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A Skipjack in Ireland

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  • David,

    It was great to have the banter with you, if you and the missus are ever in this part of the world drop me a message, I'd like to have a beer or two with you............!

    Rob
    ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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    • Originally posted by The Boattrainman View Post
      David,

      It was great to have the banter with you, if you and the missus are ever in this part of the world drop me a message, I'd like to have a beer or two with you............!

      Rob
      Thank you sir. And if you're over on this side of the dirt-ball, come on over and we'll stuff you with good Filipino chow.

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

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      • An update on the Skipjack in operation, here is the shakedown cruise at my local boat pond, which is a bit murky this time of year.

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        Sits well in the water.

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        And diving to one meter.........going......

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        ...........going.................

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        ....................gone.................

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        ..........and hovering just off the bottom!

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        The only mods I made was I installed three decent servos (Savox Digital Micros), and this stopped all glitching and twitching, but the sub required more trim tests in the bath.

        Everything is working as it should and so far the WTC is dry as a bone, I'll be heading to deeper water in a few weeks.

        The Boattrainman


        ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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        • Congratulations, sir!

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

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          • Beautiful, well done!
            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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            • Thanks guys.

              Putting some of the stuff I learned into the U-Boat 557 build, especially around the WTC which will have to be a semi-custom unit.

              I noticed given I had a stretch of open water that even with the 6.1 reduction gear box on the motor, this little sub really moves, had to dial down the values at the Transmitter to calm it down, quite hard to control at speed.

              Also, trying to access the 'dive' button (flooding the Piston Tank, which I have set up as proportional channel 5, a rotary switch on top of the Transmitter- top right in photo below) while holding the sub steady with left hand throttle and right hand rudder / dive planes, was tricky especially at even scale speed. I'm thinking of swopping the rudder to the left stick with the throttle, leaving my right hand a bit more free to tweak the 'dive' button.

              Good fun all the same!

              Rob


              Last edited by The Boattrainman; 09-05-2017, 05:57 AM.
              ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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