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Nige52

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Graupner Shark
« on: April 25, 2011, 03:22:26 PM »

Has anyone built or owned this sub? If so could you advise me if it's worth buying and if so what foibles should I look out for?
Many thanks
Nige
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Re: Graupner Shark
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 05:32:05 PM »

Make sure nothing is missing as the kit has lot of unique parts.
Also check the gearbox is smooth, without any slop or noise.

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Nige52

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Re: Graupner Shark
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 06:21:55 PM »

Thanks Martin, are there any other small subs available that don't cost the earth?
Cheers
Nige
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Re: Graupner Shark
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 06:25:22 PM »

Nige, have you thought about the Bob Read designed submersible available from MyHobbyStore as a set of styrene mouldings? About 25, I think...dead easy to build if you install a small wtc, dynamic dive, cheap to build and about 25" long.


Rich


Here's the link : http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/18086/submersible-hull-hulbm1426
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Nige52

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Re: Graupner Shark
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 06:31:44 PM »

Hi Rich,
I have never built a sub so don't really know what's involved, what I would like is another sub to add to my U-96 (Scratch built from wood by somebody else) but smaller and hopefully a fairly easy build, or even an already built one, I'm not fussy  :}
It's just that I saw the Graupner Shark on Elite Models and the size and colour appealed to me.....me of simple pleasures..... {-) I have no idea how to build a WTC so a kit with instructions would be a must, but any suggestions for other small dynamic subs would be welcome, I'll have a look at your suggestion, thanks.
Nige  :-))
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Re: Graupner Shark
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011, 06:48:38 PM »

Get a Robbe Seawolf. Relatively small and better built than a Shark.

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Re: Graupner Shark
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 07:34:08 PM »

There you are Nige, there's a good suggestion...the Robbe Seawolf V2 should fit all your criteria nicely. Take your time building it, go steady and you'll end up with a nice boat. You can spray it orange if you wish.... O0
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Re: Graupner Shark
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 06:23:39 AM »

awesome little sub, dontr get me wrong ming being 2nd hand has been a nightmare made worse by the fact Graupner have discontinued the kit... ie spares are RARE!  >:-o
i've had it running and surface popping too... and sink... thankfully only in shallow water... (bloody glasgow bullies and their warships... lol)
at the moment it's a listed project to rebuild as i have the shafts out to be reseated and resealed properly, only hindered by the limited space... oh yeah... motor replacement... BRUSHLESS :D
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