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Mar 04, 2012, 03:27 AM
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great boat!

i work today at my engel type IX D2 sub.
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Mar 07, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for all the input everyone!
More pix to be added this weekend !
Mar 07, 2012, 07:26 PM
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.

Mar 08, 2012, 01:14 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.
Mar 08, 2012, 01:00 PM
SA-2 Samson
I am surprized that nobody has commented yet on my choice of main propulsion motors ! :O
Mar 08, 2012, 05:05 PM
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I will then!
What the heck are those motor?
Mar 08, 2012, 05:08 PM
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I'm using brushless eFlite motors with Castle Hydra ESCs in my subs.
What are you using?
Mar 09, 2012, 09:11 AM
SA-2 Samson
They are Minn-Kota Trolling motor Power Heads! :O
Mar 09, 2012, 03:10 PM
SA-2 Samson
each with its own 12volt, 7.50 amp-hour gel-cell battery,
Mar 10, 2012, 10:59 AM
SA-2 Samson
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.
Last edited by Rotorhead Dave; Mar 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Reason: spelling error !
Mar 10, 2012, 04:03 PM
SA-2 Samson
motor, speed controls, and a battery - - -
Mar 11, 2012, 05:37 PM
SA-2 Samson
Photos showing rudder and stern planes installation.

always fun when the "kit" has no instructions whatsoever !
Mar 11, 2012, 05:40 PM
SA-2 Samson
rudders and stern planes pix part 2
Mar 11, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Are those mechanical speed controls? That's some retro stuff right there!
Mar 12, 2012, 09:30 AM
SA-2 Samson
Most of this project was originally purchased in 1988

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