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    Just when you thought it was safe....

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    Just when you thought it was safe....

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:20 pm

    I've been thinking of building an r/c shark fin for a long time, so as I was feeling reaonably healthy today, I've made a start on it.

    The shark's body is the top section of an old MMB(Mark's Model Bits)SubSonic sub, with the fin made from styrene sheet and simply glued into a slot cut and filed into the little sail on the deck.

    The radio will be going into an ordinary wtc fixed under the deck, probably just velcroed into position. I'll be fitting a small lead bulb keel to keep the fin upright, but that's for later on.

    It's being built just for a bit of fun sailing really, maybe I'll take it to a show for the kids to play with.

    Here's the fin so far...





    And before my old mate Andy(tattooed)pulls me to one side....yes mate, I did wear my mask whilst I was drilling and filing.
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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe....

    Post  tattooed on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:13 pm

    glad to hear it rich didn't want to have to put you on the noughty step lol
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:34 pm

    I wouldn't dare to do otherwise mate...
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    Post  tattooed on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:17 pm

    glad to hear it mate looking good and glad you found a use for your sub-sonic
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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe....

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:40 pm

    It seemed a bit of a waste to leave it laying about doing nothing, mate...I saw this on Mayhem and thought 'why not?'

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe....

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:38 am

    Started on the wtc...pictures show how it all goes together. The cylinder will be attached via a couple of reusable cable ties, I've decided...safer than using velcro.





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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe....

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:23 pm

    Made a start on the rudder today, fingers not cooperating very well, so I've called a halt to proceedings for today. Anyway, I did manage to get the rudder installed...picture below shows how it worked out. Sort of an 'upside down' installation...but it works.

    You'll notice the copious amounts of filler, that's to fill all the square holes that Ben managed to drill everywhere.




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