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Tom Chalfant - Bronco Type XXIII

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  • Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
    Mike,

    Search for the thread pingers and resquebuoyes, there i've posted my vid.

    Manfred.
    Exactly where should I search?
    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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    • Originally posted by Kazzer View Post
      Exactly where should I search?
      Damn!, Mike. Read the frig'n thread!

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

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      • Here you go, http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthre...highlight=U212
        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
          Well, I can't find it!
          Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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          • Originally posted by Kazzer View Post
            Well, I can't find it!
            Works for me, Boss.

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

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            • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
              Works for me, Boss.

              M
              This is ridiculous. I am supposed to be looking for a video showing the rescue buoy? Damned if I can find it. Is it on Youtube? If so, can you give me the youtube address please?
              Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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              • Here the system from Manfred's V80 http://youtu.be/xNFhFDuMiDo
                Last edited by redboat219; 07-25-2014, 12:18 PM.
                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                • Pretty close Romel, to assist Mike, this is the link which i ment, http://youtu.be/BJ8iz3kGAtU


                  Manfred.
                  Fertig zum unterwasser.

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                  • Sorry to hear you lost your XXIII, Tom. That sucks.. I was notified by an email, sent from the forum, as I haven't been on here in a while..

                    I agree with Manfred's "rescue buoy" solution. Even if you have a gas backup, things can happen that could still prevent the sub from ever coming back up on its own. I think it's the best way to eliminate having to dive down into murky water looking for a sunken boat.

                    More than a few years ago, I drew a diagram of a buoy system for a XXIII. The float was to be located underneath the main hatch in the tower. A spool, with the line wrapped around it, was to be located inside the diesel exhaust fairing, aft of the tower. On mine, I was thinking that the main hatch would be released (by a failsafe) and flip open, allowing the buoy to escape and rise up out of the tower. Subsequently, floating to the water's surface. I had drawn a cylindrical buoy to be painted bright orange, with white bold letters "SOS" painted in a vertical orientation on the buoy sides.

                    I had planned, at the time, to run my XXIII in a lake with murky water (very poor visibility) that had a max depth of 15 to 17 feet. When the time comes that I actually get the thing built (I have no idea when that will be..), I will definitely be adding a buoy system to mine, before venturing into open lake water.
                    Last edited by Warpatroller; 07-26-2014, 05:28 AM.
                    "Wir kommen ihnen unbekannt."

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                    • Love to see your drawing Warpatroller.

                      For modern boats I was thinking about using a mock Seal Delivery Vehicle or DryDock Shelter as the rescue bouy.
                      Would a McCann chamber on the aft deck of the Gato be out of place?

                      BTW, Would a fish finder sonar be able to discern a boat stuck on the bottom?
                      Last edited by redboat219; 07-26-2014, 07:32 AM.
                      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                      • I seem to remember a few years ago in model boats mag here in the US. They had the circuit diagrams for a lost signal system. All you had to do was switch off the TX and the gizmo would activate any fail safe it was hooked up to. Though for the life of me I cannot remember which issue it was in. All my copies got lost during one of my many move while in the military

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                        • Originally posted by Scarecrow7087 View Post
                          I seem to remember a few years ago in model boats mag here in the US. They had the circuit diagrams for a lost signal system. All you had to do was switch off the TX and the gizmo would activate any fail safe it was hooked up to. Though for the life of me I cannot remember which issue it was in. All my copies got lost during one of my many move while in the military
                          Our ADF Pitch controller and most Mtronics ESCs have failsafes built in, so I don't think you need a specific failsafe.
                          Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                          • Thanks Kazzer glad to hear that as I have all the gear from you lads to get started on my own humble attempt. I only made the above mention as it seemed the question was being asked. Sorry for the late reply that darn four letter word, dare I mention it........"WORK" got in the way of my fun for a while. BTW will there be a build comp this year?

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