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de Mist Naval Tug by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Glynn Thanks for your response. I was hoping that the dreaded words "Voith Schneider" would not come up as I have no way to engineer or buy a VSP (even looked in "Graupner" site but no info on buying units and I think it will break the pensioners bank anyway! This is my first contemplated tug build so would be interested if the model tug Guys would perhaps advise what they do when the dreaded 2 words come they cheat a little below the surface and substitute other propulsion sources when a VSP would be "true scale"? Glynn, what Dorbyl built SA tugs do you have knowledge off that are not VSP equipped? I think the other older Simonstown Naval tug is the "de Nuys" but I presume she will also be Voith Schneider Propeller driven. Regards and Happy New Year to you and all on MB's.

bulkheads by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Gerd, It's not my plan! The plan is from 'green72west' who started this thread and seems to be confusing Schottel and Voith-Schneider. Either that or he wants to use two Z-Drives instead of the Voith drives. His intention is not clear. Either way he doesn't need to cut chunks out of the keel, that's nuts😲 Cheers, Doug 😎

bulkheads by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Haig, seems to be a common mistake to get Schottel Drives (Z-Drives) and Voith - Schneider confused with one another! First two pics show a twin Voith propeller on a tug hull (as on the plan above) and the operating principle. 3rd pic is cross section of the Z-Drive as produced by the Schottel company. It is a 360° rotating 'pod'. Newer versions have electric motors built into the pod and don't need the mechanical Z transmission from inside the hull. With such pods under bow and stern even bow and stern side thrusters are redundant 😊 4th pic is the Graupner version, Mk II. Cheers, Doug 😎

bulkheads by reilly4 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Why do you need Schottel drives? The Voith Schneider drives in that configuration can move the boat in any direction? Schottel drives will require fairly big penetrations through the hull, and apart from the installation complications, should (in my opinion) be unnecessary. This is a link to a fairly comprehensive brochure with photos of the real thing that will help in understanding the concept etc.

tugboat keel by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago Try the above link for the drive system there is some software available to simulate it operation.

Parat by crowsnest Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
[Score: 5/10] 35"/13800g Parat Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Graupner Kit with 2 x Voith Schneider Drives

LA Fireboat #2 wip by Umi Ryuzuki Petty Officer   Posted: 11 years ago
Where do you sail your boat?... Where you can get the best pictures. 1/36 scale LA Fireboat #2 challenges the Portland Fire Bureau's 1927 fire boat, David Campbell, at the Portland Maritime Heritage Festival 2008. We Lost...New pumps for next year though. - - - 1/36 scale model uses twin graupner voith schneider drives, and twin ESC. Main power Is 12volts for the drives, and auxillary pump, and one 6v for the main monitor pump.