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    I hate you.
    John Slater

    Sydney Australia

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    • #3
      Throw me a friggin bone here.....ETA of the GRP version - Christmas this year? Early / later?

      Oh and I hate you.
      John Slater

      Sydney Australia

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      • #4
        This year. Mike is poking me with a sharp stick about this.

        M
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        • #5
          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
          This year. Mike is poking me with a sharp stick about this.

          M
          Excellent - to both the delivery and the stick poking.

          tech question re this model.
          Given the relatively small forward dive planes, how effective are these for depth changes David?

          My good lady has just bought me the Albacore Forerunner of the Future text. Whilst I'm saving this for some vacation reading, it would seem from other texts that the phase 2 configuration that is depicted with bow planes would have only been for a very short time, as I understand the bow planes were removed during this phase, never to be replaced.

          J
          John Slater

          Sydney Australia

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Slats View Post
            Excellent - to both the delivery and the stick poking.

            tech question re this model.
            Given the relatively small forward dive planes, how effective are these for depth changes David?

            My good lady has just bought me the Albacore Forerunner of the Future text. Whilst I'm saving this for some vacation reading, it would seem from other texts that the phase 2 configuration that is depicted with bow planes would have only been for a very short time, as I understand the bow planes were removed during this phase, never to be replaced.

            J
            Indeed. The bow planes were yanked during this configuration of the boat. But, the precedent is there, so I went with them. And yes, they make holding periscope depth a one-hand deal.

            Also, though all my reading indicates that the phase-2 boat had the dorsal rudder disabled, it was still there. So, for fun, I've made mine active ... and boy, does that change how this boat behaves during the high-speed submerged turns -- it remains ram-rod vertical as it turns. But, a sharp turn effectively puts the brakes to the boat. I found that I had to slam full-ahead in a sharp turn or the boat would drop speed in seconds. Now I appreciate why the Engineer's were worried about tearing the sail off if they worked the dorsal rudder outside of the speed envelop.

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            • #7
              Thanks David
              John Slater

              Sydney Australia

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              • #8
                ahhhhh, yes!! This makes giving up the Gato for the Albacore sound very very appealing. I will have to endevor to follow suit with the dorsal rudder as well as the bow planes. This will make it a unique black pickle.

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                • #9
                  You're gonna love it!

                  M
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                    You're gonna love it!

                    M
                    Thank you Captain Obvious.....but where is it at?
                    Photos and progress please of the GRP kit.

                    Also check your e-mail

                    Thanks

                    J
                    John Slater

                    Sydney Australia

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                    • #11
                      Jhon, David and Mark,

                      The Albacore seems like a great boat to experiment with as the builder could actually go through all the stages as the real boat did and find out all the pro's and con's of each change as was done in real life!!

                      Myron

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by vital.spark View Post
                        Jhon, David and Mark,

                        The Albacore seems like a great boat to experiment with as the builder could actually go through all the stages as the real boat did and find out all the pro's and con's of each change as was done in real life!!

                        Myron
                        Indeed Myron.

                        And I'm hoping that Mike and David will find a GRP kit will sell well too.

                        Albacore in my view was pretty much the ultimate prototype, prototype. So many experiments compressed over a relatively short time frame. The boat was a real workhorse, and all modern subs, regardless of nationality, have technological design origins in the tests that this boat went through.

                        There are so many ways this boat could / can be modeled.

                        J
                        John Slater

                        Sydney Australia

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                        • #13
                          Maybe David and Mike will consider making bits available to make a stage 1. You know, where the prop was in front of the rudder and its huge casting. And the sail still had windows in it.Click image for larger version

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                          IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                          • #14
                            ... way ahead of you, pal.

                            M
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                            • #15
                              Well then Ill take one. Im sure that you will include bow planes with it. OUTSTANDING. Will I be able to use my 1/72 Skipjack(Scamper)3&1/2" Subdriver in it?
                              IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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