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Revell Skipjack mast's attachment

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  • Revell Skipjack mast's attachment

    I'm currently building a 1/72 Revell Skipjack fitted with an R&R engineering WTC. This is my first RC sub build, quite enjoyable to work on it over the last few months and looking forward to getting it in the water.

    Ideally I would like to mount the masts on the sail from the kit. However, I was wondering whether these should be attached with some sort of reinforcement (eg. with an internal rod) or can be glued directly as per the stock kit? I would just like to avoid them all breaking off on the first dive as I open the throttle ;-)

    Thanks for any recommendations or suggestions you may have.

    Best wishes,

    Jason

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    Incorporate something like this:

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    • #3
      Can attach, remove with magnets

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      • #4
        Thanks for the recommendations, much appreciated.

        If I'm not mistaken the photo is of the sail is of a Thresher class submarine which is relatively small. Is is this a functional mast arrangement? (ie. can be raised or retracted)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jphatton View Post
          Thanks for the recommendations, much appreciated.

          If I'm not mistaken the photo is of the sail is of a Thresher class submarine which is relatively small. Is is this a functional mast arrangement? (ie. can be raised or retracted)
          No. Not that one. But the arrangement is a precursor to a practical retractable mast array. Just one way to skin the cat. There are others.
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