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video from this years fun-run at Newport News

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  • video from this years fun-run at Newport News

    https://youtu.be/gbE3iOXx8Kk
    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

  • #2
    It looks like it was a beauty day Eh!
    Only way it could have been better ...... Canadians!

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    • #3
      That sub (blueback I think? playing with the target) turns on a dime........are the 1/1 scale subs also using a spade rudder, or is this just for model maneuverability purposes.

      Those boat stands are smart David.

      grtz,
      Bart

      Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
      "Samuel Smiles"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rick Teskey View Post
        It looks like it was a beauty day Eh!
        Only way it could have been better ...... Canadians!
        It was a wonderful time .... I specifically asked the organizers to deny access to all beer guzzling, bacon munching, squid-throwers. Sorry.

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

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
          That sub (blueback I think? playing with the target) turns on a dime........are the 1/1 scale subs also using a spade rudder, or is this just for model maneuverability purposes.

          Those boat stands are smart David.

          grtz,
          Bart
          Yes, it's the Dave Manley 1/96 BLUEBACK. As maneuverable as the SKIPJACK, and easier to hold depth to boot. It's become my 'go to' ride when I want to mix it up with a 'target'.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYVTNzmNIrM

          American submarines, since NAUTILUS, have -- with few exemptions -- employed 'spade' (full flying) rudders. They give much better authority than rudders supported by vertical stabilizers, though are prone to damage as there are no outboard bearings to resist sheer loads. I assume the Russians favor the vertical stabilizers in order to deal with ice and dead-heads in the latitudes they typically operate in. That's why model ALFA'S and the like suck so badly in the turn.

          Yeah, the boat stands work to save a lot of table space when I bring along more than a few boats to an event. Easy to make and sized for both big and small r/c submarine models.

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

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          • #6
            I enjoyed watching the Blueback run. All the Bluebacks I have seen, they all seem to be a great performers! Once dialed it, they rock!
            I like the stand. Did you run any other subs?
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by trout View Post
              I enjoyed watching the Blueback run. All the Bluebacks I have seen, they all seem to be a great performers! Once dialed it, they rock!
              I like the stand. Did you run any other subs?
              Oh, yeah! The 1/96 SKIPJACK; the 1/72 ALFA; the 1/96 KILO; and the 1/60 ALBACORE.

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

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