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U812edf
05-03-2005, 05:39 PM
Well i'm a real sub nut. I love playing SH but my first love is building RC subs.

Here's my VIIC Revell kit converted to RC. This boat will do much better in the open water rather than my pool but you'll get the idea.

http://sneill.com/uboat/type7_2.wmv

Enjoy,

U812

U812edf
05-03-2005, 05:39 PM
Well i'm a real sub nut. I love playing SH but my first love is building RC subs.

Here's my VIIC Revell kit converted to RC. This boat will do much better in the open water rather than my pool but you'll get the idea.

http://sneill.com/uboat/type7_2.wmv

Enjoy,

U812

xscreamist1
05-03-2005, 05:52 PM
Duuuude....you need to clean your pool man !

U812edf
05-03-2005, 06:19 PM
Man I hate my pool man. He sucks. But he came this monday and we had a few words like get this right or I'll put two fish up your rear and you should see it now. Figures. Now it's clean.

Where's my subs! LOL

Steve

U812edf
05-03-2005, 06:47 PM
http://sneill.com/General/pool.jpg

Well. Is this better?

U812

U812edf
05-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Oh here's the boat before I finished it. got top get some picturs of that next time I take her out to a lake.

U812

http://sneill.com/uboat/19.jpg


http://sneill.com/uboat/20.jpg


http://sneill.com/uboat/22.jpg

P.S. If you guys want to see the insides to see what makes it tick just let me know and I'll post them.

I also host a game Friday night's called U812's revenge at 9 pm Pacfic. Let me know if anyone is interested and where the heck is 2.0?! It's May 5th already.

gazs_sub
05-03-2005, 08:49 PM
Hi U812,

Nice sub indeed!. I've been keen to set onto a nice VIIC R/C revell kit since they relased it last year, though it does require some modification for R/C, and I'm hesitant. I would assume you would have modified the rudders to connect them to the servos? How difficult was the conversion? Any tips/poitners would be great. Also is this r/c model dynamic or static, the video makes it hard to tell. Looks static.

I only recently got into the game, starting with a USS Albacore thats on its way!, and planning to build my own WTC and ballast. Going to be schweeet.

U812edf
05-03-2005, 09:23 PM
Gazs,

you need to go here to get all the details.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359503


This will tell you everything. And yes it is static. Is there anything else? LOL

Thanks very much BTW.

Good first choice for a sub. Join E Zone and post your build.

Steve

gazs_sub
05-03-2005, 09:54 PM
Hehehe, great thanks a lot! All questions answered! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'll pop over there and check it all out.

Happy hunting.

Gaz.

U812edf
05-03-2005, 10:05 PM
Great! You do the same.Although there's not much to hunt in my pool!!LOL

Steve

gazs_sub
05-03-2005, 10:26 PM
Oh, btw, I noticed over there you setup some m/player games here and there on Fri nights.

Haven't played mplay sh3 yet, so would be interested. Let me know/PM me if theres any spots for future http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers,
Gaz.

U812edf
05-03-2005, 10:57 PM
That's Friday night 9pm pacific. It's open. no password. Teamspeak encouraged.

See ya there,

U812

pielkop
05-03-2005, 11:03 PM
Great job on the sub U812 how much did everything cost meaning that sub itself and all the accesories to get it to that condition .

U812edf
05-03-2005, 11:39 PM
Well the kit is Revell 1/72 scale. About 60 dollars. The WTC kit 75. Radio, servos, electronics and batteries about another 300 dollars. there's more too. A good charger and I'm sure I'm forgeting something here.

Cheap for an RC scale sub as many kits you can buy are not massed produced and made by guys like me in there garages. Thus they range from 400-1800 for the larger boats.

I know they are expensive. I fly RC jets too. Cheaper but massed produced by comparsion. But they don't go under water and that's a hole other universe from RC planes.

Go visit the the thread link I posted and learn more.

Thanks for the kind words too!

U812

gazs_sub
05-04-2005, 12:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by pielkop:
Great job on the sub U812 how much did everything cost meaning that sub itself and all the accesories to get it to that condition . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi pielkop,

If you, or anyone for that matter is interested in submarine r/c I recommend you visit:

www.subcommittee.com (http://www.subcommittee.com)

and try

http://www.subconcepts.com/subguide.html

Fantastic sites!

U812edf is right. It IS an "expensive" venture -and requires lots of patience. They are considerd the helicopters of the radio controlled boat world. BUT, its well worth it - they offer the 3rd dimension in being able to dive and surface, and if you look after 'em they have the potential to last longer than r/c planes that may crash http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

If you have any q's, please feel free to ask! Ive been involved with this universe for a while, and theres plenty of way more experienced chaps on these forums as well!.

Cheers,
Gaz

U812edf
05-04-2005, 12:25 AM
All true. Most of my airplanes buddies think they are an easy thing to master. Wrong.

U812

gazs_sub
05-04-2005, 12:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by U812edf:
That's Friday night 9pm pacific. It's open. no password. Teamspeak encouraged.

See ya there,

U812 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heya Steve, Im in Australia...so thats looking like about 2pm Sunday for me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif ehe. I'll pop in if I dont lag out the game too much! Have yet to see the mplay capabilites of this game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

U812edf
05-04-2005, 01:09 AM
Hey mate!

Not at all. It will be good to have one of my sub peeps aboard!

Steve

axeman3d
05-04-2005, 04:33 AM
Love the RC sub, but it's beyond me financially as I cant afford to build a pool, much less build a sub. What sort of range does the radio have through water, you going to dive this thing 20 metres out and suddenly lose contact? Nice work anyway, always good to see nice RC stuff and it makes you realise just how sleek and graceful the Type-VII looks.

My only foray into RC stuff was a model helicopter I bought from a friend at work when he tired of it. Little did I realise just what I was letting myself in for. Even with some lessons from experienced guys just getting the sod to hover and manouever for 10 seconds without crashing and exploding took tongue-biting, sweat inducing concentration. Hardest thing I've ever done, even flying a real chopper was easier since you had a good view.

Kpt_Zig
05-04-2005, 05:49 AM
Hehe, kewl! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

gazs_sub
05-04-2005, 06:57 AM
Hey Axeman,

Yeah, you find that subs are easier used in the pool (if something fails, u can always dive and collect http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif eheh... But you can always go to a nearby lake etc -&gt; I dont have a pool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Radio frequency is limited by water quality. For example, tap water is excellent, clear/fresh water is slightly worse. Salt water is the meanest. Depending on the unit, your average sub is probably looking at around 4-10 feet diving ability, more if specially modified. Not many captains would take their prize down that far usually. There is too much to lose if your electronics or fail-safes don't function correctly! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

They are hard to master, and its easier to start with a r/c boat, but wow, nothing beats model submarining.!

U812edf
05-04-2005, 01:21 PM
Axeman,

I read you and it the same with the sodding airplanes which I also do. Jets mainly.

You don't need a pool just a nice pond or lake. Trim and test in the bath. That will save you some money.

Here in LA California pools are a dim a dosen but not so much on lakes. Judging by you sod cursing your most likely from the UK and you have lots of lakes and ponds there. Also some of the best sub jocks are in the UK too.

So if you ever go for it let me know and I'll hook you up with some of the guys there.

Gazs is right in answering your questions. With the clorine in my pool not much below 4 ft. A fail safe in the sub swiches on a blows the ballast when it loses signal so you don't have to go swimming.

As it is 4 ft. is about 400 ft in scale terms. The VIIC couldn't dive much below 150 ft.

Thanks all for the great response on this thread. Happy hunting.

Steve

Mylo42
05-04-2005, 07:39 PM
Love the RC Subs...absolutely Love'em.

Just need a few guys to build some merchants and destroyers for the full effect.

What about functioning torps ? Is that possible ? (I know, ANYTHING is possible for the right $$$) but, is it FEASIBLY possible ?

I've got a dug out filled with about 15' of water that the horses feed out of......will that work ?

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

U812edf
05-04-2005, 08:03 PM
You bet. Here's David Merriman's Alpha Class in action. His own design system. Also they can fire missiles.

15 Ft. isn't much room but a lake or pond will do nicely.

Thanks!

Steve

http://www.rc-submarines.com/273226710.jpg

http://www.rc-submarines.com/272e68060.jpg

http://www.rc-submarines.com/9d8901f0.jpg

http://www.rc-submarines.com/9c290120.jpg

flyingdane
05-05-2005, 03:29 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/flyingdane/484.gif = http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v695/flyingdane/653.gif "Can I play with it?".

RoughRaider1
05-05-2005, 07:01 AM
How did you get those underwater shots in the video? Nice job on the model btw.

dquock
05-05-2005, 11:52 AM
Very nice job on the model!

U812edf
05-05-2005, 01:07 PM
Well thanks guys that's real nice of you!

Steve

gazs_sub
05-05-2005, 05:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by U812edf:
Well thanks guys that's real nice of you!

Steve </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Steve, is that your baby?. Awesome! I saw this setup over at rc groups. Been reading about the setup, though looks quite fiddly and costly?.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

In Australia, they had their annual sub regatta last year in Canberra Swimming pools and fired a test torpedo very similar in design to this, I believe.

It was great! Funny thing though, they lined up a quickly built flower class corvette, and rigged an on board ballast, to simulate the sinking affect. Anyways, they fired the fishie, except it went deep! Straight underneath her keel.

Some poor schmuck had his nicely finished flower class in the background of the setup, and was struck!...Made some sufficient damage too from the impact. eheeheh

Gaz.

U812edf
05-05-2005, 07:15 PM
No not mine. The Alpha model and torpedo design system is David Merriman's. One of the greats in the sub biz.

Hey thanks for the story. It's a great one. David is doing the same thing right now.

Good to here from you mate!

Steve

gazs_sub
05-05-2005, 07:22 PM
Ahh yes - Dave. He designs/builds for hollywood doesn't he?. Quite the sub-man. Eh, guess I can dream of this torpedo setup, he's prob only one of the few to get this setup working http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mylo42
05-05-2005, 09:43 PM
*droole* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

The_Third_Half
05-06-2005, 08:08 AM
Sir, thats an awesome R/C sub you have there. I'm impressed. Infact, after reading through this thread i've decided i want one myself.
I'm in the proccess of applying for a ship construction from Bdu (wife) and funding.
Any other good websites to look at for tips and ideas ? I've done a few prop R/C planes, and models, but this would be my first sub.

U812edf
05-06-2005, 08:13 PM
The Sub Committee site I put a link up to is your gateway to all the other sites you'll need.And all the information.

Don't worry about the wife. That's what Paypal is for! LOL!!

Glad you love this stuff.

U812

BobV_07
05-06-2005, 08:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by U812edf:
Well i'm a real sub nut. I love playing SH but my first love is building RC subs.

Here's my VIIC Revell kit converted to RC. This boat will do much better in the open water rather than my pool but you'll get the idea.

http://sneill.com/uboat/type7_2.wmv

Enjoy,

U812 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Wow! That was totaly COOL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Very nice! Funny thing is though the words "periscope depth" in a deep voice from my CE kept going threw my mind. LOL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif


I'm looking forward to seeing the lake run. Destroyer in attack run sir! CRASH DIVE! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


http://adjunct.diodon349.com/photopoint/0037/0046.jpg

ARM505
05-06-2005, 08:56 PM
Brilliant!

But I had to laugh at the music! This imposing sort of piece, with this little submarine zooming round the pool! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Well done with the sub, it's always been a dream of mine to get one running.

U812edf
05-06-2005, 09:01 PM
Thanks Bob!!

U812

U812edf
05-06-2005, 09:58 PM
Mine too. I've been building and flying jets for so long it was time to make that dream happen. I've always loved subs.

Thanksa bunch!

Steve