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kraftykid

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pics of u-47 wanted
« on: March 23, 2012, 09:04:03 PM »

beacause im weird and i mite be getting one of these in a few months does any one have any pics  or vids of their sub  :}     model submariners to picture stations
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 09:38:56 PM »

Check out the photo galleries on the AMS website...

www.associationofmodelsubmariners.com
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 10:31:13 PM »

nice subs     especially the RED HFM  :-)) :-))
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 04:06:22 AM »

a few water shots of mine... if you want build photos i have a few of those.

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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 08:04:48 AM »

Got a video of my now sold U47 on YouTube just follow the link ...................... http://youtu.be/LijHj_L-sII

the robbe U47 is quite a good first sub only dynamic dive but if you get bitten by the bug then you will go onto much better subs.

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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 03:55:29 PM »

its not a robbe    their to big it wouldnt fit in my bike trailer its a hfm 1m one   and i mite make it static if theirs enough room i would use a bag system with a pump   :-))
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 05:27:15 PM »

They have been converted to static divers, but I'd leave it as a dynamic diver. If you're running in ponds which are wadeable or where the boat is easy to recover, you can ballast the boat down until it's only just positively buoyant, then you'll only need a whiff of throttle to submerge, and the boat will be much easier to keep at depth, behaving very much like a static diver.

Although you won't be able to hover the boat, it will return to the surface very slowly once the throttle is cut. If you go below a couple of feet, the boats box may deform enough to make the boat slightly negative, which is why you need to be sure the boat can be recovered should it sink and you're unable to power it to the surface.


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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 10:59:44 PM »

well i will leave it till i see it when it comes then i will decide
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 11:55:48 PM »

Are you talking about the Krick Type VII? It was originally produced by HFM, I think he did a few test shots but never sold it commercially. Krick purchased the rights to it. If it's that boat, it has a dive system already.

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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 10:13:11 AM »

Yes it is that sub but only comes set as dynamic  but in that case will convert back
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 02:47:50 PM »

If you ballast the boat so that the decks are awash, it should dive very well as a dynamic diver, effectively like a smaller Robbe Type VII.

Best of luck with this boat- I've seen a couple go all the way to the bottom. I'd recommend thoroughly testing the integrity of the watertight box, which is the weakest link, and don't take it too deep.

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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, 11:29:12 PM »

this one has been converted   inc wtc it has 18 ish bolts and proper sub seal
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 09:23:48 PM »

I'm doing a Robbe u 47 jobbie at the moment. Gunther Prien's old banger really. I''ve just finished the dynamic dive section but i'm going to connect up the front and rear dive planes instead as this idea seems a bit unreliable.
This one's about 1.70m btw.
Put some piccies up when you can and we might be able help you avoid our happy accidents. :embarrassed: :}
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 10:19:43 PM »

dynamics ok i have 2 dynamic divers , but hopefully thiswill be used in a pyro display so dynamic diving isnt reliable enough and static will be fited with fail safe so she blows up to the top  :-))
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 09:59:25 AM »

going up to london to pick up the sub today   =)
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, 10:47:36 AM »

Did you get it KK? Picys please  :-))
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2012, 10:32:13 PM »

patience I do have pics of her on the water am going down again tommorow and down the lake again at 6:30 to get a pic of her with the sun low you should come down someday and see it in person offshore
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, 12:07:52 AM »

630 in the evening? Yeah would be good to see it  :-))

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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2012, 12:58:52 AM »

yes 630 in the evening on Thursday   guess i will see you there   :-))
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2012, 09:39:08 AM »

Sweet, hopefully it wont be raining  %%

Do you want me to bring the mags with me on thursday?

All the best

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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2012, 11:47:01 PM »

im afraid will have to delay till next Monday or anytime after that the sub sprung a leak and there's a big crack in the wtc  <:( so i ripped up the seal and am going to glue the crack tomorrow but then i have to remake the mastic seal and i will give that till Sunday and she will go back out for sea trials   :-))

oh and if we do meet next week then you can bring the mags then  :-))
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2012, 09:15:35 AM »

OH thats abit of a bumer kk how far down did you take the sub?

Will be about next week so sure thing i will pm you my number, when the weathers good want to get down there and use the magic, just waiting for it to turn up  :-)

All the best

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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2012, 11:06:40 AM »

Might be worthwhile reinforcing the area around the crack with some additional plastic sheet. The cracking could be due to stress in that area, age, or a reaction with a glue or other chemical or perhaps a combination of all three. Regardless of the cause, that area will now be a weak spot, but if you double it up with some new plastic, that should ensure a reliable repair.

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« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2012, 01:35:59 PM »

used plastic to reinforce glued it now leaving it for an hour or to for the glue to properly cure then i will put a new seal on wait till saturday chuck it in the bath and see if it has gone  if so down lake sunday at every day next week lol  , except monday
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Re: pics of u-47 wanted
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2012, 12:09:43 PM »

new seal put on just waiting for that to fully cure (hopefully sunday)


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