhere on his site?

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        • Hi Dandyfunk, I sent you a private message, did you get it? Also welcome to the club.
          George

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          • The video that I did for the Astute is by far the most comprehensive. It includes step-by-step for assembly, gluing, priming, painting and coating with epoxy.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub17Zdqgk88

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            • I am working on my 3D printed Los Angeles class sub! I have a question on the main drive shaft line up. As you can see by the photos below, I do have quite an angle to deal with. I got this 2.5" SD from David and I would like to use it it on this sub! The way I see it, I could put more length on the dog bone to reduce the angle. The angle you see in the photo dose turn the motor!

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              The hull on this sub is one piece. In order to get to the hook up assembly of both the drive shaft and the control linkages I will have to install a hatch in the bottom of the stern!

              Rob

              "Firemen can stand the heat"

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              • That angle is fine.

                To ease assembly glue the after dog-bone to its coupler with RTV sealant. Flexible enough to translate with rotation, but will hold the intermediate drive shaft so you can slip on the coupler from the SD side.

                Hatches!??... we need no stink'n hatches!

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

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                • Hi David,

                  Thank you for your help David! That will work, and keep the hook up required just outside the stern section, and using the magnet connectors on the linkages they also can be worked just outside the stern section as well! I believe we are going to make this work!!:-))
                  Thanks again!

                  Rob

                  "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                  • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                    That angle is fine.

                    To ease assembly glue the after dog-bone to its coupler with RTV sealant. Flexible enough to translate with rotation, but will hold the intermediate drive shaft so you can slip on the coupler from the SD side.

                    Hatches!??... we need no stink'n hatches!

                    David
                    Thanks again for your help David! In place of using the RTV, would a universal joint work as well or even better?

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                    Rob

                    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                    • Even better, Rob. Why the hell didn't I think of that.

                      Duh!

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

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                      • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                        Even better, Rob. Why the hell didn't I think of that.

                        Duh!

                        David
                        I am sure you did, but you most likely did not think I had this very UJ! I just purchased some of these UJ's in different sizes from Bob about three weeks ago! Following the master and seeing your work teaches me a lot David! Your photo's are worth a thousand words!

                        Thank you "SIR"

                        "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                        • More work completed on the LA Sub! The stern section on this sub is tight. But with some patience and lost of time involvement I did get linkages for the rudder and stern plains installed. Thanks to David M. for the extra yokes I received from him for my Albacore, I was able to use them for the LA stern!

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                          Now we just need to get everything to line up with the SD!

                          Rob

                          "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                          • Great going Rob. We watch and enjoy!

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                            • Thanks Steve,

                              I am having concerns on this build! The one piece round hull design is not really conducive to installing an SD! Not saying it can't be done! But this boat is not a beginners design. I have made it this far, so I intend to plow on and make some changes and re-design work to make it work! We move forward!!

                              Rob

                              "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                              • Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
                                Thanks Steve,

                                I am having concerns on this build! The one piece round hull design is not really conducive to installing an SD! Not saying it can't be done! But this boat is not a beginners design. I have made it this far, so I intend to plow on and make some changes and re-design work to make it work! We move forward!!

                                Rob

                                "Firemen can stand the heat"
                                Stop being a pussy! cut that thing equatorially and move on with the project!















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

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