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Old May 07, 2013, 08:53 PM
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HA! Now I know I'm not the only one who plays with his boats while taking a bath!

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Old May 07, 2013, 09:39 PM
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Ha !

Yes, something like that.

Seriously though, the little sub seems to have lost all forward & reverse movement.

The prop still spins in both directions and I have removed the gunk from the prop shaft.

Maybe the gunk overloaded the little motor or the prop is slipping on the shaft ?

Bummer! I was enjoying it.
Old May 07, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Oh, that is a shame. If it is in fact slipping on the shaft, maybe you could try a tiny drop of CA on the prop. ...but be extremely careful, apply the CA using a pin, and hold the sub nose-high so the CA doesn't flow into the stuffing box.

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Old May 08, 2013, 12:38 AM
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Oh, that is a shame. If it is in fact slipping on the shaft, maybe you could try a tiny drop of CA on the prop. ...but be extremely careful, apply the CA using a pin, and hold the sub nose-high so the CA doesn't flow into the stuffing box.

Rick
Thanks Rick,

I got a mag glass & noticed some more gunk wrapped around the shaft.

Think I got it all. I'll run a sink full of water later and try it.

Guess I found the subs achilles heel. You really need to ensure your water is 100% free of any lint, hair, gunk etc.The bath is not ideal,

I need a filtered fish tank.
Old May 08, 2013, 03:37 AM
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Just ran it in the sink (clear water, no gunk). All good !
Old May 09, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Glad it's swimming again!

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Old May 09, 2013, 03:54 PM
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12 more missions to the bottom of the hot tub and no issues i would say this can handle 3ft easily. only issue i have had is that ir doesent like to penetrate water to deep
Old May 09, 2013, 04:37 PM
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12 more missions to the bottom of the hot tub and no issues i would say this can handle 3ft easily. only issue i have had is that ir doesent like to penetrate water to deep
You can get an IR amplifier that may work with the sub.
Old May 09, 2013, 04:43 PM
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from rad shack?
Old May 09, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Yes or Best Buy. It is a repeater so that you can turn off or whatever from another room or longer distance in a large family room.
Old May 09, 2013, 10:06 PM
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In IR amplifier?

I want one too !

Yes, I reckon the Air Hogs Sub can handle 3 feet with ease if the signal is able.
Old May 09, 2013, 10:08 PM
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Glad it's swimming again!

Rick
Thanks Rick,

Yes, now I will only be running it in a filtered fish tank.

Looking forward to it's sister ship to keep it company !

Cheers,

Paul.
Old Jun 12, 2013, 06:08 PM
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real silent here lately?
Old Jun 12, 2013, 07:47 PM
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real silent here lately?
Busy playing with the dive masters !

The kids love them too.
Old Jun 12, 2013, 07:50 PM
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I've been working on a bigger fish lately, but still keep my tub full and run this guy when im bored.


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