What is the best ballast system for an ARK 1/48 type VII U boat?

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  • stonequarry54
    Ensign
    • Apr 2024
    • 1

    What is the best ballast system for an ARK 1/48 type VII U boat?

    What is the best ballast system for an ARK 1/48 type VII U boat? I am thing about buy one... Is a piston tank the best? THANX
  • trout
    Admiral
    • Jul 2011
    • 3550

    #2
    Originally posted by stonequarry54
    What is the best ballast system for an ARK 1/48 type VII U boat? I am thing about buy one... Is a piston tank the best? THANX
    No, a piston is not the best. It is one way, but it is more complex and has its own issues. For your first sub, I recommend Jason's dive system or Ron Perrot's system.

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    • type7
      Lieutenant Commander
      • Apr 2009
      • 154

      #3
      Piston tanks take up a lot of room in a wtc because of the need for open space for the threaded rod. The ARK model piston is maybe half the size it needs to be and has some serious issues anyway. Older type subs sit much much higher out of the water when surfaced and there is just no way to fit a piston tank for that. I am fitting the R&R cylinder in mine and I am very happy with it so far.

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      • redboat219
        Admiral
        • Dec 2008
        • 2784

        #4
        How do submarines dive? What brings them back up? View information about various RC submarine dive technologies.
        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • RCSubGuy
          Welcome to my underwater realm!
          • Aug 2009
          • 1793

          #5
          250 Series SubDriver with 10" tank and dual shaft option.

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