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PostSubject: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:25 am

A reliable model fitted with a 12v hair dryer motor with 10 2800mA AA cells motor draws 160mA great for marathons we hat a 1hr mini marathon in which I came third at club meet against all comers including yachts.
A bit of repair needed after shifting house as the fine copper railings were damaged.







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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:29 am

I remember when you built this model.

Excellent
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:51 am

Yeah it was a while ago now Richard.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:23 am

Looks quite a nice model, what's it like for speed and was it very easy to build? I've only done plastic kits so far and would like to do a model from plans but only like naval ships so looking for an eastman build to start with. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:44 am

Hi Bikerdude666 The plan was featured in a May 1956 Young men magazine, the hull is made from 4 sheets of 1/4 x 3" ans 3 sheets of 1/8" x 3" balsa kept simple for the youth of '56, I started boat modelling in '64.
With batteries & radio gear I still had to add about 1kg of lead to get it to sit at this waterline. 1/2" from bottom
Model has only seen bath water so far to set her to waterline, she does bob like a cork when bath water stirred up though.
I have the plan and instruction article in PDF & GIF formats if anyone is interested, the plan calls for a Allyn outboard motor mounted inboard, however I converted it to single prop electric drive.
a build at 1/38th scale she is 34 " in length and not quite 6" in beam, as the plan called for a Allyn outboard motor mounted inboard, I made the conversion to single prop electric drive.

It took me quite a while to build though someone more able bodied than me could probably knock this out in a week or two or perhaps a little longer.
It handles well and speed is good without being extreme. It came 3rd in a club 1hr enduro against all comers.

I still have this plan in PDF and TIF formats if you or anyone else would like them I got them printed at a shop that prints building plans for builders and Architects. At a cost of about 2 quid in UK speak

Glynn Guest designs lots of great low cost easy build models featured in Model Boats magazine & perhaps Model Marine Int. Over the years I've built quite a few of his designs.
Well worth looking into.
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PostSubject: YES PLEASE   Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:24 pm

Hi Damien 1st she looks great love the clean hull lines and fussy anttenae array,



as a bit of a collector of classic and potentially classic plans I'd love a pdf copy of these mate
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:38 am

Me too.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:22 am

My email address is in my profile send me your email address & I'll send them to anyone who wants them.
I'll send both TIF and PDF files as plan printers here in Oz prefered TIF

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:31 pm

one set sent
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:19 pm

And received thanks! Nice little project, should probably stop collecting anymore projects now though lol
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:35 pm

Enjoy it Derrick I did & still do the hair dryer motor only draws 169mA I can sail her all day on one set of 9.6v batteries probably a bit faster on 12v batteries i'm using 4600mA AA pencell packs.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:37 am

Thanks Damien looks like a fun project
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:27 am

No probs Phil I have some other 1950's plans if your interested there's a Hobby helpers Mag Bunker boat, a USA Fire boat, a USAF Air sea rescue boat,a Great Lakes Freighter and a Picket boat these are not really easy build boats and some basically line drawings. Most are PDF and TIF one is in GIF format.

If anyone would like them let me know & i'll email them.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:17 pm

Oh My God sounds like alladdins cave mate Exclamation Exclamation



seriously anything you've got that's over say 20 yrs old I'd love especially if you have any info on when and by whom they were 1st published and if there's any providence available on the vessel they're based on then so much the better
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:41 am

I got them on ebay at various times after searching for model ship plans I also have a CD full of plans I bought after Ebay stopped sellers selling digital files. I'll look for it.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:56 am

Phil I had to send as 2 emails but they are still big emails if you don't get them let me know and I'll send the plans individually.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:22 am

Got them fine mate ta! converting them to pdf should be easy as I have a virtual pdf printer called "win2pdf" that basically saves any printable file to a pdf file either as an image or text depending really usefull for cutting down on file sizes for emailing.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:56 pm

For anyone interested here's a link to some info on SC110

http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cacunithistories/SC110.html
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:49 pm

If you want to share electronic files don't send them - use dropbox

http://www.dropbox.com/

I got a shed load of stuff I needed from a guy in America. He put them in his dropbox and just sent me a link. It's really used so you can update one file across several of your computer thingys simultaneously - but sharing is easy. So far I have only picked up from dropbox.

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:52 pm

A short video showing her performance with the small hair-dryer motor which I purchased on ebay from the UK.

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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Thats a nice spritely performance Damien and she certainly looks the part on the water nice one mate
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks Phil there was some lively debate on another forum concerning how unstable it'd be with flat bottom and 1/2" of draught video confirms a very stable model I'm really pleased with it.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:33 pm

So you should be Damien!

on another subject keep the amusing emails coming they frequently give me more than a slight giggle mate
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:47 pm

lol my main source of jokes is a yank as decrepit as me hasn't posted since before Christmas at a guess he's in hospital again with emphysema.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:21 am

Only just stumbled upon this thread Rolling Eyes , Damien any chance you'd mail me those plan files? I'm only a nipper at 46 so could probably get around to building them all but my little Jack is the driving force and as he's only 10 they could be around a fair while Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:28 am

No probs mate send me a personal message with your email address.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:54 am

Thanks Damien, PM sent.
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:05 pm

Plans sent
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PostSubject: Re: WW1 Sub Chaser from a 1956 plan   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:30 pm

Plans recieved, thanks Damien Wink
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