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big-geoff

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My New Tug
« on: February 16, 2008, 05:38:45 PM »

This is the RT80 Rotor Tug

Powered by Graupner schotchels driven by MFA 800 motors

Length 980mm
Beam 300
Draft 180mm
Scale 1/32

Now all I have got to do is learn how to drive it ::)
Any hints?

Big-Geoff
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Re: My New Tug
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 05:42:09 PM »

Practise!

Nice looking tug - can you give us a little more info? Not familiar with the model.

Have the Graupner Voith drives - it does take a bit of time to operate these.

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Re: My New Tug
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 05:55:24 PM »

She is scratch built, with a GRP hull that was made using blue builders foam to make the plug. I got some GA drawings of the web from the builders web site plus lots of pictures from them I drew up some plans and bashed out a fairly ok hull.

The upperworks are all plastic card, the crane is made from odds and sods so is the Rib.
The winches are both made from plastic card but I want to replace then with some from MMM when I get some spare cash.

I am using my Christmas pressy (Futaba 2.4ghz 6 ch set) to control it (sort of).

Having just given it a short half hour on the water, I realise I have a lot to learn. Driving forwards on the rear motor it acts very much like my other tugs, but when using all three turning seems to be a matter of moving sideways at speed. Going to be fun with a tow. {-)

Geoff
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Re: My New Tug
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010, 12:38:37 PM »

Quote from: big-geoff
Now all I have got to do is learn how to drive it ::)

To all who are interested in seeing the Voith Schneider in action, handled by yourself, take a look at this.....

http://www.voithturbo.com/545950.htm

have fun
John
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