The idea of an RC submarine was a dream to me until I stumbled on the SubCommittee’s website during
the year 2002, before that, everything from an RC Nautilus to a fully static diving Kilo sub was the future. Before the Nautilus
was fully completed, I started building another static model of the N after I’ve read the full version of 20K. I wanted
to avoid the building of a mold, and master model because my experience in fiberglassing and basic epoxy/polyester modelling
was 0, I wanted to building the static N model with the frame and skin method and paper was the perfect material or cardstock
if I may say so.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a digital camera back then, I couldn’t take any pictures. The building
of the model was slow and because of the different projects I was involved in at the time, the model wasn’t even completed
after the summer of 2003. During that summer, I spent most of the free time I had by surfing various RC-Sub related websites,
I don’t know how but I was thinking of building an RC boat when suddenly, the idea of an RC Nautilus was born.
I began thinking about building my RC Nautilus in the simplest way possible, dynamic diving with 2 channel
radio. Since most dynamic diving boats require a minimum of 3 channels, some sort of mechanism had to be invented to control
the motor, and diving planes at the same time (see the Nautilus Mechanisms page). The building of the ship took about over a year until this November while I am adding the finally
touches on my sub, the Nautilus is scheduled to be cruisin' the lake in the beginning of Spring 2005. I will
update this ection of the site as frequently as I can, so please enjoy this site as much as I enjoyed building my subs!