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  • Warts and all, outstanding! This has been a joy to watch happen. Thank you.
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • Samesame from Belgium.
      ​Grtz,
      Bart
      Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
      "Samuel Smiles"

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      • So, who does David M have to blow for each of us here to get one of those.
        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
          So, who does David M have to blow for each of us here to get one of those.
          (stop helping me!)
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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          • Originally posted by he who shall not be named View Post

            (stop helping me!)
            bwahaha.......
            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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            • I'm back to working on the plug. When its right I'll make a new mold and then you can all have one!

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              • Doing some wotk on the control surfaces before I put this to one side. And also struggling with posting photographs.

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                I have no idea why the first photo is a different size to the second. Same photo, same process = different size. ???????

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                And of course the photograph that I was least concerned with has translated itself into the biggest image. Naturally.

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                • You got that thing looking just fine -- lots of good work on display there, Hardrock. ​As to photos to this site: What a pain! The only way I can get good quality, big pictures up on this forum is to use an outside 'host'. I just started using photobucket and once I learned how to upload to that server and pull them down to my forum of choice, no problems.

                  Any attempt to upload pictures from my CPU to this forum has been met with failure. What's up, Mike?

                  M
                  "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                  • Reduce the resolution of the pictures to width 1024 x height 768 and reduce the file size to app 130kb that you do by adapting the dpi of the image.

                    Grtz,
                    Bart

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

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                    • Thanks Bart. I'll give it a go - and I just noticed a few things that I got wrong.

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                      • Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                        Thanks Bart. I'll give it a go - and I just noticed a few things that I got wrong.
                        ****......that was not my intention when I posted those pic's Scott.

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

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                        • Calm down. I've fixed it. There is a handle on the hatch at the rear of the sail and quite a lot of red primer showing through the back top coat. All done. I'm working on the SD today.

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                          • I've been working on a simple SD for the Piranha. This one will be a dynamic diver but I have ordered some larger diameter tube which will go around the outside centre of this SD and which will be completely sealed. I'll run a small pump at the front of the sub to force water into the sealed tank. Internal pressure will only allow a realtively small amount of water to enter the tank against the resistance of the increasingly compressed air inside. I'm hoping to get enough water into the thing to take the boat to submerged trim. The pump will have to run continuously which will kill the battery in less than ten minutes but I'm prepared to put up with that at the moment.

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                            Ready for the pond.
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                            • Can you post a close up of the internal layout of your wtc?

                              BTW, Which way did you go- bow or stern planes?
                              Last edited by redboat219; 06-27-2016, 08:34 AM.
                              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                              • Can't you make a pinch valve? When you activate the pinch valve you can stop the thirsty pump?

                                Post #33 by John
                                http://www.theassociationofmodelsubm...0-pinch-valves

                                Post #8 by John
                                http://forum.sub-driver.com/forum/ge...nt-1-72-permit

                                Grtz,
                                Bart


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

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