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Old 03-22-2019, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Wooden Veneer Absolute / Relative / AOB Dial

I totally remembered that i have access to an amazing Laserengraver and some really nice material, so i figured why not cut some tools for Wolfpack since i'm playing it quite a bit so i made this and it works really awesome i just had to share:



It's 200mm in diameter and cut with Maple Veneer

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Works completely without hinges and has almost no wiggle room so it's pretty accurate, easy to use.

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Old 03-22-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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How did you put the markings on?
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:06 PM   #3
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In discord Wolfpack General channel he showed pictures of the intermediate laser burn phases. He used a "SPeedy 300 from trotec"
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:00 PM   #4
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Exactly this has been done using an industry grade trotec laser engraver speedy 300 with a 60w lasertube.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:27 AM   #5
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Yikes. that's some impressive marking.

Technical question, why do you need three independent scales? Is the third to measure possible attack angles from an enemy?
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:50 AM   #6
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The smallest disk has the AOB scale. See both sides going up to 180 degrees. So if you align the observed AOB, either port or starboard, against the relative bearing (direction of periscope/UZO/TBT) then you can figure the target course. (assuming own course was set with the middle disk beforehand)
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:36 PM   #7
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I made a better Version out of Walnut



with a written tutorial on it, but i had to paint the engravings with black paint so they are visible, readability is not that good in dim light. But i could technically produce this now in bigger quantities, if there is demand from people i could send these worldwide for a certain charge but i'm not sure anyone has a use =)
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:23 PM   #8
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I suggest you contact Onkel Neal to what extent you can advertise making these disks (in the relevant threads). Maybe there is even a place for it in the Subsim Store.
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Thats a great idea. As soon as i have them finished ill do that
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:38 PM   #10
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So i've added a finished product for the moment to Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/6945..._home_active_1

It's a finished version with very nice markings + a rotating acrylic aid on top for front / aft lead

How would i go about it now to advertise it within the rules of subsim ? (messaged Uncle and asked him so i'm not breaking any rules)

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Old 03-29-2019, 02:07 PM   #11
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PM Neal Stevens, alias Onkel Neal.
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:16 PM   #12
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Your work is absolutely incredible. Can u make them out of plastic? Are u going to offer them for sale? If so, I want one:<)

I made one out of .. I think it was thin card board.... I used it in SH5. I can not find it nor can I find the instructions I followed to make it..... I think ... it has been at least two years.... I made clean copies of a disk from online and cut to size.... secured in the center with a file folder pin so as to allow the wheels to move freely.... not any where near the quality of yours:<)

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Hi Roland, i will make an Acrylic Version tonight and see how it turns out! But yeah definitely can be done, just need to adjust how the material is being engraved but that's about it.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:59 AM   #14
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I suggest you contact Onkel Neal to what extent you can advertise making these disks (in the relevant threads). Maybe there is even a place for it in the Subsim Store.


JUST LASER IN A " " NEXT THE 'P' FOR PORT ON THE INNER DIAL AND IT WILL BE IN THE STORE
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:55 PM   #15
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Sir ::

Your work is absolutely incredible. Can u make them out of plastic? Are u going to offer them for sale? If so, I want one:<)

I made one out of .. I think it was thin card board.... I used it in SH5. I can not find it nor can I find the instructions I followed to make it..... I think ... it has been at least two years.... I made clean copies of a disk from online and cut to size.... secured in the center with a file folder pin so as to allow the wheels to move freely.... not any where near the quality of yours:<)

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Well do i have good news for you sir:

http://subsim.com/radioroom//showthread.php?t=240474
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