Banner Ad 1

in reverse?

R/C Submarine modelers

Postby petn7 » Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:06 am

i know this proabaly sounds dumb, but real military subs can go in reverse, right? if they do, is it by their main propeller or by thrusters/mini propellers?
User avatar
petn7
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 583
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2003 3:50 pm
Location: PA

Postby chips » Sat Jul 12, 2003 11:43 am

Yes, real military subs go into reverse. Depending on the class of sub either the main propeller or the Auxiliary Propulsion Unit (APU) is used. The APU is lowered through a hatch in the bottom of the hull - sort of like the lower unit on an outboard motor.



Edited By chips on 1058024667
Bob Gesking
SC# 1575
KC8WPF
User avatar
chips
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 272
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:41 pm
Location: Euclid (east of Cleveland), OH

Postby petn7 » Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:46 am

thx for the info; how does the Alfa and Akula class subs go in reverse?
User avatar
petn7
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 583
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2003 3:50 pm
Location: PA


Return to R/C Modeler

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]