* THE FORUM FOR ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN BUILDING AND OPERATING MODEL SUBMARINES *



Join the AMS - Registered Forum users can become members of the AMS and it's free ...... To join register on the forum first then follow the forum link to our membership form which is on our website


For further details of any events shown here also see the "Shows and Events" section on the forum

That's it for events for 2019. Let us know what you have planned for 2020.

.

,
,
.

. ,

;:

,./
.
.,,,

.

.

,,,,

,

Who is online?

In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests :: 1 Bot

None


Most users ever online was 94 on Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:03 am

Latest topics

» 1:120 Spanish S-80 submarine
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptySat Oct 12, 2019 4:29 pm by Radioman

» the hermetically sealed class 206A submarine
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 10, 2019 8:04 pm by Hermann

» Bournville - September 2019
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptyMon Oct 07, 2019 9:14 am by david f

» X craft plans/drawings
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 03, 2019 9:55 am by david f

» upgrading the SSY 1/96 ALFA kit
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 01, 2019 11:42 am by merriman

» 1/45 3D-printed Submarine project
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptySat Sep 28, 2019 8:31 pm by SWEnick

» Shared Files
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptyMon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 pm by timgarrod

» Barrow in Furness Model Boat Club Regatta and Sub Day 2019
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptyMon Sep 23, 2019 11:32 am by david f

» Barrow in Furness Model Boat Club Regatta and Sub Day 2019
Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 EmptyMon Sep 23, 2019 11:32 am by david f

Statistics

Our users have posted a total of 10955 messages in 1797 subjects

We have 823 registered users

The newest registered user is Deamon

    Skipjack.part 2

    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:57 pm

    It makes life so much easier, Andy...saves all that bending of wire and making up parts to fit.

    After reading the "online how to do it", it took me about ten minutes to get these fitted and working properly. Next up are the top and bottom rudders.
    salmon
    salmon
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 284
    Join date : 2011-09-02
    Age : 59
    Location : Las Vegas, Nevada - USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  salmon on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:15 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:It makes life so much easier, Andy...saves all that bending of wire and making up parts to fit.

    After reading the "online how to do it", it took me about ten minutes to get these fitted and working properly. Next up are the top and bottom rudders.
    Richard,
    I really appreciate the work David has done on the fittings for the Skipjack. The quality is top notch and it has made my build go very quick. Keep up the great work there sir!
    Peace,
    Tom


    _________________
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
    merriman
    merriman
    Guest

    Posts : 266
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 70
    Location : Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  merriman on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:26 pm

    I should mention here that Tom has been a big help getting those instructions sorted out; to make them a bit more clear and useful. Thanks, Tom.

    David
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:26 pm

    Tell you what, Tom...the man is a master at this. I can't get over how easily everything fits...and fits first time.
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:27 pm

    I didn't know that...thanks, Tom!
    salmon
    salmon
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 284
    Join date : 2011-09-02
    Age : 59
    Location : Las Vegas, Nevada - USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  salmon on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:35 pm

    Thank you for the kind words.


    _________________
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:36 pm

    Day off building today, these dammed fingers are just not cooperating with me, so rather than cock things up, I decided to leave things alone for today.
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:32 am

    The cylinder has just arrived from Nigel (thanks Nige..lovely job) fits perfectly and there's plenty of room to install everything.

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_30

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_31
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:32 pm

    And here's the clever bit...note in the photos the small plastic lugs directly in front of the end caps. These are where the stand fits if you are building a static model...they are perfectly positioned to locate the cylinder and stop it moving in a fore/aft plane, and allow spot on positioning every time the cylinder is removed/replaced.

    Also note the tubes at the top end of the cylinder in the hull...they are where the locating pins for the top deck fit. I'm not using those, so I figure that a small strip of brass, drilled and secured into those holes with self tapping screws, will secure the cylinder in position. Clever stuff, huh?

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_32

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_33
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:54 am

    Nothing done yesterday, I'm afraid...and here's why.

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 12700310

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 12746410
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:11 pm

    So, what does the team think? I have two brand new Turnigy 9gramme mini servos which I'd like to use in the Skipjack for the rudder (via a MicroGyros leveller) and the rear 'planes...will they be man enough, do we think? Or will I need to use standard size servos?

    Your recommendations please, guys...
    merriman
    merriman
    Guest

    Posts : 266
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 70
    Location : Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  merriman on Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:36 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:So, what does the team think? I have two brand new Turnigy 9gramme mini servos which I'd like to use in the Skipjack for the rudder (via a MicroGyros leveller) and the rear 'planes...will they be man enough, do we think? Or will I need to use standard size servos?

    Your recommendations please, guys...
    'mini' or larger servo recommended.

    David
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:58 pm

    Ok, thanks for that David...larger it will be.
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:47 pm

    I haven't had chance to do much over the last two days due to badly swollen and very painful knees, but this afternoon I managed to make a start on the trays for the cylinder. The gap inbetween the two trays is where the ballast tank will sit. Hopefully I want to cut the ballast tank to size tomorrow, fingers and knees permitting.

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_34
    acrowot (Geof)
    acrowot (Geof)
    Guest

    Posts : 158
    Join date : 2011-01-21
    Age : 48
    Location : chessington surrey

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:20 am

    Hi richard I turn my back For five miniutes and your of building another sub good on you I thought I would see whats happening while I'm waiting for a chinese take away and yes its 1.20 am but I'm sitting in florida watching a nice thunder storm the problem is ill be home friday errr and I promise pictures of u boat keep up the good work richard

    Take care geof
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:05 am

    Hello Geoff...Florida? Obviously got far too much money mate, I can't even afford to go to Eastbourne! Yep, cracking on mate, slowly but surely with this one...what used to take me five minutes to do now takes me an hour, but it's coming.

    And here's the ballast tank cut to size and in it's approximate position inside the cylinder...now to cut the end caps and a couple of baffles.

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo21

    Another small step for model submariners...a giant leap for me!
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:29 pm

    Made a start today on fitting out the cylinder...so far installed are the rudder and dive plane servos, auto leveller, and  the receiver on the rear tray, and the ballast pump on the forward tray (although I may have to move that a little)

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_35

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_36

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo22
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:13 pm

    This is the battery layout...a 12v 2200a/h Sub C cell pack in it's own wtc, tucked away in the forward flood area. Once again, Nigel is making the end caps for me for both the battery wtc ad the ballast tank...thanks Nigel.

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_37

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_38
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:14 pm

    Made a start on fitting out the rear tray today...wires and cables and bad language in all directions!

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_39

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_40

    The ballast bag I ordered from RC-Sub Workshop in Hong Kong (via eBay) arrived earlier, so I thought I'd check it out...think I may have ordered the wrong size, don't you?

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_41
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:44 pm

    Is it worthwhile installing an inline filter in the inlet pipe to my water pump, chaps?
    tattooed
    tattooed
    AMS member

    Posts : 340
    Join date : 2011-05-16
    Age : 55
    Location : Bristol

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  tattooed on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:03 pm

    can't do any harm rich but it's only a small bore pipe and i'd think anything able to go through the pipe would go through the pump with no problem
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:48 pm

    You've never seen what's in my bath, mate!
    avatar
    sloop
    Guest

    Posts : 7
    Join date : 2012-02-21
    Age : 73
    Location : Pinner

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty your bath

    Post  sloop on Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:22 pm

    [quote="Richard(Admin)"]You've never seen what's in my bath, mate! [/quote Can we have photos of the bath to make an evaluation.
    John B
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:45 am

    Too late, JB...my carer cleaned the bathroom yesterday before I could oblige you with some pics...
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner

    Posts : 2999
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 59
    Location : Nevada, USA

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Empty Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:05 am

    Yesterday I installed the water ballast pump, it fits perfectly onto the rear end cap. At the moment it's secured with double sided tape, but later on I may drill the end cap and attach it with a couple of M4 brass bolts and nuts.

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo23

    Skipjack.part 2 - Page 3 Photo_42

    Today's job, once the medication kicks in, is to plumb the pump and get the power leads on.

      Current date/time is Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:27 am