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sub john

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Re: My 12 foot Gato class submarine!
« Reply #575 on: July 18, 2020, 10:11:23 PM »

HI every body
      On last up date i said that i was doing radar for the sub but i came up with a big problem, processing 2 software which i was using for the radar screen worked fine on PC but when it came to putting it on to a laptop it just would not work, i have spent hours trying to find out what the problem was in the end i thought i would give it a brake and go back to it at a later date. But i then found out that other people was having the same problem running it on a laptop and could not get it to work. But in the end i found out what the problem was it basically was the laptop screen would not go into the right size stopping the software running, of course i ended up having to change some of the code so it now auto sizes itself and it runs fine. But as things work you end up doing other things as well i have been making a DC variable load which can run up to 100amps which gave me some thing to think about of course with this i can test polylithium cells and lots of other things as well with full digital read out for amps and volts. But of course this thing does generate allot of heat when running i can use it as a electric fire when I'm cold in the winter     

      Somebody ended up braking one of the oleken guns off on the conning tower i must say a big thanks to Micheal Mcguinn for making me a new gun, the oleken gun that was on the back of the conning tower has now been changed to a boffos gun which is what it should be and it has made it look allot better

      I have just also fitted it the big sub digital read out for the  pressure in the main air tanks so i can set it from any where from 30psi to 140psi if need be this is allot stable than mark one , and this has to tell the compressor when to stop,  the compressor in the sub would other wise if need be would run the tanks up to 400psi which would not be very safe for pipe work and valves.
     Hope you are all keeping away from covid19 stay safe sub John


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Re: My 12 foot Gato class submarine!
« Reply #576 on: July 20, 2020, 07:08:27 PM »

It is good to hear you are alive and I pray doing well. Most of what you typed went over my head, but I do like hearing about people pushing the edge of technology especially for our hobby.
Please stay safe and keep posting your updates.
If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
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