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My Redoutable first lake run

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  • My Redoutable first lake run

    I finally got my Redoutable to the lake where I could open it up. I couldn't be more pleased with how it performs.

    Last edited by RCJetDude; 05-31-2020, 02:54 PM.

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    Steve,

    You are to be commended on the great job you did on your Redoutable! Excellent video showing its surface running and diving! Great job on a nice looking boat!!!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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    • #3
      Thanks Rob. It was great to finally see what it could do. I never throttled it all the way up and didn't need to. It will turn in about 30' circles and the fairwater planes are more than enough to control depth. I have a slight leak in the radio compartment that I need to sort out and she will be complete. The big Nautilus is next.

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      • #4
        Steve,

        Congratulations on your drive, she looks to be a stable runner, nice to see it running the way she does.

        Manfred.
        Fertig zum unterwasser.

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        • #5
          It looks like its running great. Nice work!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post
            Thanks Rob. It was great to finally see what it could do. I never throttled it all the way up and didn't need to. It will turn in about 30' circles and the fairwater planes are more than enough to control depth. I have a slight leak in the radio compartment that I need to sort out and she will be complete. The big Nautilus is next.
            Good video. I appreciate the running narrative. Informative. Tell me more about that leak!

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

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            • #7
              Well documented run! Very solid running submarine. Congratulations captain!
              If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                Good video. I appreciate the running narrative. Informative. Tell me more about that leak!

                David
                It looks like the leak is at the seal where the pushrod for the vent arm goes through the bukhead between the radio compartment and ballast tank.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post

                  It looks like the leak is at the seal where the pushrod for the vent arm goes through the bukhead between the radio compartment and ballast tank.

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                  OK, Put some water back in that ballast tank, stand it on its after end, blow into the antenna conduit and observe where the bubbles are coming from.

                  Where are the bubbles originating? From around the seal body, or around the pushrod?

                  If you have a leak somewhere in the bead of RTV that mounts and makes watertight the pushrod seal body, dry things and dab on some RTV over the offending spot and draw a slight vacuum through the antenna conduit flexible hose to drive the RTV patch into the offending void.

                  If the leak is around the pushrod, replace the pushrod seal. You received a spare with your MSD package. If you can't find it, hit me and I'll get a few off to you in a flash.

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

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                    OK, Put some water back in that ballast tank, stand it on its after end, blow into the antenna conduit and observe where the bubbles are coming from.

                    Where are the bubbles originating? From around the seal body, or around the pushrod?

                    If you have a leak somewhere in the bead of RTV that mounts and makes watertight the pushrod seal body, dry things and dab on some RTV over the offending spot and draw a slight vacuum through the antenna conduit flexible hose to drive the RTV patch into the offending void.

                    If the leak is around the pushrod, replace the pushrod seal. You received a spare with your MSD package. If you can't find it, hit me and I'll get a few off to you in a flash.

                    David
                    They were coming from around the pushrod itself. The extra seal that came with my cylinder I used for the fairwater planes. Thank you sir.

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                    • #11
                      Let me know how much. My info. is Steve Hodges, 55 Locust Meadow Ln, Weaverville, NC 28787. Thank you very much!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post

                        They were coming from around the pushrod itself. The extra seal that came with my cylinder I used for the fairwater planes. Thank you sir.
                        Send a million bucks in un-marked bills.

                        Seriously, I make these seals like popcorn. I'll get a few off to you tomorrow first thing. Anything else I can slip into the mailer?

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

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                          Send a million bucks in un-marked bills.

                          Seriously, I make these seals like popcorn. I'll get a few off to you tomorrow first thing. Anything else I can slip into the mailer?

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                          David
                          You remind me of my friend Darrell Sprayberry. He can make just about anything. He is currently building a 152" wingspan Stuka Dive Bomber. Made the plugs and molds. Fuselage is layed up in epoxy resin and fiberglass. He is also making a huge OV-10. With his lathe and milling machine he helped me add a fixed radome/hollow main shaft mod on my Apache. He even builds his own helicopter mechanics. The last time I visited him I was able to trade an EDF jet for a Typhoon hull layup from a mold he has. I learned a lot about molding on that trip.

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                          • #14
                            That's some high praise, Steve. Thanks.

                            I would be into r/c aircraft big time were it not my inability to play nice with the flight-line Nazi types every club seems to foster as a matter of course.
                            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                            • #15
                              Have you ever considered covering the PLA in epoxy or fiberglass to reinforce it?
                              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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