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Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« on: May 12, 2015, 07:39:29 PM »

Hi,   I am a newbie to the forum.   Was wondering if anybody has done a conversion on the Revell 1/72 type IX.   Recently bought one and just started.   Want it to be a static dive, so WTC will have a centre section sealed and hoping to pump in water so air compressed and use solenoid valve to release and pump to remove rest.   Waiting at moment for some acrylic rod to arrive so that can make endcaps for WTC.   Problem I have at the moment is to find some small (3mm i.d.) seal for the motor outputs through the end cap.   Anybody with suggestions where might find some?
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 09:23:06 PM »


Hello Mike and welcome to mayhem..  it's your round with the drinks.   {-)

We would be interested in seeing your build so if you have any pictures, you are welcome to post them. I cannot help you much in the submarine department but I'm sure there are others that will.   :-))

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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 08:29:42 AM »

Some builders use bellows. You can also use silicone tubing over a brass sleeve. Both economic and effective methods of sealing shafts of all diameters.

If you want o-ring glanded type seals, Norbert Bruggen supplies some nice items which will do the job, and they're not too expensive.

http://modelluboot.de/Zubehoer/Dichtungen.html#Durchf

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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 06:47:32 PM »

Hi Mateys,    Thanks for welcome and input.   Pity there is no supplier in UK for sub parts, either USA,Asia or Europe.   Would have attached photo of tug I am finishing but my photo files are too big so won't accept, will probably be the same with any photos I take of build.
      Anyway, cheers
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 07:11:25 PM »

Most model submarine sellers here in the UK sell complete systems rather than components.

Craycraft used to sell components for those building their own dive modules, but Brian Cornelius packed in years ago.

Ordering from overseas is not a big deal if you have a Paypal account.

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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 05:35:22 PM »

 Thanks for links Subculture,  Quite expensive to buy from there, especially with VAT on top.   Trying to do mine without taking out a loan!!   Would post some pictures but files restricted to 300 size, so not able to.   cheers for info
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 05:39:09 PM »

Mike...pop over to our 'Dive In to Model Submarines' group page on Facebook and have a word with Ron Perrott, he may be able to help you...


https://www.facebook.com/groups/133360626703083/
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 06:59:23 PM »

Would post some pictures but files restricted to 300 size, so not able to.   cheers for info
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If you use Photo bucket you dont have a size problem
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 08:06:15 PM »

Or just compress the photos and/or reduce the resolution.

I use photofiltre 7, a free program which is great for working with photos and images.

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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 08:14:55 PM »

HI,   Well being an oldie and not that good on these machines, the comment  "use photobucket" brings various images to mind!!   Anyway managed to find a resizing program and have attached photo of scratch built tug I am finishing, cross fingers!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 10:33:55 PM »

 Well you managed ok Mike but photobucket is straight forward to use  Not good on these machine's fair enough but being an oldie shame on you sir  :}  we're never to old to learn
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2015, 12:26:22 PM »

Very nice Tug you have there sir!
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2015, 09:02:45 PM »

Thanks Tugcowboy.    Well have started sub, done rudders amd planes for shafts, and made up endcaps for WTC.   Had a couple of none twitchy days so made conning tower.   Have started making holes in hull, so sofar so good.   Would put some pictures on but having getting them to right size to be accepted, so info only for the moment.
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2015, 05:50:11 PM »

Hi All,   Well hopefully have got photos sorted so have attached.
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2015, 05:53:33 PM »

 OOPS!!   One I forgot.
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2015, 01:25:45 PM »

HI All,   Well slow job but got some more done.  Planes and ruddersfitted.  Props and shafts fitted and glued stern to main hull.  Holes done in hull to let in the water.  Tme to start on WTC.  Have attached pics for those interested.
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2015, 08:04:58 PM »

Hi All,   well got WTC ballast chamber bits together,  put pump and soleniod together, fitted rails for drive motor plate.   Gearbox fitted in hull.  slow progress but getting there,  have attached pics of progress.
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2015, 08:05:58 PM »

Well, here we are again.  Had problems trying to seal WTC, cure one leak another pops up.  So decided to revert to water bag.   Nearly finished drive and servo unit. Made up pump switch unit, got most of main wiring done.  Have attached pics.
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2015, 12:32:38 PM »

Hi All, Have had to stop build due to other half not well, so will recommence when all is well.   
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2015, 12:45:28 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2015, 10:00:38 PM »

Hi.
Nice job so far......do you have any details of the pump you are using ie is it a geared pump and is it reversable ...where did you obtain it from please
 any info on it would be appreciated.
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2015, 04:27:14 AM »

Hi All, Have had to stop build due to other half not well, so will recommence when all is well.   
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2015, 01:39:33 PM »

Hi Sub,    Got pump through ebay from PMB BOATS,  It is a geared pump 6-12v and reversible.   Due to being geared that is why fitted cut off valve on top to stop pressure leaking back.  Seems to work fine under test.    Same as Robbe type, cost abot 17.00 with postage, so not too bad.
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Re: Type IX Submarine RC conversion
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2015, 05:54:18 PM »

cheers Mike.
Thought it was one of those ....pit box aircraft fuel pumps...
my Local store has them .
Thank You.
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