I’ve been doing loads on the Paddle Steamer, have most of the repairs done, have a few more features to add. Will do an update when it’s finished. Think it is a British Gunboat, possibly Nile.
I’ve had to wait for a couple of pulleys and a belt to arrive to get the paddle wheel running. Using stuff from 3D printer controls, seems to work OK
I’ve tried a couple of different motors, I’ve got it working with a Foxxy Speed 600 but that motor is to high revving and although it has enough torque to get the paddle moving it’s way too much, think it hits 17,000 rpm. It is getting very warm so won’t be used in the boat.
So, I need recommendations for a high torque motor that will plod on. There’s a 3:1 reduction gearing but I’m looking at the paddle wheel doing 100s of RPM not 1000s. Video shows about 1/4 throttle.
I have no preferences, can be 6V -12V, no need for brushless.
So any recommendations gratefully received.