"TSATS": The Harbour Tug
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:17 PM
My entry of the "to sail the technic sea" contest is a floating vessel in the style of a Harbour tugboat. The feature of my tugboat is a Voith Schneider propulsion system. A classic propulsion system for ships works with a horizontal driveshaft and a propeller. The advantage of the vertical Voith Schneider propeller is, that it could adjust the boost of the propeller in all directions, without using a rudder.
The vessel can move sidewards and rotates in every radius which the captain wants. To get a little view on the maneuver abilitiys i made a short Video of my harbour tug
Two propellers in Voith Schneider style powered by twoPF-M motors with a gear ratio of 1:1.4
Two Pf-M to adjust the pitch of the propellers. The pitch controls the direction of boost.
Two receivers and transmitters
One 8878 LiPo accu
The Deckhouse and the Bridge is built modular to get a easy access to the electric parts
the two dishes are used to show the driver in which position the pitch of the propellers is.
on the afterdeck i have added a nonworking winch for the tow line
The stabilizer sword and two of the airtanks which are adjusting the waterline of the vessel.
more pictures on flickr and Brickshelf
If you want to take a look on the building process, please click here
Thanks for reading
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:30 PM
By the way, have you tested the "open water" RC reception range yet?
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:44 PM
I said it before but this one is hard to beat
Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:08 PM
just a pity it decreases my chances of winning!
Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:10 PM
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