* 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

Thanks for notification of events and keep 'em coming!

.

,
Bournville June 2nd 2019, 10am
.

. ,

Norwich MBC Submariners joint Model Boat weekend - 27/28th July

Grantham MBC, SUN, AUG 11 AT 10 AM
.
.Model Boat Convention (Exhibition), 24,25 August

.

. Bournville Dive-In (2) MBC, 15th September

,,,,

Barrow in Furness MBC regatta and submarine event, Sunday 22nd Sept 2019,10am

Who is online?

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

None


Most users ever online was 37 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:27 am

Latest topics

» Assembling the excellent Scale Shipyards 1/96 SSBN, USS Daniel Webster
first run of the season EmptyYesterday at 1:16 am by merriman

» Pinger 3 - Distance measurement (Triangulation, Transponders and Clocks on Board)
first run of the season EmptyTue Apr 23, 2019 2:52 pm by david f

» Eden Dynamic WTC
first run of the season EmptyFri Apr 19, 2019 3:20 pm by Deepdive

» John Lambert Plans
first run of the season EmptyMon Apr 15, 2019 2:27 pm by david f

» Telemetry on openLRS
first run of the season EmptyMon Apr 15, 2019 2:23 pm by david f

» Assisting with a 1/96 NOVEMBER class kit
first run of the season EmptyWed Apr 03, 2019 12:36 pm by merriman

» trimming 1/96 USS ALBACORE
first run of the season EmptySat Mar 23, 2019 12:37 am by merriman

» Arduino proportional control of a piston tank
first run of the season EmptyFri Mar 22, 2019 2:37 pm by tsenecal

» Piston Ballast Systems
first run of the season EmptyWed Mar 20, 2019 12:16 am by merriman

Statistics

Our users have posted a total of 10825 messages in 1774 subjects

We have 803 registered users

The newest registered user is yangshexiang

    first run of the season

    merriman
    merriman
    Guest

    Posts : 220
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 70
    Location : Virginia Beach, Virginia

    first run of the season Empty first run of the season

    Post  merriman on Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 pm

    The Tidewater area scale model boat club, the Elite Fleet, completed its first run of the season yesterday. The site was the outside pool at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). We were there to also provide some entertainment to the good folk who were attending Israeli Fest on the grounds of the JCC. We never pass up an opportunity to hand a transmitter to a stranger and let them enjoy the experience of tooling a ship or submarine model around the pool.

    Perfect water clarity, and a pool that connects to several ‘fiords’; this is a great place to put our little scale models through their paces.

    first run of the season 21zvGy

    Here’s a short video of that event:

    https://youtu.be/WOVYwwx6VD4

    My nemesis: Kevin Rimrodt. This guy takes every opportunity to run the submarines over with either his big battle-ship or destroy models. Kevin and I go way back. Recently I completed the tooling for a kit he’s going to market: a 1/96 THRESHER/PERMIT class submarine. It’s the gray one you’ll see in the video.

    first run of the season SgeQve

    A German type-212 cuts across the bow of Kevin’s battle-ship, the nautical equivalent of flipping someone the middle-finger. And … the game is on! The video clearly shows how the maneuverable 212 can avoid and engage surface target with ease. Poor Kevin.

    first run of the season OX56vT

    The X-tailed, 1/96 scale model of the German Type-212 is perfect for small bodies of water. Very, very maneuverable, giving it the ability to outturn any surface ship that wishes to tangle with it.

    I was using a mechanical mixer (sliding servo type) to integrate the stern plane and rudder inputs on this particular model, but found the SubTech electronic X-tail mixer (a V-tail mixer is the same thing) to do a much better job of mixing the two control inputs to work the planes without the pitch and yaw transients observed with mechanical mixing. No more unwanted angle changes with the ‘rudder’ hard over.

    first run of the season IYwnkk

    My work-station set up at the JCC pool. The model submarine foreground, in primer gray is the prototype 1/96 THRESHER/PERMIT (short hull, short sail version) – this was the first time in open water for this boat. It did good!

    first run of the season 4WBmb3

    Phil is seen here taking a few moments to walk his little girl through operating a submerged r/c submarine.

    first run of the season LDOgub

    Combatants.

    Rendering honors as they pass one another close aboard. Then, the ship swings to port and puts some speed on; the submarine dives, hard right rudder, and goes to flank.

    And … the gloves come off!

    first run of the season WRtt9q

    Phil’s a family guy, as evidenced in this shot. He too was a Navy Diver. Over the years this guy has gathered a model submarine kit collection that is to die for!

    That’s Ellie at the right -- maintaining law and order pool-side.

    His current line-up of r/c submarines includes a 1/48 USS NAUTILUS, 1/96 USS SKIPJACK, and a 1/60 phase-4 USS ALBACORE (the version with the X-tail and counter-rotating axially mounted propellers).

    first run of the season PBrN39
    avatar
    timgarrod
    AMS Website Webmaster

    Posts : 231
    Join date : 2013-04-23
    Age : 38

    first run of the season Empty Re: first run of the season

    Post  timgarrod on Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:21 am

    Wow looks like a good day. Wish we had places like this over here to sail

    Sent from Topic'it App

      Current date/time is Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:30 am