I thought once of doing a sub model after watching days boot ( yep I thought and I'm glad I kept it there) wow that's huge I mean huge for a kit. What you done to date is out of this world ( you seem to be putting so much detail into this it's going to be awesome when finished, just thinking with all that photo etch it's not going to be light either?
Nice work Gregg, looks superb so far. You're correct in making the diving planes larger, the Gato just dips and rises all the time if left with standard. I have heard that the Gato is a bit of a pig compared to the 1/72 U-boat when converting to RC, something to do with ballasting, of course I may have got this wrong.
Monica: forget that airbrush, first time I pulled the trigger, the needle and adjuster shot out the back of the body :eek::eek::eek:
Not a silly question Moni, basically:
The gearbox is a two into one reduction drive. Basically one electric motor, will drive two propellers. However the gearbox will slow motor the revolutions down to a usable range.
Si : Your right, after speaking to others who have converted the Gato, it is difficult to ballast as it has such a large internal area that requires either flooding (my choice) or weighing down with ballast.