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Captain America Hydra Sub Build

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by Groot689 View Post
    Rob, it looks like the Hydro build is really coming along. I am curious as to what layer height you were using when printing your sub. Also, were the original STL files configured so the seam between each hull section is vertical as opposed to running horizontally? I am wondering about fitment when binding the hull pieces together. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with the thrusters. Great job!
    Not sure what your reference meant as to the seams!? The hull itself splits at the waterline, and the layup on all my pieces are vertical! 0.2 mm was my resolution, which Bob Martin (Nautilus Drydock) is what he used on his sample build!

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    My layups are as you see them on the bench! I am using my new Dremel 3D40 Flex machine on default, and I use simplify 3D! My filament of choice is the new Dremel white PLA! Really works great with this machine! Hope this helps!

    I am working on 2 other 3D printed subs right know, plus trying to finish up the 1:77 Nautilus! So I am working a little on each one which makes progress as to posting a little slower! There will be more to come!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    Last edited by rwtdiver; 05-27-2021, 10:57 AM. Reason: additional info.

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  • Groot689
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    Rob, it looks like the Hydro build is really coming along. I am curious as to what layer height you were using when printing your sub. Also, were the original STL files configured so the seam between each hull section is vertical as opposed to running horizontally? I am wondering about fitment when binding the hull pieces together. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with the thrusters. Great job!

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  • rwtdiver
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    Today I was able to get the upper and lower hull sections glued up. I am as far as I want to go with that portion of the project, now comes the powered pod work as well as the control surface work, and to fabricate a WTC to house all the electronics!

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  • rwtdiver
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    Not a problem for me! These minor subtle defects are all part of the process, and quite frankly add to the build! I have seen several different ideas for the Hydra Sub in a lot of different photos! If that minor defect is a bother you can fill it with a little bondo!

    3D printing to me is not perfection! And I personally like to see the imperfection of the process in all my pieces! In my eyes! 3D printing itself is an art form, and it's process is to be enjoyed!

    This just MY opinion!!


    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    Last edited by rwtdiver; 04-28-2021, 03:03 PM.

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  • ChristopherL
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
    I have completed all the parts for the Hydra Sub!

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    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    I see you have the same defect that I have on the back of the canopy. I don't think that should not be there?

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  • rwtdiver
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    I have completed all the parts for the Hydra Sub!

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    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    Nice work! It will be interesting to see what your final design will be!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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    Finale found how to upload pics.H ere's some pics of what I came up with the engine pod design.
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  • ChristopherL
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

    ChristopherL,

    I have found with the previous 6 3D builds that I have downloaded and built, that you will have areas that will require some sanding and fill work! Now this could have been the files themselves, printer settings, filament choice, or the printer itself! These files are not perfect! Lots of prep work for sure, and you need to be ready for that! In my opinion, I think Nautilus Drydocks files are very good!

    As far a posting photos of your work, I would format them in JPG, and then use UPLOAD ATTACHMENTS not upload from URL It took me a while to figure that all out as well! That is what works for me.

    Welcome to the site, and good luck on your build.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    Yes I know about downloading 3d files are not perfect, Have download a few file of the internet that had errors in them that caused my slicer program to go strange. I did find what was causing the problem, fixed by redrawing the hole model,

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by ChristopherL View Post
    I purchased the files late 2019,When I went to slice them and print them up, Had a few issues with some files that sliced in very strange ways. And add some more details, Still need to print the hull. Decided to make the engine pods functional. How do you post pics here.Tried to, When It ask for the url but I could not enter anything?
    ChristopherL,

    I have found with the previous 6 3D builds that I have downloaded and built, that you will have areas that will require some sanding and fill work! Now this could have been the files themselves, printer settings, filament choice, or the printer itself! These files are not perfect! Lots of prep work for sure, and you need to be ready for that! In my opinion, I think Nautilus Drydocks files are very good!

    As far a posting photos of your work, I would format them in JPG, and then use UPLOAD ATTACHMENTS not upload from URL It took me a while to figure that all out as well! That is what works for me.

    Welcome to the site, and good luck on your build.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • ChristopherL
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    I purchased the files late 2019,When I went to slice them and print them up, Had a few issues with some files that sliced in very strange ways. And add some more details, Still need to print the hull. Decided to make the engine pods functional. How do you post pics here.Tried to, When It ask for the url but I could not enter anything?
    Last edited by ChristopherL; 04-27-2021, 09:26 AM.

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by Groot689 View Post
    I am delighted to see that someone is posting a build log on this sub. I have had my eye on it for quite some time but both of my printers are currently tied up printing full scale droids. Really interested to see how your motor setup turns out.
    Groot689,

    I just finished up the major hull sections, and I am almost finished on the other parts! Not sure how I am going to do the RC powered up system on this sub yet! Still up in the air as to how far and deep (excuse the pun) I want to go with it!

    I will post up photos and more info as I move forward!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • Groot689
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    I am delighted to see that someone is posting a build log on this sub. I have had my eye on it for quite some time but both of my printers are currently tied up printing full scale droids. Really interested to see how your motor setup turns out.

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
    The Throttle Jockey allows control of two independent motors off of one channel. It automatically mixes rudder and throttles. Just another option for you...
    Bob,

    Not sure what I am going to do! The way you set yours up might be an ok way to do the build (it certainly would be the easiest)! But it would be more realistic with the motorized pods!! I have time, I will build up the hull and not attach the pods until I am sure what I want to do! Thanks for all your input on our get together today!

    And it's not like I do not have anything else going! The Borei, the type XXI, and I still have the Disney Nautilus to finish up!! I love this stuff!!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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