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Skipjack with 100ML Bladder

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  • Skipjack with 100ML Bladder

    A contact on the Dive-In Forum is claiming he has a functioning 1/72 Skipjack with 100ml Bladder system, pics below:-

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    As my Skipjack has a 500ml Piston Tank and sits just below the waterline for a full submerged dive, I'm amazed at this claim.

    Is it possible?

    Rob
    ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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    Doesn't sound plausible to me. If you made a really thin epoxy glass hull you could possibly manage it, but an unreinforced moulded plastic hull? You can also save a lot of volume if you keep the dive module below the waterline, but beyond that you're governed by the thickness of the moulding. You can sand it out a bit, but not advised on an injection moulding as it can get very weak.
    DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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    • #3
      Thanks buddy, the poster confirmed he confused the 1/72 with the 1/96 skipjack, mystery solved.

      Rob
      ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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