Category Archives: U-Boot Type VII B (RC) – 1/40

12-12-2016 Frontplanes

Finally Ian and I are getting back to doing a little work on the U-boat. Today we started putting the new front-plane assembly together. The armature is made of aluminium, but the planes themselves have been 3D printed. The original … Continue reading

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02-07-14 Torpedo gearing works!

A slightly modified design has finally produced a working set of 4 bevel gears driving the two shafts simultaneously in opposite directions.          

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21-05-14 Torpedo gearing

Finally another update after much time. We have been trialing the idea of 3D printing the torpedo gear assembly in one go. This seems to be way to go although there is still a little too much play in the … Continue reading

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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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