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French drivers?
« on: August 26, 2013, 05:28:23 pm »

While looking for something totally different, came across this French driver with a full 'roof rack'.
 
I'd never realised before how stable modern warships appear to be %%
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 05:46:04 pm »

Stable is not a word that would come to mind if it were
lunchtime.

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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 10:44:37 pm »

What was it Ned, "Hands to Dinner.  Starboard Thirty"
 
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 10:59:02 am »

While looking for something totally different, came across this French driver with a full 'roof rack'.
 
I'd never realised before how stable modern warships appear to be %%


Have no words to say anything.
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 02:30:48 pm »

Theres a big hole in the side, and she is heeling that way too,  OOOHHHEEERRR!
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 04:18:22 pm »

My Question is . . . .is she turning to PORT & 'digging in' or to STARBOARD & 'rolling out ' ? with all that upperwork it's hard to tell . . . . {:-{
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 04:34:21 pm »

Theres a big hole in the side, and she is heeling that way too,  OOOHHHEEERRR!

No worries.  That is a Freeing Port, designed to let water out, never in   O0
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 06:32:27 pm »

When we were on sea trials of type 42s we would roll them to fifteen degrees port and starboard and as Nordsee said it was usually at a meal time.  On one occasion Michael Hesseltine had just sat down to lunch when we did the forced rolls.
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 07:04:05 pm »

The Americans do it bigger and better.....
 
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 12:21:07 am »

What was it Ned, "Hands to Dinner.  Starboard Thirty"
 
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Especially if Spaghetti is on the menu! (Been there, done that, and I strongly suspect that you were there O0 /did that O0 , too).
 
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 01:12:09 am »

The Americans do it bigger and better.....
 

That makes me wonder just how big the rudders on that carrier are  :o

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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 01:28:44 am »

Plague  :o  she is CVN68......USS Nimitz........here is a snap of her in dock.......  you can scale the rudder sizing's from the workers .........
Her speed is listed as 30+  knots..........& 100,000+ tonnes...........Derek
 
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2013, 08:28:46 am »

How do thy get the shafts in or out and who has the props ,just a thought
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 09:06:28 am »

An optical illusion David.......the inboard two props are not in line with the rudder axis.......I will find an alternate image ......Derek
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 09:10:08 am »

It's usually a good idea with twin screw model boats to have the rudders and shafts slightly out of alignment as it saves the need to take the rudders off to get the shaft out should you need to do so.
 
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Re: French drivers?
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2013, 07:04:23 am »

The RCN's 'Halifax' class frigates each have two screws and one VERY LARGE rudder. If a 'Halifax' is running at, say, 18 knots, and the rudder is put over to 30 degrees (the usual maximum), that big rudder will make the ship 'lean into' the turn (banking like an aircraft) until momentum makes the ship behave like USS Nimitz in Colin Bishop's post.
 
A very strange sensation!
 
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