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Z-drives
« on: June 01, 2010, 08:36:15 PM »

Hi all. I was at the Harrogate Engineering show at the beginning of May and I was looking at a model of a T-Class anchor handling tug the Tai Koo. I liked the look of this model and decided I would like to build one. The model was scratch built apart from the hull. The commercial hull that was used was the Eldergarth that had been purchased from MMM and altered quite considerably. The hull wasnít exact for the Tai Koo but it looked ok (A modellerís licence). The only other thing that I found was the model had been fitted with steer able Kort nozzles instead of Z-drives. I started looking at commercial z-drives and getting a bit of info and prices on these units. The only ones that I could find were the Graupner Schottel drives, and I wasnít imprested with these plastic units at nearly £70 and £90 each. So after contacting a member on this forum that had already built his own z-drives I decided to try and build my own. Here are the photos of my z-drives that I have just finished today, I hope you like them, I have obtained a hull and all I have to do now is build the model to go with the z- drives. {-) {-) {-)

Brian

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 08:46:38 PM »

very very nice work. If you want to sell them please contact me first...LOL  :-)) Wonderful machine work.
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 08:52:59 PM »

Very nice,...

 Where did you get the bevel gears, and what diameter are they?

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 08:53:43 PM »

Hi,
All i can say is wow.
I have a pair of the large graupner drives but yours are really nice.
do you have the rights on the drawings if so can you or would you post the drawings as they are just brilliant.
If you havent the rights on the drawings please pm me so that I can buy a copy.

ro88o0

Ps perhaps Martin could have a donated plans page..
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Re: Z-drives
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 09:12:25 PM »

Chipchase thats a very nice bit of engineering.  O0 O0

 look forward to seeing the finished boat.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 11:21:30 PM »

Thanks for the comments  all.

Hi Umi the bevel gears are from Davall. The ones I used were MB08-16-S

www.davall.co.uk/catalogue_page.php?id=124

Brian

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 11:33:23 PM »

Beautiful work even the finish.  :-))
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 11:39:03 PM »

Thank you Martin

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2010, 10:01:35 PM »

So after contacting a member on this forum that had already built his own z-drives I decided to try and build my own. Here are the photos of my z-drives that I have just finished today, I hope you like them, I have obtained a hull and all I have to do now is build the model to go with the z- drives.

Those look familiar!.. Nice work chipchase!.. Have you done the top half yet?..



do you have the rights on the drawings if so can you or would you post the drawings as they are just brilliant.
If you havent the rights on the drawings please pm me so that I can buy a copy.


I think chipchase used the drawings that i drew to make my drives ro88o

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1075628

and the tug (under construction) the drives are installed in..

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1108150

PM me your email ro88o  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010, 10:22:00 PM »

Hi toesupwa

 I have not started the headgear yet. I have sent ro88o  a link to your build. I was trying to find the link you had posted showing another zdrive build but I was unable to find the link. The link had lots of photos and three PDF files for download.

Thanks again for your help.

Brian  

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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 11:17:35 PM »

I was trying to find the link you had posted showing another zdrive build but I was unable to find the link. The link had lots of photos and three PDF files for download.


Would that be Milan's build on the Monako site?..
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2010, 05:58:06 PM »

Hello

In hexibition : Warwick show



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GAZOU

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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2010, 06:38:10 PM »

Hello

In hexibition : Warwick show

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 01:25:24 AM »

Now looking at your work chipchase make's me upset that I can not do that type of work.. >>:-(  <:( , That is just Awesome work you did there with the Z Drives. One day I hope to be like chipchase.. agian chipchase that is great work..  :-))
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