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1/96 Project 1710 Beluga

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  • #16
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    This is getting to be all about the Delta and not much about the Beluga.

    Today's efforts.

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    • #17
      Tim's Delta (as it might look under water).

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      • #18
        Adding more bits.

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        • #19
          So this is what happens when you set out to build a Beluga - it becomes a Delta III. Not much actual evidence here of a Beluga yet but I hae been working on the appendages and some preliminary bits and pieces. (Also working through a Honey do list that seems to be getting longer rather than shorter). Meanwhile the Delta continues.

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          • #20
            Pressing on with the Delta III. Once this is in the water I'll get serious about the Beluga. One boat at time seems like the best policy.

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            • #21
              This actually about the Beluga. Suprise!

              I made the bow planes some time ago but since then there has been some talk of articulated planes. So this is a design for a simple drag hinge system.

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              These are the bits

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              And this is what it does
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              I discovered along the way that geometry is rather important. The actuating rod has to be closer to the axis of the planes shaft than the hinge point of the rear (articulated) part of the plane or the whole thing will flap in the wrong direction.


              • #22
                I feel I will never be in a cooee range of being as skilled as you are! That is a wonderful piece of engineering there.
                If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


                • #23
                  Thanks Mate. Just bashing away.


                  • #24
                    I took the big boys out for a run yesterday. Now the Delta III is (mostly) finished I can get on with the Beluga.

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                    Some video:


                    • #25
                      Fantastic work scot,

                      could we we please have some close up photos on the water? Or close up video?

                      fantastic work



                      • #26
                        Nice work Scott, I like the additional fins on the DIII, she stands out this way.

                        The Becker Flap dive plane is spot on sir.


                        Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                        "Samuel Smiles"