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    Post  rnli12 Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:55 pm

    Hi All,

    Thought I would start a new thread off for my LA Class from MMB.

    I have atached a few pics before I start the build to demonstrate the high standard of moulding. The WTC is being made for me.

    Any comments welcomed, help or guidance. Likely to a long build as I am away alot. I have built the Robbe U47 and a few bespoke subs but looking to correct all previous mistakes in this one! Best regards.... Rich

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    Post  david f Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:24 pm

    Hi Rich,

    Thanks for posting this - looking forward to the build unfolding.

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    Post  profesorul Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:46 pm

    HI,
    I am watching too.

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    Post  rnli12 Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:25 am

    Forgot to include the mouldings, rudder, hydroplanes, fin (conning tower etc plus prop cone.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:49 am

    Rich, one thing I would advise you think about, and that's the sail. Mine was so heavy and the fibreglass so thick, I scratchbuilt a totally new one from styrene for mine. I think you'll have stability problems if you use the one supplied, unless Mark has changed things.

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    Post  rnli12 Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:46 pm

    Thanks Rich,

    I have weighed the fin, scopes and hydroplanes at @ 3 ounces so will keep my eye on top weight as I go along.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:22 pm

    That's a lot of difference to what mine weighed, Rich..the sail alone weighed in more than that, looks like Mark done some alterations.


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    Post  acrowot (Geof) Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:39 pm

    good luck with the build looking forward to seeing how you get on

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    Post  profesorul Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:56 pm

    HI,
    What is scale of the sub?.
    The hull is from what?.

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    Post  rnli12 Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:07 am

    Hi Marius,

    What I have been told is the the fin(conning tower) is 1/72nd scale and the hull around 1/87?th I think, there seems to be some history surrounding this moulding, its all GRP except the fittings which are resin based.

    Overall I am very please with it.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:56 am

    We did work the scale out once...the hull/deck are around 1/96th, the sail is about 1/87th. Ish...
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    Post  profesorul Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:09 pm

    HI @rnli12,
    THANK YOU.
    I ask only too see how much is approx in METRIC system.
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    Post  profesorul Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:24 pm

    HI @rnli12,

    How is going with the sub?.
    I wayting with great interes any news.

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    Post  rnli12 Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:03 am

    Hi,

    Have put the boat on hold as I was hoping for the dive gear module to be built, alas never appeared so havent progressed any further.

    So will put the boat up for sale as the previous photos.

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    Post  profesorul Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:15 am

    I am SORRY to Hear that RICH.Maybe another time You wheel succed.

    You have a PM from me.

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