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AlanB

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What Motor to use ???
« on: May 17, 2006, 07:38:54 PM »

I am looking for suggestions as to what motor to use for my next project.

The tug in question is 40" long and 11" beam

The running gear is a 110mm prop within a kort nozzle

I want to use the tug for towing, so the motor has to be powerfull.

The power source is 12v

Any ideas  ???
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 08:02:09 PM »

I would suggest a 6:1 reduction MFA Motor, should still give about 2000 rpm at the prop and lower running power consumption.

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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006, 08:12:08 AM »

Good morning.....what a whopper!!!!! I think you need  too talk to Brian Ward at Mobile Marine Models as he not only makes and supplies but is a font of experience to draw on .
Good luck
Pirate
PS be nice to see some pics of the beast in the making and first launch......
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AlanB

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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 10:08:32 AM »

Thanks for the replies so far.

I have already built the MMM Portgarth and will post some pics later.
It has 2 x 12v motors running 2 x 70mm Prop Shop props within steerable korts.
The measured bollard pull is 8 - 9 lbs

The current or next project is a Tyne Models Crosby
As this is a single prop tug, albeit 110mm within a fixed kort, I need a motor with
plenty of grunt.
So far I have found a 100w 12v motor with an rpm of 2700.

My next question is - what sort of rpm should I be looking for at the prop end ?

I will give Brian a ring and see what he suggests as well.
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 01:31:56 PM »

Also try Model Motors Direct, Alistaire seems to specialise in these motors,

Bob
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 02:27:18 PM »

Forgot all about Model Motors Direct

I will try him as well.


Still looking for an idea on what sort of rpm I should be looking for???
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006, 06:05:43 PM »

Alan,
depends on the pitch, less pitch more revs.

Bob
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2006, 11:09:11 AM »

As a very rough "rule of thumb" for scale boats with a brass or cast prop about 3000 rpm max.

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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2006, 11:30:37 AM »

robbe 1000 ?30 from westbourne i know some one and it powers a 4ft robbe jan
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2006, 10:05:52 AM »

Or a car fan motor, but might need to be geared down.
Windscreen wiper motor could be good for you though!!

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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2006, 12:01:59 PM »

I have gone down the try it and see route now

Bought a Robbe 1000 and eventually found and bought a Graupner 900 BB Torque (like rocking horse droppings now)

The Robbe will run on 12v, the 900 on 6v to reduce the RPM to just over 3000

I will try both of these and report back the findings, also thought about an MFA 850 on a 3:1 gearing.

At this rate all the motors will cost more than the boat.
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2006, 10:32:19 PM »

Its half the fun!!!

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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2006, 11:42:00 PM »

Hi alan,
Just wondered when "crosby" had a fixed Kort fitted? She was a Runston diesel driving a contollable pitch prop in an Aquamaster steerable Kort Knozzle.Not being a "Knowall" but I scratchbuilt crosby back in the 70's with drawings supplied by Alexander towing.If you want anymore info please let me know.

Kind regards

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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2008, 05:59:12 PM »

Here Mate Your Best Bet Is On A Fan Blower Motor From A Car  O0 You'll Probably Be Able To Pick One Up From A Scrapyard From Around 5-20
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 12:53:25 AM »

have any of you guys looked a Buhlar motors I believe there the 'Rolls Royce' of motors
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2008, 05:23:45 PM »

As an alternative to the car fan motor, look for electric window motors.  With a 35-40 mm prop, should give enough power to embarrass if not towing, which is about right for a tug.
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2008, 08:59:00 AM »

A 100 watt 24 volt motor from the razor scooters on 12 volt will give 1200 odd rpm. 2400 rpm on a 40 inch hull and 75mm prop lifts out of the water ;D
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Re: What Motor to use ???
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2008, 08:34:19 PM »

Hello,

Hectoperm Maxipile 6:1 reduction. Not cheap, but the dogs wotsits on large models with props 100mm plus.

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