FreekS Posted January 2, 2016 Share #1 Posted January 2, 2016 A few months ago I started on my new project, it will be my third radio controlled submarine. "Auguste Piccard" was built in 1963 by the famous inventor family of the same name, who also built the bathyscaphe "Trieste 2", which reached the deepest point on earth. Auguste Piccard was a electrically powered submarine able to carry 40 passengers to the bottom of Lake Geneva, where the World Fair was held in 1964. The boat is reported to have made over a 1000 dives, transported over 33000 passengers and was recently completely restored and is now displayed in the "Verkehrshaus" in Luzern. A 30 meter long submarine in a landlocked country! I took a lot of pictures of the sub in that museum during two visits (one before and one after the restoration). I was lucky to also be able to make some photos of a book on display with a schematic drawing. I've not found any real drawings, though there is an actual model sailing around in Germany - I'm not the first to build her. The model will be 1:25, making the model 1.10 meter and 10 kg. Here are some pictures. Freek Tadeusz43, avsjerome2003, Piet and 11 others 14 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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