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Best RC submarines

Submarines are among the most fascinating water vehicles ever invented. Specially designed to work underwater, these vehicles were able to create an evolution for mankind. They first helped man win over battles and wars, as they were used to aid military service during the World War II. After which, they were used to take part in underwater research activities and other marine studies. Just like the real submarines, RC submarines are expected to provide the same strength and features as well.

Selecting the best RC submarine

If you are planning to play with a remote control submarine as a hobby, then you must first consider the diving methods used by remote control submarines. Through these diving systems, you will determine how well your RC submarine works, and be able to add the right modifications for it to run better.

There are 2 kinds of diving methods commonly found in RC submarines: the dynamic divers and the static divers.

The dynamic diving system or simply dynamic divers, use power and speed in order to go underwater. In this method, RC submarines use control surfaces such as hydroplanes or fins powered by speed in order to dive. They cannot stop the pressure otherwise they float back to the surface. Remote control submarines that use dynamic divers are usually equipped with a 3-channel controller for turning (rudder), diving planes and throttle. Some channels also support features such as periscopes and lights.

Dynamic divers work best with beginning modelers since they are easier to assemble and simple to control. They also suit best when going for deep water expeditions, as they easily return to the surface when they lose their power.

One popular RC submarine model that uses the dynamic system is the U-boat type 27 “Seehund.” It is a miniature model of the famous World War II German submarine, which was designed to go deep into the waters. This is an ARR submarine, and you will be the one to assemble it to perfection. This submarine kit comes with hull sections, dive planes, Scale 3 blade propeller, and the electronics package.

The static diving system meanwhile uses the submarine’s weight in order to submerge. In this method, RC submarines are designed to perform certain ways to change their weight, and this can be done by filling the ballast and/or dive tanks with water. Going back to the surface requires static divers to dump the excess weight to gain back their buoyancy. Most submarines that use static divers are equipped with pumps and electric motors to fill and empty the dive tanks. Static divers also have at least 4 channels on the controller, which includes ballast controls and additional channels for features such as torpedoes.

Static divers are ideal for experienced modelers because they are more difficult to control and a bit complicated to maintain. They are also great for pools and clear waters since they sink to the bottom of the water floor when they lose their power.

If you want to use a static diving RC submarine, then you may go for the Neptune SB-1 made by Thunder Tiger. It is equipped with advanced operating equipment in the inner hull, and the system is run by a ballast tank with pump and water unit. This model can submerge from the surface and stay under the waters in static mode.

Choosing the best RC submarine greatly depends on your expertise, thus regardless of which system you use, as long as you know how to operate the submarine controller, then you are ready to go.