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Re: Water Jet Drives & 3D Printing
« Reply #200 on: September 21, 2018, 03:15:52 PM »

 
That's some update!

Thanks Alex, a good read.   :-))
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Re: Water Jet Drives & 3D Printing
« Reply #201 on: October 15, 2018, 06:11:05 PM »

Hi Guys,


Quick update, designed up a new sturdier mounting which consolidates the gearbox with the motor mounting plate, eliminating the requirement for standoffs and seems much more appropriate for a unit producing 5Hp  :-))

More updates as they happy


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Re: Water Jet Drives & 3D Printing
« Reply #202 on: January 18, 2019, 09:03:54 AM »

any build progress on the latest design
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Re: Water Jet Drives & 3D Printing
« Reply #203 on: January 18, 2019, 06:21:56 PM »

Hi Hopeitfloats,


There is indeed and I had completely forgotten to post anything, I printed the new motor mount and tested it on the lake back on 18/10/18, it works really well, the new mount holds the motor solid as a rock, which gives the drive a very smooth operation now and that brings this part of the build to a bit of a conclusion


But worry not, the jetdrive will return in a new guise, I do have some plans for a fully 3D printed hull with twin integral drive units, there is also the small matter of the pneumatically actuated KaMeWa style reversing buckets to finish, unfortunately this all takes time and parts cost money, both of which are in very short supply at the moment, as I have sold my house and in the process of packing my life away into boxes ready for the hopefully imminent move to the new house, which has, among other things, a very nice brick built workshop  :}
This does however mean that my current ShedShop is also in the process of being packed away, so I am limited to smaller, more portable projects, so I have gone back to my Arduino programming and picked up a project I started a while ago, that being a fully self contained AUX RC system for my models, this will work alongside my normal transmitters, but gives a degree of customisation and expandability that you just can't get anywhere else


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