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USS SHARK SSN-591 RC Submarine: Interactive 360Fly Camera Test

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  • #16
    Originally posted by trout View Post
    Bob,
    I would have guessed those batteries are not dead, but used in Edís larger subs. Ed if you use battery lead, tell me more an how you do that? I have always been told lead acid lead was a horrible source.....inquiring minds want to know!

    Originally posted by Bob Gato View Post
    Ha-no, Tom.. sorry I meant that I think he uses them for gravity "clamps" when he lays up something in GRP or bends something to set ( and not as ballast)

    But if I wanted to use a dead LA battery for ballast-I'd take them to the scrap yard , get my $5 for each ,then take the money and buy lead shot on line..
    Bob is correct, I use defunct battery's for "gravity weights", supports, etc. Eventually, when too many accumulate, I recycle the extra's.

    The only "battery ballast" I use onboard is the working battery.
    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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    • #17
      OK that makes sense. Thank you.
      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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