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Postby Novagator » Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:23 am

Does it come with the torpedo tubes open like this or did Dave Merriman custom fab those into it?

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Postby ThorDesign » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:14 am

The exterior torpedo tube shutters are molded into the hull as is all of the other detail. David, however, out did himself on this boat and has made all of the tubes operational! Due to insurance liability issues we do not manufacture or sell working torpedo kits. It is a pretty awesome achievement by David Merriman on this boat.

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Postby AdriaticSea » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:28 am

Hi Matt,


you must repeat what you just said...1/72 operational torpedoes??? I can't believe that Dave made it possible...can we get some details of this absolutely amazing system?
It would be a nice addition on all 1/72 subs!!
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Postby Novagator » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:46 am

ThorDesign wrote:The exterior torpedo tube shutters are molded into the hull as is all of the other detail. David, however, out did himself on this boat and has made all of the tubes operational! Due to insurance liability issues we do not manufacture or sell working torpedo kits. It is a pretty awesome achievement by David Merriman on this boat.

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That is a amazing. Please give us more details. On a side not, you should mold the open torpedoe tubes into the kit. :)
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Postby sam reichart » Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:04 pm

Personally, I think it's probably easier to open up beautifully molded and scribed doors for working torpedos, than trying to put the doors over open holes!! :)
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Postby Tim Morris » Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:35 pm

Sam's got a good point there
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Postby Tom Spettel » Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:41 am

How were the white markings done?
dry transfers? painted on? the circles to.. how were they done?
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Postby Novagator » Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:40 pm

Tom Spettel wrote:How were the white markings done?
dry transfers? painted on? the circles to.. how were they done?
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I was wondering the same thing, I can never get a straight line between the two different colors.
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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:22 pm

Here is a shot of the demo board Dave built to show how his 1/72 torps work. He uses an escape mechanism, similar to that in a clock, to fire the fish one by one using only one servo. Very cool!

Today I posted about 30 more photos from THE 2003 SubRegatta on my website including some close ups of Dave's Alfa so you might get a better look at the boot topping (the white stripe around the middle you've been talking about.) Go to RC-Submarines.com and scroll down to "What's New 09/08/03"

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Postby Novagator » Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:21 am

Thanks Tim for the pics.
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