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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #350 on: September 11, 2015, 10:11:51 AM »


This is the EMA link ,I have just used them for some valves and pipe service is good .http://www.ema-models.co.uk/index.php/
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #351 on: September 11, 2015, 12:06:31 PM »


Thanks David.

I've book marked it.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #352 on: September 16, 2015, 04:45:00 PM »


It's been a while as I have been busy in the shed.  I have completed the Schottle for the Bow and now have it fitted and wired up to another speed controller.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #353 on: September 16, 2015, 04:49:20 PM »

I have discontinued the idea of an Action twin speed controller as I didn't need the different actions it provided.

Instead of these,  I have now fitted the two P98 single action speed controllers for bow and Stern controls on separate sticks.  I should be able dance all around the lake  in any direction. I can't wait to get her in the water now as she is ready.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #354 on: September 16, 2015, 04:54:44 PM »

I have found my  'Prize'  from Martin,  from many years ago  !!,  where I won the best sinking award at the Mayhem party at Wickstead park.

It is scale  R/C submarine.     :}      I was  very pleased to notice that the scale fitted with my latest project and she now sits proudly on deck awaiting immersion in the  'Briney'.      {-) 
 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #355 on: October 15, 2015, 02:27:46 PM »

Time for the float test ........................ %)

Here she is in the bathroom.  Only just fits in the length  (if the bath water is to the top of the rim !)

She needs 5 of those 12 volt batteries to bring her to the water line, but where to put them is quite crucial. There was water seepage inside the hull even though it was epoxied all over.  I will give this section another coating.

I weighed the total ship with it's balancing loads and it came to 30 killos.  ( the weight of a small child about 3 stones  ?)  I'll have to lay flat lead sheeting to substitute those tall batteries.

Should be fun launching it.    {-)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #356 on: October 15, 2015, 02:31:57 PM »


You might have noticed the broken front Schottle blades.      <:(

This ship does not stand alone on the floor.  It must be on it's stand at all times.

hey ho.

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« Reply #357 on: October 15, 2015, 11:09:03 PM »

Oops, That is a nuisance. Still, she does look good on the water and all being well, she will do it on a lake and not seep water.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #358 on: October 15, 2015, 11:24:33 PM »

We Got ta get a bigger bath . 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #359 on: October 16, 2015, 09:59:58 AM »

The seepage was minimal but I will run another coat of epoxy around the inside to seal it.

The rear deck will be sealed on when I'm satisfied I can access the components easily.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #360 on: October 16, 2015, 04:39:36 PM »

Is there no way you can create a Free Flooding section to do away with all that ballast?.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #361 on: October 16, 2015, 08:12:37 PM »

Good lateral thinking Len.  I do not have the floor space for this, so I'm considering lesser batteries.  The idea being to keep the ship level but a little higher in the water.   I couldn't possibly lift her into the lake fully loaded so will fit the batteries when launched.

Today I fitted the lighting to the cabins and wired up the radar unit.  I sat there with a cuppa thinking  " what next".    The re doing of the epoxy on the inside is very slow  'going off'.  It might be the colder weather or maybe I have the mix ratio wrong but we'll see in the morning.

I've just missed out in the auction of the Schottle drive on Ebay so I'm still one short in the bow.    <:(

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #362 on: October 16, 2015, 09:04:02 PM »

That is a nuisance ken. I hope you are luckier on your next attempt.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #363 on: October 17, 2015, 08:13:49 AM »


 I sat there with a cuppa thinking  " what next".    The re doing of the epoxy on the inside is very slow  'going off'.

ken

I know what you mean Ken. Iv'e spent the week casting in resin my four control desks- just to get them to light up. Having to wait 24 hours for them to cure then because they are clear, everything has to be painted several times to stop light penetration. One coat not being enough, I've had to wait 8 hours between coats of enamel, I'm up to 3 coats so far and I still have a little light showing through in parts! I might manage an update by tomorrow {-)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #364 on: October 17, 2015, 11:22:32 AM »


I checked the epoxy this morning and it has gone to Non tacky but still soft, so we are on the way up.

I had a bit of fun fitting the radar up through the tower.  I used a miniature geared motor with no strength in the gear wheels. ?    It didn't like me holding the shaft to test the tension and sheared it's teeth.  Good job I had two motors.   %)

Very sad at loosing the auction for the schottle as these are hard to come by.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #365 on: October 17, 2015, 01:49:33 PM »

You could always have a go at making one Ken  O0 O0 Thats what I am looking at doing for my next offshore build %% Mine have twin props per housing as well not one!

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #366 on: October 17, 2015, 05:22:26 PM »


That was the original plan Brian.  Since modifying one longer from a stock item, I realised the intricacy of it all pulling together.   I'll watch your build.   :}

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #367 on: October 17, 2015, 05:31:00 PM »

30kg closer to 5st ( 6.35kg to the Stone so 4st 10lb !!!)
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #368 on: October 17, 2015, 07:57:32 PM »

Got this from another forum Ken. Taken in 1985 it shows the Seabex in a horrible brown colour, it is brown, its also shown this colour in a brochure from the same period.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #369 on: October 17, 2015, 09:37:10 PM »


That's great.  Thank you Brian.  I have copied it off, and it enlarges successfully for better details to be observed.

My internal filler is now going off satisfactorily so I wired in the lights all tidy like.   %)

Day off tomorrow.  I'm taking my Tamiya trucks to a party.  No rest for the wicked r/c types.  tehe.

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« Reply #370 on: October 18, 2015, 06:58:05 PM »

It looks like they sprayed it red oxide and then never bothered to put a top coat on! That will look fab distressed.
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #371 on: October 18, 2015, 08:03:15 PM »


It's certainly  'weathered'...................  %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #372 on: January 06, 2016, 09:52:25 PM »


I have done a float test and finished off the boat. Everything works under remote control and it's sitting on the shelf waiting for a warm sunny day.

I have made a YouTube film  (which took all day to edit down !) so if you have 20 mins to spare then here it is ..........

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCks_SO3gAI

Thank you for watching.

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« Reply #373 on: January 06, 2016, 10:35:46 PM »

Excellent project Ken. I watched five minutes and then the phone rang but will dip back in for more.
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« Reply #374 on: January 07, 2016, 02:23:09 AM »

Nice work Ken. I watched the video too but no keyboards this time? Thought my speakers had bust at first  %% 


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