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Oct 31, 2012, 04:24 AM
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It is good to see you are still working on it. I see the last post I did never was completed, so let me say it here. I really appreciate your build and enjoy the creativity you put into it. Thank you!

I have a Schrader valve on my WTC and use that to find leaks. I take the stem out, put a vinyl tubing over the valve and blow into it while the WTC is submerged. Watched for bubbles.

Look forward to your next post!
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Oct 31, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for that ! Much appreciated
Nov 01, 2012, 03:48 AM
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Ok progress report !! THE LEAK IS FIXED !!!!! YIPEEEEEEEEE , so it's thursday now , I'll take it down to the lake on the weekend and give it a test in the water with perspex lid , if the lid holds , in goes the wiper motor . Fingers crossed :}
Nov 01, 2012, 05:01 AM
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Its great to hear from you again!
Good luck, and I cant wait to see bruce swim again!
Nov 01, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Hi Rick, great to hear from you!
I will follow your progress with great interest.
Leaks is probably one of the most difficult problems to fight in a project like this?
Carefull consideration has to bee taken allready on the drawingboard.
But overall it´s a rewarding project with is different challenges.
Sounds nice to go down to the lake...
Upp here in Sweden we have between 0 and+5°C now.
Have allready seen the first snow.
No one is thinking about going to the lake for the next six month.
But it´s a good time to buld now.

Good luck to you, keep us posted.

// Mats W
Nov 04, 2012, 01:28 AM
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You need to start building one now get it ready for summer :} , I’m telling you, start with your waterproof box the servo and batteries will sit in , get the biggest servo you can , like the converted windscreen motor I have, and build it around the smallest shark you can, Looking at it now mine is too big , If I had built it smaller I would not have had the hassles I have now , Thanks for the interest , guys , I was going to put him in the water today for the water test , but I still had some water left in the WTC from my testing in the garage . So I will try tomorrow arvo’ . thanks again for everyone support . Cheers
Nov 11, 2012, 03:48 AM
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Mate, thats a fantastic grinner!

I'm going to have to try and build one myself and see if I can freek out the locals by swimming it in Lake Burley Griffin

Nov 12, 2012, 03:40 AM
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Thanks for that mate , Taking a little bit of time , just because there is nothing out there like it , just trial and error , Seems to be a lot more error than anything else , I was hoping to get it back in the water for a leak test , But it fell of the stand I made for it and now the tail is broken , just in the process of doing the repairs to the tail , and he should be right for the leak test again :} Thanks for the interest ,
Nov 24, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Looks great! Can't wait to see Bruce Jr. back in action.

I tried building an R/C shark myself a few years back, but the project stalled and ended up being lost in the destruction of my grandfather's garage!

Have been considering another project for a while now, though....!
Nov 24, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Thanks mate, I've seen your rc shark page on the web, great page mate , do you still update it ?
Nov 24, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Nah, haven't touched it for YEARS since my project stalled! Have recently seen this French-built specimen:


Not with the moving tail, of course, but still a pretty nice example.
Nov 27, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Not bad moves quick ! but for me it's about getting it to swim naturally , I think any of these talented guys here in this section could make a sub into a shark shape I certainly couldn’t do that , I know absolutely nothing about how a sub works , get it to swim with just the tail is the holy grail , the next step would be with tail power along get it to jump out of the water , Maybe on my next shark , it would be the smallest shark with the biggest servo and really power it along and look at putting the pectoral fins back on. Cheers
Nov 28, 2012, 04:11 PM
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I'd love to see that! I did find several videos on YouTube of other shark models - some with moving tails, some without. All of them worth looking at!

My model was originally going to have the moving pectoral fins, too...
Nov 05, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Hello chark-lowers, is there any uppdate on the Bruce-Project?
Don´you have nice weather now for outdoor trials ?
I´mjust about to get started with my sub so at least i´m going submerged.

// Mats W
Nov 06, 2013, 02:18 PM
Which way is it blowing?
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I saw this on the SubCommittee forum:

shark model project 1 - Hai-Modell-Projekt 1 (2 min 30 sec)

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