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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Make the cylinder from polycarbonate. Its clear, tough and readily available. Best of all it will let you check the operational status of your gear at a glance.

As to sinking, that's an interesting one. A wet-hull sub does not rely on the hull for keeping the water out. Its just there for cosmetics and hydrodynamics. You'd probably need to skin the inside and use at least a portion as a watertight area that floods when damaged. That will take up room for all your fun toys (torps, etc), making this an even more challenging build.

Perhaps you could rig up a trigger to the inside of the hull that would, when breached, vent your tank and sink your boat? That way once you're sunk you can just throw a toggle, blow your ballast and return to the surface for recovery...
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