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Mylo's 1:200 GATO build.

Postby Mylo » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:44 pm

To expand my model building skill set, I decided to take on another sub project, since my VIIc/41 doesn't seem to take enough of my time. Once again, I expected a somewhat steep learning curve with this new GATO project.

Step 1: Hull disassembly.

Time to complete : 1 minute.

Total time to date : 1 minute.


Disassembling the GATO hull took very fine mechanical skill. A special tool was required for this step, this tool being called....a small screw driver. After reading the manual to operate this special tool, I was able to utilize it properly and in doing so, was able to divide the GATO into it's two halves.

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Step 2: Battery installation.

Time to complete : 1 minute.

Total time to date : 2 minutes.


With the GATO in two parts, I was able to gain access to the battery casing hidden deep within the confines of the hull. After insertion of the AA battery power supply, a modification was added to the GATO by applying duct tape for a further seal on the battery compartment.

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Step 3: Hull assembly.

Time to complete : 1 minute.

Total time to date : 3 minutes.


....repeat step 1, but in reverse. Use tool manual if required.

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Step 4 : Sea Trials.

Time to complete : 1 minute.

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TOTAL TIME for GATO project : 4 minutes.



I hope some of you were able to find something of value in this GATO build thread.


Happy sailing.


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Postby Boss subfixer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:24 pm

BRAVO! BRAVO! I bow to the master. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Good one Mylo.
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Postby clive » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:38 am

Nothing like as complex as your previous efforts but glad to see you are improving your skills. At least now you have some idea of what a screwdriver is and how to use it.

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Postby Mylo » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:49 pm

I was in desperate need of what it feels like to have a completed project.



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Postby Warpatroller » Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:50 pm

If only your VII/C41 was so simple... That made my Walmart Gator Sub pre-sea trial preparation seem complex! :D Ha ha.
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