Fictional Large coastal SSK

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  • JHapprich
    Captain
    • Oct 2017
    • 719

    #16
    Greetings! It has been some time since my last post as the construction of our garage=lack of workshop and cold temperatures in our attic prevented me from model building. Yet there is some progress with the SSK: Deck installation done, diveplanes&rudder are installed, residual tape marks removed, drive shaft under construction, engine mount done, major filling done.

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    • He Who Shall Not Be Named
      Moderator
      • Aug 2008
      • 12287

      #17
      There are so many different materials employed on the hull. This thing will crack like an egg as it cycles through hot and cold environments.

      David
      Who is John Galt?

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      • JHapprich
        Captain
        • Oct 2017
        • 719

        #18
        Haha, it is supposed to have a "used" look.Its weld-glued pvc on pvc. Its resing and glass on resin and glass. I guess only place with possible cracking to be the bow sphere. That thing is held together with screws and bolts and rivets.

        But yes, there are several materials involved, however there was no cracking in between minus 10 degrees and plus 30 degrees that i had outside during night and out in the sun.

        We'll see. Thats a test ship, not a centerfold;-)
        Last edited by JHapprich; 03-28-2024, 03:17 PM.

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        • He Who Shall Not Be Named
          Moderator
          • Aug 2008
          • 12287

          #19
          Fair enough. We'll see.

          David
          Who is John Galt?

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          • rwtdiver
            Vice Admiral
            • Feb 2019
            • 1790

            #20
            Jorg,

            Your skills with working with so many different materials on your build is certainly evident! The finished boat will certainly be interesting to see. I like David, really enjoy seeing so many different type of tooling being applied on your build. Your photos are great, keep them coming!

            Rob
            "Firemen can stand the heat."

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            • JHapprich
              Captain
              • Oct 2017
              • 719

              #21
              Thank you, Rob! Will do. Certanly intersting if the 775' engine will break down the drive train and if the momentum will roll the boat! Maybe will see more progress tomorrow.

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              • JHapprich
                Captain
                • Oct 2017
                • 719

                #22
                Little time during the Easter weekend to spare for the hobby, but i made a support for the stern cone that will align dead center with the engine and the sternward portion of the split driveshaft. Leaves plenty of room for the servos while puttung the engine more to the back of the electronics tray.

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                • JHapprich
                  Captain
                  • Oct 2017
                  • 719

                  #23
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                  Construction of the servo tray and milling an end cap for the keel:

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                  • JHapprich
                    Captain
                    • Oct 2017
                    • 719

                    #24
                    Ready for glueing it all down! Resin filler will close the gaps afterwards, while the port and starbord covers will be removeable to access the stern's "skeleton"

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