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Old 04-16-2018, 11:56 AM
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Hey guys I am working on 2 research vessels the RV Atlantis which operates the Alvin Submersible and its sister ship the Thomas G. Thompson. this project came about from the research engineer of the Thompson interested in a virtual model of the ship. He provided me with some of the drawings for the ship (after some paperwork with the US Navy that owns the vessels) and I have been getting the hull lofted up.
So far I have the bow half finished (Both ships use the exact same hull the only difference is the transom on the Atlantis) and today started on the aft half. I also have all the frames drawn still have to flesh them out but they are spaced 2 ft apart. I am cadding these ships up at full scale and will be building them at 1/48th scale which is somewhere along the lines of 58 1/2 inches.

I do have a question maybe some of you can help me with and that is I am new to boats after getting away from years of doing planes as some of you may know, and I need info on how to add bow thruster to my ships and also the ships dont use conventional props and rudders but use a system where the shafts of the props come down out of the hull and the entire prop thing rotates for better station keeping. and I am not sure how to acheive this in R/C.





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Old 04-16-2018, 11:59 AM
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the cool thing about this whole project is the scientists and the ships crews of the vessels are following my website with the progress and i get emails from them on how good it is looking so far and how excited they are to watch the progress while they are out to sea and need something to do with their downlime. Thus I want to make these ships as accurate and detailed as possible that is why i need help on some of the finer engineering of the propulsion
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So tonight got the aft section lofted up and tomorrow will clean it up some but the shapes are very nice just need some more sections for a cleaner looking loft

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Old 07-31-2018, 11:47 AM
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I found this site while trying to research a few other things and ended up checking out your thread here, then I created an account so I could reply. Turns out you need 10 posts to share links! Well, to get around that and still share the information you might find helpful here we go.

The ship uses z-pods, or aziopods, for propulsion. They can turn 360-degrees and are supposed to be awesome for station-keeping, I think I read that combined with a good GPS system they can remain with a couple feet of a fixed position. It might be even better than that. Fortunately for you there is a German company that sells RC versions of this drive system, as well as the bow thrusters you need. I found them while looking for a jet drive and bookmarked them for future reference. I have no affiliation, and you very well may be able to find something similar from an American company or on eBay/Aliexpress if you dug long enough.

The site is krickshop.de and you will need to navigate to Products Accessories Accessories for Ship Models Bow Thrusters / Schottel Gears / Jet Gears to find what you are looking for. There are several sizes available, but I am math challenged, so please don't ask me what size you need for your vessel! The details and description is in German, but Google Translate works well enough in this instance.

There is another German site that has the same drives made from what I think is brass, they also have some deck equipment like winches and a nice crane that I will attempt to link below, this site also has the little flag you can click to change it from German over to English to make browsing easier. This thread is about four months old so you might have even figured all this out already, but I thought it was worth a shot. Regardless, looks like an interesting project!

Links and URLs require 10 posts, great. Anyways, type the usual http and all the Ws then bauer-modelle which is a .com address and from there you can navigate to the various bits and pieces that make detailing a work boat easy.
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thanks I been off it for a while as we are out of town taking care of wifes grandma wont be long now before she passes it has been really stressful on wife and to tell truth i been bored without my desktop to draw with only a laptop i rarely get time to get on
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