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USS Blueback Model Navigation Lights Locations

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  • USS Blueback Model Navigation Lights Locations

    Hi all,
    Yes, another newbie with questions!
    I am going to build the USS Blueback as my first project.
    Do accomplished builders of RC Subs install Navigation Lights? Any opinions?
    Does anyone know the locations of Bluebacks Navigation Lights? I have not been able to find this detail!

  • #2
    I am going to be a hypocrite here for a moment. For beginners crawl, walk, run....All too often a new person wants lights, moving scopes, torpedoes, and stuff like that added to their sub. What ends up happening is so much frustration that the project get shelved. If you have skills go for lights, but that is it. My first sub (that I completed, was a Gato - I did add lights to that sub).
    On the rudder at the top was a white light, on each side of the sail are the red/green, and on a mast on the sail is an amber light. Click image for larger version

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    If I am wrong, one of these smarter people will quickly correct me.
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


    • #3
      Haha, thanks! I totally know what you mean as I also build Scale Helicopters! I really appreciate the info!