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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 April 2018 at 08:54
Hurry up with the fabrication stuff....we may need that unit to get around during MYGAWDS if the weather stays crappy.Dead 

Looking good.

Are you cutting those shapes from sheets of aluminum or having that done by a shop?
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I'm cutting them at home.
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Very impressive work D. It's looking good. 

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I have the elevators hooked together now.
Next is the electric motor to move them up and down.
 
 
 
 
 
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moving forward....pun!
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I got the elevator actuator hooked up and it moves them up and down, Yay . A tad slower then I planed but workable.
I used a car window motor.
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Did you ever hear of a guy named "rube goldburg"....QuestionWink....works as you wanted....looked slow as you pointed out....how fast do you NEED to move them to control the "ship"?????
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Think of electric trim tabs on your boat should not need to changes fast. What I intend to do with them is, trim of course in the water but also to make the front " Lighter" if I have to go up over something like getting up on to the ice on a partly frozen river. then shift down to drive the air to the surface to help "Lift" the back and get some "Ground" effect for a little more push.
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Slow is no problem.  I think you will use it for 'take-off' mostly, to get you out of the 'hole'.  Raising the rear elevator will push the rear down, thereby raising the nose.  To be effective the elevator will need to raise up 35-0 degrees on take off.  it should be neutralized (zero angle) at running.  But if some permanent 'trim' is needed, it can be set as the zero movement point  with the threaded rod arrangement.

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I found a trailer , needs some work !
It is 7 and 1/2 foot wide
12 feet long, the deck.
AND needs some work.
I got it for free, it has tires and a title.
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I needed some U joints for the steering on the waterbug.
There like $30 each on the computer, I need three.
They turn slow and only one revolution so I did not need precision just flex to change sides of the boat with My tubing. They fit over the 1" tubing I'm using.
Handle bars will turn a drum with cables to the tubing shaft.
The shaft will run the length of the boat to the back.
Then a drum back there too with cables to the steering arms on the rudders .
Closer by the day...
 
 
 
 


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So, D did you make these???? vs spending $90 on store bought ones??? Look like they should do the job if the rivets hold out.

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Yes I did make them, the rivets are steel and will nor give out.
 I used steel tubing, it may wear through but not the rivets .
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Well
At long last I have steering for the waterbug.
Still needs adjusting and cable tightening.
I'll get some pics and maybe a Video up this week.
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Just in
I can now turn the bug if I had it in the water...
 
 


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Boy 'ol Rube Goldberg ain't got nothing on you D....great job looks like to me....is that power steering setup powered by "armstrong"????Big smile
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Yes it is , and if I have my wife turning it is POWER steering...
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Looking good, now you need reverse.
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Originally posted by d4570 d4570 wrote:

Yes it is , and if I have my wife turning it is POWER steering...

d, just don't overwork the new HIP! Wink on yer helper.
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