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T33cno

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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2017, 10:26:49 PM »

Mixer  :-)) . The amount of mixer/rudder effect can be very finely adjusted. Notice I drilled a hole in the C of Action so I can adjust without dismantling. This basically adjusts the point at which the inboard prop not only slows or stops but goes into reverse to increase the effect especially in slow manoeuvres.
I have steerable Korts 
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Stavros

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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2017, 10:45:21 PM »

Hope you took the allen key out of the uj before you tried it out O0 {-)




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T33cno

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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2017, 10:48:39 PM »

Hope you took the allen key out of the uj before you tried it out O0 {-)




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Not until I put the shaft back in Dave  {-)
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T33cno

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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2017, 09:15:58 PM »

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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2017, 10:27:34 PM »

Mixer everyday from me. You'll go in a straight line easier and better plus turns will be more co ordinated.

Some people can manage tank steering but it takes far more practice. Obviously mixers cost as well!
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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2017, 10:31:40 PM »

I agree with using the different methods for different ship types. The Novgorod I am working on was historically tank steered because the rudder recieved little water flow from the bluff hull. Therefore I will tank steer it. Likewise the early monitors suffered very similar control issues because of their hastily designed hull forms and would probably steer better tank style.

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T33cno

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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2017, 10:33:28 PM »

Mixer everyday from me. You'll go in a straight line easier and better plus turns will be more co ordinated.

Some people can manage tank steering but it takes far more practice. Obviously mixers cost as well!
79  <:(
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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2017, 08:58:50 AM »

I took T33cno advise and ordered myself a P94 Action it covers all options and for me being (old but new again to boats) I can change things later
I did look at 2 esc's and a separate mixer but these didn't give you the options and they worked out more expensive than the 79 for the action one

be a while until I know how it works yet though
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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2017, 12:14:34 PM »

I did look at 2 esc's and a separate mixer but these didn't give you the options and they worked out more expensive than the 79 for the action one

I have one of those sitiing in a box, waiting to be used as well.
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Re: TANK STEERING or MIXER?
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2017, 01:21:31 PM »

Have just downloaded Robosizer, so will give it a try to show the tank steering on my USS Powhatan rebuild, Pete
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