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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby Sub culture » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:01 pm

I think I've already mentioned the air hooter pumps, which will empty a tank of the size you have in a few seconds flat. Run off 12 volts.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby greenman407 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:05 pm

Dont worry about diverting my thread, "me casa es su casa" :lol:
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby Kerry Addington » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:19 pm

Kind Subculture, I must have missed that pump reference and cannot locate.
Please restate or provide link to post?
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby junglelord » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:36 pm

Hi Kerry
Your attempts at the 80" have me rethinking my purchase.
I know that with the 57" a Dave Welch 3" WTC will work, according to Steve Neill
That makes things a lot easier. As to transporatation, Mike Deboer agrees moving the 80" around would be a hassel, while the 57" is much more accomadating within the confines of a car.

I think the 57" is big enough.
I am saving my dough.
I will get one soon.
Thanks so much.

PS any pics you can contribute to your attempts would be greatly appreciated Kerry.
Thanks Guys.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby junglelord » Sat May 01, 2010 2:15 am

I have been working on the finish of my first Seaview, this has the Merriman unit installed.
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I set it in the water and this is how it sat with the ballast chamber full of air
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It slowly settled as the ballast chamber filled. I think its just about right....
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I think I got it just perfect the first time...
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When the ballast chamber finally filled with water, it was slightly negitive.
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:mrgreen:
Here is a view of the foam placement so far. There is only foam along the midline right now.
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If I need too, I will take out a little weight and add foam to the bow and stern, but I need to field test it now.
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Thats one down, Big Dave Welch's unit is next, then one more Merriman unit...I got three...LOL.
I am giving a Merriman unit to my Granddaughter. I am keeping one of each for myself.
Onwards to a large 57" Deboer.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby greenman407 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:15 am

Really nice work junglelord. Yep, its a safe bet youll never get your 80" in a bath tube
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby Kerry Addington » Mon May 03, 2010 8:42 am

Advice and counsel from Subculture has led me to consider reversing my snort mindset and pumping water instead of air.
This would involve the brilliant Skip Asay design used in his Albacore- open vent on top of tank leading to induction mast in the sail, a conrollable valve on the underside of the tank opening to fill, and a pump to pull/empty water from the tank. For less than $25, my local marine store yielded the Rule Bilge Pump Model 25D:
Submersible
500 GPH output
12v
1.9 amp draw
"No Burn-out when dry" ( unlike most mini "bilge" pumps )
ignition protected
impeller/input on bottom, outlet on side.
This looks promising- I could mount the pump inside my ballast tank, route the output plumbing to terminate above the surfaced waterline eliminating any need for a TEE "check valve," and ability to empty my monster tank in less than 15 seconds.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby greenman407 » Mon May 03, 2010 1:34 pm

Kool! Then you could pulse it to get realistic operation.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby Kerry Addington » Mon May 03, 2010 1:50 pm

Yes, and really cool might be to plumb the output into jet fountain outlets on either side of the deck, or perhaps aim them outboard as broadside water cannons. While running surfaced, I could take on a little ballast for ammo and blast my way back to proper surfaced waterline!
Some may return fire with nifty torpedos bouncing off my manta fins, and once you are empty I will walk in a phaser stream against your sail at 500 GPH.
Muwahahaha !
Back to reality,
Many thanks again to Subculture for setting my compass due Asay North.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby junglelord » Mon May 03, 2010 10:46 pm

Very nice information being presented here and I am glad the thread is allowed to included Seaview information in general and certain ways to skin this cat.

I hope to get my Deboer soon, but man I would like to go all the way for the big 1/60 scale, 80" model.
I am just concerned about getting in over my head with a possible self made cylinder vs a ready to run Big Dave 3" for the 57" version.

I think with the basis of the bilge pump, the 80 is doable.
Thanks Kerry and Skip.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby greenman407 » Thu May 06, 2010 12:34 pm

When you get angry at your boat sometimes you feel like doing this:
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby junglelord » Thu May 06, 2010 7:16 pm

Stop the madness.
:lol:

Why are you mad at your baby?
She looks great and appears to run like a topnotch submarine.
What gives?
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby greenman407 » Fri May 07, 2010 7:28 am

Just playing around. This is an old picture that I had found and couldnt resist. If you look closely at the Seaview it is a early picture during her construction. Dont worry the Seaview is safe. Besides you cant cut a Titanium hull with a chain saw! :D :roll:
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby junglelord » Sun May 09, 2010 1:47 am

Thats good news.
I got good news too.
I added more foam front and back, put back in the last weight and she sits PERFECT, no listing.
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I weighed her and she comes in at 4.18pds. This is a Snort Seaview, WTC system.
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Its done and ready for RC action. Comes complete with working sailplanes, diveplanes and rudder as well as dual pumpjets.
I just need to wire in several LEDS and resistors.

I have this computer Radio originally for helicopter. Futuba, FP-T7UHP Super PCM1024, is the model.
7 channels with a spectra 75Mhz synethsized tx module.
I have an NERS electronic nano switch coming, which is to turn the Snort pump on/off.
Also a new top of the line autoleveler and failsafe unit, from Matt at Precision Sub, I will install them when they come in.
That's a wrap folks.
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Re: Rick Teskey seaview build

Postby greenman407 » Mon May 10, 2010 8:50 am

There you go. Thatll do it. Who is Matt from Precision Sub? Ill have to visit them today.
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