Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: poll on January 25, 2017, 10:57:39 PM

Title: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 25, 2017, 10:57:39 PM

   Changing my tug  from bow thruster to shottle drive. Cutting out the tube then rebuilding the bow to take the shottle. After cutting a hole to take the drive I found there was not much room in the bow to take the motor or the servo that steers the shottle, so I had to bring the servo round in the same direction as the motor as you will see in the photo, I had to epoxy the drive in as again I could not get in to drill the holes to hold the drive in. What a great thing for a modellers licence, I'm happy with it and it works for me.

 John                     POLL
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 25, 2017, 11:08:35 PM
   
        Having probs posting photos.


            John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 25, 2017, 11:13:16 PM
   
          This is the tug before the surgery

          John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 25, 2017, 11:15:11 PM

             Off comes the bowthruster.


            John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 25, 2017, 11:18:47 PM

      Then the rebuild.

      John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 25, 2017, 11:22:28 PM

   this is were you can see not much room for the drive.

   John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 25, 2017, 11:24:48 PM

           Then to finish off.  thanks for looking.

           John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on January 26, 2017, 12:24:55 AM
That's my sort of refit....stuffing great hole hacked in the model, followed by making it so good you cannot see the join. Nice :-))
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 26, 2017, 12:30:04 AM

That is a different hull shape.

No doubt the "fins" add stability.
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on January 26, 2017, 07:48:48 AM
The fins prevent the tug from rolling or tipping out when pushing sideways against a ship.

 :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jabKJEiQmCE

.
 
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 26, 2017, 10:37:41 AM

   Hi Umi.  This gets me some practice in for when I do my new carrousel ( rave ) but little bits from the Giano also shuttle drive not
   Voith, so it could look a strange to. I welcome your Ideas if you have any. :-))

   Regards

   John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on January 26, 2017, 07:13:26 PM
Hard to imagine where you need my input.
I had trouble wrapping my head around that gouge in the
bow till I realized it was exterior across the thruster tunnel.

I wandered into the thread thinking you were creating a retractable schottel bow thruster...

Adam Louwen's design
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: tugboyben on January 26, 2017, 08:45:38 PM
Great job john
Have you had time to test at the pond


Jason
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 27, 2017, 08:06:59 AM
The fins prevent the tug from rolling or tipping out when pushing sideways against a ship.

 :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jabKJEiQmCE

.

Umi,

Thank you, very informative video :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: adamD98 on January 27, 2017, 01:42:16 PM
Absolutely superb John, great work mate  :-))
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 27, 2017, 07:47:01 PM
Hard to imagine where you need my input.
I had trouble wrapping my head around that gouge in the
bow till I realized it was exterior across the thruster tunnel.

I wandered into the thread thinking you were creating a retractable schottel bow thruster...

Adam Louwen's design

  Come on Umi I'm not that bright.

  John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: chipchase on January 28, 2017, 08:46:10 AM
Great refit John, she looks good  :-)) 
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: poll on January 28, 2017, 12:26:13 PM
  Thanks Brian  not heard from you for a while hope you are
   keeping well.


    John
Title: Re: Bowthruster to Shottle drive
Post by: chipchase on January 28, 2017, 02:23:20 PM
  Thanks Brian  not heard from you for a while hope you are
   keeping well.


    John
:-))