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What is the smallest Submarine used for R/C?

Postby salmon » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:21 am

What is the smallest anyone has made into a diving R/C/ sub? I am going through a bunch of old models I need to sell and ran across the "Hunt for Red October" model.
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Re: What is the smallest Submarine used for R/C?

Postby fgroza » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:20 am

Graupner sells a small full function model for around $50
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Re: What is the smallest Submarine used for R/C?

Postby Sub culture » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:40 am

There is a modeller in Germany who has built scale midget subs at 1/72nd scale, with working torpedoes! They include subjects duch as Seehund, Delphin, Biber etc. At this scale these boats are tiny.

Rick Palumbo at RPM tech is also making some tiny 1/96th scale submersible boats. He's already done an Aluminaut and is working on a Shinkai. He's detailing these builds on Mike Caswells forum.

R/C equipment and batteries are very small these days, and really the only limit, size wise is your ability to build.
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Want to dive your boat in crystal clear water? Then you had better Dive-in- http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk
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Re: What is the smallest Submarine used for R/C?

Postby salmon » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:13 pm

Thank you for the information!
I will look him up and see if I can pick his brain.
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Re: What is the smallest Submarine used for R/C?

Postby celinaaniston86 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:26 am

Well, as I know, U-16 mini RC submarine is the smallest one. It has actual static diving system with a generator handled dive tank. Control the submarine's level by changing how much water is in the dive tank using the "dive" and "surface" control buttons. Thruster can convert the submarine even when it is moving forward.

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