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After Action Report SubRon6 Fall Fun Run

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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:02 pm

If you weren't there you missed a good run - I've attached a few shots. The weather was great - It was clear and I think it made it to 62 Sat afternoon (even though it was snowing in 'sconny as I drove through on Friday morning and was 27 degrees!)

We got to the pond about 10:30 Saturday morning and ran subs and BSed until about 3 PM. They had lowered the water in the pond by almost a foot but there was still enough water to submerge and it was nice and clear.

They have installed a new bronze statue of two servicemen down by the flags - very nice.

Attendees:
Chris Campbell - brought his US Navy destroyer. If you know Chris - give him heck about not having a working sub!!! :;):

Dave Hampton - a big WWII Finlander sub - the hull is done and the WTC is under construction. Dave's using a thigh sized BP bladder for the ballast system.

Bob Eisler - type XXIII and Robbe U-47

Brian Brozek - Bruggen Delphin

Gene Wisner - unstarted 1/72 Scale Shipyard Gato and new Merriman WTC

John Schagane - Thor LA and D&E WTC 3.0

Tom Dye - D&E Skipjack with some nifty light panels installed for night running. Tom's boat stalled out on him but he brought his fishing rod with a tennisball on the end of the line, casted it out and retrieved the errant sub without having to climb into clammy waders!

Kerry Addington - came to shoot the breeze.

Eric Coons - new guy from Cinci. Getting fired up to work on his sub - he is building a lost foam Albacore.

Matt Munger and his GF - Carol Carol is a great sport, helped Matt carry his stuff and sat watched and smiled and chatted the whole time - even tried running his sub for awhile - Bruggen Delphin and 32nd P type XXIII.

Me - Type 32nd P type XXIII - ran well. Had a little water in the WTC 3.0 but not enough to mess things up.

Chris, John, Dave and I talked about possible dates for the regatta (yes we are doing it again) since the usual date is off limits due to the Brickyard 500 being run on the last weekend in July. Chris is going to do some checking as to availabilities.

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Chris Campbell's USS Donald Ross, Arleigh Burke class DDG Destroyer keeps an eye on a surfaced U-boat.

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Kind of a neat shot of Bob Eisler's type XXIII conning tower and scope.

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Bob Eisler runs his Type XXIII

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Tom Dye tightens up the set screws on his Skipjack

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Matt Munger and his GF, Carol.

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Chris Campbell ® shoots the bull with fellow Indy Admirals and SubRon6 member Dave Hampton (L).

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John Schagane (lft) talks to Dave Hampton (rt) about his Finnish WWII era sub.

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My 32nd P type XXIII at periscope depth.
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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:03 pm

More shots...

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I love the smell of Propel in the morning.

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Tom's sub lifting device.

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Some of the boys chat about Dave's Finlander sub.
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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:23 pm

...and more.Image

Matt launches his XXIII

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Ace video shooter, Kerry Addington stopped by to kibitz. Kerry has one of the lowest SubCommittee member numbers!

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Bob Eisler's XXIII - hull by Darrin Hataway. Note the weld lines. Bob tells me this is done using CA glue. The hank of "rope" is a nice touch.

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Interior view of Bob's conning tower.

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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:28 pm

and more...

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Tom Dye's Plano bow case converted to a more useful purpose! He stores his fishing rod and tennis ball sub retriever under the Skipjack.

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Another long time SC member - Gene Wisner and his new Gato kit and D&E WTC 3.0.

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Tom Dye casts his sub retriever.

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Tom Dye's retreval device grabs onto a stalled model.


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John Schagane walks back with his LA and leaky WTC 3.0.
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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:35 pm

and ...

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Dave Hampton's home brew RCABS WTC shot 1

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WTC2

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WTC3

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WTC 4

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Torpedo launcher in Dave Hampton's Finnish sub
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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:41 pm

More!

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Tom Dye's light pack installed in his D&E Skipjack. Tom is doing a "how to" for a future issue of the SubCommittee REPORT about how how makes these. They look VERY cool in the evening!

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Dave Hampton's WWII Finnish sub.

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New memorial installed at the base of the flags at the head of the pond.

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Postby TMSmalley » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:45 am

and a BIG thanks to the Indianapolis Admirals for hosting us for this great last run of the year. See you in February for the winter pool run!
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Postby Bigdave » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:23 am

Tim,
Thanks for sharing the photos. Looks like you all had a great time. It is great to see someone has finished one of Darrin's XXIII hulls. I can't wait to get the time to start mine. :D BD.

BTW- The finnish sub looks kind of like a Type-II.




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Postby Boss subfixer » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:55 pm

Tim,
Looks like you guys had a great day. Thanks for posting pictures for us.
I couldn't help but notice Dave Hamptons boat stand. It looks as though it not only holds the boat upright for display but also on various angles to work on it. Interesting design.
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Postby Pirate » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:28 pm

Sorry I missed you guys. It's a bummer that I couldn't make it.

Great shots Tim, as always.

Look forward to the winter indoor run if possible.

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Postby Jeffrey J » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:40 pm

thanks from me also for the photos, looks like a really good turn out, sorry I had to miss it. What are all the type XXIII's running the D&E's ? The water looked perfect. thanks Jeff J.
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Postby JWLaRue » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:55 pm

I like Chris Campbell's DDG-51....more details please!

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Postby TMSmalley » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:19 pm

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1/96 - (about 5 feet long). USS Donald Ross.

Here is what Chris said...

"It is 96th scale and is a over 5ft (I cannot remember exactly the length). I have a ton of pics from the real ship, extra helicopters, and the plans with measurements if you plan to build one. It really runs well and would probably run better if I controlled the two props separately. I have a speaker in the rear exhaust area for a horn and led lights on it. The guys on it are from HO scale frogmen and S.W.A.T. team.

It is the one that Tree Boy Bush (TV guy who interviewed us at the SubRegatta in '05) ran over one of our tugs with on live TV and sank the tug to the bottom. It didn't hurt my boat."

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Postby TMSmalley » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:22 pm

Jeff - My XXIII and Matt Mungers had the D&E WTC 3.0 -
I didn't see what was in Bob's -
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Postby Jeffrey J » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:57 pm

Thanks Tim,
I remember yours, but can't recall any of of the set ups in the others besides how Mike D. had the 2 torpedos ,, . I am going nuts trying to decide on which project to get into the water for next year, nothing new from me in about 3-4 years now, time for a new sub in the water for 07. You and John know how many projects I have sitting in my basement.. too many. Your XXIII really looked cool when I had seen it in person, very realistic. If I send you mine would you get it running for me... lol.. Need something a little eaiser to carry around.
Did you use the 2 weights that came with the original kit attached to the bottom? I will send you a private e-mail to get more info on the 32nd P. XXIII. Need to talk Moma into a WTC 3" for Christmas. Thanks Jeff J.
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