Well... its been a long trip, but I'm very happy to say that I've completed what I've termed my "SuperSub" build for a good friend up in New York. The finished project looks great and while I still have a few small things to address, it is basically in its final display form. This is a display model only.
This has been a huge learning experience for me and I was forced to engineer a ton of features that I had no idea how to tackle when I first started. Did they turn out perfectly? Well.. no, not all
of them. But I am happy with the overall effect of everything, and it will be a great display piece for its new owner.
A couple of the features that I built into the model did not pan out as I'd hoped. Specifically, the breathers underwent some shipping damage when I moved houses this summer. The break occured internally, and unless someone knows of a good proctologist I will consider the damage irreversible. Scratch the breathers. Also, some of you may remember my operational spiral speed indicator. Worked great until after I got things sealed up and let it sit for six months. After that time the assembly seized and the internal belt popped off. Scratch feature #2...
Thankfully, the rest of the build has proved to be vastly more bulletproof and after a few weeks of constant operation and display in my home, it seems to be standing the test of time well.
Take a look and let me know what you think!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykBjDmmwQnM