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  • frozenottsel
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    Update on my Virginia model.

    Gluing is done (with exception for the tailpiece where the rudder and stern plane axles with go), hold-down screw inserts are in (note to self: in the future, design the holes for the inserts into the model, it'll be easier than drilling the holes), and I've finished a first pass of sanding :D

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    Really starting to come together now :D
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  • rwtdiver
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    george,

    This project is a mesh mash of some of my past designs and some CAD work! As stated above, this boat WILL NOT be going into the water!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • george
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    Is the VII C file your creation OR did you find it somewhere?
    Thanks for sharing your build/collection.

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  • rwtdiver
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    My new 3D printed Sub is a Type Vll C U Boat! The scale is approximately 1:96 45" to 50" it's a work in progress.

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    The Dremel 3D40 will be doing printing the smaller parts of the Sub!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    I have decided that I will 3D print a U Boat! Some of this boat will be from my own CAD work and some parts from my own files from boats I have done in the past! This boat will not be going into the water, it will be a static model, approximately 48" long. I will post more facts on it as I move along on the build!

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    Some of the parts are to large for my Dremel 3D40, so I will be using my Predator! I will be using Solutech PLA for this project!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
    I have started the LA class boat but printing it at 1/72nd scale which makes it a 5.5" beam and just over 60" long.

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    Again using PLA+. I am hoping the MSD in the Redoutable will also work in it too. I will see...

    Steve
    Steve,

    That is going to be a big boat! The only challenge will be fitting the MSD into that type of hull construction and hooking up all the drive systems. Knowing your workmanship and skills, I am quite sure you will find away!

    Looking forward to your build!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • RCJetDude
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    I have started the LA class boat but printing it at 1/72nd scale which makes it a 5.5" beam and just over 60" long.

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    Again using PLA+. I am hoping the MSD in the Redoutable will also work in it too. I will see...

    Steve

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  • rwtdiver
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    I have everything laid out to start the interior of the boat! lots of parts to cut out and fit, and figure out the plumbing and the wiring as stated above! Such fun these Submarine builds are! This at this point has been one of the most challenging! If it is to be, this boat may be another one of my fine surface runners with dynamic diving capabilities!!?? Buying cheap is for sure not the way to go!! I have two more full up great boats with all the trimmings to build (Skipjack loaded & the Disney Nautilus loaded)

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    We shall carry on!!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
    Interesting construction. Are the parts vacuum formed?
    Hi Bob,

    Yes! There are a lot of parts in this kit that have to be cut out, and sanded before gluing up! 90% of all the parts are ABS. The only problem that I see will be the dive system wiring and the plumbing. There are no diagrams or photos as to how all this goes together. I have posted on Sub Comittee and the AMS and this forum in hopes someone has built this boat and can come up with some help in this area!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • RCJetDude
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    Interesting construction. Are the parts vacuum formed?

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  • rwtdiver
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    OK! Back to the KRICK Type Vll B Sub build!

    I have installed the keel onto the bottom of the boat. The plan called for installing 14oz of ballast weight in the keel itself before installing it. I made the decision to put the ballast weights in the bottom of the hull instead.

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    Next will come work on the interior of the boat.

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    These two photos show the ballast tank and the pump that will be used. All in all, this boat is coming together better than I thought it would. Still lots of parts to cut out, finish sand, and install!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by frozenottsel View Post

    Hello Rob,

    Yes, I did my own cad work for this sub using SolidWorks and I do intend to design my own WTC for this build.

    I'm super excited about how it's coming along, and I'm already beginning to imagine what else I could try my hand at :D

    Andrew
    Andrew,

    Thanks for the information on SolidWorks! I would really like to find a CAD system that this old guy could use! All my 3D printed subs came from Nautilus Drydocks ($) or I used Thingiverse and just modified some one else's sub or parts! I have used TinkerCad for some of my simple ideas! It has worked so far, but I would like to build a sub from my own designs!

    Your Virginia Class sub really looks good!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • frozenottsel
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

    frozenottsel

    Looks very good! Did you do your own CAD work on this Sub? If so what CAD design system are you using? My LA Class Sub was from Nautilus Drydocks and the file he has for sale! Are you going to design your own SD/WTC for this build!

    Got to love 3D Printed Submarines!!!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    Hello Rob,

    Yes, I did my own cad work for this sub using SolidWorks and I do intend to design my own WTC for this build.

    I'm super excited about how it's coming along, and I'm already beginning to imagine what else I could try my hand at :D

    Andrew

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by frozenottsel View Post
    Hello everyone, I've been lurking around this thread for a while now, but I finally decided a few weeks ago to have my try at a 3D printed submarine.

    I modeled my own Virginia Class sub to about 1/100 scale, here's some quick pictures of the test fitting :D

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    frozenottsel

    Looks very good! Did you do your own CAD work on this Sub? If so what CAD design system are you using? My LA Class Sub was from Nautilus Drydocks and the file he has for sale! Are you going to design your own SD/WTC for this build!

    Got to love 3D Printed Submarines!!!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • frozenottsel
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    Hello everyone, I've been lurking around this thread for a while now, but I finally decided a few weeks ago to have my try at a 3D printed submarine.

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