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Offline oztruck

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RC ALFA sub (posted on January 06, 2011)
« on: February 25, 2013, 05:13:08 PM »
Still playing around with rc subs. Scale is about 1/80, it is a static diver which means it goes up and down just like the real ones.
Powered by a 5 pole 6 volt motor and a large 3 blade brass prop, there is also 2 air pumps, one to pump air in and one to pump air out of the centre section which makes the sub sink or float. It has independent servo operated front and rear diving planes and a bottle of compressed gas which acts as an emergency ballast blow. I get over 2 hours of fun from a single rechargable 7.2 battery. Its a bit of a RUSH driving subs, very cool when you can see them but when you loose sight of them (going too deep, water too dirty, wind ripples on water) it can be quite a challenge in faith in your workmanship. But it is fun trying to guess where it will come up.














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Re: RC ALFA sub
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 05:13:35 PM »
Mate you have all the best toys
what class of sub is this oztruck

would a small wireless cam work onboard ?

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Re: RC ALFA sub
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 05:14:12 PM »
Nice Ruski sub, know the feeling of sailing these babies in a muddy pond.
Great that you get 2 hours out of a 7.2, she's a very efficient machine.

Must crack on with a U boat I have had on the go for many (too many) years.

For anyone interested here's a link with some great Aussie rc subs............
http://graysubs.tripod.com/rc_model_submarines.htm

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Re: RC ALFA sub
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 05:14:47 PM »
Nice sub,i would have a hard time sending a machine like that to the abis.  8)
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Re: RC ALFA sub
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 05:15:22 PM »
Mate you have all the best toys
what class of sub is this oztruck

would a small wireless cam work onboard ?

Watch this space ;)

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Re: RC ALFA sub
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 05:15:58 PM »
Last Sunday it was 40 c here in Adelaide but I had been invited by the Task Force 72 to join in the fun on a lake in the city. TF 72 model only 1/72 SCALE boats. and they do it well. The water was very green so not a lot to see under water but you will get the idea.

RC Alfa and Targets.mpg (The video's owner prevents external embedding)