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983 Tivoli Dr
Naples, FL  34104 USA
Phone: (239) 877-4280

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SubDriver - 3.5" OD - Single shaft - 20.25" length - 1:72 Skipjack

The 1/72 SKIPJACK Sub-driver (SD) comes with the propulsion sub-system installed tested; the SAS ballast sub-system tested for correct operation; and the entire system leak tested to insure system watertight integrity. With the hull outfitted with the Nautilus Drydocks 1/72 SKIPJACK fittings kit, installation and removal of the SD system is both quick and easy.


1/72 SKIPJACK Sub-driver Specifications

  • Lexan, 3.5" outside diameter X 20.25" long, 1/8" wall thickness, SD cylinder
  • Ballast water weight - 30 ounces.
  • LPB/Snort Pump with attached MPC (Mini Pump Controller) installed
  • Assembled Snorkel head-valve provided and ready for installation within the SKIPJACK sail
  • The 12-volt, 3:1 geared, spark-suppressed, brushed 550 motor is installed
  • One ballast sub-system mini servo installed
  • Cylinder is machined and ballast bulkhead outfitted to receive emergency gas ballast sub-system
  • Additional Recommended Components Required

    Many of these components are available here at the Nautilus Drydocks. For other components, check your local hobby stores or send us a message.

    Recommended Components: 

    • one,  11.1-volt, 3200mAh battery and charger
    • one, 6-8 channel FM r/c system (2.4gHz systems are not suitable for in-water use)
    • one, Lipo-Guard
    • one, Y-type servo lead
    • one, AD2 (angle-keeper)
    • one, ESC
    • one, high-capacity BEC
    • four servos
    • one, 1/2", 20-Ampere toggle-switch and watertight boot
    • one, Skipjack fittings kit (if applicable)