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    CSS HUNLEY

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    nigele(ADMIN)2
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:24 pm



    Sorry about picture,right to left underside of chassis,white strips are the movable battery slides,servo for movable battery,piston control board.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:33 pm



    Piston control board,which I built I have two of these in my 205 the have been working for 15years and have never been touched since the day I built them,real old technolage.CLUE

    COME ON THEN GUY'S WHO'S ARE THEY,CLUE IT'S SAID THEY DON'T WORK.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:40 pm



    Left to right,movable battery pack,rod back to servo,under the servo you can see the piston control screw rod
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:52 pm



    Piston rod drive
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:55 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Nice work there, boss...that looks really good.

    Oh, and the new crew for the Hunley have signed on, their bags are packed ready, and they will be leaving town en route to their new home port tomorrow on the fast steam ship HMS Post Office. Stand by to receive them. That is all. Carry on.

    Thank you young Man,they will only get bread and water here.
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:11 am

    Nigele,
    Brilliant WTC design you have there.
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    my Hunley

    Post  Pablo1 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:23 am

    your model is very nice, the spar is very interesting.
    This is my Hunley, hull is in zinc, copper & brass :
    http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/t995-css-hunley
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    Post  david f on Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:32 pm

    Hi Nigel,

    I have just been admiring your "ply plating" technique.

    You make it look very easy but we shall see!

    Thanks,

    David

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    Re: CSS HUNLEY

    Post  Crossie on Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:35 am


    Lovely work Nigel, I too have been building a double ended dive tank based on the idea of a left and right hand pair of threaded rods connected at the hub of the final gear in the reduction drive for use in my Darnell based T Class. My problem was joining them exactly co-axially and in the end I had to resort to lathe cutting on a single bar stock between centres.

    Yours is, may I say, a very neat WTC and something to aspire to!

    Trevor
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:25 pm

    Thank you kind sir, the only problem with this system is getting the balance exactly correct,I have accounted for this with a moving battery,as I do on most of my boats.

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    Post  tmsmalley on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:12 pm

    I'll be interested to hear your impressions of your model in the water. As mentioned by Merriman, mine also tended to porpoise at anything but very slow speed. I also noted that mine doesn't turn in reverse very well.

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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:50 am

    Hi Tim
    I will let you know when I finally get round to finishing it, just been to busy with other issues to get round to it but hopefully I will get it done shortly.

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