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Gato Torpedo Door - Revell

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  • Gato Torpedo Door - Revell

    Here is an idea for activating the doors on the Revell Gato model.
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    Doors in closed position. Needs a little tweaking.

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    Upper tube door open.
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    Doors mounted to paper arms.
    These will be made from plastic with some type of hinge at folds
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    Center door opened by pulling arm to rear.
    This arm mechanism pulls down the centerline.
    Scott T

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    Last edited by Scott T; 08-30-2012, 01:06 PM.

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    I like it! Very simple and easy to implement!

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    • #3
      Some progress.

      Made a back plate to guide the arms.


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      Made ramp to attach to door with holes to accept silicone glue.
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      Put holes in back surface of door to
      glue into.
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      Taped door into position to align for glueing.
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      Door glued to pivot ramp.
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      Found out ramp position did not work correctly.
      So I modified the ramp as seen in last picture then reinstalled.
      Door shown in closed then open position.
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      • #4


        This illustration was found at Accurate model parts.http://amp.rokket.biz/am_1_72_gato_s...orshtspn-b-072
        So the plan is to activate the door in this motion which also will allow the addition of
        the torpedo tube door. If this does not pan out then I can use the idea already posted.
        This site also has accurized spoon and square doors.

        Scott T
        Last edited by Scott T; 09-03-2012, 08:17 PM.

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        • #5
          Hmm! Rather than use a stiff board to pull the door in and out ---
          Why not a weak spring to keep it out, and a string to pull it in. There would need to be a vertical rod for the string to go round. This would be placed in the center of the boat vertically. Both port and starboard strings could go round this pole/rod and straight to the servo.
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          Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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          • #6
            Or you could extend the length of the door forward, and then use a ram to shut it. Have the door pivot on a rod at the extension. The ram rod would go straight to the breach, so as it slid, the door opened.
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            Last edited by Kazzer; 09-03-2012, 08:40 PM.
            Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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            • #7
              I like these ideas. Maybe a combination of the ideas the hinge secured at the back and
              a string over the rod to pull it forward. So Kazzer what did you use to draw your illustrations?

              Scott T

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scott T View Post
                So Kazzer what did you use to draw your illustrations?

                Scott T
                Mac Book Pro using 'PAGES' Mac's answer to MS Word
                Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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