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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #100 on: November 06, 2014, 04:48:29 PM »

Hello,

I made some small progress with , what I say is "ballast tank pump command Block" . I had some changes because when I glued those 2 microswitchs to the "komacel" piece , a tiny drop of glue was poured to the plastic axe of the metallic arm and melt it :

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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #101 on: November 06, 2014, 04:54:10 PM »

Nice, simple solution to a reversing circuit actuator :-))
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #102 on: February 26, 2015, 11:09:43 AM »

Nice, simple solution to a reversing circuit actuator :-))

THANK YOU . Sorry for the late replay .  :-)
Is a slow build , I know but .... .  >>:-(  that's life !!!.
I did last evnig and these mornig another mast , witch is the 3rd one . I intend to put a small withe 3mm super bright LED on top on it later on .
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2015, 10:27:25 AM »

Hello my friends ,    :-)
 
I need some advices / guidance to find a way to rise the tower masts - all at once - for my sub .
Any one some ideeas , regarding there is not much space in the tower - see picture .

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Of course the answer is aspected ASAP .    {-)


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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #104 on: March 03, 2015, 10:36:32 AM »

Hello Marius, how are you?

Have you thought of using a piece of foam or cork under the 'scopes to raise and lower them? That's how we used to do it back when I started in subs.


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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #105 on: March 03, 2015, 10:48:56 AM »

HI RICHARD ,   :-)
 
I'm excellent  .   :-))
How are YOU ?! . I was Really worried about You . I send You a couple of messages  but no answer and I thought You ar not well . THANK GOOD is everything OK . 
 
I think is a good idea . But I  suppose is going to rise the masts when is submerged and is not going to be visible . If I didn't find another simple solution to reverse the process , that's going to be .
I believe is going to need some guidance to be stable on horizontal movement  , don't You think ?! .
 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #106 on: March 04, 2015, 08:46:22 PM »

The cork floatation method is a simple system and works well on subs where the periscopes are placed over the centre of gravity, which is pretty much every sub prior to the modern hull of revolution nuclear boats. Many modern subs tend to have their scopes mounted forward of the desired C.G, so anything with floatation forward of that point above the waterline is likely to cause some issues with your trim.

The LA class has its fin mounted very far forward, so whatever system you adopt, it should minimise displacement.

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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2015, 08:21:01 AM »

@subculture ,
 THANK YOU for the explanation .  :-))
 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2015, 04:07:05 PM »

Marius, I will email you very soon, my friend.


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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #109 on: March 06, 2015, 07:56:01 AM »

I look forward RICHARD .  :-))
 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #110 on: March 10, 2015, 03:00:19 PM »

Some small steps those days .
I made the Lights for the Tower :
 

 
and a nasty holl in the hull for the Tower :
 
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not having the propper tools I used the old fashion way : drilling hol next to hol as closer I could  .
 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #111 on: March 11, 2015, 10:55:14 AM »

Some progress :
 

 

 

 

 

 
don't laugh too hard about  my methods ..... when you don't have any help you need to find a way and that popped to mind quickly .
 
 
Also I succed to glue the Tower to the Upper Hull  :
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
That's all for now .
 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #112 on: March 12, 2015, 11:36:44 AM »

HI there ,  :-) 
Spring always been among my favorites ...... so with the arrival of the first warm days and especially sunny days - I am addicted / dependent for the sunlight like plants - I started working on submarine and see that I have some spore. .... this is what I managed to do today ,

Today I gave holes, I gave threads, I filed, I sanded, cut and that's what came out :

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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #113 on: March 17, 2015, 10:12:07 AM »

HI there ,

A small progress today by making a little dipper the design lines in order to not be covered by paint :

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMFPER1KjPg&feature=youtu.be

I know , I know I did a lots of "extra" lines which shouldn't be there :( but maybe I can find some putty to fix these .

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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #114 on: March 28, 2015, 12:50:40 PM »

Not much work these day because I'm stuck with a problem :   >:-o
 
- the distance between the steering rudders axle and depth rudders axle is very small and do not know how to manufacture coupling rudders .... {:-{
-  because of that I can't get a left / right rudders movement necessary for the turn submarine and no movement up / down for dive planes ,
 
The distance I took it form the drawing and scale distances table , but doesn't seems to be right .   >>:-(
 
May be You can give me some advices .
 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #115 on: March 31, 2015, 10:24:01 AM »

HI Guys ,

Check these out :

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Ha , what do You think? ,
I know is ugly but is WORKING :lol:

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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #116 on: March 31, 2015, 10:50:40 AM »

Marius, who cares what it looks like? It won't be on show up there in the stern, so as long as it works and you're happy with it, that's good enough.
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« Reply #117 on: March 31, 2015, 11:24:15 AM »

Some small update for it :
 

 

 
At the end is going to be painted only with primer and the some grease
 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #118 on: March 31, 2015, 12:24:53 PM »

Looks good to me, Marius!

(A (fairly) standard control yoke.)

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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #119 on: April 03, 2015, 02:28:24 PM »

HI ,

Only small update :

at the beginning was "the Light" :D
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but fast the Darkness was coming : :twisted:
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And I had to make another set : :lol:
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #120 on: April 06, 2015, 11:27:43 AM »

To day I had some time to add these small rings to Ventilation Holes on the upper hull :















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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #121 on: April 15, 2015, 11:02:58 AM »

HI there , :)

To day I did some small adjustments to the flooding holes :
- I enlarge hole in the hull approximately 0,1mm bigger than the rivet ring . Actually I made just a dipper chamfer for the rivet rings ;
- I enlarge also the hole in the rivet ring nd than I cut it the ring ,
The result is , what You see in the pictures below :
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looks more OK than the rivet next ?.
The last picture shown the rivet ring with flat surface up side down but I don't like it . I'm gonna use the rivet ring with curved surface up .

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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #122 on: April 16, 2015, 11:02:51 AM »

OK That's it !. :lol:
I'm don with the flooding holes . :lol:
I don't want to hear NO more about Flooding Holes!!! . :wink:

these is the FINAL shape :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: LOS ANGELES build logs
« Reply #123 on: April 16, 2015, 11:19:19 AM »

I hate opening up flood holes...luckily the X craft doesn't have too many to do, but I remember doing the U boat...hundreds of the things.


You're doing well, Marius...looking good.
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« Reply #124 on: April 16, 2015, 11:35:09 AM »

THANKS RICH:-))
 
Not the number of holes was the problem . My luck of knowledge about how to approach the problem was the issue .  :((
 
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