• Engel of Germany US Gato Class submarine refit - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    This video shows the finished refit of a 20+ year old Engel Gato R/C submarine. The project involved completely gutting the interior of the model, installing a new watertight cylinder, and complete...
  • Bronco German Type XXIII R/C submarine - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    An in-depth review of the buildup of this Bronco plastic model conversion to R/C operation.

    The parts needed to undertake the conversion of this kit to a full R/C model can be purchased from www....
  • Airbrush overview, dual action versus single action - Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 1 week ago
    A quick overview of the differences between a single and dual action airbrush.
  • Wood and RC submarines - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    A quick rant about people using wood to construct their RC submarines. Don't do it!
  • Nautilus Drydocks shop updates - April 10th, 2017 - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    A quick update from the shop at the Nautilus Drydocks. Includes a quick overview of a Bronco Type XXIII, the Engel Gato, the James Bond Wet Nellie, and a beautiful 48-inch Disney Nautilus.
  • Engel Gato RC submarine refit : trimming in the pool - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    A quick video showing the (almost) final trim of the boat.
  • US Gato RC submarine project update: paint complete! - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    The paint is on and she's ready for final trimming!
  • James Bond 007 Lotus submarine for RC - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    This will be a fun project to tinker with in my "free" time. Also known as Wet Nellie, this is likely one of the most iconic James Bond vehicles of all time, featuring in the 1977 film, "The Spy Wh...
  • Russian Typhoon RC submarine model kit overview - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    A quick overview of one of, if not the, last Typhoon hull kit produced by Kherer Modellbau out of Germany.
  • Nautilus Drydocks update - Gato refit progress! - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    New brass railings installed and the decking is fully complete. Linkages and propeller shafts are installed. Battery compartment installed. Repair to the separated dry hull bulkheads is in progress.
  • Alvin R/C Submarine - Completed project overview - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    On in-depth overview of the layout and performance of this FX Models ALVIN research submersible.

    My apologies for the blurry underwater footage. I was experimenting with a new camera and I must...
  • Engel Gato submarine refit update - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    A quick update on the status of my work to refit and old Engel of Germany US Gato submarine.
  • Nautilus Drydocks R/C Submarine projects update - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    Just a quick update from the shop this morning. More progress on the Alvin and US Gato class refit.
  • R/C Alvin submarine- Final checklist before trimming - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    I am very happy to report that Alvin is now fully functional and ready for trimming!
  • Engel Gato Refurbishment- Part 1 - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    The first steps in the Refurbishment of an old Engel Gato kit. This chapter focuses on rebuilding the damaged wooden deck.
  • RC Submarine Tip- linkages - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    A quick overview of a few different options for connecting linkages in your submarine project.
  • R/C Alvin submarine watertight cylinder overview - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    A very quick overview of this modified cylinder that I've created to power Alvin.
  • R/C ALVIN submarine Chapter 3 - Control system reboot! - Duration: 7 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    After "wasting" a couple of weeks playing around with a watertight box to house all of the expensive electronics and batteries, I've elected to change tack and go with a modified D&E cylinder.

  • SeaQuest DSV Model Kit in 1:300 scale! - Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    Join me for a quick tour of our new model kit of the SeaQuest DSV from the 1993 TV series of the same name.

    The kit is cast in white resin and includes parts for displaying the EVA doors in eithe...
  • Engel Akula R/C Submarine kit overview - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    Let's take a quick look at an Engel of Germany Akula kit in 1/50th scale!

    Be sure to check out my site at www.nautilusdrydocks.com for this and many other projects.

    Thanks for watching!

  • Bob's Tip #4 - Bilge pumps and motors! - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    Need a quick and easy solution for a waterproof motor for your R/C submarine? Need to power something like an actuator or bow thruster outside your watertight compartment?

    Perhaps this solution...
  • 1:32 scale Gato R/C submarine - Reincarnation of an old boat! - Duration: 7 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    Welcome to an overview of a very old Engel of Germany Gato class submarine. This boat will be refit both from a mechanical and cosmetic perspective over the coming weeks.

    Be sure to visit my we...
  • Mary Andringa Keynote at AME 2016 International Conference in Dallas - Duration: 54 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    Mary Vermeer Andringa is chair of the board at Vermeer Corporation, a global industrial and agricultural equipment company, headquartered in Pella, Iowa. Prior to assuming her current role in Novem...
  • Bob's Tip#3: Linear Servos - Duration: 5 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    Ensuring that you have proper alignment between your servos and seals is imperative for smooth operation of your linkages without binding. The use of a linear servo can help with this issue immense...
  • FX Models Alvin R/C Research Submarine - CH2 - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    I'm happy to say that this project is moving along well! The hull is now about 90% complete and I've moved on to finishing details and work on the watertight box (look for info on that in my next v...
  • OTW Vanguard R/C Submarine - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
    This submarine was sent to me for refit and the replacement of the main propulsor unit. At the same time, we installed a new 3.5" OTW Dive Module and added some cosmetic enhancements such as the sc...
  • R/C Alvin Research Submersible ROV - Duration: 5 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    A very cool R/C project: A 1/8th scale Alvin Research submarine. A big thank you to Tom Ryder who helped immeasurably with providing reference materials for this project thus far.

    Be sure to ch...
  • Engel of Germany Russian Typhoon R/C submarine kit overview - Duration: 4 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    This is a brief overview of the Engel of Germany Tyhoon (Akula) Class submarine kit in 1:100 scale.

    If this looks like it would interest you, by all means get in touch with me at bob@rc-sub.co...
  • Type XXIII German U-boat R/C Submarine Maiden Voyage - Duration: 5 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    My apologies for the framing of the video. My GoPro was tilted down and I didn't notice until after I'd downloaded the video. Fortunately, you can still get a great idea of just how easy this sub w...
  • OTW Type XXIII Overview - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    This is a quick walkthrough of the installation and prep of this OTW Type XXIII coastal submarine for operation.

    Be sure to watch for the maiden voyage coming soon!

    This kit and other R/C su...
  • Type XXIII German Coastal R/C Submarine Progress Update - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    Just a quick update on this quick buildup of a beautiful OTW kit. Not a lot of meat and potatoes in this video, just a quick overview of the finished hull.

    Look for a video showing a more compl...
  • OTW Type XXIII R/C submarine- overview - Duration: 107 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    A very quick introduction to my latest project, a German Coastal submarine. Look for more updates to come very soon!

    Be sure to check out my website at www.nautilusdrydocks.com for more projects,...
  • Maiden Voyage of an Arkmodel German Type VII R/C Submarine - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    This is a brief video showcasing the final buildup and maiden voyage of an Arkmodel German Type VII R/C submarine.

    This boat is set up with a pump-based static dive system, working LED lights and...
  • Arkmodel German Type VII R/C Submarine Completed Overview - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    This video goes through the technical aspects of this completed buildup. A bit long, but for you technical guys, there should be lots of good stuff in there.

    Be sure to watch for the next video,...
  • 1/77th Scale Disney Nautilus Diorama with LED lighting - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    A great project that I just completed that highlights Captain Nemo's famous submarine as Professor Arronax, Ned Land and Conseil found her at the beginning of the movie.

    Seen from the viewport,...
  • Bob's Tip#2 - Washing models to bring out details - Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    The second in my series of helpful modeling tips. This video goes through a quick overview of using standard floor wax and kid's paint to make a really effective wash solution.

    Be sure to visit ...
  • Trimming the Arkmodel Type VII RC Submarine - Duration: 9 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    This video gives a rough idea of how I trimmed out my Arkmodel German Type VII RC submarine.

    For this and many other projects, please be sure to check out my website at www.nautilusdrydocks.com...
  • Trumpeter Type VII Kit Review by the Nautilus Drydocks - Duration: 8 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    This is a quick overview of my first impressions of the new kit offered by Trumpeter out of China.

    She looks like a great candidate for RC conversion, but doing away with all of the beautiful i...
  • Zero Bubble Model Design Kit Review by the Nautilus Drydocks - Duration: 7 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    This is a quick overview of my first impressions of the new kit offerings by David Hughes of Zero Bubble Model design out of Australia.

    David currently offers two kits, a Soviet "Mike" class bo...
  • Painting and Weathering the Arkmodel German Type VIIC Uboat - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    This is a fairly in-depth overview about how I chose to paint and weather the RC builudp of this Type VIIC uboat model.

    For many other projects like this, please visit my website at www.nautilu...
  • Logan's USB Nautilus - Help support his future! - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    I've got a wonderful son, Logan, who is 13 years old, a great student, a hard worker, and Nautilus fanatic in-the-making.

    Now that he's nearly 14, he's got his sights set on driving. Of course ...
  • Chapter 2 of the Arkmodel German Type VII buildup is now live!

    Arkmodel German Type VII model kit buildup - CH2 - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    This is the next chapter in the buildup of this Arkmodel German Type VII model with custom WTC, LED lighting, sound and much more!

    Be sure to check out my site at www.nautilusdrydocks.com for more...
  • German Type VIIC Uboat conning tower buildup - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    This is a project that was originally commissioned of me by a customer, but he ended up cancelling the order halfway through the build.

    I hate to see things unfinished, so I decided to complete...
  • Refurbishing a German Eagle - Fauz Bronze Finish - Duration: 7 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    A quick video showing the refubishment and repair of a really cool German Eagle from WW2. This process shows priming, painting and dry-brushing the eagle to achieve a bronze look.

    Be sure to su...
  • Baking Soda and Cyanoacrelate Glue - Bob's Tip#1 - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    I'm hoping this to be the first in a long line of periodic tips from my workbench. If you like, be sure to subscribe. For stuff like this and many RC submarine and general modeling projects, be sur...
  • 3D Printing an RC Submarine cylinder bulkhead - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    This is a quick video that offers an overview of how I use my 3D printer to speed up my builds of RC submarines.

    For this and many other projects, be sure to check out my site at www.nautilusdr...
  • RC German Type VII Uboat in 1/48th scale - Chapter One - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    THis is the first chapter of the buildup of a 1/48th scale German Type VII uboat model kit for full R/C operation.

    When completed, this boat will feature opening and closing torpedo shutters, s...
  • German Type VII RC model - Build preview - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    This is a brief overview of my upcoming build for a 1/48th scale RC German Type VII model. The hull kit was created by Arkmodel out of China and the drive system will be supplied thanks to the effo...
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