Thanks for your interest in my 1/144 Seawolf Experimenters Cylinder
kit. The total length is about 17.5 inches, and is 2.75 inches in diameter at its
widest section. It is one 3.5-inch section of 2.75 inch OD lexan tube with two o-ring end
caps, a 9-inch section of 1.75 inch OD lexan tube with two o-ring end caps, and a 4.5-inch
section of 2.75 inch OD lexan tube with two O-ring end caps. Also included are two 3-inch OD Lexan ring
halfs used for cylinder mounting in the hull, and one 3-inch OD x 1.5-inch long
The end caps are now included machined and assembled.
Now included is the drive motor. The motor is a Johnson high torque
low amp design.
The motor comes mounted with the a RCABS output seal. An RCABS
(Recirculating compressed air ballast system) ballast system is used for ballast control.
The servo mounting bulkheads are also included and installed now.
I include the 18 components * of the basic Cylinder and a CD ROM with
over 140 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 experimenters kit.
I have to say the sub runs very well and I am quite happy with it. I
am asking $210 plus shipping for the V2 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 $180.
Thanks for your interest, Dave.
I have also just added the propulsor impeller in the items that I
sell. This is hand made from copper and comes with the Rulon bearing that I used in my
kit. The cost is $35.
Here is a video of the Seawolf in action. Seawolf
Here is a video of the Seawolf with my impeller. Seawolf
Photo of a customers completed model running at scope depth.