My new pride and joy.

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  1. rcaircraftnut

    rcaircraftnut Well-Known Member

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    This is my new baby. First off I didn't build this, it was built by Prussian in Houston from a BC kit.
    DKM Scharnhorst. Taking up my sleeping space in the rig, lol. IMAG0004.jpg IMAG0005.jpg IMAG0007.jpg IMAG0006.jpg
     
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    Now, I just have to decide how I want to arm her.
     
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    Triple 50bb sterns and a 75bb cannon up front (rotating if you like).
     
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    I'm leaning towards dual sterns and two bow mounts, one in the front at about 15° on the left and the other as a side mount. The firing boards and mounts for the cylinoids, can't spell, lol, are set up already in this configuration.
     
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    solenoids made from scrap cylons?
     
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    Is rotation allowed in wcc?
     
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    OK, IRCWCC. LOL.
     
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    You can also put in a stern rotate and a 2nd pump for the price of 2 guns. That would be the brawler set up. It would come at a price.
    I would either slug it or run and gun it.
    Have fun and do what your passion is!
    BANZAI!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Where would one get rotating cannons for fast gun?
     
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    It gets confusing if you lop off the wrong letters. Too many end with similar letters. MWC, IRCWCC, WWCC,
     
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    Generally homebrew. Most folk I've seen seem to just take a coil mag and figure out how to stick it to something they can rotate.
     
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    Hmm, will have to look into that.
     
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    Goal is to have this ready for nats. Hopefully before so I can get some practice time in.
     
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    If you can get over to @Tugboat's build days you would probably be well aided in that goal.
     
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    If I go with a standard set up for the guns it will be fairly easy as all the mounts are there as is all the wiring. Just need the guns, solenoids, tank, regulator, tubing, test valve, and batteries. It's just a matter of acquiring all the above and installing it. Big thing is getting some practice in before nats. I've never been in a battle with an armed ship of my own so no real experience.
     
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    Ww2 scharnhorst isn't a brawler. I've seen some crazy guy from Mississippi put three side mounts in, works OK for a regionals but I don't think it would be good for a rookie to bring to Nats. Ww2 scharnhorst can't turn very well, so it's best to run it like a big cruiser with the setup I mentioned previously. You might get a few shots in with the forward cannon, but for the most part it will be pretty useless.

    I ran a ww2 scharnhorst for a couple years up here at local battles, and took a KGV class to Nats last year. FYI
     
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    I like the idea of a rotating gun in the bow but not the idea of trying to get it done by Nat's as my time to work on it is severely limited. I am in the middle of moving from Alabama to Oklahoma. But will be running the rug long haul so getting to events and build days should be fairly easy.
     
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    The mount in the stern is currently built to take single, double, or triple guns, so at least I have that going for me.
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much about getting the forward rotate done by Nats. Put in the triples, and a fixed cannon up front. Get it all working reliably, and enjoy.

    The forward cannon is nearly useless.
     
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