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ScottW

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Seeking battery box ideas for rubberband powered submarine
« on: July 26, 2022, 08:11:22 pm »

Hey Y'all;Am hoping the transatlantic collective consciousness of the forum can help with battery box ideas for rubberband powered submarine.
I want to give it working lights from 'reassigned' Christmas light LED.
And ...
... although my brain has historically had lots of ideas for lots of things, it is drawing a blank on this in the here and now.
What it has produced so far is that the battery box will be accessed through a hatch in the upper hull.
Flickr album here shows the twin screw hull's size and shape, https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzYTy7 which is loosely inspired by the Typhoon class/Red October but is being stylized as a fictional cargo sub for supplying undersea colonies.

Battery box/container will need to be narrow to fit between, or very flat to fit below, rubber motors of stick and tissue aircraft flavor.
And this would be the little single-screw sub visible in some of the above album's photos, https://flic.kr/s/aHskzXRFGp

Desire is to have an array of headlights in bow and the navigation lights.
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Re: Seeking battery box ideas for rubberband powered submarine
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 06:38:17 pm »

A button battery like a 3volt cell (https://evandesigns.com/collections/wire-switch-more/products/3v-coin-cell-holder-with-switch)  and put it in a balloon or seal with silicon. Simple solution and very compact.
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Re: Seeking battery box ideas for rubberband powered submarine
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2022, 06:47:37 pm »

A button battery like a 3volt cell and put it in a balloon or seal with silicon. Simple solution and very compact.
Ah! I use some Evan Designs products with my model trains and didn't even remember their name to go look at their products.

For this project, simple and low-tech is good tech. :-))
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Re: Seeking battery box ideas for rubberband powered submarine
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2022, 11:41:18 pm »

Haven't bought battery supplies yet but just did order handrail stanchions for it.https://www.harbormodels.com/rb074153.html

What?
Handrail stanchions on a submarine?
Yep.
Remember, this thing merely has its overall shape inspired by the Typhoon class; beyond that it is very much fictional, freelanced, and fun-ized.
Some of the detailing will be inspired by 1910s and 1920s submarines.
Yes, anachronism is a perfectly valid design philosophy!  :}
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