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Seaquest DSV - The show on DVD, and a posible R/C model

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Postby Terry Weber » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:07 pm

I would like to build a working R/C model of the Seaquest DSV Sub someday. I have three questions for now: 1) I don't have the skills or the room four custom molding the hull, are there any vender's out there that would and how do I contact them? 2) I remember hearing that the Seaquest was 1007 feet in length, my math is rusty. How big would that be in 1/96 scale? How about in 1/144 scale? 3) With a model that big is there a way to stor it in sections like the Robbie U-47 kit?

Also...
I have stumbled onto two websites that are trying to get all three seasons of the TV show Seaquest DSV on DVD disc. Please visit the sites and help out!

http://www.TVShowsOnDVD.com
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/seaQuest/

Thank you all,
PS: I have bought my first R/C Sub kit, a 1/96 scale Skipjack from D & E M.'s




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Postby Bob the Builder » Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:47 pm

I've got a resource file started for the SeaQuest too!

If she's 1007ft long at 1:1 scale, then at 1:96 scale, she'd be about 126" long (a monster!). At 1:144 scale, you're looking at about 84".

I've got the details worked out for a pump-style propulsion system. Hafta wait on my other projects, though.
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Postby Terry Weber » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:59 pm

Bob the Builder wrote:I've got a resource file started for the SeaQuest too!

If she's 1007ft long at 1:1 scale, then at 1:96 scale, she'd be about 126" long (a monster!). At 1:144 scale, you're looking at about 84".

I've got the details worked out for a pump-style propulsion system. Hafta wait on my other projects, though.

Hey would your pump-jet work with the Graupner 900 BB Moter? About how big a moter would you use?
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Postby Bob the Builder » Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:49 am

Actually, I was thinking about Carcharadon's use of bilge pumps for propulsion. That, or a water turbine of some sort, similar to those used on jetskis. The big tentacles out the back of the sub would make good steering vanes.

There's lots of possibilities, and I haven't gotten into the technical aspect yet, as I have three other projects lined up first.
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Postby sam reichart » Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:23 pm

Someone in England has built this model already- a huge version of it....I've seen photos, but I don't remember where I saw them...sorry. It was an impressive piece of work. Can anyone else recall this?
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Postby Sub culture » Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:03 pm

Yes, it was Andy Cox who built the Seaquest. I posted some photo's in the Television and movie submarine forum a few months back.

The hotlinking doesn't work anymore! :(

Here is the link to the photo's-

http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?selected=519606

Ignore the pictures of the watercooled graphics cards! :p

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