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chesbond@gmail.com
09-08-2015, 07:59 PM
I'm building a GI JOE submarine out of PVC pipe; I've attached a photograph and will add more as I go.

jenaeakle@msn.com
09-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Very cool!

chesbond@gmail.com
09-13-2015, 03:04 AM
Progress; working in the tower.

sf49ersphan@aol.com
09-14-2015, 11:15 AM
This is 12" scale? When I saw your first pick I thought you were making this for the little guys. I guess it's close in size to the Sea Wolf, looks like Joe might be a bit cramped though. Still nize work so far looking forward to seeing the progress.

chesbond@gmail.com
09-14-2015, 05:43 PM
This is 12" scale? When I saw your first pick I thought you were making this for the little guys. I guess it's close in size to the Sea Wolf, looks like Joe might be a bit cramped though. Still nize work so far looking forward to seeing the progress.

I was watching a documentary and noticed how a person squeezed into a tiny sub. I also wanted to make it air tight. One Joe can drive the sub in a seated position, with room for gear. The interior is lit, and I like the view through the port holes. I'll post piics as I go. I'm enjoying the project. I can't wait till the test phase :)

chesbond@gmail.com
09-15-2015, 11:27 PM
X-Sub (Experimental Submersible) project - I haven't thought of a name. Working on the rudder and stabilizer. The Adventure Team also has some lights working in the sub. This is far from complete, and a long way from the test phase. I should get the lost talker action sailor to drive it.

chesbond@gmail.com
09-16-2015, 04:40 PM
Day off with the kids, and good chance to work on the X-Sub. The adhesive I used on the port holes doesn't work, and I spent a lot of time sanding around the port holes and reapplying a better sealant. The Adventure Team is frustrated with the loss in production and the extra time and materials; not to mention the budget.

However, we are back on track and the engineers are more confident heading into the test phase. On a more positive note, the rudder and the stabilizers function well.

Any recommendations from the GIJCC on paint, a name, and a logo?

Rocky Mountain Adventure Team

rcmejia@gmail.com
09-16-2015, 09:12 PM
on the paint go with Navy gray

chesbond@gmail.com
09-16-2015, 10:02 PM
Hmmm... Hadn't thought of that - but I like the idea. Letters, numbers, and a logo would stand out.

Thanks for the idea (I'll credit Nica_joe on the hull)

chesbond@gmail.com
09-16-2015, 10:22 PM
Reinforced the hull; have communication/radio equipment; fuel cells can also be seen in the forward pontoon.

An Adventurer can be seen in the tower port hole.