Photo above converted Skipjack running on the surface.
(photo courtesy of Robert Marks)
Revell / Mobius Skipjack
This little boat has proven to be a major hit with model submariners in general and R/C modellers in particular. The detail depicted is superb and spot on with the prototype and at around £50 for a kit it represents excellent value for money.
We at R&R recognised the potential of the “Skippy” as soon as we saw the first models and set out to produce a conversion kit so it could be easily converted to radio control.
Our dive module is 100mm dia x 500mm long with 70mm dia x 100 long piston type ballast tank on each end giving an overall length of 700mm. We also supply a motor box for the main drive complete with motor ready fitted and a water tight stuffing box with stainless steel drive shaft. Also included in the kit are all the tiller arms (cast in brass), control rods and cnc cut bulkheads required to complete the kit as well as some nifty cnc cut grills to secure over the moulded grill positions depicted on the model we also supply a tapered brass insert so that the propeller supplied with the kit can be utilised. All in all then we feel that we have got it covered, other than radio control and electronics there is nothing else needed to complete and run a fully submersible Skipjack.
Price for the conversion kit is £395.95.
Image above shows the conversion kit installed into the hull.
These images show the contents of the conversion kit.
This image shows the gratings that R & R have developed to fit into the flood slots in the hull, these are also included in the conversion kit.
The two images above show what can be achieved when the gratings are installed to the hull flood holes.
(photos courtesy of Robert Marks)
The four images below are of the prototype Skipjack with all the conversion kit items added, and painted as the USS Sculpin. All that remains to do to this boat is to add some weathering detail to it.
Please note : the Skipjack kit is NOT included with the conversion set.