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Postby AntoineL » Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:40 am

Use Windows Media player to watch it.

FS-1 video
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Postby Bob the Builder » Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:16 am

Now that is very cool!

Does his flying sub use a thruster to maintain depth, or is it set up with a ballast system... or both?

Another fine piece of engineering from Mr. Merriman.
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Postby JWLaRue » Sat Sep 27, 2003 2:58 pm

Dave's FS-1 is trimmed such that it just barely floats. Depth control is very easily controlled with the elevator planes that are located in the aft end of the pumpjet.

It's really cool to see this sub spin on its own axis!

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Postby Novagator » Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:44 pm

I met Dave a couple of weeks ago and got to see that sub. Its very cool.
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Postby kd6hq » Sat Sep 27, 2003 11:48 pm

Makes you think "kit" - "kit" - "kit"

:cool:
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Postby PaulC » Sun Sep 28, 2003 12:37 am

I like the way he made the windows in front out of mirrors - a neat solution to the problem of having room enough for (and then building) the cockpit interior. Very effective.
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Postby Novagator » Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:37 am

kd6hq wrote:Makes you think "kit" - "kit" - "kit"

:cool:

It is made from a kit.
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Postby kd6hq » Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:55 am

Novagator - thanks

So who makes the kit?

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Postby Bob the Builder » Sun Sep 28, 2003 9:20 am

Pretty sure it's Rick Tesky, but I'm not sure. I think he also makes a Seaview kit.

Does Rick have a website?
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Postby Sub culture » Sun Sep 28, 2003 10:32 am

The FS-1 is made by Rick Teskey.

However he only makes the hulls, you would still need to scratchbuilt the WTC.

I think Dave does a thruster kit for the FS-1, and he also built a fittings kit which transforms Rick's Hull from a reasonable replica into a museum quality piece.

There's a whole heap of information on the build up of Dave's FS-1 on the Cult tvman website, alongside other projects and Rick's efforts are there to see too.

http://www.culttvman.com/bench_173_david_merriman.html

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Postby TMSmalley » Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:50 am

ADDED 11/20/03
Got some more stuff on the FS-1 from the Cultman site. Good shots! DM3 is now selling the upgrade stuff - WTCs and so on for the Rick Tesky Flying Sub hull.Click here to go to DM3's Flying Sub stuff

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Tim Smalley photos below -
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Here are some shots of Dave's FS-1. Rick Tesky sells the hull, Dave Merriman sells the guts.

I watched it run at the 2003 SubRegatta and its performance is pretty impressive!
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