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    AdamD98
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    You'll never guess...

    Post  AdamD98 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:19 pm

    ...yes that's right, I'm a new member!

    Hi all, I'm Adam. Not a newbie to model building, but an absolute newbie to submarine modelling.

    I have built (mostly) modern British surface warships, and modern tugs for towing. I am ex RN, I have a varied and sometimes strange sense of humour (warped perhaps) and can generally be found either in the workshop, the gym or the outdoors. If not not in any of these places...check the nearest bar.

    Ok, so I've toyed with the idea of a sub for the last few years, and actually had a HMS Upholder kit at one point but I had to many projects on at the time. (Still do!).

    Now, I have certain interests and ambitions and so it was time to join a forum dedicated to the subject!

    I am initially looking to build modern British (Trafalgar for example), but in future projects I'm fascinated with Disney's Nautilus.

    Anyway, enough waffle from me!
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    Post  merriman on Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:33 pm

    AdamD98 wrote:...yes that's right, I'm a new member!

    Hi all, I'm Adam. Not a newbie to model building, but an absolute newbie to submarine modelling.

    I have built (mostly) modern British surface warships, and modern tugs for towing. I am ex RN, I have a varied and sometimes strange sense of humour (warped perhaps) and can generally be found either in the workshop, the gym or the outdoors. If not not in any of these places...check the nearest bar.

    Ok, so I've toyed with the idea of a sub for the last few years, and actually had a HMS Upholder kit at one point but I had to many projects on at the time. (Still do!).

    Now, I have certain interests and ambitions and so it was time to join a forum dedicated to the subject!

    I am initially looking to build modern British (Trafalgar for example), but in future projects I'm fascinated with Disney's Nautilus.

    Anyway, enough waffle from me!

    When, and if, you get to the Disney NAUTILUS I can help you with that, Adam.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwS6o4jsxoU

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    AdamD98
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    Re: You'll never guess...

    Post  AdamD98 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:42 pm

    Thanks David,

    It's only a matter of time. I will be getting a nautilus at some point in the future.
    Is yours the 31" model and is that a tilting prop/prop shaft you have installed?
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    Post  merriman on Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:12 pm

    AdamD98 wrote:Thanks David,

    It's only a matter of time. I will be getting a nautilus at some point in the future.
    Is yours the 31" model and is that a tilting prop/prop shaft you have installed?

    Right you are, sir. It's the Brodeen 31" resin kit. Yes, the propeller is gimbaled for yaw and pitch -- this way I keep the scale look of the vehicle yet gain active control of pitch (the 'scale' skeg blanked planes are USELESS!) and an enhanced turning rate about the yaw axis -- note that the rudder and yaw axis of the propeller are ganged together resulting in a tight radius turning circle above and below the bounding main.

    Here's another video of the Brodeen r/c NAUTILUS going through its paces:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOO_sz6Sh7U

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    Post  AdamD98 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:48 pm

    Nice video/s there David, and thanks for sharing the link and info.

    I'll be starting with a Sheerline HMS Trafalgar, just to get used to how subs work and the many different functions etc. Once I'm comfortable I'll be heading for a Nautilus kit without a doubt.

    I have only found one Nautilus manufacturer so far, so any recommendations for future reference would be greatly appreciated.
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    Post  merriman on Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:54 pm

    AdamD98 wrote:Nice video/s there David, and thanks for sharing the link and info.

    I'll be starting with a Sheerline HMS Trafalgar, just to get used to how subs work and the many different functions etc. Once I'm comfortable I'll be heading for a Nautilus kit without a doubt.

    I have only found one Nautilus manufacturer so far, so any recommendations for future reference would be greatly appreciated.

    The first site I provided below will put you onto the man himself, Mr. Scott Brodeen. he's the guy who designed, mastered, tooled, and produces those wonderful 31" long models of the Disney NAUTILUS.

    Beware: there is a pirated copy of Scott's kit produced by an outfit called, TI. Keep clear of it.

    The other guy I want to introduce you too is today's finest kit-assembler of all things Disney NAUTILUS, Bob Martin. He builds these kits for profit and pleasure and knows his stuff -- you'll spend hours at his site looking at all the eye-candy.

    Good luck!

    David


    http://www.disneysub.com/brodeen.html

    http://www.nautilusdrydocks.com/aboutus.html

    http://www.vulcaniasubmarine.com/SCOTT%20BRODEEN.htm

    AdamD98
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    Re: You'll never guess...

    Post  AdamD98 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:55 pm

    Ah yes, I have spoken to Bob a few times lately regarding the models of Nautilus.
    It's a shame he doesn't do the big one anymore!

    I've spent many a night into the early hours watching his you tube videos! I lose track of time when I get my head stuck into these videos!

    Again, thank you for the information, it is very much appreciated.
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    Post  david f on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:04 am

    Welcome to the AMS Adam!

    From what you are saying Sheerline would be a good choice to get you going with subs.

    I need to say that I have never built or owned one but they have a very good following here in the UK.

    If you can get along to the Norwich sub weekend you are quite likely to see one and Mr Sheerline himself is usually there

    They more or less pioneered the pressure tank ballast system - if you want to look it up on here.

    Great that you are moving into subs. (I take it that you already have 40Mhz equipment - a big help?)

    David

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    Post  AdamD98 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:44 am

    Hi David,

    Thank you very much for the warm welcome!

    Oddly enough, although I'm actually from Hartlepool/Teesside, I do spend a lot of time in Norwich and hope to make the next sub weekend if I can. I know Eaton park well, and sail my surface boats there on occasion.
    Having only built Tugs and scale Warships, this is a move I've been looking forward to for a few years now.

    I have managed to get myself a sheerline Trafalgar which is already built, and I have a few sets of 40Mhz Tx/Rx collecting dust! I did move to 2.4Ghz like a lot of surface sailors! But I am fully aware of the NO NO's with 2.4 and subs.

    Again I find myself waffling on!

    Thanks for the welcome, and I hope to get chatting to some of you soon!

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