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    U uPVC class

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    thegrimreaper
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  thegrimreaper on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:30 pm

    nigele wrote:LOOK AT THE DRAWINGS AGAIN,THE ARE THERE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO SPECSAVERS!!!!!!!!!!!

    right going to call you mr grump from now on david only asked you a question and you shout at him about going to spec savers (Tesco`s is better) and those plans phhhwwww carbon copies of carbon copies plus I think the Y key is broken on your keyboard he he he
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:22 pm

    MUTTER MUTTER,GROAN MUTTER AND MORE MUTTER.

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    Re: U uPVC class

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:57 pm

    And thank you for that"DICK"!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: U uPVC class

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:23 pm

    That begins to look good David...but what is this fascination with the U class? You...Brian...Nigel...Dave Wright...is it catching, I wonder?
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:04 pm

    Second test sailing for the U class at Barrow this morning, with superstructure in place. All went well she handles nicely on the surface. Next job to get her diving.

    The interest in the U Class comes from Brian and Nigel really. Nigel making fibreglass versions of Brian's originals. The U uPVC class is a quick, cheap and cheerful fill in before the "Brian mini U" comes along. (Nudging Nigel!)

    I have been building her of almost natural materials, including clay, tin sheet and sewer pipe! (Organic almost.)
    Mind you (or U!) the U class was very significant in WW2 with something like 70 being built, many in Barrow with this one being used to very considerable effect by the Polish Navy in the Med as the "Dzik" (Wild Boar)

    Suits U sir!

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:36 pm

    david forrest wrote:Suits U sir!

    Guess I asked for that...walked straight into that one, didn't I?

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:24 pm

    U R welcome, Richard!

    Nice to see U. To see U, nice.

    AAarghhhhh I wish I'd never started this.

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:02 pm

    U wish? U cheeky boy, U...
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:13 pm

    Come on U two kids,its past your bed time don't u think.

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:16 pm

    Don't U start...
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:51 pm

    Got her diving this Sunday at Barrow! (No photos I'm afraid - hands too busy on sticks!)

    She went down quickly (and came up!). Very little water to dive her - tin sheet superstructure has very little displacement.

    I am using the same pressure pumped tank that I use on the R class and the Charlie, so this is a common module.

    I plan to make a piston tank to fit in the same space but it looks like that project has now slipped into winter!


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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:15 pm

    I'm glad to hear that all went well with the maiden dive, David...it's a great feeling.
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:44 pm

    Latest tests this Easter Sunday at Barrow in Furness. (And before anyone comments - still building and this isn't the final colour scheme!)

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:54 pm

    Video footage of the same trial and some test dives.
    (Just to recap she is 44 inches long being driven by 2 x 385 motors at 12v, 6:1 reduction driving 2x45mm diameter Rivabo props. Speed is OK for a U Class, I think, but is still fairly pedestrian.)





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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:02 pm

    Captain Wanklyn would have been proud of that dive in the last video, David...very realistic indeed.
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:05 pm

    Thank you , Richard that's very kind!

    To be honest at this stage of development you are never certain what the problem is the submarine or the bloke driving it!

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:00 pm

    I'll say nothing more to that David!!!
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:41 pm

    The last lap - a successful launch at Alfold!



    (My thanks go to gturfrey of model boat mayhem for taking,and posting this nice photo.)
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:03 pm

    Dzik and much else at Alfold

    My thanks to Brian A for this video.

    My main interest is my submarine Dzik but there is an awful lot happening in there including the very zoomy new (Yellow)sub from MMB!

    (The sound of gunfire is not modellers trying to lower the odds for winning prizes but a clay pigeon shoot next door!)

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:30 pm

    That is a nice video David/Brian...just shows how crowded that pool gets. Maybe we should persuade John Robinson to bring his 12 foot Gato....that would frighten the life out of those surface boats!!
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:59 am



    The real thing.



    A nice photo of a U class - thank you RNSM and Richard.





    Ian's Neger and the Subsonic





    Nice photo at Alfold. Thanks to Brian A for all these photos.



    This is the box top for an original Polish card model. (I enlarged the card templates and translated them to sheet metal (Tinplate)

    Overall I'm pleased with this model. Quick to build and very low cost. Looks reasonably scale like and fits along a car seat.

    Now for a gun and bow planes!

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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:12 pm

    Very nice boat that, David...looks very realistic on the water, especially in the picture of her diving under Ian's Neger. A nice scale looking dive...
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    Re: U uPVC class

    Post  david f on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:07 pm

    Thanks indeed for the photos and support along the way!

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