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  • Groton SUBEX23 Event Thread

    R/C Submarine Exercise 2023
    Groton–Submarine Capital of the World

    Participants will demonstrate the readiness of their model fleet
    Through Sea Trials and Operational Exercises.
    Please save the dates:
    Saturday May 20, and Sunday May 21
    Naval Submarine Base New London,
    North Lake, 612 Shark Blvd, Groton CT

    The USS Nautilus 571 is back on display at the Submarine Force Museum
    After just completing a 36 million dollar Preservation Project.
    Be sure to visit the Museum and the Nautilus.

    SUBASE Public Affairs is exploring possible pier side SSN Tours.
    More to follow when information becomes available.

    One Hour Seminars will be held during the day by:
    David Merriman - Questions & Answers
    Covering Advanced Model Making Techniques, RC and Static.
    Frank Selerno – Questions & Answers covering
    Off The Shelf Hardware and Electronics Technologies for your R/C Sub

    Special Guest: Bob Martin, SubCommittee President
    and owner of The Nautilus Drydocks (
    Remote controlled submarine model kits, parts, components and resources.

    RSVP NLT May 1, 2023
    Contact Ray Mason for the Registration form
    Note: A $20 registration fee from each captain will be collected upon your arrival to help pay for the rental of the lake for two days.

    I hope to see you there!
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    Not a nice day here in Groton

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    • #3
      Sunday was much better!!!!!


      • #4
        Show me the pictures!
        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


        • #5
          Here's a video of Frank's Seaview maiden voyage. I have other video I'll post when I get around to it. Will include pictures Ray took that David posted in his 'Today' thread.


          • #6
            Nice! Thanks, Ken.

            Who is John Galt?


            • #7
              Is Frank using a tandem screw set up? I see 2 props inside the duct.
              Last edited by redboat219; 06-02-2023, 10:53 PM.
              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!


              • #8
                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!


                • #9
                  I can't say what Frank has there. And he is not on the forum.

                  Fortunately on the rainy Saturday we had something to do. Most of us went on a two hour tour of the Virginia class submarine USS Oregon. What a privilege this was! We were picked up at North Lake in two white vans. We had to leave our phones/cameras in the van or back at the lake. After we climbed down into the boat the captain started describing where we where and some of the workings of the boat. At one point we broke up into smaller groups and our group we were shown around by Captain Ross (pictured). A couple of other officers took the other groups around the boat. Captain Ross answered many questions, although a few of my questions he said he doesn't know what I was talking about, meaning I cannot discuss that. A few pictures were taken outside the boat by one of our navy drivers. This is the one picture that passed on to us. What an awesome tour! Thank you US Navy and the Captain and officers of the USS Oregon.

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                    Look like post-swirl stators to me. Is this worthwhile on a twin screw boat? I'm thinking that any advantage in recovering converting swirl could be lost by the increased restriction in an already compromised propulsion arrangement.


                    • #11
                      Lucky folks.
                      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”


                      • #12
                        We ever gonna get some more pictures from Sunday's running's?