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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #150 on: September 13, 2014, 08:43:21 PM »

Have a look at tin tins shark, I've always liked that one, pete
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #151 on: September 13, 2014, 09:30:49 PM »

I'm not sure what this is, Pete...it sort of resembles a fish of some sort. I think... :o


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #152 on: September 13, 2014, 10:57:15 PM »

Its a generic shark, what you need is a pool full of people and just pop it in and watch what happens, pete
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #153 on: September 13, 2014, 11:06:09 PM »

 I bought a shark in spain, made by a company called ranetta, it was called el tiburon , switch it let it go It would dive and surface , I did get chucked out of the pool, pete
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #154 on: September 14, 2014, 07:57:17 AM »

Rich will that box not cause ore drag, as there's a larger flat area at the front and rear. smaller eyes will look far better me thinks  :-))


Its a generic shark, what you need is a pool full of people and just pop it in and watch what happens, pete


That I would love to see  {-)
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #155 on: September 14, 2014, 08:06:55 AM »

Yep, you're right Ian...it will cause drag, but I have a cunning plan to cure that. Watch this space... ;D


Pete's got this thing about frightening innocent people...as if I would contemplate doing anything like he suggests.  %)  I want to see what the Common Pond ducks are going to make of a shark fin circling them... ;)


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2014, 09:32:26 AM »

And here it is, Ian...the official U-33 anti drag modification. Designed and tested by the Mercedes race team in their wind tunnel, it's Top Secret, so don't tell anyone...


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #157 on: September 14, 2014, 10:30:40 AM »

Good thinking there, but I can see one very big major flaw with it..........








The masking tape wont hold for long once it get's wet  :P


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #158 on: September 14, 2014, 10:38:05 AM »

Free? I'm pretty cheap...


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #159 on: September 15, 2014, 08:07:34 AM »

Just done the box hold down bolts...no more trapped fingers for me now! The alloy angle is only temporary, I'll change it for a flat strip when I can find a piece.


Cuppa tea, then it's onto mixing up the epoxy.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #160 on: September 15, 2014, 08:23:18 AM »

Your getting there mate, I think I have some flat strip somewhere if you need it, let me know how long you need, and I can bring it down what ever evening I'm down.



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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #161 on: September 15, 2014, 08:27:35 AM »

I was hoping you'd say that, mate...I can't find a piece anywhere. 9'' long will be perfect, it'll save me trying to cut that piece of angle in half.

Thanks mate,

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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #162 on: September 15, 2014, 08:56:06 AM »

Just found a length around 2ft long, I'll bring it down in the week.


Remember to round the end's off with a file though, otherwise you know it's sod's law your slice your fingers open on it  {-)
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #163 on: September 15, 2014, 09:51:45 AM »

Terrific mate, thanks ever so much.


Me and Sod's law are old mates..if it's possible to cut my fingers, then I can cut my fingers.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #164 on: September 15, 2014, 12:21:40 PM »

What size are the fish eyes you have there, Rich?

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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #165 on: September 15, 2014, 01:18:59 PM »

The ones fitted are 20mm diameter, Andy...the replacement ones will be 10mm.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #166 on: September 15, 2014, 02:29:35 PM »

Do they do bigger diameters? I was after 1" diameter. I can make some if I have to, but if I can buy them inexpensively it'll save me a job.

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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #167 on: September 15, 2014, 04:06:39 PM »

Have a look here, Andy... http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mohair-bear-making-supplies/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= that's where I got mine from, he does a huge range of sizes and colours.


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« Reply #168 on: September 15, 2014, 07:11:52 PM »

if you look at a sharks head they eyes are actually smaller with no white to them at all
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #169 on: September 15, 2014, 07:27:32 PM »

But mine's not a scale shark...

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« Reply #170 on: September 15, 2014, 07:45:29 PM »

But, Sharks don't have scales. %)
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #171 on: September 15, 2014, 08:15:31 PM »

''shakes head in despair....''

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« Reply #172 on: September 15, 2014, 08:20:50 PM »

Steady as she goes rich, its a sharkey looky likey
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« Reply #173 on: September 15, 2014, 08:22:06 PM »

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« Reply #174 on: September 15, 2014, 08:30:17 PM »

''shakes head in despair....''

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