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      Post  ahollitt Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:33 am

      Hi, I'm Andy. I've had a long interest in model submarines. My interest was renewed last week when I went on the 36 seat tourist submarine 'Odessey II' in Bali. I've written an article and have lots of photos as it would make a great model.  Positive buoyancy and held under water by vertical thrusters. They even trail a VHF antenna on the surface, mounted on a buoy, how good is that for RC!

      I have built a manned model submarine (and a 2 seat Jabiru aircraft) called Col'n. It's a stand way off scale Collins Class (they built them just down the road) radio controlled surface runner, 5.5M long that I can lie in and cruise around. It's a registered boat and draws a lot of attention. If I come in from the distance people think it's a real sub :)

      I've got a few model submarine hulls but never got around to getting one finished. I've always liked the simplicity of the Traplet 'Unseen' so I've started making the hull. I've enlarged the plan a bit so it's 1.2M long. It'll be a dynamic diver with a ballast tank to bring it down (when full) to decks not quite awash. There must be a zillion of those plans out there, but no build articles, so I'll take photos along the way, cheers, Andy
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      Post  david f Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:52 am

      You are right Andy - no build logs I've seen for the Unseen.

      Some links to photos for your information.

      HMS Unseen:

      http://associationofmodelsubmariners.com/hull-construction.php


      https://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/t221-hello-a-few-starter-questions


      https://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/t570-hi-from-a-newbie-and-request-re-hms-unseen

      Not surprising that many plans have been purchased but not many built. Working subs seem to be the tip of the iceberg!

      You mention some very interesting projects. More info and photos please!

      A short article (text + photos) on Odessey II would be very welcome from you in the Full size subs section. (Interesting sub and people are always looking for new subs to model.)

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      Post  ahollitt Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:18 pm

      Thanks David, thanks for the links. I have to wait a week before I can post links & pics, will do so then, cheers, Andy


      You mention some very interesting projects. More info and photos please!

      A short article (text + photos) on Odessey II would be very welcome from you in the Full size subs section. (Interesting sub and people are always looking for new subs to model.)

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      Post  John Wrennall Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:30 pm

      Hi Andy and welcome.

      Have fun with the Traplet Unseen, I built a matched pair, identical except for crystal, ballasted down to decks awash and they are great fun. They sometimes tend to "spiral in" like a fighter plane peeling out of formation but thats part of the enjoyment.

      Sorry no build log photos.

      Regards
      John.

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