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The USS Grouper SS-214 A 1/48 Scale ( 78" ) WWll Gato Class Submarine

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  • The USS Grouper SS-214 A 1/48 Scale ( 78" ) WWll Gato Class Submarine

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    Next step, sea trials.
    Last edited by Anuci; 09-03-2011, 10:52 PM.

  • #2
    Very nice .

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    • #3
      Thanks Jim,

      Appreciate it!

      Al,

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      • #4
        Al,
        You do good work!
        Peace,
        Tom
        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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        • #5
          Tom,

          Much of the imperfections are hidden by the camera : ), but thanks for the compliment. The true test will come when I get a chance to get out to the pond. The Titanic



          Regards,
          Al,
          Last edited by Anuci; 11-18-2011, 07:53 PM.

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          • #6
            Awesome boat. Please keep us up to date on your sea trials. Any information on the innards?
            Doodah
            If you ignore the problem long enough, it will go away. Even flooding stops eventually!

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            • #7
              Now thats a big boat there future Grand Pubah! Good lookin too. I still have the pictures of your 1/72 Revell Gato. Looks almost the same except size.
              IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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              • #8
                Hey Al! Whats with the handrail? Are you gonna leave it on or take it off?
                IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                • #9
                  Regarding the innards info. as requested, this comprised of three separate wtc's beginning forward and housing the Dive Plane Retract drive motor and other electronics which controls the retract motor and powers the revolving radar mast as well as a mini servo dedicated to angle the planes once they are extracted. Next, the battery compartment which is followed by the main WTC. The WTC utilizes a gas ballast system and main motor compartment. The motors, Twin- Traxxas -Titan Marine 14.4 Volt air cooled motors geared to a 3x1 reduction unit mounted within the motor compartment. The Subdriver was in fact custom designed and manufactured to my specifications by David Merriman III( Grand Poobah ) : ) - Merriman/Caswell INC.
                  The dry section also contains standard electronics, Servo's, ESC, APC, Failsafe, Receiver, along with the boats Klaxon Dive Alarm sound module.

                  The Deck Guns are all removable held in place with magnets and can be rotated manually.

                  For further info. a full build report can be found within the (Caswell Subdriver Gazette ) listed under Building the Grouper SS-214- March thru September 2011 editions.

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                  Regards,
                  Al,
                  Last edited by Anuci; 04-21-2012, 09:04 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Hey Al! Whats with the handrail? Are you gonna leave it on or take it off?


                    I leave that task to the crew members on board who take down the handrail upon setting out on a mission, ADMIRAL Sir!
                    Last edited by Anuci; 09-08-2011, 05:54 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Because of budget cuts in Goverment spending launching has been postponed to late Oct, early November. However, a display stand remained in the contract spending. Ck out the (4) Strongmen figurine castings which support the boat. Thanks for looking. Al,

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                      Last edited by Anuci; 07-13-2012, 03:44 PM.

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                      • #12
                        That's quite the fitting out basin you've got there, Al! Nice work! :biggrin:

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                        • #13
                          Your going to have to buy another car to haul it arnt you Al?
                          IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                          • #14
                            Your going to have to buy another car to haul it arnt you Al?

                            What ya think I'll need another car, Nah I'll get her in there!
                            Last edited by Anuci; 10-14-2011, 11:12 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Hey, I like your Avatar.
                              IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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