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Nice Turn Radius!

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  • Nice Turn Radius!

    Does anyone know if the split rudder is unique to this model ? If you watch between 3:58-4:28 minute points its quite notable that the sub turns very well without any rudder extension and looks period scale-the rudder is a little like a nozzle on a tugboat...well done! (video courtesy DominicM-RCG)

  • #2
    Its an Engel kit, they come with the double vane rudder.
    DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!


    • #3
      Not exactly scale, but effective. If you weren't a purist or detail snob, you probably would never know. I always thought it was pretty ingenious.

      I favor the clear rudder extension. Invisible in the water and removable in seconds when you're ready to display...



      • #4
        Or, you can gimbal the propeller. In this example I'm not only swinging the propeller to increase the yaw rate, but also swinging it in pitch, thus eliminating the 'un-scale' stern planes often seen on r/c models depicting the Disney NAUTILUS.

        Here's a video of the NAUTILUS employing the two-axis propeller gimbal illustrated above:

        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


        • #5
          That's definitely the way! doesn't appear to take much throw on that long prop shaft to be effective..nice!