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thegrimreaper

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U47
« on: November 03, 2010, 01:32:23 PM »

finished building now on its fifth run balanced great deck awash is definatley the way to go she now dives with the slightest push on the stick made up cant wait for my AKULA to come amazed at the reaction of people who see a model sub for the first time oh yea and the questions do`s it go under the water mister how do`s the radio signal still work under water








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Re: U47
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 01:48:41 PM »

Nice Job! :-))

Yes conversation at lake side can usually be quite interesting.
 When I had my Robbe Sea wolf, a bloke was chatting to me;
 "How much did it cost?"
 "About 400 all in."
 "What will you do if you loose it?"
 "AH! That's one of the challenges of model submarines, can you put 400 at the bottom of a lake AND get it back?!!"

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Re: U47
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 05:11:55 PM »

My trafalgar went well today till my Tx battery went flat and I had to take the model home. The Akula is just awaiting a speedcontroller. Bill
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Re: U47
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 07:27:41 AM »

I fancy building the U47 to go with my U2540 below, she's looking good Grimreaper. Would love Akula or big Typhoon but bit expensive! Looking forward to seeing some more photos soon, Dave.  :-))
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rathikrishna

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Re: U47
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 03:11:00 PM »

Good evening..and Sir, will you post some good pictures here..?  please...
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thegrimreaper

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Re: U47
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 11:06:43 AM »

couple more photo`s this time taken over in Hoylake








All photographs of my U47 kindly donated by my wife who takes all the photo`s and video`s
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Re: U47
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 12:34:19 PM »

Nice Job! :-))

Yes conversation at lake side can usually be quite interesting.
 When I had my Robbe Sea wolf, a bloke was chatting to me;
 "How much did it cost?"
 "About 400 all in."
 "What will you do if you loose it?"
 "AH! That's one of the challenges of model submarines, can you put 400 at the bottom of a lake AND get it back?!!"



I don't want to stray too far of topic, but how did you find the Seawolf? I'm thinking of trying to get one in the future as the are not too expensive for my tight budget.
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thegrimreaper

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Re: U47
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2010, 09:25:13 AM »

To number6 not wanting to rub salt in but i have the Sheerline Akula on its way to me wanted a typhoon but when i saw the price of it i thought that was for the real one  {-)
found the U47 an easy build for my first time once i sat and read the desstructions properly
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Re: U47
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2010, 11:22:17 AM »

Agreed, Typhoon is way too expensive. Got a 6ft Victor Class as well as the U2540. May invest in a WW2 battleship or 1.72 HMS Daring from Fleetscale. Dave. :)
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rathikrishna

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Re: U47
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 09:05:48 AM »

Great..may i save some pics for me..? not for any business..but for my personal reff: please..
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thegrimreaper

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Re: U47
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 06:18:41 PM »

rathikrishna if you want to use my pics for your own reff you are  most welcome

regards Mark
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rathikrishna

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Re: U47
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2010, 07:25:39 AM »

Great..and a million thanks..Sir, i need more and more models, for now, because i am going to resign my job to be a full time model maker...so thanks once again..have a nice day..
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silent running556

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Re: U47
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 12:24:37 AM »

This is what i'm interested in, i've seen a u-47 by robbe for 349, is yous about 1.7m long? sound like the same boat, nice to know you found it straight forward to put together as i'm not an expert on this stuff either. Did you have to have any special tools and did you get everything you needed in the kit? Thanks.
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thegrimreaper

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Re: U47
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 10:20:03 AM »

Kit is compleate except for radio batterys and ESC sub is a dynamic diver needs forward speed to dive  can be a bit of a bind ballancing because it dont fit in the bath kit is well presented instructions need to be read a couple of times to make sure you understand what is going on the hardest part is getting the long bolt correct this has to be spot on as it holds the bows and stern together making the boat waterproof you must get this correct also in the destructions it says this bold should be soldered which is realy not right by all acounts and tips off this site it should be soldered using plumbers solder and a blow torch (silver soldered??) to make the joint realy strong because if this fails underwater then your going for a swim I found that if the sub is ballanced to just deck awash then it dives much easier and at a much slower speed. If you get problems just drop me a PM or ask on here the guys are great for info and tips.

Regards Mark
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silent running556

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Re: U47
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 02:22:48 PM »

Thanks for the info mate, i'm half excited about the building of one and half bottling the idea. Will you be painting yours btw?
Some people colour them to look realistic and some to see them better under water. I've even seen leds on them to show them up.
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Re: U47
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2011, 05:39:37 PM »

silent running556 check here for dates of pool runs where you can see a variety of subs, and chat to the builders. may help you if you can get along to one.
http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk
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thegrimreaper

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Re: U47
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2011, 06:05:07 PM »

@ silent running556  maybe it dosn`t show up to well but the sub is painted just got hold of some dark gray for below the water line and light gray for above I dont run her deep anyway so can see her most of the time has got LED`s on port starboard and tail whit light
my model us based loosley on gunther preens (please excuse spellin) boat the CAPt who snuck into Scapa flow up nex to scotland and sunk  a battle ship

Regards Mark
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Re: U47
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2011, 06:15:55 PM »

If your running her in a pool, then you can paint it just about any colour you like and still be able to see it clearly. Its a brave captain who runs a sub at much deeper than periscope depth in a murky pond (unless it it is shallow or a purpose made boat pond like Orpington or Norwich where you know you will be able to wade in and recover should the worst happen.

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Re: U47
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2011, 09:45:48 AM »

Video of my U47 at New Brighton on her second outing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LijHj_L-sII

Regards Mark
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silent running556

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Re: U47
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2011, 03:14:33 PM »

She certainly works alright, much more character in these boats i think personally, is this a Robbe model Mr G?
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thegrimreaper

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Re: U47
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2011, 10:40:37 AM »

It is the Robbe model straight out of the box my first experience of subs and cutting dam slots in the side great fun (not)

regards Mark
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silent running556

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Re: U47
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2011, 01:01:21 PM »

I just found out my Gran's cousin wa on a ship called the Royal Oak. <:(
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silent running556

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Re: U47
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2011, 06:33:43 PM »

Did anyone with a u47 or any u boat for that matter get flags with theirs or did you have to buy/make them yourself? Mine was made in Germany originally so i can undrstand why the flags may not have been produced. funny that they can be bought here though. :P
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Re: U47
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2011, 10:59:34 AM »

It is against the law in Germany to display a Swastika.
At boat shows they do display obliterated ones. (A bit like blotting out a face in photos.)
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thegrimreaper

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Re: U47
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2011, 02:31:58 PM »

I also think Davy1 that it is illigal in this country to display a flag with the swastika on if its full size not to sure about model flags bearing the emblem though I have found on the www companys that produce them as to weather you would want to engage the wrath of a war vetran while out sailing ....................?? I never did put a flag on my U47 because I am a good guy realy and dont like upseting people and anyway my models cost a lot of money dont want em getting things thrown at em its bad enough when you get targets coming your way lol

Mark
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