Expedited Smashing...

It is the culmination of months of hard work, research, hot days in the garage and no small sacrifice of blood. Finally, it sits on the bench... a shiny new submarine, complete, tested, and ready for the owner to take command. There is only one thing left to do, and that is get it to them. Barring a customer actually being able to pick up a build in person, there is very little that can be done except to put the boat in the hands of a shipping company and hope like mad that it shows up undamaged. Unfortunately, there are times that this does not happen. After fifteen years of building boats, about a decade's worth building for other people, I've had my fair share of good and bad shipping ex

Let's talk SOUND!

It was my big OTW Type VII project where I first played around with the addition of sound to a working RC submarine. The module that I chose was a bit big, but was actually a lot of fun as it tied into the Electronic Speed Controll (ESC) of the model to offer proportional diesel engine sounds as the model was underway. The speaker was mounted just below the deck grating, which actually worked out well in that as the boat dived, the speaker was submerged and the sound ceased to be heard. This could, given enough imagination, be interpreted as the crew shutting down the diesels and converting to electric power for diving (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!). A luck would have it, I am now

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