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Old Jun 05, 2010, 09:21 AM
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Interesting way that hull is moulded, the lower hull is clearly two pieces, which it would have to be to clear the undercut. The deck looks like a one piece mould though, that perhaps is glassed in afterwards?

Is the hull polyester or epoxy resin?
Hello Sub culture,

The Hull is made of polyester with gelcoat, the deck is one piece and indeed glassed in afterwards, but for sure not made of Resin.
Only the lathes are made of Resin.

Greetings,

Jan,
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Old Aug 07, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Hello all,

Just to let you know I'm still busy and I like to show you some results,

The back of the hull is almost ready,



I'm busy with the last Resin hatch as you can see.

Then a photo of the gun foundation and it was a lot of work but it pays off very well at least I'm happy with it.




And a photo of the tower.




And a little impression of the Sub.




Now I'm almost so far that I can built the WTC in the hull and built the Sub up with out grinding 10000000 holes...

Kind regards,

Jan.
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Old Aug 07, 2010, 04:44 PM
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Beautiful work Jan! I get a headache just looking at all of those holes to be opened. What a massive job.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 05:34 AM
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Fantastic.

Thanks for the pictures!
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 11:52 AM
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I get one of first Engels Type VII. This is most beautifull kit of sub, I ever seen. She is beautifull, and operates GREAT. Building go realy fast and easy. Everything fits.
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 10:16 PM
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I get one of first Engels Type VII. This is most beautifull kit of sub, I ever seen. She is beautifull, and operates GREAT. Building go realy fast and easy. Everything fits.
How did you "fast and easy" cut out the one thousand openings?
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Hi Jeff,

I guess that he left that kind of work to somebody els

Sorry DDG 51 just kidding.

Greetings,

Jan.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 01:12 PM
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If you have the use a of a milling machine, it would certainly speed up slotting the deck.
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 03:47 PM
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Driling and milling of thousands holes to the deck and hull was done for 3 days. I uses small diameter milling tools and drills. Everything make by hands.I do not know, how to put here pictures, I am sorry, but I will lern it. I will be back home on Oktober 22. I will put here some pictures. Making holes is a lot of work, but it is fun.
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 03:55 PM
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Horseman: Sorry man, I did not use for hole drilling guys from Vietnam or China. On my second submarine I developed good system for drilling or making of any type of holes to fiberglass. I will supply some pictures on end of the month. I am working out of states, sorry
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Old Oct 09, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Very nice work Jan.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 05:34 PM
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On the pictures is step by step, how to make a milion holes to sub hull. You need strait steel bar, double site self adhesive tape, Dremel or similar tool, drilbit.And then just work
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 05:39 PM
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I do with this technology all holes to my fiberglass hulls, on the picture is hull of tug boat. On the end, is my final product, Engels Type VII
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 03:46 AM
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Hello DDG51,

Thanks for your detailed explanation of how to deal with this kind of work.
And I can tel i do it in most cases the same way you did above.

However holding the spirit when making a very lot of this grindings holes can be become hard if you doing to much at the same time, your concentration will be decreasing and the change op mishaps will increase.

But your example is the way to do this.

Thanks for sharing,

At the moment the building continuous the rudders and dive planes in the aft are put in, the WTC tube is placed, the tower is almost ready, I'm started with the Guns, so its growing.

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Old Nov 06, 2010, 07:42 AM
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Hi, I am happy, when I can explain how to do something faster. My Type VII is ready for sea trail, but now I am again at work 2500 km from my house and for 5 weeks. Weather will be bad in december, for sub balancing.Next year I will be with Type VII in Neulengbach sub meeting in Austria
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