ThorDesign wrote:Just as a note of interest:
Atomic subs is moving forward with the release of the 1/96th Virginia. Some small modifications have been made to the appendages to improve handling.
As with the newest release of our SSN21 model we had to enlarge the horizonal stabilizer and stern plane/tip plane surface area by 10% to get it to handle properly. Remember the real boat is literally flown by computer and the scale boat at slow speeds does not have the surface area necessary due to the rules of similitude. The rudder on SSN774, as well as the horizontal stabilizer/Stern plane area was increased by about 12% and the overall length of the propulsor shroud has been reduced by 10%, plus a new feature that we have discovered was missing from our propulsor that does not decrease turning radius, but has dramatically increased the overall thrust reaction, which when pulsed in combination with the hard over rudder really has cut the turn radius down. I have my SSN21 turning a radius of about 7 feet and Virginia is slightly less with the new mods.
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