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Old Jan 06, 2015, 03:02 PM
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New Thunder TIger ROV

Thunder Tiger has reworked the Neptune and it's now the Sea Wolf.
http://ttrobotix.com/product/seawolf
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Old Jan 06, 2015, 06:28 PM
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Sea Wolf

2.4 Max depth 10 M ? Read a little more carefully It has a surface boat for the 2.4 antenna with a 10 m teather
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Old Jan 06, 2015, 06:30 PM
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Sea Wolf

Marketing... Now I can put a gopro in it? Imagine that If you look close the camera in it says hero 4
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Old Jan 06, 2015, 08:45 PM
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The little orange sub next to the Sea Wolf looks like the buoy for the transmitter, I guess. Basically, it looks like Thunder Tiger just gave the Neptune new orange body panels and black nose cone. I wonder if the internal components are the same as the Neptune. They did go with a larger outer diameter prop.
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 05:42 AM
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How cool is that ?

I want one !

Although it looks a bit like a large flashlight in those colours.
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 12:41 PM
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How cool is that ?

I want one !

Although it looks a bit like a large flashlight in those colours.
ROFLMAO Sure does.
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 05:21 PM
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I like the Orange better than Neptune Yellow actually. The orange will definitely make it easier to spot.
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 07:13 PM
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That is great that it is still going to be around. I am saddened by the tether to a floating sub shaped bobber (float).
Maybe I need to swing to CES and take a look!
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 07:39 PM
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Visibility of colors can vary.
On the surface you can see some colors better that other.
Referring to distance seen.
Under water color visibility again by distance varies.

Color disappears as depth increase. . .
The color Red is lost first, then Orange, Yellow, Green . . . . ..etc.

I found a color loss by depth chart.
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 08:49 PM
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I have an affinity to orange or yellow for a sub because as a kid all the underwater shows and experimental subs in the early 60s seemed to be painted in these colors. My first scuba diving tank was yellow.
For our use, red, orange or yellow are fine. I would hazard a guess and say most of the RC subs do not go beyond 10 feet very often. At fun runs, I see subs running a foot or two below the surface.
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 09:08 PM
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Yellow when under water does loose it's yellow color but it does take on a very light gray color which still makes it highly visible as long as sun light can get to it.

I think the colors are used more for visibility on the surface. Seeing a small object in the open ocean can be hard and these colors help even in rough seas.

Life Vest come to mind as well.

Most sight seeing subs are yellow or orange so they can be seen.
Submarines by their very nature ride low in the water and can be hard to see from as distance.

As far as the subject sub, I am all for any working sub that helps get more people in to the hobby. I also like that the manufacture is addressing the 2.4ghz issue. Not in favor of the towed antenna buoy. Hope some one comes up with a water penetration option.. (Tim is working on this issue.)
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I agree if it gets people in the hobby, it is a good thing!

This is Tim Senecal taking movies of monster trout in Keystone Colorado.

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If I read that correctly this is an "ROV" version of the Neptune. Control via tether only, no pure wireless control without the buoy. Kind of a different critter than the first generation boat, but perhaps one with higher demand.
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You are partially correct! it is reaching a different market. The whole package with tether, 5.4GHz video, 2.4GHz control, Sub, Pelican Case will be under $2000 (that was all Jon [New Distributer] would say about it). It is tethered to the float only. It is wireless from shore to sub. So you can go out further and not worry about coming to the end of the land locked cable version. You have more freedom for FPV.

He did talk about a version for the hobbyist that you could put your own receiver in!
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O.K. video of the Seawolf.
Neptune Seawolf (0 min 20 sec)
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