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BERGSTEAD KIWI – 1:35 scale

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  • #16101
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    You might want to read up on the USS Thresher (SSN-593). One of many reasons the Thresher was lost was due to her inability to bow her tanks at depth because the vents were too small. Being able to regulate the Bergstead’s depth is going to be problematic in any case I think…

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    a step closer

    Wohlwend, i think the depth will be fairly simple to regulate on full-scale bergs. i expect to use reversible pumps for these. if a depth sensor is connected to it, there would need to be an automated program that simlpy keeps it within a certain range.

    the model even has a reversible pump. but for the model i probably wont have a ‘program’ to dmonstrate the initial argument that it can submerge and resurface a house on the wide open ocean.

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    #16140
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    -also i didnt mention that the bergstead is not intended to go really deep. maybe just 10 meters or 20 meters between the patio and the water surface. it only submerges to to escape the surface during rough storms.

    IM MAKING AN OPEN CALL RIGHT NOW IF ANYONE HAS A REQUEST OR SUGGESTION FOR WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE ON THIS MODEL, SPEAK SOON OR FOREVER HOLD UR PIECE!

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    #16141
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    In a hurricane, 10 or 20 meters bellow the surface you still have very strong currents. Plus, keep in mind that 60 feet wave or more are common in such storms. At that depth, you’ll get hammered by those waves. You’ll have to go much deeper than that.

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    shredder7753 wrote:

    IM MAKING AN OPEN CALL RIGHT NOW IF ANYONE HAS A REQUEST OR SUGGESTION FOR WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE ON THIS MODEL, SPEAK SOON OR FOREVER HOLD UR PIECE!

    A million dollar check made out to me, to be shipped after the successful sailing? (JK)

    I’ve got nothin. :P

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    shredder7753 wrote:

    IM MAKING AN OPEN CALL RIGHT NOW IF ANYONE HAS A REQUEST OR SUGGESTION FOR WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE ON THIS MODEL, SPEAK SOON OR FOREVER HOLD UR PIECE!

    Some sexy curves. boat bubble.

    Oh yes, and a mesodermal endoskeleton would be starfish styles.

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    A hot female model in the videos.

    #16177
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    project has lift-off…

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    #16212
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    -pump w/ hoses

    -water intake inlet

    -the triangle represents one side of the pyramid (formwork)

    -scale 40′ powerboat

    certain important things i havent received yet, such as the epoxy, the remote control, and even the battery. i do have a new feature for u that my brother came up with. he told me how i could add a dock that would actually work on this system, and its really obvious how – once u see it. but it wont be attached till after the paint.

    using the cement board is SO much better than building formwork. i have messed up a few large pieces but at least they’re easy to replace.

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    #16237
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    not a whole lot done today. drove all the way up to the home depot in cherry hill, nj (40 mins away) for some hose fittings and the proper fuses to protect the pump. today i received the remote control, which is actually a boat winch remote, and the epoxy, and the special tips needed for the epoxy. still waiting on a drill bit which is crucial because i dont want to glue it all together before drilling out the windows and other holes. also waiting on the silicone tape, which wont be needed till the first day i test it. also i still havent received the battery yet.

    still need: drill bit, battery, silicone tape.

    im really gettin anxious.

    found this video that i thought was really applicable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R9wWJfFtQM&feature=related

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    #16244
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    ELECTRICAL QUESTION:

    The little black box is a receiver for the wireless remote control. it has 5 wires, but one of those (green) is just an antenna. that leaves me with the red/black and white/yellow sets (the black thing with 2 yellow coming out is just an in-line fuse).

    my initial test did not work and i wanted to see if anyone can tell me why. i touched the white and yellow to the terminals of a 12v battery. and i connected the red/black to the corresponding red/black from the pump. when i push the buttons on the remote nothing happens.

    then i also tried connecting the white/yellow to the red/black of the pump, and then connected the red/black from the receiver to the battery (red positive, black negative for a DC circuit)v – also no dice.

    any clues?

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    #16258
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    Do you have a wiring diagram for the receiver? Try doing a search on the internet using the model number and manufacturer if you don’t. Often, you will at least find a forum where others have had the same question.

    #16283
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    shredder7753 wrote:

    ELECTRICAL QUESTION:

    The little black box is a receiver for the wireless remote control. it has 5 wires, but one of those (green) is just an antenna. that leaves me with the red/black and white/yellow sets (the black thing with 2 yellow coming out is just an in-line fuse).

    my initial test did not work and i wanted to see if anyone can tell me why. i touched the white and yellow to the terminals of a 12v battery.

    er are you sure that’s not too much voltage? could fry it if too much.

    for sensitive electronics sometimes a voltage regulator is recommended.

    and i connected the red/black to the corresponding red/black from the pump. when i push the buttons on the remote nothing happens.

    then i also tried connecting the white/yellow to the red/black of the pump, and then connected the red/black from the receiver to the battery (red positive, black negative for a DC circuit)v – also no dice.

    ya you gotta check the specifications of the motor, is it really DC, and what are it’s working voltages.

    also if it’s a water pump, it may require water to operate.

    any clues?

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    #16284
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    u crack me up Spruski! its not like i bought a pump without checking that it was a water pump and it was 12v dc, and that it was reversible, and that it was short enough to fit into the space, and that the price had to be cheap. lol, i did hours and hours of research.

    i did some playing with the wiring last nite and finally realized that the yellow is just a ground wire and that i needed to have a second wire coming from the batteries negative terminal to the black wire on the pump. that was it! burned out a few fuses in the process.

    heres how things are coming so far:

    *side note: u remember how much that anchoring epoxy cost when i did the first model? $20? well it didnt work so i got some professional stuff. it was $33 per cartridge (i got 2) and $80 for the special gun! it does work tho. phew!!

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    #16293
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    Shud have asked first. It should have been a marine bilge pump that can stay submerged in your inverted pyramid-ballast tank. If this is what you are working at,…Also, all your electrical connetions shud be done waterproof if submerged, using a heat shrink-wrap plastic sleeve on wire connections…Also, you got robbed on that epoxy gun. Should have used a regular caulking gun and tubes of 3M’s 1500 waterproof marine sealant. Much cheaper :)

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