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  • Seaview

    I in no way consider myself in the same class as some who visit this forum. However my second submarine, the Seaview, came out pretty well
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    I purchased the raw hull from Rick Teskey from Canada. It is 52" long and shes really a show stopper. It is much bigger than the Moebius yet smaller than the Deboer. Along with the WTC that I purchased from Dave Merriman before he joined up with Mike Caswell I also purchased some other goodies to make building it easier. Two impellors that are driven from inside the two nacelles. Also a real jewel in itself, the sail. Its a real work of art. Here are some early construction photos
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    It obviously required much assembly
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    • #3
      As well as cutting in the windows. This I felt was very important as the windows dominate your attention and its what most people focus in on first. To get them absolutely perfect I used a laser projecter from work. After careful setup it cast red lines on the bow that I could then mark with a pencil to establish the proper location of the windows. In the movie the Seaview had square cornered windows but I rounded mine for a more pleasing and believable appearance(in my opinion).
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      • #4
        Another modifacation that I made was to modify the stationary horizontal rear planes and cut them and install a portion of it on the same shaft as the internal dive planes to give it greater responsivness. I highly recommend it.
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        Also in order to get reverse I installed propulsion bulkheads and NACA style inlets for the nacelles.
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        • #5
          Here are the inlets that I had to cut in with my trusty Dremel.
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          And here is another view.
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          • #6
            To allow more water in I fabricated a scoop on the underside of the nacelle. Not exactly a scale item to be sure , just a retrofit that I found would enhance propulsion.
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            Here is a view from the stern.
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            • #7
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              Here is another shot looking back over the missle deck. On that note the missle hatches are stainless steel washers with the holes filled in with epoxy.
              And here we have a view from the sail showing periscope and radar antenna.
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                Here are some shots of it just after a dip in the pool.
                And another view.
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                  And here we go again. During her maiden voyage in St. Marys Georgia she was lost at the bottom of the sea er lake and had to be rescued by yours truly.
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                    At the same meet a few other angles were explored.
                    Here it is with my Albacore a fellow stable mate.
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                    • #11
                      In addition to this I use a 9 channel radio and 2 motor electronic speed control for independent thrust control. Operation at night is a sight to behold as it is equipped with 1 bright headlight in the front and lights that shine through the windows as well as navigation lights and lights shining rearward out of the Cadillac fins. Here is a video of it in operation.
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                      • #12
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                        One challenge I did face was trying to get the sub to float as high as possible in the water with with very little room to install floatation foam.You have to use every available nook and crany. You can see the WTC installed here with the drive shafts hooked up.
                        And here is a view of the same wtc from the front.
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                          Here are some pics of a photo shoot I did in my pool at night early on in the build.
                          And another at a different angle with the boat surfaced.
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                          • #14
                            I must be honest here and say I was never a fan of fantasy models but this is really a superb bit of kit, well done chap.
                            RonP

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Ron!
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