steering arm for the Arkmodel type VII 1/48th

Collapse
X
 
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • Acollins
    Lieutenant, Junior Grade
    • May 2024
    • 17

    steering arm for the Arkmodel type VII 1/48th

    I'm having difficulty finding a thin steering/control arm for the 1/48th type VII aft dive planes. There's very little room to place a steering arm, I've tried modifying current arms, grinding, cutting and a lot of cursing. I've scoured the ends of the internet to find something, but I have been unsuccessful in my endeavor. Any advice?
    Note- My current "workshop" lacks serious engineering machinery, as I live in an apartment. I am seriously determined to see this project to the end!
  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
    Moderator
    • Aug 2008
    • 12503

    #2
    Originally posted by Acollins
    I'm having difficulty finding a thin steering/control arm for the 1/48th type VII aft dive planes. There's very little room to place a steering arm, I've tried modifying current arms, grinding, cutting and a lot of cursing. I've scoured the ends of the internet to find something, but I have been unsuccessful in my endeavor. Any advice?
    Note- My current "workshop" lacks serious engineering machinery, as I live in an apartment. I am seriously determined to see this project to the end!
    Ya can't do a proper job unless you invest the money and aquire the skill to use serious engineering machinery

    You are not ready yet to play in the r/c submarine game; this activity is not an entry level aspect of r/c vehicle construction or operation -- if you can't construct a simple control horn, you ain't right for this game.

    You don't even know the basics yet. You learn them here. Ask questions. I'll guide you.

    Get to it.

    David
    Task Master
    Who is John Galt?

    Comment

    • redboat219
      Admiral
      • Dec 2008
      • 2881

      #3
      Originally posted by Acollins
      My current "workshop" lacks serious engineering machinery, as I live in an apartment.
      My work table is 1× 0.5 m (^_^) Click image for larger version  Name:	20240620_232756.jpg Views:	0 Size:	44.3 KB ID:	180889
      Last edited by redboat219; 06-20-2024, 11:32 AM.
      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

      Comment

      • Acollins
        Lieutenant, Junior Grade
        • May 2024
        • 17

        #4
        Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

        Ya can't do a proper job unless you invest the money and aquire the skill to use serious engineering machinery

        You are not ready yet to play in the r/c submarine game; this activity is not an entry level aspect of r/c vehicle construction or operation -- if you can't construct a simple control horn, you ain't right for this game.

        You don't even know the basics yet. You learn them here. Ask questions. I'll guide you.

        Get to it.

        David
        Task Master
        As far as "engineering machinery," I'm talking about cnc, advanced cad, and high end welding. Who has a cnc machine and welding equipment just laying around? lol.
        You're right, this hobbie isn't for entry level people, but to me, that's what makes it even more interesting.
        I'm more than willing to learn whatever is necessary to be a part of the few that build and operate these adavanced machines. I'm going to put everything I have into this build. So far it's been some blood, a few tears, and a lot of sweat. (Small room, no ac, and a lot of electronics going).
        But again, I'm more than willing and wanting to learn!
        If you're willing to help, I greatly appreciate the advice, the compliments and the criticism.

        Comment

        • redboat219
          Admiral
          • Dec 2008
          • 2881

          #5
          Just need a rotary tool aka Dremel, mini butane torch, some basic hand tools and some synaptic relays.
          Last edited by redboat219; 06-20-2024, 12:58 PM.
          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

          Comment

          • He Who Shall Not Be Named
            Moderator
            • Aug 2008
            • 12503

            #6
            Originally posted by Acollins

            As far as "engineering machinery," I'm talking about cnc, advanced cad, and high end welding. Who has a cnc machine and welding equipment just laying around? lol.
            You're right, this hobbie isn't for entry level people, but to me, that's what makes it even more interesting.
            I'm more than willing to learn whatever is necessary to be a part of the few that build and operate these adavanced machines. I'm going to put everything I have into this build. So far it's been some blood, a few tears, and a lot of sweat. (Small room, no ac, and a lot of electronics going).
            But again, I'm more than willing and wanting to learn!
            If you're willing to help, I greatly appreciate the advice, the compliments and the criticism.
            Tall words. Let's see if you stay the course. First lesson. How to make control horns:

































































            If after looking at the pretty-pictures you need amplification, just post your question here and I'll fill your noggin with more good stuff.

            David
            Who is John Galt?

            Comment

            • Acollins
              Lieutenant, Junior Grade
              • May 2024
              • 17

              #7
              Originally posted by redboat219
              Just need a rotary tool aka Dremel, mini butane torch, some basic hand tools and some synaptic relays.
              Those I have! lol.
              I've taken a lot of my table top equipment out of storage, drill press, mini lathe, belt sander and grinder, 3d printer, LARGE amount of hand tools, various saws and cutting instruments, and things that make fire when you turn it on!

              Comment

              • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                Moderator
                • Aug 2008
                • 12503

                #8
                Originally posted by Acollins

                Those I have! lol.
                I've taken a lot of my table top equipment out of storage, drill press, mini lathe, belt sander and grinder, 3d printer, LARGE amount of hand tools, various saws and cutting instruments, and things that make fire when you turn it on!
                Put that God-damned 3d printer back in storage!
                Who is John Galt?

                Comment

                • Acollins
                  Lieutenant, Junior Grade
                  • May 2024
                  • 17

                  #9
                  Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

                  Tall words. Let's see if you stay the course. First lesson. How to make control horns:





                  If after looking at the pretty-pictures you need amplification, just post your question here and I'll fill your noggin with more good stuff.

                  David
                  You actually just answered my question in these pics.
                  Is this a build of the Hunley? These pics at least?

                  Comment

                  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                    Moderator
                    • Aug 2008
                    • 12503

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Acollins

                    You actually just answered my question in these pics.
                    Is this a build of the Hunley? These pics at least?
                    I was asked to make operational, a non-operational HUNLEY for a friend. I gimbaled the propeller in pitch and produced a scale rudder linkage.

                    David
                    Who is John Galt?

                    Comment

                    • Acollins
                      Lieutenant, Junior Grade
                      • May 2024
                      • 17

                      #11
                      Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

                      I was asked to make operational, a non-operational HUNLEY for a friend. I gimbaled the propeller in pitch and produced a scale rudder linkage.

                      David
                      The Hunley was a hauntingly beautiful death trap.
                      I'm making a trip to see her in the next year.

                      Comment

                      • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                        Moderator
                        • Aug 2008
                        • 12503

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Acollins

                        The Hunley was a hauntingly beautiful death trap.
                        I'm making a trip to see her in the next year.
                        Enough chit-chat!... back to work on those control horns!!!!!
                        Who is John Galt?

                        Comment

                        • Acollins
                          Lieutenant, Junior Grade
                          • May 2024
                          • 17

                          #13
                          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

                          Enough chit-chat!... back to work on those control horns!!!!!
                          Currently at work.
                          but I'll have one roughed up first thing in the morning.

                          Comment

                          • JHapprich
                            Captain
                            • Oct 2017
                            • 737

                            #14
                            "Rudder horns - seperates the boys from the men"

                            Tough subject, need to pay more respect to it next time i'll built one from zero...

                            Curious for "pliers are our friends"

                            Easy people, its hobby!

                            Jörg ( currently building in a corner of the attic and deeply missing his REAL, LARGE tools )


                            Last edited by JHapprich; 06-21-2024, 03:03 AM.

                            Comment

                            • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                              Moderator
                              • Aug 2008
                              • 12503

                              #15
                              Originally posted by JHapprich
                              "Rudder horns - seperates the boys from the men"

                              Tough subject, need to pay more respect to it next time i'll built one from zero...

                              Curious for "pliars are our friends"

                              Easy people, its hobby!

                              Jörg ( currently building in a corner of the attic and deeply missing his REAL, LARGE tools )


                              You know how a Filipino describes two aviators in English? ... "A pair of Pliers".

                              Playfully told that joke to Ellie once -- earned me one night on the couch. "Not funny, round-eye!"
                              Who is John Galt?

                              Comment

                              Working...