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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2016, 07:00:45 PM »

Garden furniture seems to be getting a coat too!

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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2016, 09:09:03 PM »

HI Andy
    The garden table has copt it its got more holes drilled in it than a tea strainer when i have finished building the sub it's going down the tip. But i have told Pauline that i will buy her a new table and chairs and to be honest Pauline sprayed the sub
                     All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2016, 10:05:35 PM »

few more.  :-))
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2016, 02:30:45 PM »

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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2016, 09:15:09 PM »

HI Tim
     It's not far away from being finished now had it in the test tank yesterday got it all trimmed up, the only thing i seem to have a problem with was the periscopes sticking because i decided to spray them with silicone spray, but i have had to strip them down today and have done some reworking on them so i hope they will be OK after i have finished. But the main thing is there is no air leaks and no water coming in not a drop. Need to take it out and do a test run to see how it works then, thanks for posting pictures
                      All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2016, 08:38:26 PM »

John got some new gun for the gato as the kit ones are now up to scratch. god they do look a lot better
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2016, 03:10:33 PM »

Very very nice :-)) I am jealous!
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2016, 08:21:38 PM »

HI Spooksgone
        It does look better with the new guns on the conning tower, the guy that made them has made a really good job have still got to get the deck cannon and the other gun behind the conning tower on the deck.
                All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2016, 07:30:38 PM »

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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2016, 11:17:27 PM »

Excellent underwater video Tim :-))..what sort of shaft RPM was she doing @ 1:07 minutes?........ Derek
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2016, 03:27:27 AM »

I looks like a cleat got knocked off when you did the head on passing, it shows up in the swirl. It looks great in the water!
Well done sir!
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2016, 09:48:28 PM »

HI Tim
     Thanks for doing video, but i hope you are going to go and get my cleat from off the bottom of that lake i don't think i could have got much closer the bit that got me was your front hydroplane on your sub. It's a good job i didn't hit it head on
                      All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2016, 10:01:46 PM »

Hi Salmon
       Fine about the cleat getting knocked off that was the only thing that got hit it was close when i went by, to be honest if i open the sub up to full throttle it really does move. One of the things that does work well is the circuit boards that i did for the control of the piston tanks . I had it in a hoover on the lake standing still it worked well, but what i must say when the sub was being filmed i didn't know that i had broken the linkage to the back hydroplanes so the level control on the back hydroplanes was not working, so what was happening was the back tank was working in self leveling mode trying to take the place of the level control working in place of the  back hydroplane.
                     All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2016, 10:35:25 PM »

Hi John, are the tanks the proportional ones? I'm very interested in your control board as I have a couple of engel subs and aren't a big fan on all the relays
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2016, 06:59:48 AM »

John Robinson! Looks good, matey...nice work. Pauline still sprays a grand job....  %)
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2016, 08:34:41 PM »

HI Tom
         Yes the control boards are fully proportional and the boards do not use relays, the board uses moss fets for switching even the board that switches the sub on when you put it in the water has no relays on it, i myself do not trust relays for high powered jobs. The engel Gato that i have done has got small signal relays in it but only for simple jobs like switching sound effects on and lights and so on if you was to use relays for controlling the tanks in this sub of mine they would not last long thanks for the interest
            All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2016, 08:41:29 PM »

Hi Richard
      Yes Pauline does do a great job at spraying, it seems to work quite well I'm pleased with it. When we tried it on Sunday it ran around for 2 hours and when i got back home there was not a drop of water inside which has got to be a good sign.


        Don't know if anybody has got a cleat to fit a Gato has i seem to have lost one it's a good job i didn't hit the front of Tim's Neptune head on i think i would have sank it.
             All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2016, 01:33:29 AM »

Fantastic! Beautiful build, wicked video, even with the cleat. Really impressive, BRAVO ZULU
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #68 on: April 26, 2016, 07:51:00 PM »

HI Akira
         Thanks very much for your nice comments, hopefully will get some pictures up on hear that was took of the sub sailing on Sunday but i have got to ask if it is OK to post them up on hear first but i think the pictures have turned out really good.


          Thanks for your interest John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2016, 06:10:15 PM »

please check out these photos taken on Sunday

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianrichardson68/sets/72157665225446863

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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #70 on: April 27, 2016, 08:52:26 PM »

Fantastic Photo`s fantastic looking sub John nicely done


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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2016, 07:57:05 PM »

HI Tim
     Thank's for putting up link to pictures
          All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2016, 08:03:02 PM »

HI Mark
        Glad you liked the pictures i must confess i was very impressed with the way they came out, it's been a lot of work to get the sub finished but it does seem worth while when you see the pictures which was done by Ian Richardson, who is in the Derby model boat club Alveston Pirates
                       All the best John
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2016, 04:17:11 PM »

 :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: gato now sealed up,used liquid metal to bond,top job,had trouble with bow plane mech sticking at half travel retract last resort removed it from hull stripped it down rebuilt it only thing found the belt guide needed to be filed down a bit runs ok now. next job get it wet and hope no bubbles.
I purchased the typhoon from batfish the other week,this will more than likely take me closer to total insanity!
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Re: Engel Gato SS212
« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2016, 04:26:53 PM »

Yes....great images..& the B&W is so lifelike...although the navigation P & S  lights sure do help too  O0............

Are all of the running shots filtered to create this B&W+ limited colour realism?............Derek
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