Yea. I always make things too complicated.... thats what I do
I am tinkering on the brink of binning the entire WTC and starting again. Shame, cause its come out well, but just too big for the hull.
Certainly going to have to shorten the ballast tank (which I am sure is too big) because I am left with little room to get the prop shafts out of the WTC - through a pair of universal joints and through the hull.
Same goes at the bow. My WTC is just too close to the front planes mechanism and connecting it all will be a nightmare.
The problems started due to the fact that - to get the large diamter pipe in, the WTC was originally in two halves. Front half went in first, then the rear end. Pushed together and locked in place.
This however leads to issues with linking the servos, battery power and in my case, I have a pipe that links both halves of the WTC to utilise all the interior air space.
Joined it all together now so its one unit - but its untidy in my mind with all the exterior connections.
The bearings for the motors leaving the WTC are my next thing. Looked at these ...http://www.rcbearings.co.uk/index.php?r ... uct_id=841
Pair either side of the WTC cap with perhaps a rubber seal over the outer one. Might work?
Already decided to bin the ADC. Certainly going with an APC.
As for losing it. I don't intend taking anywhere that I can't go and get it back. I have made a tiny little SLB (Sub Location Beacon). Its a very simple buoy with a flashing led that gets released from under the deck on a tether upon loss of radio contact. Not sure if I will fit that yet (probably no room!)
As for the props - dab of solder perhaps? Dab of Threadlock?
Its a learning curve. See where we go.
Thanks for all the assistance guys. Pics will follow.