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WTC How far Underwater?

Postby Ramius-II » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:22 am

Hi all,
Now I have a question for those that have built and operate the Engel Typhoon sub. The sub has a water tight compartment that houses the electronics. When the sub is in the water and trimmed, how far underwater is the top surface of the WTC?

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Re: WTC How far Underwater?

Postby Bob the Builder » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:13 pm

In mine, the designed waterline is basically flush with the top of the dry compartment. In actual operation, however, I think it will sit about an inch under, as I can't get enough buoyancy out of the twin tanks to allow for full emerged waterline.
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Re: WTC How far Underwater?

Postby Ramius-II » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:22 pm

Thanks Bob!
I am considering where to mount a sensor to know when the sub is at the surface vs when it has started to dive. I just was not sure if this could be "flush mounted" or if it would have to be raised up.

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Re: WTC How far Underwater?

Postby Wheelerdealer » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:55 pm

Mines flush with top of the lid as well. However I can get mine to sit at the designed waterline with a lot of 'volume reduction' of the top hull.

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