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S-Class
« on: June 23, 2009, 08:36:20 PM »

Hi All,

Does anyone know what the OTW S-Class is like, i keep getting drawn to it and can not explain why.   :}

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 09:31:11 PM »


Check this:

http://www.subpirates.com/showthread.php?t=2962

The one in the picture was recently at our sub day.

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 12:06:24 AM »

That is a cracking looking S CLass there :-))
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Re: S-Class
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 07:54:03 AM »

Thats a great looking sub,  when did Sbupirates change, you used to be able to brouse without having to pay?
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Re: S-Class
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 08:56:41 AM »

Thats a great looking sub,  when did Sbupirates change, you used to be able to brouse without having to pay?

About 6 months ago.

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 09:39:48 AM »

hmm is it still worth it, as i remember it being a vital forum for subs? 

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 11:41:03 AM »

Sub Pirates was locked down because too many people benefiting from free access, and the costs of running the website weren't being met.

There are certainly still items of interest there, but it would be misleading to claim it was as busy as it once was. Submarines have always been, and probably always will be a niche interest. Despite this, there are now quite a few sub orientated forums; about eight last time I looked, which means that things get spread a little thinly.

I would prefer it if things were all on one or two forums, but unfortunately personality conflicts, and business interests often result in the groups splitting and forming rival camps.

Darrin Hathaway built a great OTW S-class and it's documented over at the Sub Committee-

http://s181686668.onlinehome.us/phpBB2/viewtopic.php5?t=6965&highlight=class

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 12:09:27 AM »

Hi All,

Does anyone know what the OTW S-Class is like, i keep getting drawn to it and can not explain why.   :}

cheers
Ian

You can see pictures of the OTW S Class in the OTW Vendor section on the Subcommittee web site also.  :-)
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Re: S-Class
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 04:40:03 PM »

Nice pictures, i think my mind has been made up.

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009, 10:38:38 AM »

Who makes this 'S' class boat ie where can the kit, cos I guess its a kit, be bought?
Bet they don't do old 'T' or 'A'  boats as well
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Re: S-Class
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2009, 01:46:59 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2009, 07:00:48 PM »

Did they really paint boats that colour?  Serious question I am an ex submariner (diesel boats ) and I know that there were some experimentation with colours and camoflage etc but can't remember a boat painted half and half.  Home fleet boats were always black.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 11:20:23 AM »

Did they really paint boats that colour?  Serious question I am an ex submariner (diesel boats ) and I know that there were some experimentation with colours and camoflage etc but can't remember a boat painted half and half.  Home fleet boats were always black.

My dad's boat, HMS Sibyl, (S Class) was operating out of Trincomalee (Ceylon) and it was painted Brunswick Green (Hunter Green) and a 'Dirty Brown' underside, according to Stephen Jenner, 1st lieutenant. He told me this himself about four years ago.
 
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Re: S-Class
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 03:35:11 PM »

Hi All,

i thought i would post here,  if all looks well i will have a S Class next sunday on my way to the paddleducks regatta.  the reason for the post is which WTC would be best?  OTW Sherline ect.  i have been out of subs for sometime though not out of boats.
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Re: S-Class
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010, 10:36:06 PM »

Hi  polycell.
               Models by design do the mouldings for the P, S and T boats.

                 ROYAL NAVY P CLASS SUBMARINE
Scale: 1 to 50
Hull: 55 3/4"
Beam: 5 13/4"

ROYAL NAVY S CLASS GROUP 3 SUBMARINE
Scale: 1 to 38
Hull: 68.5 inch
Beam: 7 inch
Draft: HIGHT 12.75 inch

ROYAT NAVY T CLASS GROUP 3 SUBMARINE
Scale: 1 to 48
Hull: 68.5 inches
Beam:
Draft:
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Re: S-Class
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010, 06:02:31 AM »

Cheers,

 i may be aquiring the OTW 1/32 S class next week and was wondering if anyone knows a WTC that would work size wise in this model.

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2010, 12:30:43 PM »

It's a big boat, with a high freeboard when surfaced, so I would say ballast volume is going to be in the ball park of about 1.5 litres. I'm sure OTW do a module for this, possibly very similar to the one they do for the Type VII as the boats are of a similar size and both twin screwed.

OTW and Sheerline modules both use water pumps, however although there are differences in the way these systems work. OTW vent the air from the tank into the dry space of the cylinder, and use a positive displacement pump which works in either direction, so the water is pumped in and out.

The Sheerline system pumps water into a sealed ballast tank with a centrifugal water pump, this pressurizes the air inside the ballast tank, to surface a pinch valve is opened and the air pushes the water out, the pump only works one way.

Coming along to the Dive-in at Brockwell Lido on the 10th October? There will be boats present with all these systems, plus Engel boats, scratchbuilt etc.

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2010, 09:54:53 PM »

thank you Andy,

i will certainly try to make it to the dive in, though i will obversely be boatless.  I will have to contact OTW and Sheerline as i will also need to investigate all the moden electronics and i am sure the people at the dive in would have far more knoledge than myself.

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2010, 10:23:06 PM »

If you PM me your email address, I can add you to the Dive-in mailing list, this way you get advance notice plus any updates which don't trend to feature on the forums postings.

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2010, 12:40:44 PM »

Well i am now the proud owner a an OTW S-Class sub, not even the holes have been cut.  i now need to ensure i make it to the Dive-in on the 10th to speak to as many as possible to decide on the balasting system for her.  not to mention motor sizing etc.

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2010, 02:45:36 PM »

The OTW S is nice kit and builts into an impressive boat, if you have the hull already from Bob bring it along for us to drool over...

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Re: S-Class
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2010, 03:16:31 PM »

Don't forget our Dive-in facebook page for all the latest-

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133360626703083

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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2010, 06:51:28 PM »

I have the Hull fittings props etc, Mankster if you wish me to bring it then i will do so.  Andy, thanks for the link.

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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2010, 02:41:50 AM »

Cheers,

 i may be acquiring the OTW 1/32 S class next week and was wondering if anyone knows a WTC that would work size wise in this model.

regards

I'm about to bring one out next week. It will have everything installed, ESC,servos, seals, Pitch Controller, failsafe, Emergency ballast tank blow, Snort, 8ch Sombra Labs receiver, 2 x 500 motors. Just put in some Lipo batteries and drop it in.  PM me for price and details please. I also have a kit for this if you want to save money and don't mind assembling one.
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