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Postby Bigdave » Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:32 am

I just came from checking out my friends new Engel Lafayette sub kit. I was very impressed. He ordered it on sat and got it yesterday. FROM GERMANY! WOW! It is a very complete kit needing only the R/C system and batteries. Lots of top quality parts, and nice looking epoxy glass hull. It uses a bayonet sealing ring to get into the hull. Very slick! I can't wait to see it in the water. Dave. :D
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Postby Novagator » Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:49 pm

Do you have any pics of the kit?
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Postby TMSmalley » Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:59 pm

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See more at the Engle website Engle Lafayette page
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Postby AntoineL » Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:38 pm

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Postby Novagator » Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:02 am

Thanks for the pics, but how much of the submarine floods, it looks like the hull is the WTC for it.
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Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:53 am

The sub is all dry hull. No free flood. It weighs about 20 lb. Not bad for it's size. They realy make good use of the space inside. They also run the prop on direct drive with a 12 volt 540 type motor. They are using a 2 inch six blade prop. They say it will do over 7MPH in the water. Thats FAST! I can't wait to drool over the kit again when my friend gets back from vacation. Dave. :p
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Postby Novagator » Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:42 am

Dang that is impressive. I just wish their Typhoon was as easy to build.
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Postby Bigdave » Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:28 am

I just wanted to add one more thing. While checking out the kit more I found an intresting item. It comes with a photo CD that has lots of pictures of the building process, and pictures of the real subs in that class. That is one cool idea! Nice pictures also. Dave.
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Postby Novagator » Mon Sep 01, 2003 4:29 pm

I wonder if any of their other kits come with the CD.
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