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Prop shafts for the Italeri Schnellboot
« on: April 14, 2010, 04:17:05 PM »

I am doing the conversion to R/C on this plastic kit.
I have followed the shaft line through the hull, and my shafts sit right on the bottom of the hull, thats about 25 - 30mm below the C/L of the motor.
Is there in existence a 'thingy' that will take the motor drive, and drop it 25 - 30mm via a couple of gears or a belt ? or do I get some much longer shafts and run them another 100 - 150mm further down the hull.

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Re: Prop shafts for the Italeri Schnellboot
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 09:48:18 PM »

Hi Colin
I don't know of any smaller geared motors suitable for the Schnellboot but SHG do a set of 2mm shafts, couplings and props for the conversion. These were used by Dave Abbot in his recent conversion in model mag - the name of which escapes me.

Nice people to deal with, perhaps give them a call.

http://www.shgmodels.com/acatalog/

Hope this helps
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Re: Prop shafts for the Italeri Schnellboot
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 07:45:25 PM »

Colin,

The Dave Abbott article in Model Boats last year didn't make clear that the SHG shafts are not at the same angle as in the full size version but at a steeper slope so that the motors can be kept well aft and the batteries also.  SHG will do longer versions if you ask them.

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Re: Prop shafts for the Italeri Schnellboot
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 09:46:54 AM »

Thanks - will go for the longer shafts.
I can see in the (Model Boats) photograph that there has been considerable mods to shafts.

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