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Old Mar 20, 2014, 12:44 AM
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Thanks, we decided last night we would use 3 with the other electronics we will add...
It only makes sense especially with a kit this large, anything less would reduce the authenticity and the fun factor. The Bismarck and Tirpitz had an odd arrangement of shafts (why 3?); it was something along the lines of being a mixture of speed and efficiency I'd read.

Are you going to replicate the LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT propeller rotation setup per the original?
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Old Mar 21, 2014, 03:36 AM
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I am quite frankly surprised that this one measly, half-comatose build log begun by a kit manufacturer of all people is all that we have for the latest in RC plastic. There's not even a 1/200 Missouri thread or a Hornet CV-8.
I agree there. I had hoped when I got the Bismarck kit there would be some builds with pictures to help a relative newbie like myself along. I haven't seen much of the big Trumpeter kits documented by builders anywhere, not just here on RCGroups.

I mean, mine is basically done from a kit standpoint, but still needs some internal parts and a working turret mechanism design. I honestly would have been too afraid to post my amateur work to have made a build log of the process.
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 02:00 PM
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Servo Arms

Dean, what size are the red rudder control arms you used? Where did you get them and are they screwed in or glued in?

Thanks so much.

Patsy
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 10:12 AM
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It would appear that "Dean" is using stuff out of his own inventory. The display items on the site are not molded in red but they fit his description (he was trying to fit up 2mm bearings) of the rudder posts that these tiller arms fit onto.

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/in...sort/2a/page/2

In my opinion, 2mm is too small both for rudder shafts and the prop shafts. Maybe good for a 1/200 destroyer but this is a BIG ship and 1/8 just looks more scale especially with exposed shafts in the "A" frames.... and the comments alluding to enhanced vibration (sounds like a benefit huh? ) and maybe some shaft whip/flex on a flimsy 2mm shaft sounds right on the money. I think the thought processes here are that it's a small plastic model ship conversion (as most of them are or were) and needs smaller components but this kit is how would you say, just more worthy of being a model intended for RC. Those converting smaller kits meant for display were merely "making do" with what they had.
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Old Dec 19, 2014, 09:40 PM
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Bump!!!


Have a Trumpeter 200 Bismark on the way...
Planning to run Three Up with Functional Turrets.

Hoping to see more of this Build before I Kick mine Off.

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I was hoping to see this build to the end. What happened?
Anyway, it sure would be nice to see this or any of the other Trumpeter ships RC'ed with the Pontos detail kit installed with full weathering done. That would be a sight on the water.

http://pontosmodel.com/html/35022f1.html


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Old Jan 04, 2015, 09:32 PM
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Hahaha....

Dang It BabbleFish... You May Be Psychic... Or maybe it's me...
I ordered the Pontos Initial(Base) Detail Set for my Bismarck over the Christmas Break...
Got the Initial Set with the Wood Decks... On Sale!
Also ordered the Mast Advanced Set... Also On Sale!!
And some Resin replacement turrets from a different outfit... You Guessed It... ON SALE!!!

As I intend to RC this Kit AND I have Two Young Sons, I'm not planning to go All Out in detail work. But I do want some options...

Once He goes into the Shipyard, I'll start a Build Log...
As I'm only One Notch up from Novice, the B-Log should at least be good for a Laugh or two.

Happy New Year!

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This looks like its going to be a fun build. I have recently been thinking of doing a full rc conversion on all of trumpeters 1/200 ships, starting with the Bismark for my brother and the Missouri for myself. Bothe will have the pontos upgrade PE kit and the Missouri will have the pontos blue wood deck. The Bismark I plan to do in his well known markings and the Missouri in her MS32/22D war paint. I would love to see how u will animate your turets and how you did the motor layout was very similar to what I planed for the Bismark. What stuffing tube length did you use for the shafts? I have thought about the 24in Dumas shaft but I can't find a stuffing tube for it. I have experience building a 1/350 Big Mo in to an rc and it needed a lot of counter weight in the bow.
Ok now to help you with the props, I found on a web site (I'll post it up once I find it again) that the right prop shaft was 3 steeper in blade pitch than the other two on the actual Bismark and Tirpitz, and it said this was to stop prop wash from walking the back of the ship to the left, I have no experience with 3 proped ships as rc, all mine have been either 2,4,or 6 prop ships so I can't say how the prop wash will work for you.but I have seen some on YouTube with a three prop setup and when they are going in a straight line I can notice the ship slowly turning to the right.
Hope you have some great luck with your project and have fun running it.
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I was hoping to see this build to the end. What happened?
Anyway, it sure would be nice to see this or any of the other Trumpeter ships RC'ed with the Pontos detail kit installed with full weathering done. That would be a sight on the water.
I'm not sure that either Bismark or Tirpitz ever got weathered. After working up in the Baltic, one was sunk during its initial service cruise, the other spent most of its time anchored in one Norwegian fjord or another.
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