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Feb 05, 2012, 07:10 AM
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New Type VII Submarine on Market


a new sub is on market.

graupner in germany shows his newest model sub.

a type VII boat with two conning tower platforms like the boats in the late wartime years.

very scale and rtr with a length of 1400 mm.

price: 870 euro

what is your opinion?

i have the boat ordered.

regards gerald
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Feb 05, 2012, 11:20 AM
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I think they made in china

best regards
Feb 05, 2012, 12:05 PM
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As all Graupners models from Premium line and ready to run models are made in China, this submarine is made there too. On the pictue looks good, but reality will be different.
Feb 05, 2012, 05:27 PM
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I don't see any ballast system or even dive planes in the controls.
Just rudder and motor.
Although my German is not that good. Dave.
Feb 05, 2012, 08:45 PM
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the KYmodel website does show a picture of two Engel piston tanks here:

at 1/46 scale, there should be plenty of space inside to accommodate a double piston tank design.
Feb 06, 2012, 08:19 AM
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First thing you'll want to do is sand off all those oversized welds & add some realistic details. It was previewed last June on the rcboot forum:

I sat with KY's owner a few years ago when he was working on this & a few other subs for Graupner. It was meant to be a fully functioning sub & was designed to make inroads into what was viewed as a niche market by Graupner.

If they are already selling direct, I'd say that exclusive they had has gone out the window.
Last edited by herrmill; Feb 06, 2012 at 09:39 AM.
Feb 06, 2012, 09:09 AM
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It's possible to read the page in english. Only motors and surface controls installed. Ballast systems is everyone's choice.
Feb 06, 2012, 11:11 AM
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thank you for the rc boot link, the 3 pics are nice. i think the boat are very fine.
Feb 07, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Any more info on the new U-boot? such as US storesthat carry & price in the US?
Feb 07, 2012, 08:40 PM
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I would like some additional info as well.
Feb 07, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Unless things have changed, this will be your only US supplier:

Looks like it will be available next month.
Feb 08, 2012, 11:00 AM
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i have order the boat.
the models arrive by graupner from china in two days, so i hope the boat arrive by my in the next two weeks.
i give you new infos and pics as soon as possible.
Feb 09, 2012, 10:31 PM
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So, can anyone tell what the difference is between the HK7001 and the HK7002?
Feb 09, 2012, 11:21 PM
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No difference - its one & same & probably just a mistake on the KY website.

My guess is someone jumped the gun since KY was developing 3 subs for Graupner so I would not be surprised if an earlier Type VII/C appears later in the year followed by another model at the next Nuremberg show.
Feb 10, 2012, 04:24 AM
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HK7001 and the HK7002


one can dive with engel piston tank, the other can not dive.

@herrmill: what type are the other submarines? i hope a german type IX !!!

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