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Old Apr 20, 2014, 05:38 PM
Ah, so its THIS again. . .
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Lets just suppose . . .

Lets just say that a guy wanted to build a WTC over time. Buying some parts here and some parts there. Ya it comes out the same in the long run, but you can spread the cost out and defray the finance departments alarm.

Where would you buy the parts ?

Tube, bulkheads etc.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 06:42 PM
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You are in luck.

I have three boats on the work bench. The first one is to work out all the bugs for the others. I have a build thread on another forum but I also have a web site where I can keeping track of the items needed/bought and where to get them. If the part is underlines, there is a direct link to the supplier.

Submarine Parts and Supplier List
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 06:48 PM
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Ralph's list is being built from Tim's build. Very nice listing!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=tsenec
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 06:59 PM
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Yes, I am trying to duplicate Tim's wtc equipment.

I am adding a couple of things in there and I am making additions to the hull.
Example. I will have working sail planes.

Right now I am trying to work out the mechanize to have working masts and scope.

The problem at hand is a servo throw of 1" and a needed result of 5" of movement.
I have a 5 to 1 mechanical device on paper but it is complicated. and we all know what complicated means in submarines.

I also think next week I am going to play with a piston to piston gadget.
Single line or dual line. ??? I will see.
I thought about this several years ago. The weight was an issue. But if I keep the pistons below the waterline there is no issue. A single two stage piston will do the job. This should be on the build log.

Sorry Ronin, didn't mean to highjack your thread.
Any help on parts needed. Just post your questions here here and someone will have an answer or at least a direction to go.
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Tom, I see Ronin is in your area. I think.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 10:10 PM
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Thanks for the intel guys !!

I think I want to get an acrylic tube and some bulkheads and try to make my own WTC. However I also want to build a "snort" system into it. Gas for emergency blow but snort for surfacing. Also I think I would like to try to go Lipo and brushless motor. Just whats going on in my fantasy world at this point.

I got all the fittings for my Albacore and the guys at the hobby shop said they found the nose cone. So looking good so far! And I even got a dorsal rudder for the sail !!

And the Coup-de-grace ?!?! What could it be you ask?? well what if I told you that in the grand design Im planning retractable forward dive planes !! Oh yes, it is true !! If I can pull off everything I have outlined above, AND make the model look like a static model in the living room, well then Ive covered all the bases I can envision.

For now though, I really want to start figuring out how to piece together a WTC. That is without putting hundreds of dollars into it. I do realize however that that may be unaviodable given the grand scope of my fantasy world. Oh well, one step at a time. Even if I can spread the cost out over time, that will help it I suppose.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 11:29 PM
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Just an added bonus.
The boats I am building are all brushless.

On the build list Items 3 and 4 at main propulsion.
7 & 8 are for ballast control.
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This is my first bushless adventure. Tim's build was brushless and works rather well. So I am jumping in.
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 11:56 PM
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a couple more sites to consider for parts:


cornwall model boats for the prop-shafts and u-joints

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/...ropshafts.html
http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/...s-modular.html

mike's submarine works for the pushrod seals and pitch controller
http://www.mikessubworks.com
http://www.mikessubworks.com/seals.html
http://www.mikessubworks.com/subs_only.html
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 01:29 PM
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Invest in a small lathe and a bench drill. With those two and a few accessories you can make any part for a model submarine you desire, and the investment in tools will soon pay for themselves.

The advantage with this approach is you can custom make parts to exact requirements, rather than adapt ready made parts, which may or may not be quite what you are looking for.
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Old Apr 22, 2014, 12:26 PM
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I will definatly look into that. The Lathe especially sounds like a good idea. And the drill press would be usefull in TONS of other things. So no worries there.
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Old May 02, 2014, 06:16 AM
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if you get a lathe this one is a good one, it served me well
http://www.taigtools.com/
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Old May 02, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Thanks for the intel guys !!

I think I want to get an acrylic tube and some bulkheads and try to make my own WTC.
I didn't notice this earlier, but get polycarbonate instead of acrylic if you can. cutting poly is much easier than acrylic. acrylic cracks under the stress of a chop saw, poly doesn't.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-po...tubing/=rsgmie
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Old May 02, 2014, 10:03 AM
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if you get a lathe this one is a good one, it served me well
http://www.taigtools.com/
i second that opinion.
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Old May 02, 2014, 04:43 PM
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I like that Lathe. But Ill probably have to stop over at Ho-Chi-Min tools. er I mean Harbor Freight, and get a cheap lathe to start out with.
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Old May 02, 2014, 05:09 PM
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If you forgo the lathe, there are vendors out there that you can buy the end caps to fit the diameter of tube you are using. Let's get back to the basic, crawl, walk, run and then buy the CDC, Laser-cutting tables, lathes, vacuum chambers, burn-out ovens, and casting centrifuge kind of things.
Tommydeen and tsenecal are just plain crazy guys....I know, I met them. Tommydeen uses a crazy good lathe (I bought my Taig from him) and Tim, he is like a mad scientist. Always designing, experimenting, and creating. I wish I was neighbors with them.

I will not say you do not need a lathe someday, but if money is tight, there are other options.
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Old May 02, 2014, 05:29 PM
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I like that Lathe. But Ill probably have to stop over at Ho-Chi-Min tools. er I mean Harbor Freight, and get a cheap lathe to start out with.
then i recommend you start here:

http://www.mini-lathe.com/
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