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HMS Meteorite Project Help Please

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  • HMS Meteorite Project Help Please

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    I have a problem, & plea inexperience, but I know the best in the sub model business are here so here goes. I had the stern planes 3d printed with channels in the stern planes for flexible cables to move the control surfaces. I am experimenting with stainless steel leaders as control cables. They seem like they may work...but worried about 'slop' & also as important = a way to mechanically connect the control surfaces to the cables that is simple and reliable (mission critical). Any thoughts please? Getting back into the RC Submarine model hobby. Steven
    Last edited by Albacore 569; 10-04-2020, 04:37 AM.

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    Use magnets. No back-lash, no 'slop', no mechanical fasteners to play with each time you have to access the WTC.

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    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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    • #3
      https://www.rc-sub.de/unterwasser/11-typ-17b

      https://www.rc-sub.de/unterwasser/101-17b-porno-edition
      Regards Gantu

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      • #4
        The circled parts in this pic may solve a problem I'm having with a build. Are they commercially available?

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        Born in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.

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        • #5
          Those form part of the Skipjack fittings kit, available here: https://www.rc-submarine.com/product...ack-1-72-scale

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          • #6
            Nice, another type XVIIb, i'm also building one in the same scale,started a few years ago and restarted her recently, as for the cables i tried that, a bit stiff to my taste, ended up with sliding rods, no play and a smooth action.
            The guys are right, magnet couplers is the way if you use a WTC or MSD, mine is a dryhull, so i went with mechanical couplers.

            Manfred.
            Fertig zum unterwasser.

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