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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > U40 Tinplate clockwork submarine.
U40 Tinplate clockwork submarine.
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Forum Posts: 44
17th Mar 2018 20:51  
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Designed and hand built from scratch in three weeks (including the clockwork motor). Its only 11" long equipped with a 20ml trim tank midships,it can run on the surface or dive for about 20 feet.The hull is made from recycled tin cans hand beaten and wheeled smoothish in three parts.

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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 2528
18th Mar 2018 02:37  
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Magnificent, beautiful work, as ever👍 Do you ever sleep???
20ft? How do you know? Did you follow it down with a tape measure? 😁

My Akula sub has a big tank and about half a pound of electronics in it to control the diving 😉 I will set it to max 2m (6 feet or so)!
Happy Tin Bashing, cheers Doug 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug

Forum Posts: 44
18th Mar 2018 07:03  
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Haha, not 20 feet down mate! 20 feet along, it dives to about 8 inches then when the motor runs down it surfaces. Ive had a look at the electronic wizzardry you guys make its incredible and way beyond me.Hats off to you all! brilliant stuff!


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18th Mar 2018 10:29  
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Fantastic welldone