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Old Apr 12, 2009, 12:43 AM
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Seaview Linkage?

Any body got pictures of the bow linkages and the sail linkages for the Caswell Merriman conversion?>
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 06:44 AM
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Any body got pictures of the bow linkages and the sail linkages for the Caswell Merriman conversion?>
Thanks
Dean
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Seaview Fittings Kit 9 looks like the right "PDF"?


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Old Apr 12, 2009, 08:27 AM
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Yeah, I have read ALL the reports.
What I NEED is a picture of how the front and rear dive linkages geometry goes. Same for the sailplane linkage which rides under the superstructure, makes several bends and comes back full circle to the Sub-driver.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 01:19 PM
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For the bow planes, you'll need some 36" long brass rod - which gets a couple of large "Z" bends made in it. One Z bend is made for the actual connection to the bow planes. A smaller Z bend is made at the rear to connect to the stern planes. Near the stern, the two bow plane rods are connected to the stern plane rod with a wheel colar (be sure to replace the mild steel set screw with a stainless steel unit).

The sail planes also get a pushrod with a Z bend.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 04:37 PM
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FREAKING HEY, HAPPY EASTER, MAN I LOVE YOU.....
I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 05:52 PM
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I made a simple L bend for the connection on the front bow fin control arm into the clevice (did you use that or a Z?). I got a good connection with my L anyway, no crimping or binding, or falling out. I am very much excited to have the last picture of the puzzle fall into place.
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 03:01 PM
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Thanks again CG Bob. Its all done and the linkages work great.
I am putting the completed sub on display this weekend at the local mall with the rc flying club, who invited me down. I am the only local person with RC subs. I have a second Seaview in conversion, so I can show both subs from kit to conversion. That should increase interest in the hobby locally.
Also enjoy my Seawolf by Robbe.

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