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6705russell

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Setting up Voith drives
« on: September 05, 2010, 07:45:48 PM »

As anyone set up twin Voith drives in a boat, ie. what sevos on what transmitter stick?  I took mine out for sea trials this morning but could only get it going forwards and backwards?

Any help appreciated

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Re: Setting up Voith drives
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 08:08:35 PM »

You've started out with four servos haven't you, two for each drive?
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Re: Setting up Voith drives
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 08:14:02 PM »

Is this the Voith Schottel drive.

If it is this might help.

http://www.graupner.de/mediaroot/files/2095%20_%20PARAT%20_de_en_fr.pdf

Scroll down to find English. Page 19.
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Re: Setting up Voith drives
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 08:20:16 PM »

Thanks Dicky

That tells me i should have the four servos on seperate channels, at the moment i have the x-axis servos on a y-lead and the y-axis servos on a y-lead, maybe thats where i am going wrong?

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Re: Setting up Voith drives
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 08:32:14 PM »

The servos on the x axis will provide fwd and rev
The servos on the y axis will provide "rudder" turning control.

I ganged the rudder control servos, but kept separate controls for fwd/rev on each drive.

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Re: Setting up Voith drives
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 08:33:51 PM »

Hi Umi

So have i got them set up so they are acting against each other as such?

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Re: Setting up Voith drives
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 09:02:29 PM »

Yeah, probably...

You may have managed to get the fwd/rev controls proper, but
the left drive may be thrusting left, and right drive may be
thrusting right or visa versa and the result is FWD/REV only.

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