The Modelshipsahoy Surcouf

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by modelshipsahoy, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. indie2002uk

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    Looking forward to seeing this.
     
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  2. Jay Jennings

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    What's the overall depth of the hull going to be?
     
  3. modelshipsahoy

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    I may stretch the height a bit if I can keep it fairly scale.
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  4. Jay Jennings

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    Cool,

    I would totally stretch it, we added as much as we could to the depth and one of the guys is a draftsman (handy) so he kept it all in scale. But we needed the extra internal space.

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    Thinking of a bolt on bottom section of a custom molded battery pack.
     
  6. Jay Jennings

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    You might be better off with some lead ish shot on the bottom covered by a thin coat of resin to make a flat bottom. I tried the custom bottom thing and didn't find anything that made me go 'oh yeah'. That being said I am NOT a master builder by any stretch of the imagination. The lead ish shot also provides good weight really low.

    On a different note, there are circuits you can buy that self level the submarine while dived, but SHHHHH, don't tell anyone else. The circuit also has a fail safe so if the RX loses the TX signal, it will automatically surface.
    I will see if I can find the guy I got mine from to see where they can be purchased. I am sure it was just a RC submarine website though.

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  7. modelshipsahoy

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    So a couple things pop to mind right off.

    1. There is no spare weight to add lead shot. Any ballast to this system need to contribute to the cause... hence the battery keel

    2. Failsafe will not be able to surface a sink. Recovery must be accomplished without a failsafe. So any extra gear for recovery subtracts from my system components footprint inside this cramped machine.
     
  8. Jay Jennings

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    I agree about the extra weight, I'm just sayin it may not be easy that's all.
    The failsafe is there to prevent loosing the sub, if it wanders off and loses signal. It is a small cct card, I will take a pic.

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  9. Renodemona

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    Will the guns be single shot (spurt) or semi? I'm more interested in these spring guns than the ship, but I wish you luck!
     
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    Not spring powered. Semi.