Thanks guys, subs and White Castle what a combo. Sure I'll come on down in May. But, you've got to promise me some help with my project.
The Custom Replica's hull was never initially designed for R/C. It was a static model which could be converted. Things like an operable rudder, prop, WTC platform, wiring etc. were not really considered when they cast the hull. The main feature was upper and lower hull separation.
It's a gorgeous model, but I have to become smart in the design phase. For instance the rudder. Unless I want the obvious pushrod arrangement sticking out the hull, I've got to come up with a gear drive rudder arrangement. This brings up a whole set of problems. I'm looking at using a flexi shaft attached to a set of right angle transfer gears attached to the rudder shaft. Problem # 1 is transfering the servo rotation directly to the flexi shaft. Now I'm not an engineer (actually I'm a high school Aerospace Science Insturctor). Another problem is the vast wasteland of hobby suppliers here in South Bend. Even finding .065" control horns for the four diving planes is turning into major issue.
So anyway, it will be there in Carmel that is, but any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I might also mention the I've been a diver for over 40 years and have a great Iklite underwater video system with lighting if any members at the Regatta should want some underwater footage.
By the way, does anyone know how you can change your registration status here to member? I'm # 2471
South Bend, IN
Edited By Thomcmdchief on 1046626715