New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Jan 01, 2003, 04:16 PM
Mihelich is offline
Find More Posts by Mihelich
Registered User

1/96 scale Torpedos


Hi all,

Does anyone know of any 1/96 scale propel torpedo designs or kits you can purchase. I was thinking about designing some for my new Thor Sturgeon class boat.

Thanks,
Tom
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 02, 2003, 10:18 PM
JIMJAM is offline
Find More Posts by JIMJAM
Registered User
JIMJAM's Avatar
I made some 1/32nd scale for my U-Boat. Pretty neat wow effect but a pain in the ***. I used some hollow aluminum tube,glued in a aluminum rod with a hole drilled though and added a shraeder valve. My front wtc has a spare servo I used to pull a pin out the rear of the torp sending it on its way. Go to RC_submarines.tripod. Look around and you will see plans for a propel type which I use. I got pics and all just let me know.
Old Jan 02, 2003, 10:22 PM
JIMJAM is offline
Find More Posts by JIMJAM
Registered User
JIMJAM's Avatar
The pic is an early operational mock up. When the pushrod pulls back, it pulls the pins out the torpedoes releasing the gas. Each ring attached to the end of the pin are at different lenghts so I can fire off each one at a time. Here is a pic of a earlier torp.
Old Jan 03, 2003, 07:58 PM
Mihelich is offline
Find More Posts by Mihelich
Registered User
Thanks for the reply JimJam.

It will be quite a feet to make 1/96 scale torpedos work right.
I have just created some Catia (cad) solid models and at 1/4" diameter, it is the same size as a Schrader valve itself minus the theaded valve stem. Very light weight aluminum is in order here with as minimal floatation as possible. I will post some pic's of my design this weekend. It is the same basic concept as everyone else that uses the propel gas theory. But I have a little (and I mean little) cleaner package.

Tom
Old Jan 03, 2003, 09:42 PM
JIMJAM is offline
Find More Posts by JIMJAM
Registered User
JIMJAM's Avatar
Its a real hassle to get the torpedo and its delivery system to work consistantly. Also kinda scary toting around a charged torp waiting to go off. The only reason I attemped it was to please my freinds. I go on and on about how complex my sub is, how many gizmos and thingies it has and how scale it is. But the first thing people say is, " Cool, but will it shoot torpedoes?"
Old Jan 03, 2003, 10:31 PM
Mihelich is offline
Find More Posts by Mihelich
Registered User
Ya gotta try.
Old Jan 06, 2003, 09:40 AM
U-96 is offline
Find More Posts by U-96
Registered User

Gas Torpedo's


You could try using the body of a small pen blow torch from an automotive store as they already have a filler valve fitted to them.
They are also smaller in size than the 1/32 scale torpedo's
Regards Keith
Old May 30, 2004, 03:58 PM
PLANE FREAK is offline
Find More Posts by PLANE FREAK
Got CAD ?
PLANE FREAK's Avatar
I read about these in a magazine and the article mentioned when you put your sub into the water since it is colder the pieces contract and the torpedo could "cook off" by accident.

Never point your sub towards anyone it could be very embarrasing / dangerous if you torpedo someone.
Old May 30, 2004, 08:31 PM
JIMJAM is offline
Find More Posts by JIMJAM
Registered User
JIMJAM's Avatar
Overall I felt it just was not worth the hassle both in setup, torp construction,filling them and chasing them down and getting wet. Most run propel but I adapted my sub and torps to use the stuff you blow electronics off with under various names like Dust Off. Propel is expensive and sometimes hard to get unless you order it. You can easily find this stuff everywhere and runs $4 or less a can. I do not think my torps had the velocity to hurt anyone but watching that liquid money spew out the backs of em hurt my wallet.
Old May 31, 2004, 08:11 AM
Merriman is offline
Find More Posts by Merriman
Suspended Account
http://www.rc-submarines.com/id47.htm
Old Oct 04, 2005, 01:02 PM
TMSmalley is offline
Find More Posts by TMSmalley
Registered User
Or; if to amuse your pals a Timex will do, in lieu of a Swiss watch...

http://www.rc-submarines.com/id284.htm

Last edited by TMSmalley; Oct 04, 2005 at 01:04 PM. Reason: add jpeg


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1:96 scale GATO class CG Bob Submarines 10 Jan 09, 2009 10:14 PM
1/96 scale Russian Typhoon model for sale. Nemo Submarines 1 Aug 21, 2005 04:35 PM
1/96 scale nuke flasks Ghost 2501 Scale Boats 2 Feb 13, 2005 02:22 PM
1/96 scale fittings Wing Zero Scale Boats 5 Nov 05, 2004 04:18 AM