The Association of Model Submariners.

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

* THE FORUM FOR ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN BUILDING AND OPERATING MODEL SUBMARINES *



Join the AMS - Registered Forum users can become members of the AMS and it's free ...... To join send an email with your name , address and phone number to amstreasure@googlemail.com


For a guide to past events see the "Shows and Events" section.

....

Sub Weekend, Sheringham, North Norfolk, Sat/Sun 30,31 July 2022

Bournville Dive-In, Birmingham, Sunday 4th Sept 2022

Who is online?

In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests :: 1 Bot

None


Most users ever online was 180 on Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:03 am

Latest topics

» Simple telemetry system for openLRS (on 458Mhz)
willie skipjack EmptyMon Jun 20, 2022 4:15 pm by geofrancis

» My collection of fibreglass moulds.
willie skipjack EmptyFri Jun 10, 2022 3:23 pm by tsenecal

»  Submarine weekend, Sheringham, Norfolk,30th and 31st of July 2022
willie skipjack EmptyFri May 27, 2022 3:22 pm by david f

» WW2 mini sub build
willie skipjack EmptySun May 22, 2022 10:43 pm by SimonH

» Papplewick Pumping Station 2022
willie skipjack EmptySat May 21, 2022 9:39 am by david f

» Akula 1/144 scratch build
willie skipjack EmptyThu May 19, 2022 7:51 am by redboat219

» Darnell U class wanted
willie skipjack EmptySat May 14, 2022 8:19 am by david f

» New modeller looking for U-Class to build
willie skipjack EmptyFri May 13, 2022 3:35 pm by Paul Reilly

» K class plans
willie skipjack EmptyFri May 13, 2022 10:18 am by david f

Statistics

Our users have posted a total of 11699 messages in 1923 subjects

We have 954 registered users

The newest registered user is Jorge R. Simpson

Similar topics

5 posters

    willie skipjack

    avatar
    willte
    Guest


    Posts : 119
    Join date : 2013-12-15
    Age : 70
    Location : lossiemouth morayshire

    willie skipjack Empty willie skipjack

    Post  willte Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:56 pm

    I am thinking of fitting front dive vanes to the skipjack since its not static dive what your view on this
    avatar
    Tom(ADMIN)
    AMS Forum Owner


    Posts : 3012
    Join date : 2010-11-05
    Age : 62
    Location : Nevada, USA

    willie skipjack Empty Re: willie skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:26 pm

    I've never yet had a sub with working front planes, although this one does have the option...at present they are fixed, but one connection and they can be working.

    Hook the front planes up the servo controlled from the tx, and use a leveller on the rears...that'll work nicely.


    (just thought...I lied. My Neptune had working front vanes...)
    david f
    david f
    AMS Treasurer


    Posts : 2253
    Join date : 2010-11-10
    Age : 71
    Location : Cumbria

    willie skipjack Empty Re: willie skipjack

    Post  david f Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:05 am

    No, I've  never used front dive planes either.

    I think the general rule is stern planes to control angle and bow planes for depth control.

    That is alright when you have a crew onboard but bow planes are awkward for we modellers (linkages etc.)

    I don't have much experience of "pure" dynamic divers though but I think that this would still apply.

    David
    salmon
    salmon
    AMS Forum Owner


    Posts : 312
    Join date : 2011-09-02
    Age : 62
    Location : Las Vegas, Nevada - USA

    willie skipjack Empty Re: willie skipjack

    Post  salmon Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:41 pm

    I do use bow dive planes, in the case of my Skipjack the sail planes. They are set up so the bow planes are depth control and aft planes are leveler.
    That being typed, on the first pool test for the Skipjack, my sail plane connector would not connect. The sail planes were put in a slight down position. She handled great using speed and or the leveler adjustments.


    _________________
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
    Deep Diver (Fred)
    Deep Diver (Fred)
    AMS member


    Posts : 263
    Join date : 2010-11-07
    Age : 73
    Location : Peacehaven East Sussex

    willie skipjack Empty Re: willie skipjack

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:36 pm

    I have them on my T Class & the old Type 7, & I had no problem with them.

      Current date/time is Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:31 am