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OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby crowman17 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Started working on my type XXIII I got off Robert.
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby crowman17 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:10 pm

Worked some more on the type XXIII.
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby sam reichart » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:13 pm

love that boat.
nice work so far.
curious about your split line; did you ever consider a hatch instead of a longitudinal split of the hull?
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby Chuck Chesney » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:31 pm

Crowman....LOVE that beautiful WTC. Where did you get it? It's orders of magnitude better with the thin acrylic or Lexan endcaps and bulkheads than the more traditional units.
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby JWLaRue » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:44 pm

Chuck,

That's an OTW dive module. It's an ARF (almost ready to float) module...just drop in your servos and receiver and it's ready to go.

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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby sam reichart » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:12 pm

Chuck Chesney wrote:Crowman....LOVE that beautiful WTC. Where did you get it? It's orders of magnitude better with the thin acrylic or Lexan endcaps and bulkheads than the more traditional units.

http://www.otwdesigns.com/Extras/Dive/Dive.html
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby crowman17 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:02 pm

Sam,

This is how I got the hull from Robert molded in two pieces top and bottom.

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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby Giovanni » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:00 am

I have the same OTW for my USS Holland. They are really built well.
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby Giovanni » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:21 am

The OTW Type XXIII will be my next purchase.
Perfect size sub.
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby sam reichart » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:29 am

crowman17 wrote:Sam,

This is how I got the hull from Robert molded in two pieces top and bottom.

Marc

Yeah, Bob creates a long split like that.
But you can saw through the top and attach a section at the bow and stern to the lower hull, and you have a smaller hatch. It's a preference thing, I guess. I like your pin alignment to keep the hull halves registered.
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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby crowman17 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:28 am

Hi Sam,

I did split the rudder section from the rest, and I may split the front off also as you stated to make a smaller hatch.

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Re: OTW TYPE XXIII

Postby crowman17 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:07 pm

Got some more work done on the XXIII. Conning tower cleaned up, finished the rescue raft door finished and rudder linkage made.
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