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Old Mar 04, 2012, 02:27 AM
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hello

great boat!

i work today at my engel type IX D2 sub.
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Thanks for all the input everyone!
More pix to be added this weekend !
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 06:26 PM
alligator
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Here is the brother to that hull of yours, Dave. It's the Gato hull in 1/48th scale, 78".
All the best with your build.

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Old Mar 08, 2012, 12:14 AM
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I'm building the 1/48th scale Type IX by www.scaleshipyard.com
I'm planning to use the Engel Type IXD U177 conning tower.
Giovanni
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 12:00 PM
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I am surprized that nobody has commented yet on my choice of main propulsion motors ! :O
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 04:05 PM
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I will then!
What the heck are those motor?
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 04:08 PM
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I'm using brushless eFlite motors with Castle Hydra ESCs in my subs.
What are you using?
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:11 AM
SA-2 Samson
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They are Minn-Kota Trolling motor Power Heads! :O
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 02:10 PM
SA-2 Samson
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each with its own 12volt, 7.50 amp-hour gel-cell battery,
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:59 AM
SA-2 Samson
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and each with its own 12 volt 10 amp M.A.C.K. Products speed control.
( old school - not digital )
3 foreward speeds, stop, and 1 reverse speed.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 03:03 PM
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motor, speed controls, and a battery - - -
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 04:37 PM
SA-2 Samson
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Photos showing rudder and stern planes installation.

always fun when the "kit" has no instructions whatsoever !
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 04:40 PM
SA-2 Samson
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rudders and stern planes pix part 2
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Are those mechanical speed controls? That's some retro stuff right there!
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Most of this project was originally purchased in 1988
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