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Robbe Seawolf
« on: October 20, 2009, 01:11:54 PM »

Hi I am new and have just finished building the sub, harbour trials in the bath and had maiden voyage but could not get sub to dive.
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I will need to adjust trim etc!

Any tips would be gratefully received. Pics will be posted later.

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 03:26:50 PM »

If the boat is above decks awash in surface trim, then put some more weight in it until just the top of the deck is visible. The seawolf should then dive with ease.

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 09:45:30 AM »

Thanks Subculture, will do and I will let you know after next trial run  O0
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 10:34:45 AM »

also if it's anything like mine you'll find the motor runs better/faster one way make sure this is forward, i had loads of problems until i accidently hit full reverse and down she went changed things round, and now no problems.
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 09:06:21 PM »

Sounds like the motor is a bit worn.

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 10:27:57 PM »

not in the least brand new kit/build maybe something to do with the speed controller not sure but it works now so i'm happy
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009, 11:59:01 PM »

Very odd. Have you got a controller that works at lower duty one way than the other?

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009, 04:21:24 PM »

 O0 Thanks for all your help, sub now dives as it says on the tin, I just got to lern how to drive it properly.

I may put a servo on the fore planes with a pitch controller. Any thoughts?
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 04:45:55 PM »

Use a pitch controller on the rear vanes. This coupled with front vane control will put your Seawolf in another league.

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009, 12:20:37 PM »

Thanks a lot, will do. If you are going to the Model Boat Show, we could meet up on Saturday, I will be around the Coventry club stand. :-))
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 02:25:22 PM »

How have people coupled their front planes on the Seawolf?
Mine as (as usual) a real botched up affair with a Robart fitting...


Use a pitch controller on the rear vanes. This coupled with front vane control will put your Seawolf in another league.
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009, 05:22:47 PM »

Martin,

Not another Ebay bargainion? What did this one cost or did you swap it for the speed boat? I think the sellers on Ebay have their "Martin Positioning Systems" (MPS) operating when you log on!

Cheers
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 05:32:48 PM »

Built and sold that one over 10 years ago.....  :-)

.... never did get the hang of my one.. turns out I'm a terrible sub skipper!   {:-{
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009, 04:02:13 PM »

I have got a pitch controller on board, sails & dives a treat with the foreplains fixed at neutral. :-))
when I have the time I will attach the foreplains to the aftplains servo.


i got it off ebay for 30 + 5 P&P

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2009, 05:05:34 PM »

Really not a good idea to post folks email address on a public forum- bots pick 'em up and the recipient ends up with lots of SPAM.

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 08:44:52 PM »

Sorry folks I forgot, Just trying to be helpfull. :((
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 08:56:50 PM »

Paul posts on here as 'Turbulent', just refer them to that.

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2009, 04:07:49 PM »

latest seatrials and pics. The foreplanes will be controlled with rear ones soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdaDeQMAtHk

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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2009, 08:56:17 PM »

sub looks great andy. What did you do to make it work properly after your first post? Bill
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Re: Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 05:42:38 AM »

Bill

Just extra ballast  250g split between fore & aft
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