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    Capt Saddle Tanks
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    Post  Capt Saddle Tanks on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:55 am

    Hi

    I have been interested in submarines for many decades. I grew up building and playing with model ships. Subs where my favorite. I do not build as many models as I use to. I do have two in the box Revel 1/72 scale type 7c models. I would like to build them simple dynamic diving rc models. One of a early war version maybe a 7b U-47 the other a late war version with snorkel. The other problem is I do not have any water near me to safely play. What is recommended size of water and depth to enjoy rc models?
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    Deep Diver (Fred)
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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:29 pm

    Hi and Welcome,

    As they say you do not need to be mad but it helps, you have just started into the wonderful world of model Sub's, you will get lot's of help from the Forum members.

    But now you need to sit down at your work bench with a large Coffee or tea which one is your poison, and tell us all about your self, and we do love lot's of photos of any of your boats.

    Again Welcome

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:23 pm

    Hi David,

    Welcome to the forum, always nice to see new members here.

    If you can find somewhere to sail around three feet deep, you'll be fine with the little Type V11's. I ran my Dragonfish in a lake which averaged out at that depth, it worked fine.

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    Capt Saddle Tanks
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    Post  Capt Saddle Tanks on Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:38 pm

    Thanks for inviting me.

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    Post  david f on Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:24 am

    Hi David and Welcome to the AMS Forum!

    Regarding where to sail, a former girlfriend came from Indiana , sadly I don't remember asking her much about bodies of water for model subs (I was young and foolish then!

    Swimming pools have got to be a good idea for this kind of model. In the UK we always imagine that you have plenty of them in the US but maybe that is just California?

    I have seen several of the Revel models operating as surface runners. And even as a surface runners they look superb on a nice grey, pond (a bit like the North Atlantic!)

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    Post  salmon on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:06 pm

    Welcome David!
    Glad you have chosen to get involved in RC subs. For me it has been one of the most rewarding hobbies I have done. It is a great group of guys here and I think you will learn a lot!
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