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Author Topic: British S Class  (Read 4813 times)

Offline PeeWee

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British S Class
« on: June 26, 2011, 02:42:00 AM »
Since the workshop was covered in fiberglass dust from the Waverley, i decided to cut out the S class holes.

here is the progress if anyone is intrested.



she is just over 7 foot long so is quite a handfull in the workshop.   ;D
Ian
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 03:53:55 AM »
I've always fancied building a model sub, so I'd certainly be interested in further posts on your progress Ian.... Looking good so far!

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« Last Edit: June 26, 2011, 08:56:26 PM by Eddy Matthews »
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 08:18:53 PM »
In that case i will post updates to show how the monster is progressing  :azn:
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 02:14:07 AM »
well decided to make a small start on the mechanical parts.  i got bored with drilling holes



second job was to insert the rudder shaft into the rudder molding.  took some courage to drill this and it was done half way in then turn around and drill from the other end to reduce the drills vibration.
the longest part of the job was to ensure squareness

once drilled then the shaft was press fitted into the rudder followed by drilling the retaining hole



the completed job, though i may add a brass bearing into the retaining hole.


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Ian
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 03:05:20 AM »
I'm not sure I would have fancied drilling the hole for the rudder shaft Ian..... I don't have the equipment to drill that accurately, so I would have had to do it using the mark one eyeball! And then repaired it when I got it wrong!! ;)

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Re: British S Class
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 05:14:06 PM »
I was more afraid of breaking the resign moulding.   ;D  but thankfully all went well.
Ian
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 02:28:54 AM »
Well after a couple of weeks DIY i got back to the sub today.
first off was a bearing for the base of the rudder


here it is in place plus a bracket for the top. bracket needs cleaning up.  note the small opening just above the skeg.


Next was to make a control bracket for the dive planes


what it will look like on the shaft


The finished set up


and just how small working areas are on subs, just need to install the grub screw.


this has been designed to be removable if necessary for maintinance.
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Ian
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 02:51:08 AM »
Looking at the last photo of the dive plane linkage, I'll bet that was a real pig to install!!

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Re: British S Class
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 03:14:06 AM »
That's what i was thinking.  untill i realised that if you dangle the bracket on the wire whilst you insert the dive plane then it goes straight through its hole.  just need to dril and tap the hole in the bracket for the grub screw to secure it to the shaft.
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 01:11:38 AM »
I must do some work on the waverley!!!!

not much done today, spent some time on the conning tower.  Cut out yet more holes and lined the sides and fitted the deck.



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Ian
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Re: British S Class
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2011, 04:16:53 AM »
Hi All PD's
small update on my paddle hunder  :police:

due to family cercumstances i dont have enough time to build my own dive system, i have therefore bought an off the shelf system from OTW. here are a couple of shots of what arrived yesterday.





ow where are those targets  :picknose
Ian
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