RC submarine

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  1. 1001001

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    Looking to convert a classic WW2 Gato model submarine into a RC version. Is it possible? If so, can I get it to submerge, surface? Is is possible to control from laptop and view realtime via periscope?
    Thanks in advance for the tips/help!:)
     
  2. t06afre

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    As you may not know. Radio communication under water will in most cases not work. Google the term "underwater radio communication" you will find many interesting papers
     
  3. BMorse

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    For the basic 27 to 47 mhz transmitters, they can work up to 3 feet deep in water. I have a radio controlled submarine that can submerge but only to 3 feet deep, after that the controls start malfunctioning and it has a tendency to just keep going on its own :D, I had to modify it to where when radio control is lost that it comes up to the surface, since my boy likes to play with it in the pool.....
     
  4. t06afre

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    So unless the OP use it in a pool, the sub will probably be lost in action.
     
  5. Bernard

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    Just go to periscope depth, and surface if signal is lost. Started same in 1957 with under water sound communication.Proj died witf move and job change, still have motor & battery, silver-fish took care of plans.
     
  6. BMorse

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    yeah, using it in open waters would not be recommended!! That is why most submersibles used in open waters are tethered.....
     
  7. maxpower097

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  8. 1001001

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    Thanks, All!
    This sounds like a serious project...
     
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