I've got lots of pics of the model at the lake, but a bad stomach flu has laid me low and I won't be getting those downloaded until tomorrow... stay tuned.
In the meantime I thought I'd share some insights into the Nautilus' performance characteristics (or mine at least).
Firstly, my motor and prop combination works extremely well. Surfaced, I need to stay at about 1/3 throttle or the prop sucks air.
I've heard it before, and my tests proved it, even with the upturned side keels in the front, generous speed drives the nose of the model downwards gently. We shifted some ballast to the rear and tried it again, and surprisingly enough, even with stock rudders and dive planes, the Nautilus handles extremely well.
She's definitely no Formula 1 racer, but she's got a decent turn of speed, especially underwater where I can open up the throttle.
I've got a mystery air bubble that is getting caught in the wheelhouse that I still need to sort out, but it actually looks great as it suddenly finds itself free of the wheelhouse alligator eyes and produces a pair of streaming bubbles as she vents it.
That's about it for now. Look for pics and some .avi's to be posted on my website shortly.