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Postby Carcharadon » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:40 pm

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Postby Bob the Builder » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:04 am

Now, now. There are other Nautili that can breach too! :D

Try here.

I've since executed far more breathtaking breaches, but this is the best one that I've managed to catch on video...

Carcharadon's propulsion is very cool, however. It may be limited to sci-fi subs such as the SeaQuest or perhaps the Red October (caterpillar drive). Most other subs actually do use props for propulsion, and openings large enough to propel them through the water with the jet system may somewhat spoil the appearance if the modeller is going for scale accuracy.

I'd be interested in trying out a propulsion method like this just for fun...
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Postby Carcharadon » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:08 am

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Postby quiet-wyatt » Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:57 pm

Hello,

You mentioned a patent... What's the number? I'd be interested in looking it up!!!

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Postby Carcharadon » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:38 pm

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Postby JWLaRue » Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:29 pm

...well, I am curious as to what is unique about this method of propulsion. How is this different than, say, Merriman's Flying Sub model?

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Postby Carcharadon » Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:36 am

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Postby Sub culture » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:21 pm

What about DSRV's? They use water jets to move about. They use a helical prop as opposed to the centrifugal pumps which you are using in your nautilus, but I still class it as a water jet.

Also there is the deepflight 1, which has twin water jets.

Another famous sci-fi boat that uses jets is the Proteus from fantastic Voyage. Another Goff design, Rick has one of these working and I believe he uses a similar system to your nautilus.

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Postby Carcharadon » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:02 am

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Postby Sub culture » Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:46 am

I didn't say anything about patents?

I was just comparing fullsize craft with your concept.

You're using thrusters instead of vanes to control your boat- the choice of model to put them in is novel, however it's all been done before- the turtle used thrusters didn't it?

As did Monturiols Ictineo.

Also if you look at a recent publication by Traplet 'Submarines: models and their originals', you'll find a submersible using jet thrusters to maneuver.

Nature got there before all of them (by quite a margin), cephalopods use jet propulsion to get about. :D

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Postby Carcharadon » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:07 pm

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Postby Sub culture » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:30 am

You said this-

'to my knowledge there are no full-size submarines that work on jet propulsion. So if you're in the accuracy camp you'll not find a model jet submarine'

I gave some examples of what I consider to be jet, or thruster propelled boats in model and fullsize form.

Your design still uses impellers to provide thrust- they just happen to be hidden away inside the bilge pumps.

Therefore, the subject you have chosen to model with jet propulsion is unusual, but the idea of jet propulsion on a model sub is not so new.

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Postby bcliffe » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:46 pm

The curiosity got the better of me, wanted to see what was registered as the patent, here is what I found:

http://www.freshpatents.com/Model-s....ription

Interesting read.

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Postby Carcharadon » Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:56 pm

Thanks BC!!
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Postby Carcharadon » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:54 pm

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