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rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:25 pm

need some help. i'm building a sub test tank. have the tank but need to put in a couple of port holes. to check trim and operations.any one out there know of were i can get some non-opening 6 inch ports to put in the sides of the tank. the tank is a 8 foot long x 3 foot wide x 2 foot deep fiberglass water drought for cattle that will hold 300 gallons. i have a set of underwater lights but need portholes. any help would be great. kurt250
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby JWLaRue » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:44 am

Kurt,

Perhaps take some acrylic or Lexan sheets and cut to size....then RTV or silicone them to the inside of the tank?

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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby salmon » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:17 am

If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby subdude » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:26 am

yep. That's the same "test tank" that I use.
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:44 pm

salmon &subdude, thanks but have the tank just need to find a supply of portholes and underwater lights. thanks, kurt250
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:06 pm

hey guys, just found what i was looking for. thank god for the internet. kurt250
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby Racer » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:54 am

Post what you found!
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:42 pm

found a supplier of deadlights(thats non-opening portholes) the company is www.sailboatstuff.com in california. they carry 4 ",5",6",8",and10'' deadlights. they come complet with window rims but no screws. ordered 1 to see how it would work. the guy who runs it, dan volonakis, is real nice and seem interested when i told him it was for testing r.c. submarines. the 5'' deadlite goes for $101.00 including shipping. will let you know how it works out. the owner said if it doesn't so long as i don't mark it up i can return it. have photos on there web site. phone number, 877-447-2457.kurt250














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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby Scott T » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:39 pm

Since cost doesn't seem to be a problem; why not buy a underwater video setup that you can
attach to a monitor.

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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:41 am

have the deadlights all ready on order. just had the bench to set the tank on finished friday. varnish tomorrow. kurt250
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:11 am

got the tank table varnished and tank set on it. would post some pictures if i ever figure out how to do that. now waiting on deadlight, and lights. kurt250
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:38 pm

got a deadlight in. went easy and looks good. ordered two more. still have lights coming. kurt250
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Re: rc sub test tank

Postby kurt250 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:08 am

well the test tank is done. got the pool lights and installed them. filled with water and tested the alfa she dived all right but the trim needs a lot of work.also vents quite slow. but the test tank is going to make all adjustments much easier. hope to be able to post photo's soon. kurt250
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