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u2336
09-10-2004, 06:37 AM
Hi all

Any RC uboot model builder here except myself ?
If yes, I would be interested to share experiences.

cheers

Atom

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/antoine.lenormand/Images/bild/R9077791.jpg

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u2336
09-10-2004, 06:37 AM
Hi all

Any RC uboot model builder here except myself ?
If yes, I would be interested to share experiences.

cheers

Atom

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/antoine.lenormand/Images/bild/R9077791.jpg

[This message was edited by u2336 on Fri September 10 2004 at 08:42 AM.]

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AnalysisMan
09-10-2004, 06:58 AM
I'm not a builder, but it does interest me. Do you build from scratch or using kits? Do you have photos posted somewhere?

u2336
09-10-2004, 07:12 AM
Hi

I have always built my models from kits or fibreglass hulls available on the market since now. My first scracthbuilt project has begun.

I have a lot of pictures of my models posted in a lot of different forums, website...too many different, I do not remember where they are precisely.

Here are few examples :

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/antoine.lenormand/Images/XXIII/XXIII_2.jpg

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/antoine.lenormand/Images/XXI/AUT_0291.jpg

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/antoine.lenormand/Images/bild/R9077791.jpg

Messervy
09-10-2004, 07:47 AM
I have a Revell plastic kit of VllC, I also have a Flower class Corvete in a scale 1/72 and somewhere I saw that there is a 1/72 scale of VllC. I would like to have them side by side.

hauitsme
09-10-2004, 09:24 PM
While I myself don't do models anymore (I'm a perfectionist, and I hadn't the time or patience to do it right) I happened upon this site devoted to R/C and static submarine models looking for pictures. Haven't really looked into it, but thought someone might be interested. Hope it helps in some way.

SubCommittee (http://www.subcommittee.com)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/hauitsme/flowers.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/hauitsme/beatnik.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/hauitsme/KillerTomato-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/hauitsme/KillerTomato-2.jpg

U1409
09-11-2004, 12:55 AM
Hi U2336,
I do not know anything about it either, but it sure looks interesting. Just one stupid question, though. I thought water posed a problem with control signals? How far (deep) is the range?

__________
"Einmal vor Unerbittlichen stehen, wo keine Mutter, sich nach uns umsieht,
wo nur die Wirklichkeit herrscht, Grausam und Groß"

u2336
09-11-2004, 03:07 AM
The subcommittee is THE site devoted to RC subs ! The most interesting part of this site is the forum were a lot of questions are answered !

For german friends, you have another forum (http://5533.rapidforum.com/area=18)

TO answer your question, the radio signal can cross fresh water (the more the water is clean the better is ! ), usually depending the conditions, you can have easily 10 meters of range.
In moutains lake, 30 meters is possible but you need a strong model to handle this pressure.

No way to run a RC model in salt water because of the electrolyse of the radio signal, the only way is to have an aerial with the radio antenna that goes out of the water when the model is submerged.

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/antoine.lenormand/Images/bild/R9077791.jpg

LPV
09-11-2004, 05:16 AM
If money grew on trees an RC UBout would be one of the first things I would get. Model trains chew up my limted budget that I have for hobbies.

run slient run deep!

Andy OC
09-24-2004, 12:26 PM
I do subs AND trains. Now this is my kinda site! I have built a couple of uboots, a type 1 training boat, to 1:22 scale (try finding people to that scale!), and a Kilo class russian sub. Both were scratchbuilt, I had a half completed shell from my dad, (The Type1), but the kilo class sub was all my doing. The Type 1 weighed in at just over a tonne floating, and (estimation here) about 2 sumberged. Took a whole lot of us to get it in the water, and a windlass to get it back out again. I remenber that when we were doing a test up in some scottish loch, a farmer almost phoned the police, he thought the russians were coming! It takes a lot of battry to get it to go submerged, so we (that bieng a club of big scale maddelers) stuck two internal combustion engines in, and a dynamo. We can operate under water for about 30 minutes. Depth wise, it will go down about 30 feet, but it is only controllable if we release a buoy with a radio antenna on. We are working on a little antenna that will unravel from the stern tube so we can do away with the bouy. Ill try and get some pictures on here if I work out how. Oh, the Kilo class sank somewhere in another scottish loch, thiw functiong reactor and all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif. Arr!

Andrew OC

u2336
09-25-2004, 04:42 AM
What ??? 1 tonne ??
Whats the length of the model ? (type I)

Is it the U25 or the U26 ?

Please share some pics !:

LPV
09-25-2004, 05:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Andy OC:
I do subs AND trains. Now this is my kinda site! I have built a couple of uboots, a type 1 training boat, to 1:22 scale (try finding people to that scale!), and a Kilo class russian sub. Both were scratchbuilt, I had a half completed shell from my dad, (The Type1), but the kilo class sub was all my doing. The Type 1 weighed in at just over a tonne floating, and (estimation here) about 2 sumberged. Took a whole lot of us to get it in the water, and a windlass to get it back out again. I remenber that when we were doing a test up in some scottish loch, a farmer almost phoned the police, he thought the russians were coming! It takes a lot of battry to get it to go submerged, so we (that bieng a club of big scale maddelers) stuck two internal combustion engines in, and a dynamo. We can operate under water for about 30 minutes. Depth wise, it will go down about 30 feet, but it is only controllable if we release a buoy with a radio antenna on. We are working on a little antenna that will unravel from the stern tube so we can do away with the bouy. Ill try and get some pictures on here if I work out how. Oh, the Kilo class sank somewhere in another scottish loch, thiw functiong reactor and all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif. Arr!

Andrew OC <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
So you are into model railroader & RC submarines my word you are a busy man. What model railroading scale do you model?
I model OO scale. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif

u2336
09-25-2004, 05:38 AM
OO !! not bad. I do HO digital myself. American trains.

LPV
09-25-2004, 07:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by u2336:
OO !! not bad. I do HO digital myself. American trains. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> well Im glad you dont model N scale http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Are there any more model railroaders on this forum?

u2336
09-25-2004, 07:20 AM
N scale ? I dont know this scale....oooops....I did walk on a N engine, I didnt see it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Z scale....I dont know either http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Andrew OConnor
09-25-2004, 08:05 AM
Me, I am HO when it comes to trains. American Short line stuff. I think the sub is around 14 feet long, (that quite well could have been the Kilo actually), since the sub is now in storage up away in Scotland, and I live long way further south. I cant bring it with me south because of the weight and size. Oh, you may be intrested to know that we at the club are considering pooling our efforts to make a 1:10 scale sub. Yes, 1:10 scale. That will hopefully by a S-class.

LPV
09-26-2004, 09:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by u2336:
N scale ? I dont know this scale....oooops....I did walk on a N engine, I didnt see it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Z scale....I dont know either http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I know someone who has a Z scale layout in a briefcase try to spot the people http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LPV
09-26-2004, 09:29 PM
So we have two Ho scale model railroaders and one OO scale model railroader not bad better get back on to the topic a RC UBout would go well in the fishpond in my frontyard http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

munnst
09-29-2004, 06:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by u2336:
Hi all

Any RC uboot model builder here except myself ?
If yes, I would be interested to share experiences.

cheers

Atom

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/antoine.lenormand/Images/bild/R9077791.jpg

[This message was edited by u2336 on Fri September 10 2004 at 08:42 AM.]

[This message was edited by u2336 on Fri September 10 2004 at 08:42 AM.] <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

About 10 years ago I bought a fiberglass German UBoat of the type VIIc.
It was by a company, well just one man called Darnel Models. Not sure if they are still in business. Apparently he made models for the film industry and produced sub models from XCraft through to Nuclear.
My sub measured about 5 feet long and was very impressive.
Power was from two 550 racing car motors powered from a lead acid battery. The craft could dive / surface by use of a pump attached to a bladder and cylinder. The air from the bladder was pumped into the cylinder effectively compressing it or vice versa.
The model looked very impressive.

http://www.naut-res-guild.org/sources_kits.htm

Drebbel
09-29-2004, 06:45 AM
Anyone that is interested in Dutch submarine models (RC, plastic, carton, etcetera) should take a look at: Dutch Submarine Models (http://www.dutchsubmarines.com/models/models.htm)

Kapitanleutnant--Martes86--Mix
09-29-2004, 08:24 AM
The 24th Flotilla has a modeling office, you can take a look at there. There are even a few videos about RC subs. http://www.u-modelismo.com/

E.Thang
09-29-2004, 02:47 PM
Years ago I did RC/Combat, but not with subs. We battled in 144th scale so a workable sub would have been very hard. I have a 144th of USS Massachusetts and USS Indianapolis. Massachusetts mounts 4 guns firing 1/4 bb's and has 2 pumps that automaticly sense ship flooding. I'd post pics, but I don't know how! They are built from scratch using plans from the floating drydock. It was alot of fun, but finding people in the North East was a pain, we had 4 guys and 2 left to become 'computer nerds' so it fell apart. There are some large clubs down south and out west, it was a lot of fun, I wish I still had people to battle!