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    Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

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    wadsworthj
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    Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  wadsworthj on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:29 pm

    For sale, one unmade Seawolf kit by Robbe.

    Purchased two days ago, and only opened to check contents were all there. All ok no probs, on looking through the instructions I came to the conclusion that as it was my first sub, and I am 74, that I could very well make a pigs ear of it, so reluctantly I'm going down the r.t.r. road.

    Price £140.00. inc postage to the mainland. Cheques will have to clear first.

    Or collection, with cash, same price, and no haggling or any funny business, or you will have had a wasted journey. I've been caught in the past!!




    Cheers, John. P.S. SUB HAS NOW BEEN SOLD. Cheers. John.W.




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    Re: Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  david f on Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:35 pm

    Hi John,

    Nice price etc, but we can't persuade you to have a go at building it can we?

    I haven't built one myself but I understand they are pretty good and several people here could help you, I'm sure.

    I'm not sure that RTR is a good starting route anyway. Operating a sub is a steep learning curve.

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    robbe v rtr.

    Post  wadsworthj on Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:40 pm

    Hi there,

    Many thanks for your message of support, but the die is cast. I have secured a Thunder Tiger Neptune at a very reasonable price, and have already learnt a lot in checking it out.

    I have in the past done model helicopter flying in a much less forgiving environment. And have done a lot of swotting up on sub operating, so I think that the path I am on is ok. Time will tell...

    Many thanks for your msg.

    Cheers, John.

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    Re: Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:11 pm

    Aha...another Neptune driver. Excellent, well done...I love my Neptune, it's superb in every way.

    I wish you luck with yours, John...
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    Re: Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  wadsworthj on Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:12 am

    Hi Richard.
    I chose the neptune, despite its checkered history, a lot of owners said that theirs was very reliable, and a lot of small mods, and colour schemes,
    could be got away with.
    Although one sub driver said that they were "Fisher Price like", and i had to
    agree.
    Although mine appears to be an older model,2010. it works well in the bath!!
    and only takes about 16 to 18 secs to fill the bag,

    One thing i cannot fathom out is.
    that the manual states that the green light is on when the bag is being filled,
    and the yellow one, when it is being emptied.
    Mine workes the other way around, but it does work.!!
    Curious!!

    I am looking forward to testing it in someones private swimming pool,
    but i must make sure not to wake them up!!
    Then stripping down for a complete respray, P.S. It was factory built.

    Cheers John.W.


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    Re: Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:58 am

    Hi John,

    Welcome to the Neptune Owners Club!

    I wouldn't worry too much about your light panel being wired the wrong way round, as long as the boat works ok, that's the main thing. One thing you should really check on are the failsafes...put the boat in the bath with the main motor running slowly, submerge, then switch the transmitter off. If all is working well, the main motor should stop and the ballast pump should commence emptying the bag, within a maximum of ten seconds. I've tested mine down to a measured six feet and both worked perfectly.

    One way of telling if yours is an early model is by the transmitter...early boats had a four channel system, later boats have a much better six channel system.

    And don't take any notice of those who class the Neptune as 'toy like'...jealousy is an awful thing!


    Enjoy your Neptune mate...I do.
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    Re: Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  wadsworthj on Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:08 pm

    Hi Richard,

    Many thanks for your remarks, its good to have conformation of any queries. I did a failsafe test in the bath with the sub, and although I did not have the prop ticking over, it popped up fairly quickly.

    So all seems well on this home grown test.


    Cheers,


    John.

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    Re: Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:25 pm

    That sounds ok John, those failsafes are real lifesavers (or boat savers), I've never had to use mine in an emergency as yet, but it's nice to know they will work if needs be.

    I keep meaning to respray mine, maybe now I'm ordered to stay away from fibreglass or face the health consequences I'll get round to getting it done.
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    Re: Robbe Seawolf V.2 kit

    Post  david f on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:12 pm

    Sounds like a good choice, John. Again I have no experience of running one but I remember being struck when I read the review of how well designed and constructed it seems to be.

    And excuse me, but I have this funny picture in my head of you scampering around someones private swimming at dead of night! I look forward to seeing the headlines!

    The next guaranteed swimming pool session is Merstham in Surrey. If you are anywhere near it could save you having to do a "Milk Tray" raid with your submarine!

    David

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