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Nautilus Drydocks - Yesterday's work

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  • scubaed1911
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    Great Bob! Thank you for this effort!!

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    I recommend you add weight to the ass end of the weapon to keep the fins out of the air (the 'paddelwheel' effect is causing that skew to the right). And reduce the nozzle bore to .007-.009" to slow the thing down. Almost there!

    I've only recently come to realize -- thanks to Manfred's good works altering my launcher mechanism -- That the too high velocity at launch is owing to the tube not being vented enough to dump the high-pressure bubble of gas liberated once the weapons nozzle clears the breech block O-ring. Turn the tube into Swiss cheese and the weapon will hit the water at a more reasonable velocity.

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    David

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  • SubHuman
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    Okay... finally some more updates.

    We're at the point where we can begin to offer our 48th scale XXI kits. They feature hand-laid epoxy GRP hulls and our own reinforced lip enhancement for rigidity and strength. Cast resin appendages. Brass props, stainless drive shafts, and Oto's amazing brass photoetched detail parts and blueprints. I'll have the product up this weekend on the site.

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    Excellent progress on our new 1/48 scale torpedo system. The prototype was tested in my pool a couple of days ago with great results. We'll be adding a bit of weight to get the buoyancy close to neutral when fully loaded, but for the most part, they're working really well. Torpedo launcher is designed and prototype is nearly ready as well. The first recipient will be Ed's Type VII, pictured here. A short video showing the testing results: https://youtu.be/UzXw4_hhrR4

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    T-Class submarine has had a quick paint job, some additional features and a full trim. Now ready for maiden voyage!

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  • Monahan Steam Models
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    Bob,

    Nice work on Ed’s VII boat. Looks like the 3” MSD was a great choice and a good fit. Impressed you got the everything fit inside the rear motor module in such a short space with what looks to be the larger air pump. If you don’t mind, post some more photos and details of the work you did setting up this 3” unit.

    Best Regards,

    Nick

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  • george
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    Thanks for the akula update.

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  • scubaed1911
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    Thanks Bob!

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  • SubHuman
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    The Akula comes in two flavors:
    • Untouched 1/96 Akula, includes all the fittings and detail parts, photo etch, but no dry transfers or plan set .
    • Brass propeller and periscopes
    • 3.5 WTC older, but clean, lightly used if at all, 3 servos installed, and ballast servo.
    • VEX 6 channel TX Brand new (no box)
    • 6 channel RX brand new
    • AD2 brand new
    • Viper ESC brand new
    • Missing pulse detector
    • Asking $899
    Second one is Hull and appendages only: $450


    Progress on Ed's Type VII. The cylinder is 90% complete and the hull and linkages have been modified to accept it. I re-used Mike's slick hold-down system for the cylinder. I installed new guide bushings for the drive shafts as the old ones were running loose in the hull with a bit of slop (not a real issue, but it was bugging me!).

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    Delphin prototype is coming along slowly as we get time. Getting those big contra rotating motors in the back is a challenge, but we'll do it!

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  • george
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    Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
    Still lots going on at the Drydocks. I'll try to get pics up soon, but I've been utterly swamped.



    As most of you already know, I've run a Christmas Sale and it was hugely successful. There are still a few things in there that you should take a look at, and I'm adding more all the time. Some things of note that I just added this morning:
    1. Fully RTR HL Hunley
    2. Complete 32Parallel Type VII kit
    Not yet listed;
    1. Scaleships Akula kits (2 of 'em!). One is hull only and the other has an original D&E 3.5" cylinder with it
    2. OTW Type VII kit - NIB. Not a huge discount on this as it's new and a high demand item. Normally I wouldn't discount it, but hey... it's nearly Christmas!



    Work continues on the new line of cylinders in order to fulfill existing customer orders and improve manufacturability.



    A big announcement coming up tomorrow during my YouTube Live at 6:30pm eastern time. There will be a change in the Drydocks product scope and what we'll be offering the hobby. Come on in and join the discussion! You've got nothing better to do anyway, right!?


    Still working hard on getting my private pilot's license. I'm in the final stages now, flying every day. That's cutting into shop time a bit, but I'm putting in later hours to try to compensate. Renee and I are taking a week to go on vacation next week. Once I get back, it's final review and my checkride!


    More soon!
    How much is the Scale shipyard Akula without WTC?
    What size is it?
    Is it complete OR assembly required?

    George

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  • biggsgolf
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    Oh, and the HL Hunley is a masterpiece! A must have for those who are at the top of this Hobby! Personally the “WAF” (Wife Acceptance Factor”) keeps me from purchasing it, lol

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  • biggsgolf
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    We all appreciate your efforts! Remember to take care of yourself.

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  • SubHuman
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    Still lots going on at the Drydocks. I'll try to get pics up soon, but I've been utterly swamped.



    As most of you already know, I've run a Christmas Sale and it was hugely successful. There are still a few things in there that you should take a look at, and I'm adding more all the time. Some things of note that I just added this morning:
    1. Fully RTR HL Hunley
    2. Complete 32Parallel Type VII kit
    Not yet listed;
    1. Scaleships Akula kits (2 of 'em!). One is hull only and the other has an original D&E 3.5" cylinder with it
    2. OTW Type VII kit - NIB. Not a huge discount on this as it's new and a high demand item. Normally I wouldn't discount it, but hey... it's nearly Christmas!



    Work continues on the new line of cylinders in order to fulfill existing customer orders and improve manufacturability.



    A big announcement coming up tomorrow during my YouTube Live at 6:30pm eastern time. There will be a change in the Drydocks product scope and what we'll be offering the hobby. Come on in and join the discussion! You've got nothing better to do anyway, right!?


    Still working hard on getting my private pilot's license. I'm in the final stages now, flying every day. That's cutting into shop time a bit, but I'm putting in later hours to try to compensate. Renee and I are taking a week to go on vacation next week. Once I get back, it's final review and my checkride!


    More soon!

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  • scubaed1911
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    Thanks Logan!

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  • SubHuman
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    Originally posted by trout View Post
    Is that 1/32 scale Type XXI formally owned by Mike Dory?
    Yessir. I believe Dory and Lederer were the driving force behind that boat. Great engineering in there. Quasi dry hull.

    Bob

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  • trout
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    Is that 1/32 scale Type XXI formally owned by Mike Dory?

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  • biggsgolf
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    Looking good!

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