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OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby Mickster » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:26 pm

Hello

I believe this my first post to this site!

My 1/32 Type VII will be arriving from Bob in a week or two. I have been busy reading all I can find on the build and other tips posted on this site. It is all a big help as I am new to R/C but have been modeling for 40-plus years.

I am looking for any advise from members who have build and sailed this kit. What Radio system works best, Battery set up/location and the like.

I would also like to ask if anyone would be willing to loan or sell me some templates for cutting the flood slots in the hull. ANyone make after-market items to improve the kit?

I can’t wait to get started and without the kit this is all I know to do. Thank you for you consideration,

Mickster

(not sure if this site has a “Mickster”, most do and if so I can be NDMickster)
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Re: OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby salmon » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:59 pm

Welcome aboard! I have not gone that large yet. I am sure you will find many here to help!
Look forward to see how your build goes.
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Re: OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby JWLaRue » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:33 pm

Hi Mickster,

......did Bob send you a copy of my OTW Type VIIC build article? (I can't remember if you told me if he did)

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Re: OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby Mickster » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:47 pm

Hello Jeff, yes he did send me a copy. Bob has been extremely nice to work with. Always emails back within a day and must be sick of the many questions I have put to him. I wish all vendors were as good to work with and cared for their customers, it’s a rare thing today. Your pages are the best I have and I plan to follow them close. Anymore info/advise would be great.

You helped me obtain some type VII plans back around 2005 or so. Again, thanks as it started my interest in this ship. I look forward to starting and know it will be a great winter project. I hope its ok to email you or post for help.
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Re: OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby JWLaRue » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:30 pm

...always glad to help!

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Re: OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby Sub culture » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:31 am

You should get a photo-etched template for cutting the slots in the hull with the kit.
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Re: OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby tabledancer » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:04 pm

Do those templates include the lower hull aft drain slots around the props and rudders?I am currently refitting a Robbe Type VII and would like the include these in my refit.




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Re: OTW Type VII Looking for some Help

Postby Sub culture » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:17 am

AFAIK, the template is for the slots along the side only, but Bob Dimmack would be the best person to confirm or deny that.

The Robbe boat is a smaller scale than the OTW, so would it be of benefit anyway?
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