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AdolphMeinhard
11-08-2006, 05:58 AM
Does anyone have a link or can explain how the Uboat's electric motors were engaged to the drive shaft when diving. Did they have a dual clutch assembly or did the drive shaft just run free style through the electric motors as generators. I know that if you run a motor with a mechanical shaft it will turn into a generator. But you can also disconnect the generators, I am curious about how this was accomplished- Thanks A.M.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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AdolphMeinhard
11-08-2006, 05:58 AM
Does anyone have a link or can explain how the Uboat's electric motors were engaged to the drive shaft when diving. Did they have a dual clutch assembly or did the drive shaft just run free style through the electric motors as generators. I know that if you run a motor with a mechanical shaft it will turn into a generator. But you can also disconnect the generators, I am curious about how this was accomplished- Thanks A.M.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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evenlease44
11-08-2006, 07:20 AM
i have a question, is it posible to run electric motors when surfaced??? cause i'm kinda stuck in my carrer, i got so badly screwed over by 2 distroyers i lost all my diesel engines, and my electric is kinda in the craper to.. any suggestions?

my air, co2, are almost dead... and i need to surface, i dont want to be a siting duck like u571, plz help!!

Edit/ my electic still work, barly though... i'm only geting 2-3 knots while submerged.. please, any suggestions?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Minoos
11-08-2006, 07:30 AM
1 - Empty your diesel compartment
2 - Get your crew to the electric engine room
3 - Select a depth of 7 meters, ahead full....

This works for me, hope you can save your boat.

AdolphMeinhard: no real clue on your question...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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evenlease44
11-08-2006, 07:34 AM
my diesel compartments are empty, i moved them out before they flooded completly.. when i'm under water the flooded compartment is making me sink 5-15 meters every 30 seconds.. there must be an easyer way.. not just that, i am almost out of air/co2 i cant stay under water for ever<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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NaKacu
11-08-2006, 08:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">3 - Select a depth of 7 meters, ahead full.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

almost. Good tip, but ahead at 1kt... Conserve the batteries!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Goose_Green
11-08-2006, 08:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by evenlease44:
i have a question, is it posible to run electric motors when surfaced??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

An interesting thought, I have read numerous accounts where U Boats were manouvered within the confines of their home ports using their electric motors as they were the best way of getting around without setting off mines dropped by the RAF, something I read about from the book Iron Coffins.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bootsmann0815
11-08-2006, 09:12 AM
In reality you could run the electric on the surface, in SH3 you can't (min. depth 7m-10m, and no crew on the tower). In reality you could also run the port and starboard engines separately, which you can't in SH3. Don't know about the precise construction details, though.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Use the vertical!

arhoolie
11-08-2006, 09:39 AM
Evenlease, did you blow your ballast? (emergency surface) If you can't do that, and you don't have enough oxygen or power to drive to the surface, you might be looking at the end...