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budgie

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First Launch of my Severn
« on: May 15, 2010, 07:46:07 AM »

Had the 1:16th Severn on the water last nigtht for the first time.



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Looks ok?
Have a small qauntity of water coming in throught the shaft, i have lithium grease but there is still a small amount coming in.
Any ideas?

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Martin [Admin]

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Re: First Launch of my Severn
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 08:47:38 AM »

Looks great!

Re water leak. Have you checked there is the minumum of clearance between the prop, lock nut, thrust washer & stuffing tube?

 
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budgie

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Re: First Launch of my Severn
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 01:18:04 PM »

Hi Martin,

i'll try and reduce the clearance and see if it heps, batteries on charge at the moment so will find out tommorrow if the weather is ok.

thanks
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Re: First Launch of my Severn
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 12:09:27 AM »

Have you checked the rudder tubes/hull flanges since they do take the full force of the prop wash, especially at speed. Just a thought.  :-)
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Re: First Launch of my Severn
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 10:31:44 AM »


I have fitted a tight fitting washer to the shaft so that it rests on the top of the rudder blade.  This then semi seals the tube containing the grease.

Hope this helps

Ken

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Re: First Launch of my Severn
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 05:34:16 PM »

Looks good, what motors and batteries are you using?
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