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Old 04-09-2009, 11:48 PM
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Ok Am starting a mod on the nikko exploration submarine. Thing's taht are being made or done.

1. Fix Fin near Tower.
2. Install new Prop (The one in pic's broke off in shipping).
3. Make some sort of recovery system for down sub or ship.
4. Make some sort of grabbing arm.
5. Install wireless camera and make it waterproof.
6. Install running light's.
7. Portable Viewing Screen. (Will Take Suggestion On This One). Must Be Cheap

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:35 PM
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I for one would be interested in what you come up with for the arm, and camera.

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Old 04-10-2009, 11:49 PM
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Check List.

1. Fix Fin Near Tower. (Done)
2. Install New Prop.
3. Make some sort of recovery system for down sub or ship.
4. Make some sort of grabbing arm. (Started)
5. Install wireless camera and make it waterproof.
6. Install running light's.
7. Portable Viewing Screen. (Will Take Suggestion On This One). Must Be Cheap
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:01 PM
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Wireless Camera would be something like this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120378683772
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:12 PM
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Modified The Rear Fin. Before And After. Should cause less drag.

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Old 05-03-2009, 04:36 PM
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Got Wireless camera today. Some Photo's of it.
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Deathwish,

How did you remove the prop, and have you found a replacement yet? And are you doing anything to boost range also (like using an 8-cell pack for the transmitter)? Regarding post 5, I always thought the upswept horizontal planes were to help the sub to surface when moving forward. But I do agree they are an automatic source of drag.

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Old 07-05-2009, 12:09 AM
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I took out the two screws that hold the tail end. Then i pried the old prop off with a screw driver, still looking for a replacement. Been working on the Arm, Light's And Camera part of it. So hopefully i can get more picture's up soon. As for the fin the buoyancy should being it back up plus am adding a backup system to recover any lost ships which attaches to the sub.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:34 AM
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Default RE: My Nikko Sub Mod's.

Didnt they sell that sub back in the `80's?
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:20 AM
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Yes indeed. You can still find them still in the box for around $80-$180 on ebay. Some sites still have them for sale. They also go by many different name's.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:39 PM
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I was running my Nikko sub in my mother's pool tonight and I went ahead and did the rear fin mod by cutting off the upswept fins with a coping saw. I then found out one of the reasons for these fins: They keep the prop underwater when running on the surface. I corrected for this by adding two extra small weights to the rear compartment of the sub (where the prop/driveshaft is located). This kept the prop just below the surface just about all the time. Surface speed was definitely increased. "Porpoising" while diving was reduced somewhat.

My next plans are to replace the prop with something larger and possibly modify the fins on the sail to be angled down. The idea would be to give the sub a tendency to dive as soon as these fin are submerged. I would like to make them adjustable to find the best angle.

A much more ambitious mod is to replace the radio system with a Traxxas TQ 3 channel. This would keep proportional speed and steering (yes I would need an ESC) and the third channel can be modified to work a single speed reversible switch/speed control. Range and response time should be improved.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:46 PM
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Still Looking for a prop for this if anyone has one.
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I have some
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Lights Installed More Mod's Coming:
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My front mod's.
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A few of you said you had a prop for this. If you still have one please feel free to pm me. Thank's
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New prop installed. Bought 2 spare's from kenfleang. So if you need a certain part, pm him. He may have what you need.
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Hi there. Thanks for the mention. Yep! i have parts but they are limited coz i don't have many of them floating around. Just the ones that were a bit defective when i dry tested them. i have about four intact ones left (Minus the 2 props i sold you.). The good ones i am selling on ebay. type Nikko Seawolf and u should be able to see it. Christmas is coming. why not get one for the kids ? OR YOURSELF! :>
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Hi there. Thanks for the mention. Yep! i have parts but they are limited coz i don't have many of them floating around. Just the ones that were a bit defective when i dry tested them. i have about four intact ones left (Minus the 2 props i sold you.). The good ones i am selling on ebay. type Nikko Seawolf and u should be able to see it. Christmas is coming. why not get one for the kids ? OR YOURSELF! :>

$95 on Ebay sounds a good deal for RTR Is it a static diver or dynamic? Do you have dimensions?
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Hi all, just bought a used Seawolf sub. Have been having fun with it and thinking about modding it and found this great thread, thanks for all the info. Deathwish, how did you go with the wireless camera? did you get it working satisfactorily? I am thinking of doing the exact same thing..
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the camera worked great but the sub didn't Last time i buy one off of ebay.
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thats a shame. I guess I got lucky, mine seems to be working well so far..so what did you do to waterproof the camera and mount it? I'm thinking of putting it n a small plastic case, sealing it up and attaching to the bottom of the sub.
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I took out the front seating area, made a small enough think plastic to fit inside where the seating was i cut out a hole on the other circle so i could run a my wire through for the battery.. Then i super glued the it inside. The battery i would seal that up in a balloon then zip tie it.
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