Welcome back Ray.
This is the first time I've seen a post from you on here in 3 months. Wasn't sure of what was going on since then, so I revived the posting about the fate of the group. But I suppose I have your absence beat, as the last time you saw me at a meeting was a year ago! When you crashed my Walmart sub into the sides of Adam's pool:P
I have not been an official paying Subcommittee member due to that fact that until now, I didn't own a model submarine (I'm not counting toy grade stuff like the Walmart sub). To me it would be kind of like paying for a Golf membership at a Country Club, but not owning any golf clubs.. I was hoping to have been able to see a hobby grade sub in action as a result of getting together with members of the group, but it never happened. Though, through contact with a group member I finally got a kit I can call my own, and of a boat that I have an interest in (key factor in getting the kit built and in the water instead of getting shelved in a closet for extended storage time). Second essential key factor is funding said build (especially in such challenging economic times), and I am working on that, though it may not happen as quickly as I'd like it to.
Managed to finally acquire one of the elusive Tracker III radios from yet another Subcommittee member, but what was supposed to have been a 75Mhz surface radio turned out to be a 72Mhz air radio.. So my new radio is in route to Polk Hobby in NJ to hopefully get properly converted to 75Mhz so it is useful for controlling a submarine.
Guess nobody ever said getting an RC submarine in the water was going to be easy.. And once you finally do get the boat in the water, you have to worry about it sinking! lol Perhaps you have to be a little crazy to get into this hobby
A real lunatic!
You said "neither of my subs are complete and in the water at this time, but I am are working on them". What subs are these Ray? What kind of boats and what scale? Give us some info on whats under construction in your drydock! This is exciting news Ray and I'm sure other members want to hear about them also.
To Steve L. - I could get that XXIII in the water and submerged, REAL FAST, as long as I didn't care about it coming back up!