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  • #61
    Originally posted by trout View Post
    Sure that could be done too.
    Do you believe this is viable to prevent shear,? I had imagined using cut-down expended cartridge casings as possible cup or sleeve.
    Last edited by scubaed1911; 05-18-2020, 12:08 PM.
    If you're part of the particulate, then you're not part of the solution"

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    • #62
      The best way to see is to build it. My issue with cups is I want the pushrod to be removable and cups (on both ends) is now more difficult to remove (if I am understanding what you are describing).
      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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      • #63
        Originally posted by trout View Post
        The best way to see is to build it. My issue with cups is I want the pushrod to be removable and cups (on both ends) is now more difficult to remove (if I am understanding what you are describing).
        I had envisioned 1 cup for one magnet, or a single brass sleeve. My thought was just the slightly raised edge of a cup or sleeve to prevent shear from other magnet. One magnet possibly epoxied into a cup/ sleeve. The other magnet would simply be dropped into cup/ sleeve (no cup of it's own), though the raised edge of cup/sleeve connection would likely prevent shear of the two magnets.

        No reason for both magnets to have separate cups. Just one magnet w/ cup to receive other magnet.



        Best,

        Ed
        Last edited by scubaed1911; 05-19-2020, 08:43 AM.
        If you're part of the particulate, then you're not part of the solution"

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        • #64
          I love it when the creative juices flow! Keep it up Ed!
          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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          • #65
            Originally posted by trout View Post
            I love it when the creative juices flow! Keep it up Ed!
            Let us know it works!
            If you're part of the particulate, then you're not part of the solution"

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            • #66
              Finally! An update!

              As you know, I got some bad news a couple of weeks ago in that my mother-in-law passed away from a sudden and massive brain aneurysm. Renee flew up to Canada right away and Logan and I flew up about 10 days ago to be with family and try to get her estate in order. Man, flying is crazy now. Airports are utterly deserted. Masks everywhere. No shops or restaurants open in the airports. Here is a pic I snapped in Vancouver, typically a very busy airport. The only person in the shot is Logan (waaaaay in the background).

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              I got back from Canada late Monday night and have been fighting a particularly challenging bout of jetlag for the last few days. I finally got a solid 6 hours of sleep last night and I feel like I'm back in fighting trim now!

              I spent the first couple of days catching up on customer orders. Lately, I'm also getting INUNDATED with emails and messages from people asking me to walk them through products, the hobby and challenges they're facing. I'm approaching critical mass in terms of that aspect of my business, which is part of the reason that I set up the DiveTribe video meetings (the next of which is next Thursday at 7pm eastern, btw). I'm hoping this will provide a better interface to solve customer issues and free up my time. As of right now, I spend around two to three hours per day replying to messages. A good problem to have, but one that needs to get addressed.

              On a positive front, I have a good friend who is retiring from service as a pilot and who is seriously thinking about coming aboard to help me with the business. If so, it will be a game-changer. Stay tuned for updates if and when that comes into fruition.

              Okay, a few other updates, though for the most part it's order catch up that took all my time.

              I finished up the first prototype 571 Nautilus hull. This was done in 72nd scale and is really big. Too big for most hobbyists. I've since scaled things back to 96th scale, but this hull has found a new home and is getting shipped out as soon as the final payment is received.

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              I also offloaded the prototype 96th scale LA. I really like how that set of files turned out. This one is getting shipped out today if things go well.

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              Logan has taken on a new project! As avid Star Wars fans, one of our favorite vehicles is, obviously, the Falcon. So when Logan was coming up with his next project after the Batsub, we settled on this almost immediately. It will have no ballast system and be set up for full acrobatics (pitch, yaw and roll). A challenging engineering exercise to make it practical with no control surfaces, but I think we have that figured out. The propulsion will be a series of 12 nozzles, grouped in port and starboard assemblies. Yaw is achieved via variable throttle, pitch via pointing all nozzles up or down, and roll by orienting nozzles opposite left and right. All good in theory, of course.

              I 3D printed these in clear PETG plastic and we'll be backlighting in hyper blue LEDs, of course!

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              I have also been working with an estate company out of Oregon to buy a big Deboer 571 Nautilus model. They had terrible photos and virtually no description. I took a chance and it ended up paying off. It's a gorgeous build and someone knew what they were doing, obviously hoping to RC the monster as the linkages are all run and hull access figured out well. I have plans to use the MSS methodology with the clear boxes.

              Yet another project to add to the list, but one I'm excited at tackling. In the meantime, it will make a beautiful display.

              To put this photo in perspective, the car mat on the floor is 8ft wide...

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              Gorgeous deck detail on this boat!

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              LXG Nautilus got about 30 minutes of love yesterday, too. I installed the brushless motor that will propel her along, hopefully as a nice, quick pace.

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              AAANNNDDD, I got rid of my dog's COVID hair. Now she's trim, clean and looking like a dog again and not a mop!

              My dog, Gracie!:

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              • #67
                Hi Bob & Logan! Exited to see development of the Falcon project! I saw a video where someone had posted an R/C boat based from Srar Trek "Enterprise" NCC-1701. In the pool, it maneuvered beautifully. Any thoughts of this as a new development project?

                Thanks!
                If you're part of the particulate, then you're not part of the solution"

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                • #68
                  Must have 571. Freaking beautiful Bob!!!

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                  • #69
                    Wow. Great looking stuff, Bob. Welcome back, Boss.

                    While you were gone:

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

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                    • #70
                      Great paint job on the 688! I have to agree with everyone on the 571 Nautilus that's a nice sub.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by RanSan View Post
                        Great paint job on the 688! I have to agree with everyone on the 571 Nautilus that's a nice sub.
                        Anyone can do that paint job in less than 30 minutes with three rattle cans and some pastels. Upper hull was Krylon "chalked" (not chalkboard paint, but designed to replicate the dark gray matte finish). Lower hull is red oxide primer. Green marine growth was Rustoleum camo. Pastel is simple white applied with a brush and rubbed into shape.

                        I was asked to throw a quick and dirty paint job on that boat, so that's what we got!


                        Bob

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