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Old Mar 07, 2014, 09:49 AM
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Gotta find a way to fit em with torpedos..
Start from here
http://www.sub-driver.com/torpedo-systems.html
http://support.caswellplating.com/in...structions-172
http://support.caswellplating.com/in...ller-pneumatic

Then it's just a case (?) of putting a warhead in them
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 02:16 PM
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 02:51 PM
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I think they need to be electric so you can roll them over the side, PT boat style.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 03:37 PM
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fpv torpedos, now there's an idea

found my leak but broke one of the nipples of the motor cooling bit while i was looking,so doubt it will be out this weekend,maybe next if i can find a nipple.
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 05:34 PM
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I think they need to be electric so you can roll them over the side, PT boat style.
You're right although the ultimate answer would of course be the CO2 launch from the torpedo tubes (a la British WW2 MTBs) as shown in the sub links above and then an electric motor to keep them running for longer once fired and in the water.
A project for the summer - if that's when the temperature goes up and the rain ceases. I live in hope
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As you might have seen, drones have been in the news quite a bit, both good and bad..some communities have deemed them a tool of the devil, yada yada..and have told their leaders to keep the police on the lookout for the evildoers who operate these craft.. and bring the villans to immediate justice..

But, as is the beauty of Chicago area, things dont always work like that..

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Old Mar 10, 2014, 11:31 AM
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Did some work on the ReefJet yesterday. Pulled out some glue around the drive and reapplied, hoping to seal it for good this time. Also put on a couple of small chines at the stern to see if I can help with the spinning out in the turns. I just slapped em on roughly to see if they work, and if they do, I'll blend them into the hull a little better.

Going to do a tub test tonight to see if I got everything right.
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 11:35 AM
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Trouble with it is the hull just plain sucks..
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 11:37 AM
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Trouble with it is the hull just plain sucks..
Yea kinda true, the bow sticks down too far, but if it had any less volume I don't think it would float!

I'm going to make the thing work as well as I can though. If I can get it fully sealed it will be fun to play in the surf with.
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 12:44 PM
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Yeah, I liked it in the fact it ALMOST self rights..but, I started with the prop and more motor, the hull gets REAL squirrelly on speed, and it always doesnt self right..
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 01:26 PM
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Yeah, I liked it in the fact it ALMOST self rights..but, I started with the prop and more motor, the hull gets REAL squirrelly on speed, and it always doesnt self right..
Mine always self-rights. The key is to glue in a plastic sheet to seal off the space in the canopy below the cockpit. With that bit of extra air sealed in there it flips over every time. Your weight distribution is probably a little different than mine too though.
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Thats good to know..but, at that point, it wasnt worth the work of puttin a jet in it for me, its sittin in the pile of uncompleted...
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 01:34 PM
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Also I can confirm that Shoe Goo sticks REALLY well to that slippery plastic the hull is made of. Had to use pliers to remove that shiz!
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Yea there was finally a sign of some spring-like weather yesterday and today. If it continues I'll try to get a vid up to see if the chines make any difference in the handling. Also mine seems to handle the speed pretty well, but then again it's probably not going nearly as fast as your prop version.
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Yea there was finally a sign of some spring-like weather yesterday and today.
If you've got any to spare, send it this way. After you've sent a bunch Chi's way, that is. Suffering from cabin fever in Scotland and Bloomingdale
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