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Postby Navy2000 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:57 pm

Hi

It has been awhile since my last time on the sight. I am wanting to build a model of the Jimmy Carter in 1/96 scale and was wondering if the arrays on the side are spaced equally apart like the ones on the prior Seawolf class. If they are not of equal distance, does any one here know?

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Tom Dougherty » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:24 am

They are of equal distance. If you look carefully at a couple of pre-completion drydock photos at their highest resolution, you can just make that out. It's a bit tough, as these are subtle bump outs in the hull.
http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08002304.jpg http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08002301.jpg

Since the three arrays use the length of the submarine hull as a baseline, it would require some special signal processing if the three arrays were not evenly spaced. Sound travels much faster in water than in air, and the relative arrival times at the three arrays give a bearing to the emitting source. They are descendents of the earlier PUFFS system tested on a number of submarines in the 1960's. Several nuclear SSNs were at one point to receive PUFFS, but at far as I know, only Tullibee had them installed. http://navsource.org/archives/08/591/0859715.jpg
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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Navy2000 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:19 pm

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Navy2000 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:24 pm

OK

Another question on the Jimmy Carter. Which pressure hull would be one of the best recommendations to use with this model? I would think that I would need a different pressure hull than what the Sea Wolf would need due to the additional length.

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby JWLaRue » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:02 pm

Duane,

I'm thinking that the same 'pressure hull' or dive module should work just fine. The extra hull length isn't going to have any real affect on it.

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Tom Dougherty » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:50 pm

If you are building a model, I have close up pictures of the Carter from the 2005 Commissioning Ceremony. Some from the program booklet, as well as quite a few I took that day from the in and around the bow area (the stern was not accessible). The Spec Ops module has flood grates in the side, among other features. See some of these on my SC Homepage: http://www.subcommittee.com/SubComm/member_homepages_search.cfm?MemberID=222
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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Navy2000 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:54 pm

Hi Tom

That would be great to have some close up photos. I served on subs from 89 until DEC 96 when I got out. I was a Quartermaster. I know 637's, 616's and 688's and Ohio's for the short time I was on the Rhode Island. Even though their is not much to detail on a sub model it would be nice to get the close up's.

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Feet Wet » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:32 am

Duane,
Go to Navsource.org for close ups.
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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Tom Dougherty » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:01 pm

Duane,
Send me your snailmail address; I'll burn a CD for you.
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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Navy2000 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:58 pm

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Navy2000 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:38 pm

OK

For those of you who have subs with bow planes. How many have the bow planes work with the stern planes and how many of you have the bow planes work separate from the stern planes. What do most of you prefer.

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby JWLaRue » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:49 pm

Bow planes are for depth control and stern planes are for pitch control. :)

I never connect the two together.

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby salmon » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:18 pm

I second Jeff's posting. It is important to ask what you are building and how large. Many small subs leave the bow at neutral and use stern planes. My Gato uses bow for depth and stern for leveler/pitch control.

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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Feet Wet » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:25 pm

Having built the "Stealth Peanut" in 1/48th and run her, I can say without a doubt that separate controls,ie, bow plane depth control/stern plane level control,is the way to go. There is a lot of distance between them on that boat. I can hold mine at periscope depth +-1/4 inch hands off.
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Re: USS Jimmy Carter

Postby Navy2000 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Thanks to all.

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