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magnetic couplers for control rods?
« on: February 11, 2018, 06:37:19 pm »

Has any member  any knowledge of a supplier of magnetic couplers for control rods, I need them for a sub project.
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Re: magnetic couplers for control rods?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:22:46 pm »


Not sure what you have in mind... could you elucidate a bit please?    :-)
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Re: magnetic couplers for control rods?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 01:42:58 am »

This may be a start:

http://www.gaussboys.com/
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Re: magnetic couplers for control rods?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 03:28:20 pm »


Not sure what you have in mind... couple you elucidate a bit please?    :-)


Need to couple control rods in restricted area of a sub, not enough space to access the connections to secure to the WTC which needs to be removeable.
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Re: magnetic couplers for control rods?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 05:53:49 pm »

Can you not use "snake links", used these on my Type V11, very good as well. nemesis
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Re: magnetic couplers for control rods?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 11:11:08 am »

Many thanks to our allies across the pond for their information, great connectors however with postage its rather expensive at $58.00 for three magnetic connectors. The snake connectors will not work as the whole stern section is removeable to access the WTC.
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Re: magnetic couplers for control rods?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 12:06:42 pm »

It shouldn't be too hard to make your own, neodymium magnets are easy to obtain and are quite cheap nowadays. A length of plastic rod drilled and threaded for your push rod and the other end drilled to fit the magnet which can be glued in place.
https://e-magnetsuk.com/neodymium_magnets/products/rod_magnets.aspx  is one source of magnets i9n the UK. You may prefer to go to e-bay and buy from China.

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Re: magnetic couplers for control rods?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 11:13:34 am »

Magnets sourced, plastic tube on its way so a big Barvo Zulu to Jim G, not quite sure why I did not think of the soloution myself, I put it down to age.
So thanks to all Mayhemers for your assistance.
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