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Old Nov 06, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Aw it's tiny!
(stand next to it and show us some perspective!)
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Hi Guys
here are some pictures of the Bismark. it is so cool. I have ordered all the detail kits and metal props and guns from freetime hobbies. they are the best) this will be such a fun build. it is 49.8 inches long. a very nice size.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Looks pretty sweet! Should get mine by friday. So how does r/c conversion look for this baby?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:05 AM
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I am going to set mine up with two motors the center prop will just freewheel. main guns will turn and maybe secondary guns. leds in the search lights. you can not get crazy with it. because it is small. but all that detail!!!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:38 AM
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care to measure the prop size ? what direction is the centre one? LH or RH?

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:16 AM
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7/8 dia on the prop. not sure on the center prop. someone needs to find a photo of the real one. no guessing then)
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Pictures not too clear, but the center prop appears to be left handed.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:51 PM
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I don't know if Trumpeter designs these with R/C in mind (it seems like there is a big market for that kind of thing overseas with all the R/C Tamiya models and Trumpeter Arizonas I've seen) but it looks pretty painless to R/C this one to me. It's well set up for twin prop operation, and dual rudders.

I also want to at least motorize the main turrets.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:28 PM
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This serves as a reference.
http://www.bismarck-class.dk/technic...ropellers.html


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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:38 AM
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I don't like the way the prop shafts are connected to chunk of the Hull, which is a seperate piece. Maybe cut the shaft off, glue the Hull part to the Hull and drill a hole for the functional prop shaft? It must be too hard to mold the bulbous bow as part of the Hull, this is the 2nd or third plastic Bismarck kit with the bulbous bow section as a seperate part. Still a fine looking kit and would be nice to have.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:22 AM
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It does look an excellent kit although it might be difficult to access some internals when complete.
I think I would use a single motor on the centre location with the two outer's as dummies. I used a similar set up on my Tamiya Enterprise, (2 centre motors 2 outer dummies). Perhaps a 400 or 500 size motor for scale performance.

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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Maybe, but single screw in a scale size might not be enough. Maybe 2 geared sp400 and dummy middle?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 04:07 PM
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If you go twins, skip the 400 geared and do 2 Integy lathe motors (55 or 45 turn) Dead silent, longer run time. $27 each at tower hobbies. I am running a single 35 turn with a 1.3" prop and planing out my Italeri Schnellboot at the scale waterline.. Single might work....What is the prop dia????

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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:16 PM
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....What is the prop dia????

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See post #36
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:28 PM
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The center was the one I was asking about...
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