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slewis

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Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« on: August 16, 2007, 10:14:09 PM »

As per the title
Does anyone have any practical experience of Voith-Schneider drives ?
I will be using 2 of them on my planned La fireboat 2 build and any experiences will be very helpful considering the cost of the darn things !  :o

Shane
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PSSHIPS

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Re: Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 11:16:21 PM »

Hi Shane, I haved used a few, makes sailing alot more fun too, but, they can be tricky to set up and from my experience a bit of radio mods sometimes need to be done, check out Kitty on my site, the PS one. :D
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 06:42:38 AM »

Shane,

The set up is so easy, a girl can do it...
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Oh wait, that would be me...  ;)
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Re: Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 12:40:32 PM »

Hi Shane,
Have a look at this site. Download the interactive VSP program, it will show you how it all works (witchcraft) plus lots of other stuff on this site.

http://www.voithturbo.de/vt_en_pua_marine_vspropeller.htm

VS drive on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Graupner-Voith-Schneider-Antrieb_W0QQitemZ130138834231QQihZ003QQcategoryZ12215QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Nige
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slewis

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Re: Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 11:06:43 PM »

Cheers Nige  O0  that looks and seems to work well wierd  :-\
I daresay when I get one (or 2 as the case is) I will fathom out what they actually do !

UMI ! I didnt know you were a member of this forum ! I apologise and say WELCOME  :)  You are going to be a big help to me in this build as I know you have one built already (following the rc thread ) and have it on the water.
My build will take a while unfortunatley as I have so many commitments at the moment and to top it all off my mother has been diagnosed as having a tumor in her brain (operation monday) so things are somewhat up in the air at the moment  :-\

Bear with me and a build thread will start asap  O0

Shane
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Re: Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 02:42:29 PM »

Shane, think of it as an aerofoil. Hope your mum goes on alright.

Nige
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Re: Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 03:34:52 PM »

Shane, sorry to hear about your Mum, hope the op goes well.
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Re: Anybody have experience of these drives ?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 03:59:20 PM »

Shane,

Best of luck to your Mum hope all is well..........

Roy
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