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A U-Boat In Ireland

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  • Yeah, the Arkmodel kit designers made a mistake when they were designing the rudder linkages. The horns are too long and hit the hull. I fabricated my own from a bit of brass flat stock and a plated wheel collar. Video here.



    • Here is the start of the internal wiring. The main on/off switch is built into a styrene holder, and the main fuse installed beside.

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      The on/off switch pushrod will have to run the entire length of the WTC, paper templates are used for the electronic components.

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      The three servos are installed and pushrods added, the rear plane servo (the side ways one), needs to be dropped lower.

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      The motors get wiring and supression kits.

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      This the rear end of the WTC, upside down, the price for the 900ml piston tank is very tight clearances around the prop shafts and servos, I added a joint in the water inlet as I have to take the servos in and out frequently to get alignment.

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      Right way up, the wiring for the speaker and lights is led down the WTC towards the batteries, and there's just space for the Receiver, and the space beside the 4 block connector will take the pitch controller. The rear plane servo is sitting up against the top tech tack rod, the two pieces of plastic help hold it in place. The motor wiring comes through the floor and will be sorted next.

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      The Boattrainman

      Last edited by The Boattrainman; 06-12-2018, 05:06 PM.
      ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''


      • Rob
        Wow all great looking, wonderful. Thanks for the photos , cant wait to see her in the water


        • Thanks Bill, how's your build going.

          I'm doing the wiring in prep for the arrival of the ESC, Sound Module, Pitch Controller and Ballast Tank Switch arriving at the end of the month (me Birthday!), plus I want as much of the internal stuff done as possible before I do a trim test.

          Long way to go yet, 15 months in, still a few more to go yet........

          ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''