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Postby Turbobearcat » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:26 pm

:p
Well I got word from a very good source from a new friend whom owns a Hobbyshop in Portage Michigan.
Revell of Germany's 1/72 scale VII Uboat for some reason has been moved up and can be bought NOW..now for the kicker
this model is 930mm in size..36 5/8 in lenght!! so I do believe this one to be a good kit to RC-conversion..and the price is listed for $22.00! I have two on order right now.

Now if they will make a large XXI Uboat next!

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Postby TK-7642 » Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:44 am

Great! Can't wait. I'll get 2.
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Postby Dave » Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:17 am

I am curious about any thoughts to make this static model r/c. So anybody want to share thier ideas. I'm listening!

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Postby 109-1045975219 » Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:23 am

Hello, I have built a 1/72 scale type VIIc to look like U-552 around 1942 time frame. It started out as a combat models vacuum molded kit and after many changes, much scratchbuilding, and remolding the hull in fiberglass, now is an operational static diving model. The model length at 36 inches sounds impressive but be aware that this equates to less than 3" of internal width and height at the widest point in the hull. It is possible but go into this with no illusions. I made my own WTC out of Lexan and split the hull vertically just after the "saddle tanks" with the cap for the WTC attached to the aft part of the hull. The lexan tube affords me 2" internal diameter by 13" length of space to "fill". I drive the boat with a single 12v motor powered by an OTW ESC with BEC through an external gearbox driving both shafts counterrotating. I have an OTW levelling device connected to my rear dive planes and a slotted pushrod to move the forward dive planes as well with the same servo but outside the operational area of the leveller. A second servo operates the twin rudders. I use a pump system (refuelling pump) with a 250ml IV bag for the ballast tank inside the lexan tube. I power the whole system with an 8.4v ni-cad pack in the free flooding areas split in 2/3 fwd of the WTC and 1/3 aft and waterproofed with tool dip. I have included a link to some photos of the finished boat, but if you want more info you can contact me by e-mail. mgodding@gokenora.com I am interested in seeing the new Revell type VII as well, if nothing else to see how much less work it would have been. Good Luck.

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Postby Jshag » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:00 pm

Turbobearcat, I called and tried to find someone who listed that kit and couldn't. I did find it in Europe but the going price in US $ is from $66-76 which I think is about what I would have expected for a model this size.
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Postby TK-7642 » Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:19 am

where in europe?
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Postby Turbobearcat » Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:17 am

I talked to the hobbieshop in Portage Michigan, he said the kit is showing up and for a very low price, he ordered 6 units
and I have 2 of them for $22 U.S dollars each. From what I was told that price we have locked so maybe I lucked out.
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Postby Jshag » Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:45 pm

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Postby raalst » Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:15 pm

any news on this supposed early delivery ?

I guess only advance ordering is possible....
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