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    Magnetic motors
    Hi Colin Now that is interesting as it has set my mind off on a different thought path, model azipods. But that is a different story for a different thread another day. While it will do the same job, its design is different in that we are looking at putting the motor around the
    prop blades
    as opposed to motor in the centre. Thus mimicking the real world that RR and Voith market solutions for with their Tunnel Thrusters. I am guessing Doug is correct with his workshop capabilities and cost observations on the tunnel drive. Maybe one day when the kit is available....... Who knows what is possible?
    7 months ago by ikseno99
    Magnetic motors
    No sweat Ed ๐Ÿ˜‰ ALL you have to do is take a brushless Inrunner apart, build the stator coils into an aerofoil section nozzle ring (same cross section as an aircraft wing) with the "underside of the wing" on the inside of the nozzle and the blunt end up front,* then JUST graft some neodymium magnets onto the ends of your
    prop blades
    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ balance and polish. Then just install your nozzles where you would normally fit the rudders. Use a 360ยฐ servo for steering control. Easy peasy ๐Ÿ˜ Interested to see who does it first๐Ÿ˜ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž * Effect of this is to increase the water pressure inside the ring and decrease it on the outside. Thus improving the efficiency of the prop / impeller.
    7 months ago by RNinMunich

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