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Hilux5972

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Bow thrusters
« on: October 16, 2014, 01:39:50 AM »

Hi all

Sorry if this seems like an obvious answer but I am about to begin building a 1/400 model of the QM2 and the bow thruster doors open to reveal a solid partition with mouldings on either side representing the bow thruster blades. I am going to detail this area and want to know, is there an opening right the way across from port to starboard inside the thrusters? Does it form a tunnel between the 2 sides? I have never seen any bow thruster images so am not sure, but I'm thinking yes?

Thanks, Ryan
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Re: Bow thrusters
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 02:18:06 AM »

Ryan......I think there is every chance that the OM2's bow thruster tubes are straight......but double check here.... Derek

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Re: Bow thrusters
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 03:14:30 AM »

Thanks. I did think there might be a straight tunnel between the 2 sides of the liner but wasn't 100% certain.
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Re: Bow thrusters
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 10:49:22 AM »

All 3 thrusters are through tubes . Note on QM2 the doors only open when they are using the thruster . This was done to make the hull more hydrodynamic and reduce the drag caused by an open thruster so she could make the 29kt


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Re: Bow thrusters
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 11:07:23 AM »

During her sea trials one of the doors closed by itself and was blown clean off by the force of the thruster inside. Shows just how powerful they really are.
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