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Sturgeon Class Models

Postby Leprechaun » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:33 pm

I'm new to this board and RC Subs.

I recently recieved a Protocol RC sub. The Protocol sub is alittle dissappointing at times. It only dove about 1-2 feet and I had to be within 5-6 feet for the remote to work. Otherwise it popped to the surface or just stopped. I had visions of sailing it across the pool and back. But once I realized its limits I just drove it back and forth up and down. Really cool for free (it was a gift)! But if I wanted a sub with more range what would you recommend? Do the model boats have more range than the ready to run variety?

From 1988-91 I was the Medical Officer for a squadron of subs out of Norfolk VA. They were Sturgeon Class subs (SSN637). I'm considering making my own model but would like to start with one of my old boats. Are there any kits for this class available? Are they for beginners or would it be better to start with something different? What would you recommend? Can you recommend a trustworthy dealer (maybe one on your website) to online purchase from?
Thanks again for all your help.
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Re: Sturgeon Class Models

Postby Wayne Frey » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:47 pm

I would start by talking to Matt Thor.
And I will step up right here and now and say his kits are among the best on the market.
He used to make a Sturgeon, but not any more.
However, I would start by him, and listen very closely,and you will be in good hands.
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Re: Sturgeon Class Models

Postby Thor » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:57 pm

Thanks, Wayne! We have two new pattern for a 1/96th STURGEON ready for scribing. Short hull and long hull. Not planning to release until I get several other projects off the board first.
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Re: Sturgeon Class Models

Postby Leprechaun » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:40 am

Thank you.
I like the SSN Permit on the website.
Instructions look very exact and helpful.
Might be a good place to start while waiting for the Sturgeons.
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