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  • I can help Rob when the time comes.

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    • Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
      I can help Rob when the time comes.
      Thanks Steve! I am sure I will be enlisting help as I progress!

      For now, with backing off my projects for a few days, and running the Neptune in our pool to gain some fresh new ideas I am ready to get back to work on my FIVE remaining projects!

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      I am very sure these will keep me busy for a long time! My only problem will be if Bob Martin (Nautilus Drydocks) Keeps putting those 3D Print files!! The only place I have left to mount anymore Subs is in MY bathroom! Oh well! Onward we go!!

      Rob

      "Firemen can stand the heat"
      Last edited by rwtdiver; 06-26-2020, 04:46 PM. Reason: A change

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      • Well they are meant to be used in the water. Bathroom, steam, water, gives you something to focus on when your in there.

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        • Any updates Rob?

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          • Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
            Any updates Rob?
            Hi Steve,

            Got a little more building in! I put the hull together on my 3D printed Los Angeles and a first primer coat. I will be doing some internal work on the hull in order accommodate the 2.5" SD that I got from David M.

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            I also just received the fitting kit that David M. did for the Skipjack (awesome Kit) from Nautilus Drydocks, so now I can move along on the Skipjack!

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            I am also working on the Albacore, and I will get some photos of my progress on that boat. soon!

            Rob

            "Firemen can stand the heat"

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            • Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

              Hi Steve,

              Got a little more building in! I put the hull together on my 3D printed Los Angeles and a first primer coat. I will be doing some internal work on the hull in order accommodate the 2.5" SD that I got from David M.

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              I also just received the fitting kit that David M. did for the Skipjack (awesome Kit) from Nautilus Drydocks, so now I can move along on the Skipjack!

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              I am also working on the Albacore, and I will get some photos of my progress on that boat. soon!

              Rob

              "Firemen can stand the heat"
              Good to hear. You definitely have a lot going on there. The LA is looking good! Sharp looking boat.

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              • More progress has been made! I have finished up two more of my Sub projects, and they are in there stands!

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                The USS Albacore.

                I built a special WTC system for the Albacore, and I almost got her underwater (dynamic dive) with a little more ballast attention and she will be a good first time diver for me!

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                This shows the WTC that I built for the Albacore

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                The USS 3D printer Los Angeles.

                The LA has wound up being a static display model for now!

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                My next project to start will be the Krick Type Vll B model Sub. I purchased this kit about 1.5 years ago, and just put it away until I gained a little more building experience.
                This kit comes complete with it's own diving system and it will be capable of static and dynamic diving!

                I also have a complete Moebius Skipjack build to to do, and a complete 1:77 scale Disney Nautilus kit to build. I guess I better get busy! Great fun, I can't get enough!! I will post up my progress on the
                Type Vll B.

                Rob

                "Firemen can stand the heat"


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                • Rob what nice eye candy. One day I'll be able to build my type 23 but customers come first.

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                  • Awesome Rob! With the Redoutable does that make 6 subs total? That's a good fleet of boats.

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                    • Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
                      Awesome Rob! With the Redoutable does that make 6 subs total? That's a good fleet of boats.
                      Thanks Bob! I have a total of 7 total, with 5 of those in the water, and 3 more to build that will be water bound!!! (Skipjack, 1:77 Disney Nautilus, and the Krick Type Vll B)

                      I am really quite sure that if you keep adding 3D Sub files, there WILL BE MORE!! OMG!

                      Rob

                      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                      • I have started to make some headway on the Krick Vll B Submarine.

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                        The two hull sections have been sanded flat and true, and some of the connector tabs have glued into place.

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                        The photo above shows some of what the finished hull interior will look like with the WTC installed.

                        Rob

                        "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                        • Outstanding. Keep it up sailor!

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                          • Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
                            Outstanding. Keep it up sailor!
                            Thanks Steve,

                            I am taking a page out of your book! I find myself building 3 or 4 projects at one time. I think I mentioned this to you before about how much I enjoy going into all your building videos (rockets, airplanes, robots, masks, and of course your Big E) you do amazing work! And I think most of all you are GENUINELY enjoying yourself and having FUN!

                            Thanks for putting your work out there! It's really inspirational!

                            Rob

                            "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                            • I have both hull sections of the Vll B glued and together. The glue up went quite well! I will need to let the adhesive cure up for 24 hours before I do the upper hull removal!

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                              Rob

                              "Firemen can stand the heat"
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                              • RCJetDude, I have the same setup as far as the 2.5/3/2.5. Question, your servos appear to be on the bottom of the module instead of the top. Is that correct? I’ve never seen that done before. Is it easier to do it that way for your particular boat? Thanks.
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