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  • RC Humpback Whale

    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

  • #2
    Hi Ramel,

    Very interesting!

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    It could very well happen! I like the concept, and with a ballast system!? Who knows! I found his files and some information on the WTC that he may have designed for the Whale! It measured out to about 22" in length, so it could be a great pool runner!

    Thanks for posting up the YouTube on his build!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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    • #3
      I do find the pectoral fins smaller and set too far back.
      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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      • #4
         
        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • #5
          Interesting, I wonder why he has a bow thruster in there? That koort nozzle aft will let this thing spin on a dime already....

          I really like this, though!


          Bob

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          • #6
            Instead of a bow thruster I think the pump can be used to squirt water out the blowhole.

            Wonder where's the intake for the pumpjet.
            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
              Instead of a bow thruster I think the pump can be used to squirt water out the blowhole.

              Wonder where's the intake for the pumpjet.
              That would have been awesome, but I'm 90% sure that's a bow thruster. Looks like a standard paddlewheel style, and I can't see any outlet running to the upper hull.

              Ditto on the location of the intake for the propulsion.

              Bob

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              • #8
                Maybe swap out the paddlewheel for a centrifugal type pump like those used in windshield washers.
                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
                  Interesting, I wonder why he has a bow thruster in there? That koort nozzle aft will let this thing spin on a dime already....

                  I really like this, though!


                  Bob
                  As Bob has stated, with the kort nozzle being aft as per design and it's possibility ability to really turn well, why would you need bow thrusters?

                  Romel, I have been looking for a YouTube or video of the whale actually in the water doing it's thing, but I have not been able to locate it! Have you located one yet? This whale is starting to tug at me for a build!
                  The stern fin really printed out well and that was going to be my go a head piece for the project if it turned good!

                  I am holding off a little because I know Bob has some smaller type 3D printed boats that really look good for the swimming pools as well, and more to come!! I am so hooked on this hobby!!

                  Rob
                  "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                  • #10
                    Still waiting for the latest upload on YT.

                    If you look in Tiver21's YT album you'll see most of the videos showing building process and bathtub testing but very few actual deployment in the pond or pool.
                    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                      Still waiting for the latest upload on YT.

                      If you look in Tiver21's YT album you'll see most of the videos showing building process and bathtub testing but very few actual deployment in the pond or pool.
                      Thanks Romel!

                      I will check it out!

                      Rob
                      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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