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Help about OTW SeeHund needed !

Postby Francois » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:20 am

Hello my friends,

I'm buidind an OTW Seehund and would like it to be as scale as possible and with most of the part made of metal. Not the thin photo etched parts you get with the kit, but some fully machined solid parts with bolts and nuts at the right scale...1/9

So we did built (in aluminium from )scratch already following the real drawings and photos : the periscope , the air intake , the top plate of the fairing, the compass, the 2 metal item for hooking and lifting the Seehund, the front "cutting plate" joining the two side halves of the sub cutting the water... :D

On their way are the torpedoes, the release mechanism (we want a real copy ) of the torpedoes, the small coning tower ( the tube letting the crew sliding inside the hull ), all metal visit plates with bolts and nuts which will replace the moldeds ones after removing them by cutting them off ! :P

:cry: ...but the problem is that I did could not find any where drawings of the "coning tower",(diameter, size of the reinforcement around it), the drawings and plans of the release mechanism of the torpedoes, and the exact measurement (apart from the diameter of course) and sizes of all the details of the Torpdedos G7e...
:roll:

Could any one help me in finding all those precious informations ? in metrix (cm or mm) if possible ? the same about the glass cockpit on the opening latch of the tower, the one in the kit is 28mm (1/9 scale: 25cm or 10 inches in real) and that seem a bit small compare to the photos...it should be at list 30-32 mm so 2-4 mm larger ! do you have an idea where I could find some think that could be used ? made of glass or altuglass or what ever ? :roll:

I have another problem, :( how to make a water proof connection to disconnect the battery container (a tube !) which is below the Water tight Cylinder from OTW ) to recharge the battery ?

Thank a lot in advance for your very kind help ! :D

Francois

PS I'm going to put soon the photos of my seehund in his actual building stage on the net and then put a link in this forum.
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Seehund Information

Postby jodyae52 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:47 am

Salut Francois!

I think the best source for your seehund information would be Mr. Peter Whitol, a very helpful and informative archive of seehund lore. I think he is still an active member of the Subcommittee. I built the firing mechanism by scaling up from the plans provided, amd fabricated them out of brass sheet and rod. I will be happy to send you some photos si tu veux. je suis desolet mais jai oublier beaucoup de mot en francais.

bon chance a votre projet

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Postby Francois » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:28 am

Hello Jody,

Thank you very much for those info ! :D

How cold I contact Peter Whitol ?

Could you kindly send me some pictures of the accesssories you made ? It's very interesting for me.

Thank's again
Francois

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Postby aquadeep » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:15 pm

Hello

Consider this caseing totaly water tight for switches ect. Comes in 3 lenghts and several types of end caps.Would make a great replacement for the OTW WTC if it got damaged.
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Also with an adapter ring the diamiter can be increased from 3 to 6 inches!
As needed for larger subs that have larger ballast tanks.
Pump,gas or R Cabs ect can be used.Also has 1/4 inch thick walls.

Contact me if interested Subcreator1@aol.com

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Postby Francois » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:37 pm

Than you aquadepth, but it is not what I'm looking for. I 'm very pleased with the WTC from OTW !
I 'm just looking for a trick to connect 2 wires (and be abble to disconnect then easely) for the +wire from the OTW to +wire of the batterie box (a tube !)
So that I can take the battery out of the Sub or/and recharge it or what ever...
Thank anyway,
Francois
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Llink about building's photos of my Seehund...

Postby Francois » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:20 am

Hello friends,
Following this link you will see somes details and pictures of my Seehund....
If you have any comment or idea, please feel free to tell me about it !
All the best !
Francois

http://www.francoisguinand.com/Seehund/ ... index.html


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