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Revell type V11 convertion
« on: August 18, 2010, 09:26:20 pm »

I was going to use Norbert Bruggen's kit but due to the kind offer of a mate in Hinckley MBC I will be using his WTC when completed.

This thread will be a 'warts and all' description of my trials and tribulations during this build.

I know this has been done before but it be a record for me and any other novice.

The slots in the hull were done by a dremel with a metal grinder end.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 08:47:22 am »

Good man Andy, a nice and neat set of flood holes...they drive you mad, don't they? You wait until you start on the deck... O0


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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 04:07:59 pm »

Good man Andy, a nice and neat set of flood holes...they drive you mad, don't they? You wait until you start on the deck... O0


Rich

I am looking forward to it now I have had soon practice.  {:-{
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bijou

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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 12:15:09 pm »

HI.Good job.I wheel bee watching Y.I am the first steps also so I am very interested . :-))
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 12:36:45 pm »

Good man Andy, a nice and neat set of flood holes...they drive you mad, don't they? You wait until you start on the deck... O0


Rich

You could buy the laser cut ply deck and give it a few thinned coats or resin to seal it in.  Very neat crisp finish and all the holes are already cut.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 01:13:09 pm »

You could buy the laser cut ply deck and give it a few thinned coats or resin to seal it in.  Very neat crisp finish and all the holes are already cut.

Where from and how much?

thanks for the info Bunkerbarge. :-)
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 04:16:22 pm »

Check it out here:

http://store.spruebrothers.com/172-nautilus-models-wood-deck-for-revell-type-vii-u-boat-72501-p4799.aspx

I got mine from White Ensign Models but I am finding getting around thier site a bit difficult at the moment.  You could give them a ring and ask.

This is what I did with one of them to give you an idea of the possibilities:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2227.0
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 07:17:47 am »

 :-)) Thanks Bunkerbarge, I have just been looking at your build thread, the paint work looks great. I will hope to get mine to the same standard but my painting skills are limited.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 06:33:52 pm »

Just an update, the WTC has been done. I will have to use a smaller battery (6V?) so it will fit and the control lines still through
still have to be catered for. Pics below. I am starting to mod the rear planes and rudder assemblies, wish me luck. :-)
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010, 10:09:27 am »

Lookin' good there Andy, keep it up mate!
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2010, 07:35:02 pm »

Sorting out the rudders using Norbert's method, had to make the control arms from gash plastic and using a spare servo head.
I hope you can see in the photo as it is slightly out of focus.

The rudders fixed to brazing rods, having drilled them out accordingly.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2010, 07:59:17 pm »

A rear end view, Mike has put another open bulkhead at the opening for the WTC.
Apologies for the earthing tape.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 05:46:03 pm »

Some more pics showing the WTC build and where the hull is divided and the models bulkheads enlarged to accommodate the WTC.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 07:23:34 pm »

Apologies for the pics above, but I scanned them from prints.

I have decided that I am not doing the intrickate work on the decks because my hand eye dexterity is not good enough and I know I would ruin the sub.

I have cut out the unseen parts of the decking and conning tower to resolve it. Later I will drill subtle holes in discrete places. O0



Just for your interest, some pics of Mikes Typhoon.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2010, 08:05:54 pm »

Hurry up Andy...the Dragonfish has got her bum wet already!!


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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2010, 08:30:59 pm »

Sorry Rich, but I have to multi task, it will take some time. :}
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010, 05:41:44 pm »

I forgot that the sub had contra rotating props, so Mike had to put in some gearing for it.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2010, 04:53:48 pm »

I have recently visited Model Power, just down the road, and decided that the battery pack will be split into 2 with 3 cells in each part giving 7.2 volts to play with.

I was due to space constaint going to use a ESC for my pump but now I will use a mini servo and 2 miniature micro switches and save 20.

Progress on the sub will continue after I get back from holiday in a weeks time.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2010, 08:14:51 pm »

Mike has now got my gearing for the drives sorted, a couple of a cogs broke free from each other on the idler gear and had to
be sleaved to make good.
I have started to connect up the control sufaces.

Pictures will follow.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2010, 08:40:04 pm »

Got a mini water pump from MFA como 11, fits nicely.

When wiring up the 2 mini micro switches, (RS Comps no 616 0344) which will activated by a servo, I used the wrong method of fixing them
(super glue, prat) one u/s switch, back to the drawing board, lesson learned.

I was going to use a ESC to control the pump but the above is cheaper :o
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2010, 03:15:57 am »

Hi nice boat I completed mine a year ago using Dave Welch configurations and it goes well . I did find you need to make the the rudder base stays from brass as the plastic ones are to flimsy. I also added an oiling tube to each prop shaft tube and left the forward  torpedo tubes open . The flood holes were done from the back with a dremel at low speed and care as you.
Hope all goes well in the water the final test of your hard work !!
regards
Ian 



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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2010, 04:58:35 pm »

HAPPY NEW YEAR to You All My Friends!.
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2011, 08:46:56 pm »

Hi all.

I have just restarted after a long break.

I am trying to juggle all the electronics into the WTC but I am running out of room, with batteries, pump & everything.
The dive tank is 550 x 50mm dia . What is the minimum size can it go to?

Any usefull comments will be welcome

TA  %%
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 05:03:25 am »

Hi In my convertion ala Dave Welch the battery is outside the WTC I haven't found this a problem except for some corrosion round the terminals which I have since given a daub of silicone to . The battery is made up of two mobile phone batteries which are in series and wrapped and sealed in silicone wrap joined to the WTC via a connector. If you have the batteries inside the WTC every time you want to charge them you will have to dismantle everything. Not a very good idea on such a small model and to keep it watertight
Hope this helps
Ian   
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Re: Revell type V11 convertion
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2011, 09:12:40 pm »

Hi all

I have decided to seal the batteries in the free flood of the sub because I have run out of room in the WTC. When, and if, I do this
I will report back with method and pics. Even without the batteries the WTC is still cramped.

Wish me luck!?  :o
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