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  • The Mini Snort Sub-driver

    Coming soon http://www.moonrakers.com/submarines/MiniSnort.mov
    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

  • #2
    This looks great. Any idea as to when this will come out and as to how much it will cost?

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    • #3
      This is a prototype and we have some minor alterations to make to it. Cost around $300 and about 6-8 weeks away!
      Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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      • #4
        That's great news. Will there be a kit for the U-212 to accompany the mini-snort sub driver? If so, when is it likely to come out?

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        • #5
          Probably a couple of months away.
          Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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          • #6
            It's Here from The Wizard's cave!

            He's a GIANT! Just look at the size of his specticles!
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            Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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            • #7
              We are not worthy! We are not worthy! :D

              Can you give us spec about this new sub-driver.

              In cabal report section you mentioned that this is a dynamic diver.
              That center section sure looks like a ballast tank to me.

              Much better looking that this Japanese version.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXkgIIp-xdI
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              Last edited by redboat219; 01-04-2009, 09:29 AM.
              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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              • #8
                I really Like the Servo linkage shown in the video. Tho more difficult to fabricate, it eliminates the sideways force caused by the ark of the servo arm, which causes a lot of drag in linkage. With those Micro servos a little extra Drag at the seal can cause a big problem, but that design fixes that problem. :)
                Rick L.
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                * Asking Questions is a 'Good Thing',
                Since Learning is Always a 'Good Thing' *

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                  We are not worthy! We are not worthy! :D

                  Can you give us spec about this new sub-driver.

                  In cabal report section you mentioned that this is a dynamic diver.
                  That center section sure looks like a ballast tank to me.
                  Nope! No specs yet!


                  Yes, it does look like a ballast tank, because it is. Concept is that with ballast tank full, the boat is trimmed to be slightly negative with the tip of the sail out of the water. Once in that position, forward thrust will make it dive deeper. No forward motion will allow the boat to almost surface, and the Snort system will bring it to correct waterline position.
                  Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kazzer View Post
                    Yes, it does look like a ballast tank, because it is.

                    So it operate the same way as the previous 1.5" micro snort sub-driver, using a solenoid valve to vent the ballast tank and a micro airpump to blow ballast.
                    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kazzer View Post
                      Nope! No specs yet!


                      Yes, it does look like a ballast tank, because it is. Concept is that with ballast tank full, the boat is trimmed to be slightly negative with the tip of the sail out of the water. Once in that position, forward thrust will make it dive deeper. No forward motion will allow the boat to almost surface, and the Snort system will bring it to correct waterline position.
                      Mike,

                      Let me step in here: If they're talking about the little SKIPJACK 1.25" SubDriver then, no, there is no ballast sub-system -- it's a dynamic diver. The box looking affair is a 'servo box', that's what it does, forms a containment for two little servos to operate the rudders and stern planes. This particular boat will be trimmed only for submerged operation, decks well awash.

                      David,
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                        So it operate the same way as the previous 1.5" micro snort sub-driver, using a solenoid valve to vent the ballast tank and a micro airpump to blow ballast.
                        The SKIPJACK will not employ a ballast sub-system aboard its SD. And those ballast sub-systems I do employ do not use solenoids! Servo actuation only.

                        David,
                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                        • #13
                          1.25"!:eek:
                          Would we see a 1 inch dia. SD a couple of months?
                          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                          • #14
                            Here I am wanting him to Go Larger, so I can go Robotic, and you guys are asking for Microscopic! :D LOL :D
                            Last edited by toppack; 01-05-2009, 10:19 PM.
                            Rick L.
                            --------------------------------------------
                            * Asking Questions is a 'Good Thing',
                            Since Learning is Always a 'Good Thing' *

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                            • #15
                              Imagine this. While at the lake shore a gorgeous looking chick comes up to you and ask.
                              "Is that a sub in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

                              I think this new SD has lots of potentials. I think it would be possible to incorporate a ballast section in it. Won't fit the Skipjack but perfect for Revell's 1/200 Andrew Jackson SSBN .
                              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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