Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and expectations

Hello, and welcome to the forums at the Nautilus Drydocks, formerly Sub-driver.com!

We welcome anyone with a passion for submarines and a desire to learn and share knowledge about this fascinating hobby. Use of these forums indicates your intention to abide by our code of conduct:


1. No spam. All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately.

2. Please post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.

3. Respect other users. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after or without a warning.

4. No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for deletion from the forums.

5. No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult material will be deleted.

6. No re-posting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is allowed. Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials will be deleted.
See more
See less

Subdriver Position in 3D Printed Skipjack 1:72

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Subdriver Position in 3D Printed Skipjack 1:72

    Hi all,
    I have printed the Skipjack 1:72 from The Nautilus Drydocks. I need to know where to position the Subdriver in the hull? Is there a general rule or procedure for determining where to position the cylinder in the hull?
    Last edited by biggsgolf; 09-10-2021, 11:24 AM.

  • #2
    The big thing is the ballast tank placement. You want it as close to the center of buoyancy as possible. If it's not 100% there, you can make adjustments with trim foam, but it becomes exponentially harder to trim out.

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks Bob, makes sense, I think I will try placing the SD in the hulls with all control rods etc but not attached to the SD until I find the sweet spot between surface and submerged trim, then I will know approx. where it needs to be with the least amount of foam & weights.

      Comment

      Working...
      X