Thanks for your interest in my 1/144 George Washington Experimenters Cylinder kit. This
kit is designed to fit in the Steve Neill hull kit. The total length is about 17.75
inches, and is 2.25 inches in diameter at its widest section. It is one 5-inch section of
2.25 inch OD lexan tube with two o-ring end caps, a 7-inch section of 1.75 inch OD lexan
tube with two o-ring end caps, and a 4.75-inch section of 2.0 inch OD lexan tube with two
O-ring end caps. I use one Johnson direct drive motor assembly to power the model,
and a RCABS (Recirculating compressed air ballast system) ballast system.
All the components used are off the shelf.
I include the 15 components * of the basic cylinder and a CD ROM with photos of my R/C
design. Also on the CD are a list of the components I used in mine, where I purchased
them, and a basic text of how I built mine. This is not a step-by-step how to kit1! I give
you the basic cylinder, and a proven design to work with. How you choose to complete the
unit is up to you.
It is not hard for anyone to follow what I did, but I do take into account you already
know basic R/C building techniques. This is one reason why I call it an
I am asking $140 plus shipping for the experimenters kit. . I try to keep them in
stock but as I build them on a first come first served basis e-mail me with your order and
I will contact you as I get your kit done. I will take no money till I am ready to ship.
The kit is also available for those that wish to make a surface runner sub. This comes
minus the ballast system and is $105.
I can also supply the modified Johnson direct drive motor as an option. This comes
mounted too the rear end cap. $25.
I can now supply this cylinder in V2 configuration.
With this version the machining is done on the end caps, they are assembled together,
the servo and ESC mounts are included and installed, and the output seals included and
The V2 cost is $160 which includes the motor. (Does not included ballast system)
Thanks for your interest, Dave.
RCABS System Components*
2 x 1,75 inch OD o-rings
2 x 1.75 inch ID end caps
2 x 2.0 inch ID end caps
2 x 2.0 inch OD o-rings
2 x 1.5 inch ID end caps
2 x 1.5 inch OD o-rings
1 x 1.75 inch OD-1.5 inch ID by 7 inch long Lexan tube
1 x 2.25 inch OD 2.0 ID by 5 inch long Lexan tube
1 x 2.0 inch OD 1.75 ID by 4.75 inch long Lexan tube
1x Ballast pump
1 x CD ROM
GW cylinder kit with optional RCABS ballast components.
Steve's GW kit with my cylinder in his pool.