Category Archives: Current Projects

20-12-2011 Torpedo Update

Just a wee update to keep our readers up to speed. We have now ordered a larger brushless 3volt motor for the torpedo and eagerly await its arrival. In the meantime we have made a nylon nose and tail to … Continue reading

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10-12-2011 More torpedo news

The development of our prototype torpedo is proceeding nicely. It is waterproof and the head and tail have been bored out to give it the approximate weight needed (this will be fine-tuned in the last phase). Cooperation with the industrial … Continue reading

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17-11-2011 Torpedo update

Just a small update to let our readers know that the torpedo development is continuing – albeit slower than originally hoped. Here is a photo of the tail complete with double axles, frame, and motor with axle coupling. The only … Continue reading

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26-08-2011 Torpedo news

It is about time again for a small update on the torpedos. During the summer Dean has boned up on the theory and practice of gear-making. This has resulted in a plan for making the four small bevel gears in … Continue reading

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15-07-2011

Frontplanes and Anchor Mechanism As is often the case, when one actually gets down to turning plans into parts, the plans get modified and new possibilities emerge. This has happened with the anchor mechanism at a rather late stage. As … Continue reading

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16-06-2011

Much work continues behind the scenes. We have added protective screens and also a counterweight balance to the z-axis of the milling machine in order to ease its function. We are currently busy milling prototypes for the front-planes and front-plane … Continue reading

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22-03-2011

Although there is not much to see, we are busy behind the scenes working on CAD/CAM designs for the new milling machine and lathe. Designs include plans for the brass netcutter, brass parts for the anchor mechanism, aluminium frontplanes and … Continue reading

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08-02-2011

Bow Work is still proceeding on the bow. As can be seen from the photo of a Type VII B below, the bow begins from a narrow point and bulges out to make room for the torpedo tubes. Based on … Continue reading

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21-12-2010

Bow Since the last update we have been busy with the bow and the mechanism for the torpedo doors, the anchor and the front planes. We have made springs to hold the torpedo doors closed. The doors are opened by … Continue reading

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04-09-2010

Bow The last few weeks we have mainly worked on the bow. The torpedo doors have been attached with small brass hinges. The doors were then moulded into the form of the hull. The bow section has been temporarily assembled … Continue reading

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