|This is the mock up I have of the pressure hull
that I will be inside of. I constructed this mock up so that I could
get a feel for the tight quarters I would experience and to get all of the
interconnections worked out. Everything that controls the sub
will have to be managed from with in this pressure hull. I have
spent time sitting inside for extended periods of time to see if I would
have a claustrophobic reaction. The only reaction I had was a desire to
keep on building !
The bottom picture is a newer mock up which is a closer dimension to the actual size. However after additional consideration I have removed the conning tower and relocated it to different location.
|Here is a outside mock up showing an addition the the original design. A 4' diameter by 5' long cylinder has been added the he rear of the original tube.|
|Here is the mock up with the conning tower in the proper position.|
|Here is a view looking from aft. The conning tower will be moved back to the larger cylinder.|
|Here is a view of the viewports and the top hatch.|
Electric submersible with articulating entry