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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 10
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Report to the Cabal: Part 10 Outfitting the Sub-driver The objective here is to install, set-up, and test for correct operation all the devices and mechanisms needed to get the Sub-driver (SD) operational. The end-game: an outfitted 3.5 SKIPJACK Sub-driver, … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 9
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Report to the Cabal: Part 9 SAS Theory and Preparing to Outfit the Sub-Driver R/C submarining – above all other forms of R/C vehicle assembly, set-up, operation, and maintenance – is the most demanding. It’s an activity that requires investment … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 8
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Report to the Cabal: Part 8 Securing the Internal Hardware and Structures If I gave the impression in a previous installment of this article that the lower bow piece could be installed to the upper hull half before installation of … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 7
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Report to the Cabal: Part 7 Bonding the Sail and Hull, Installing the Sail Linkage, and Attaching the Radial Flanges Now we’re on a roll: actual bonding of the major sub-assemblies into proper hull halves, assembled sail, and establishment of … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 6
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Report to the Cabal: Part 6 Marking Off, Test Fitting, and Punching holes OK, you’ve culled out the unneeded Moebius 1/72 SKIPJACK kit parts; inventoried the fittings kit parts; degreased the resin parts; and scoured and sanded the hull, sail, … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 5
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Report to the Cabal: Part 5 Preparation Only the most dense of you would miss the sub-text of the last four chapters. I’ve been selling you on both the Moebius Models plastic model kit of the SKIPJACK, as well as … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 4
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Report to the Cabal: Part 4 [This one’s dedicated to my East Coast model submarine buddies, like Ray Mason who are sitting in the dark, waiting for the lights to come back on and the water to depart.  Hang in … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 3
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Report to the Cabal: Part 3 Today the chronology of events in the production of an injection-formed plastic model kit goes something like this: 1. Lead-man is assigned, research is completed, and documents and scanning models (optional, but desired) are … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 2
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Report to the Cabal: Part 2 The research I did in support of the Moebius Models 1/72 SKIPJACK kit resulted in a rather thick folder of plans (both BUSHIP based and private sources), photographs, tables, and news clippings. Pull up … Full Article→

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Moebius 1:72 Scale SSN Skipjack: Development and R/C Conversion – Part 1
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Report to the Cabal: Part 1 (A note to my long-time Cabal Report readers: this multi-part Report is the initial draft of what will become a proper instruction manual for those wishing to convert the Moebius Models 1/72 SKIPJACK plastic … Full Article→

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