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boatmadman

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couplings
« on: February 27, 2007, 04:43:08 PM »

Hi,

I am looking around for a coupling for my 48'' steam drifter. The prop will be 60mm driven by a 12v buhler motor, although the drive train will be changed for steam plant when I get the steam stuff done.

Can anyone recommend something suitable? I have looked at dyco, but its hard to tell if they are man enough for the job.

Thanks

Ian
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omra85

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Re: couplings
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 07:45:38 PM »

The dyco's are pretty strong but what about a cheap-n-cheerful rubber bobbin type.  They allow for a degree of misalignment (although looking at your other work, probably won't be needed ;D)
They come in various sizes and 'ends'. DM does mail order:
http://www.prestwich.ndirect.co.uk/hdwrrubbersetc.htm
Danny
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BJ

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Re: couplings
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 08:03:21 PM »

There is a BRASS equivalent of the Daycos which form the sliding drive joints on RC cars, see the picture attached. Try any Model Shop that specialise in cars.
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Re: couplings
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 04:52:32 PM »

http://www.huco.com/

Or try Huco couplings, generally something for everyone there.

My local model shop sells them and will get most sizes on order if needed.

Glenn
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