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    Post  PeterJames Fri May 01, 2020 3:55 pm

    HI all, my names Pete. I come from Liverpool,Merseyside. In the past I have only built a couple of boats, a tug and a drifter. recently I was given the Krick type v11b uboat for my 65th birthday. I realise its not in the same league as you guys , but I had to start somewhere. Looking at the plans some of the instructions are a bit vague so I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice,do's and donts etc. Its going to be a dynamic diver, all the accessories are there.
    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, especially electrics. Thank you .Pete
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    Post  david f Fri May 01, 2020 5:35 pm

    Welcome Pete!

    Nothing wrong with a Krick and nothing wrong with being new to model submarines.

    I am no expert on this sub but I am sure that there are others who can help.

    To get the ball rolling, enter "Krick" in the search box to the left. I see quite a few threads already on this topic.

    With a dynamic diver, you need to think about speed, battery capacity and ballasting all of which interact.

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    Post  PeterJames Sat May 02, 2020 12:38 am

    Hi David, thanks for that .Will have a look.
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    Post  david f Sat May 02, 2020 8:58 am

    Hi Pete,

    I have just been over on the SubCommittee site and they also have quite a lot on Kricks. The current thread is an extensive rebuild which may be too much if you are just starting out. (Probably best for you to build mainly "as-is".  But OK for "rivet-counters?!")

    You need to subscribe for full access to the SubCommittee but it is not expensive and they have a very large US membership. (They also have a Facebook site now.)

    Hope you don't mind if I have put Krick in the title - helps future searches.
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    Post  PeterJames Sat May 02, 2020 11:45 am

    Thats great David thanks. I,ll be ok with the build, its the electics and diving gear thats got me worried.Got everything thats needed but no experience with them whatsoever. Great learning project I think though.
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    Post  PeterJames Wed May 13, 2020 11:31 pm

    Hi David thanks for your information on my krick uboat. Can you give me details on how to subscribe to the sub commitee. Thanks, Pete.
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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) Thu May 14, 2020 8:43 am

    Hi

    I don't know if Dave Austin is still on this site but he made one back in the day.

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    Post  david f Fri May 15, 2020 9:35 am

    Hi Pete,

    I was just about to say that it was easy to do online but I went to have a look and the "Subscription" link didn't work. I know that they have had some technical issues of late and Tom Chalfant has been working on things. He contributes on-here regularly so over to you Tom !

    David

    * Just had another look. This link works:

    https://www.subcommittee.com/join.html

    I see that it is $10 a year recurring membership. (The one I have)

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