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    Skipjack Class - Submarine
    by POGray ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    3 months ago
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    Christmas present to myself, one Revell - Skipjack 1/72 scale, to be converted to RC. Needed to purchase second hand transmitter 36mghz JR unit....ordering WTC from Nautilus Drydocks in the states...going to be a slow process...but rewarding.

    Have already built a smaller version of the Skipjack Class.


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    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant)
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    Show us the other one you did, please.

    Funny when I read โ€œSkipJackโ€ in your subject heading, here is what I imagined.

    https://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/collection/TR_3286...
    https://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/collection/TR_328687.html
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    3 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ever thought of making your own WTC?
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    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant)
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    What is a WTC?
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    3 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ron.
    A WTC is a Water Tight Cylinder, housing receiver, esc, servo's, battery, motor etc. Comprising generally of 3 watertight compartments, one being the ballast tank.

    Still learning myself.
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    3 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Moudbuilder.
    No......I wouldn't have the confidence...I'm not a scratch builder, more of an assembler.....

    At this stage I'm still learning a lot about subs, my background is planes and ARF, so my build skills are on the low side.

    Have been surface skimming for a year, and thought I'd explore the complexity of going deep.

    Could all end up at the bottom of the lake....literally !
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    3 months ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ron.
    Skipjack Class....being an Australian...seemed only natural.

    Did no research on origins of class name, you could on the right track ?

    The only other Skipjack I've put together is a small plastic static model, about 18 months ago....not many components, two hull halves, one sail, prop and periscope.

    Not best image, see attached.
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    3 months ago by Captain-Steve ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI โ€ฆ.have you any details about building a WTC..? I have a san juan sub body and it needs a WTC to get it going.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Skipjack Class - Submarine
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi POGray,
    The Skipjack class subs were named after the Skipjack Tuna.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skipjack_tuna
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skipjack-class_submarine
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skipjack_tuna
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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Able Seaman Captain-Steve (?๐Ÿ˜ฎ)
    Martin555 has done an excellent blog here on the development of his WTC (Water-Tight-Compartment) for his Gato class conversion.
    Is that the Argentinian ARA San Juan TR-1700 which was lost in the S Atlantic a few years ago?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_San_Juan_(S-42)
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_San_Juan_(S-42)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Skipjack Class - Submarine
    3 months ago by Captain-Steve ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi there....the sub case I have doesnt look like the same San Juan....looks more nuclear to me
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