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seawolf front planes mod
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:01:27 PM »

I eventually got round to activate the front planes by installing a mini servo and going through the aft bulkhead with a ubend in the connecting rod and a magnet on the end.
This connects to a long rod directly that push/pulls the planes. I have a leveler on the rear planes.

I have trialed the sub and at first she dived and surfaced as it says on the tin but on the last sail I had problems, will report back when sorted.

Here are some pics for your purusal. ;D






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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 03:24:49 PM »

Further to my last post, observations and any comments would be welcome :-))
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xilsoe

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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 04:17:13 PM »

I have been considering how to do the same on my sea wolf.

I think my approach would be to fix a servo inside to WTC and go through the front bulkhead. Then I would need to connect the servo to the receiver when I prepare the sub
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 07:04:35 PM »

xilsoe

I find, the only problem with that, is you will have to find a way to connect the servo to the planes when you re-insert the tray into the
WTC?  :o
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 08:32:02 PM »

"o" ring either end, don't glue the front end cap on, fix the servo in the front end cap, then use a servo extension lead to connect to thr receiver. simples.
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 09:03:11 PM »

hollowhornbear

This was my first model for a long time so ' I WAS ONLY OBAYING ORDERS' and fixed the front O ring.
Subsequently after joining Mayhem I have seen the error of my ways. 

Thanks
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 10:57:30 PM »

mmm not going to be so easy, then. what did you glue it with?
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xilsoe

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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 01:32:31 PM »

I would fix the servo in the WTC, not on the tray.
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 04:53:40 PM »

mmm not going to be so easy, then. what did you glue it with?

I am sorry to say, epoxy equivalent to stabilt :o
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 04:57:03 PM »

I would fix the servo in the WTC, not on the tray.

The servo is in the WTC on the equipment tray, sorry for any confusion :o
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 04:59:21 PM »

hollowhornbear

This was my first model for a long time so ' I WAS ONLY OBAYING ORDERS' and fixed the front O ring.
Subsequently after joining Mayhem I have seen the error of my ways. 

Thanks

I ment to say I fixed the front bulkhead not the O ring, what a wally! :((
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Re: seawolf front planes mod
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 06:32:42 PM »

This is how I did mine.
 The planes were on a spring return.....
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