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Pool Run Photos - SubRon6 Feb 10, 2007

Postby TMSmalley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:33 pm

We had a good turnout yesterday with about 12 guys and ten subs. Thanks for coming everyone. To the guys who didn't come - you missed a great time!
Tim

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Bob Gesking and his fleet.

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Pete Piekarski (seated) works on his Seawolf with a helping hand from Pat Habel.

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Postby TMSmalley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:44 pm

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Jim Schwinkendorf (left) discusses his Engle Gato with Tom Wise.

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Pete Piekarski talked about the RC sub hobby with some folks who saw the announcement in this forum and stopped by.

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Bob Gesking's boats.

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Stern of Bob's 1/96 SSY Gato.

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1/96 Gato

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Showing Small World Models' WTC of Bob's 1/96 Gato.
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Postby TMSmalley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:52 pm

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The Fonz is getting into subs as soon as he can ditch the chick...

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Bowplane rig out mechanism in Jim's Gato.

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Schwink pressure tests the seal on his boat with a blood pressure pump ball and pressure gauge.
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Postby TMSmalley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:14 pm

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The BP cuff and connectors on Dave Hampton's Finnish WWII era sub.

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Dave Hampton's torpedo launch mechanism.

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Dave Hampton's homebrew WTC.

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Dave Hampton preps his sub while Pete Piekarski and Kerry Addington look on.

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John Schagane and Pete check out Dave's sub.

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Schwink talks to a reporter from the local paper about RC subs.

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Schwink launches his 1/48 Engle Gato with a hand from Mike Driskell.

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Gato on patrol.
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Postby TMSmalley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:30 pm

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1/96 SSY Gato by Bob Gesking.

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Rescue swimmer hauls in Jim's recalicitrant Engle Gato.

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Dave Hampton powers on his electric torpedo with a high strength neodymium magnet.

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Torpedo war shot.

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Dave's torpedo charger box contains 4 AA batteries and an LED.

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Pete's new pumpjet for the Seawolf hull kit he sells.
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Postby TMSmalley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:35 pm

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The ubiquitous Propel and charging nozzle.

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Postby TMSmalley » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:48 pm

More to come in a few days when I get John's photos. Stay tuned!
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Postby chips » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:17 pm

Tim - thanks for posting the pictures.

Here's some of the tech info on my 1:96 SSY GATO. Radio is a Futaba T6XAS computer radio on Ham 01 (50.820 MHz). The receiver is a Sombra Labs Shadow 1 synthesized 6 channel unit. The Shadow 1 was esigned and operates on all frequencies in the 50/53 MHz, 72 MHz and 75 MHz bands. The Shadow 1 is no loger made, but has been replaced by the Shadow 3 synthesized 7 channel receiver. The dimensions of the receiver are 1 & 3/8" long, 7/8" wide, & 1/2" high. The Shadow receivers work with all brands of transmitter. A Msonik Marine 15 (15A) ESC controls the two SubTech motor drive units. The radio functions are: Ch 1 - rudder; Ch 2 - bow planes; Ch 3 - ESC; Ch 4 - ballast tank; Ch6 - stern planes (rotary knob - airplane flap control). SubTech SubSafe and APC are installed. The APC is connected to the stern planes. I'm still in the lead & foam trimming stage of the model and have completed 6 runs with it.
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Postby Pirate » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:29 pm

The new pumpjet for my SubmarineWorks 1/96 scale Seawolf is based partially on the design David Merriman used for the 1/48 scale pumpjet he made, and additional photo reference of the pumpjet for the new Virginia Class submarine.

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