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Big Box
« on: April 09, 2011, 06:18:33 PM »

A VERY big box is on it way to me from germany, hopefully midweek :-) :-) :-)photo on arrival
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 06:24:19 PM »

Got the 'bug' have we?

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 06:44:47 PM »

yes big time my flexable friend has gone rigid but it is only money and you cannot take it with you(no pockets in shrouds).
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 07:08:06 PM »

So it's going to be another Typhoon to dodge at the Dive-ins is it?  ok2

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 07:15:51 PM »

no ;)
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 07:25:47 PM »


 A real ex Soviet Hotel class submarine?!?!?

 ... I hear they are quite cheap these days!
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 07:43:18 PM »

I am going to have two on the building board plus my robbe u47,i will never get good endurance with it(u47).As i have only room for 10 cells
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 09:01:06 PM »

Engel Type VII?

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 10:17:31 PM »

no, a U177 X1 D2 with tmax LTR5 systems and a lafayette. :-)
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2011, 03:20:48 AM »

Nice one. We dont see the U177s around for some reason. Wonder if one or both will be ready in 8 weeks. My Laff is in bits for a full rebuild at the moment.

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 07:38:18 AM »

The laff will be :-)),hope to have the u177  but not finished, probably no paint or detail. For the laff i have upgraded to the piston tank switch UNIpro (the one with magnets) has anyone set one up,advice appreciated . on the U177 i will fit a 5mm acrylic plate longer bolts and different gasget.I do not think it is possible to make the opening bigger dueto the steel inserts.
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 08:11:08 AM »

I cut off the steel inserts on my Typhoon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5FAapkPFk8

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 11:26:16 AM »

The laff will be :-)),hope to have the u177  but not finished, probably no paint or detail. For the laff i have upgraded to the piston tank switch UNIpro (the one with magnets) has anyone set one up,advice appreciated . on the U177 i will fit a 5mm acrylic plate longer bolts and different gasget.I do not think it is possible to make the opening bigger dueto the steel inserts.

Speak with Ramesh about this, he's never had a drop of water inside his Typhoon. I'd recommend you spend the extra on a polycarbonate/lexan lid rather than acrylic. It's better for this application.

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011, 04:22:48 PM »

Yes I used Polycarb instead of acrylic.

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2011, 04:26:29 PM »

 I have friend who works in signs thay use a bulletproof plastic,i cannot remember what it is called.It is expensive but he will get it cut and drilled for me  for about 15-20 pounds.
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011, 04:46:49 PM »

Its called polycarbonate....

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2011, 05:04:35 PM »

Not sure if it's bulletproof, it is about the toughest thermoplastic available, they use it for riot shields and CD's amongst other things.

However it is less rigid than acrylic, so bends more readily, it's also softer (almost chewy) so it scuffs and scratches more easily and is more difficult to polish.

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2011, 10:09:16 AM »

I would really recommend polycarbonate. I use it always now in preference to acrylic etc.
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2011, 05:55:03 PM »

It has arrived not bad ordered wed payed thu delivered mon 9.45am :-)













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Re: Big Box
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2011, 06:43:13 PM »

Oooo, Aladdin's cave. I see you have your bullet proof hatch too.

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Re: Big Box
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2011, 06:55:57 PM »

yes its 5mm and 10mm bigger all round. engel gives really good service.I am going to have fun :-) :-) :-)
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2011, 08:58:57 PM »

How big do these things get? Much bigger and they'll be big enough to climb in. {-)
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Re: Big Box
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2011, 09:11:03 PM »

Bloody hell, the Royal Navy's let itself go a bit hasn't it. %)
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Re: Big Box
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2011, 10:31:13 PM »

started the laff only problem was the linkage.mounted the servos under the mounting plate so there lower and gave up on instruction an did the back linkage different















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