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"TSATS": The Harbour Tug

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#1 efferman


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:17 PM

The Harbour Tug

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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.

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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  

Technical Datas
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
width:  280mm
length: 600mm
height: 360mm
weight: 2790grams

The Deckhouse and the Bridge is built modular to get a easy access to the electric parts

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the two dishes are used to show the driver in which position the pitch of the propellers is.

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on the afterdeck i have added a nonworking winch for the tow line

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The stabilizer sword and two of the airtanks which are adjusting the waterline of the vessel.

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more pictures on flickr and Brickshelf
If you want to take a look on the building process, please click here

Thanks for reading

#2 MetroiD


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

Whan an awesome entry! It's functional, it looks the part and it's also incredibly cute - in a very Technic-y way, of course.
By the way, have you tested the "open water" RC reception range yet?
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#3 efferman


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

thanks,  with this cold water i dont want make an open water test, too much interferences by the sunlight.

#4 bb15080


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:44 PM

this one is awesome :thumbup:
I said it before but this one is hard to beat :sweet:
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#5 Thelonious monk

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

nice entry, efferman!

just a pity it decreases my chances of winning!  :laugh:

#6 dfs473


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

Awesome MOC
A very good enty for the contest :thumbup:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

Great entry!  I love how well it moves through the water.


#8 Kronos


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

Great MOC effe.  Knew I shouldn't have tried my hand at this one. :wacko: Excellent!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:19 PM

Great entry.   :thumbup:

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