saw this on youtube.

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by joco, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. joco
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  2. lewisboats
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    Pretty nifty...but my concern would be corrosion...specifically in the right angle adapter.
     
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  3. kerosene
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    what a joke if meant as a viable solution. I mean maybe it was fun to make but

    1. it is pathetically slow (might be bad prop choice but it seems to strain the drill yet keep decent rpm so its probably just the lack of power)
    2. It is not designed to work in splashy corrosive environment
    3. battery life is miserable and lack of cooling will be hard for the drill
    4. drill gearbox and the right angle gear will fail very soon. They are not designed for continuous use.
    5. The cost of all that will get very close to a small trolling motor which doesn't have the issues mentioned above.
     
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    At 0:40, what does it mean - "the steering handle is inflatable"??
     
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    The prop pitch is definitely inadequate, as is the choice of materials and the drag produced by the submerged parts of the leg. I honestly cannot see any use for this motor.
     
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  7. johneck
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    [At 0:40, what does it mean - "the steering handle is inflatable"??]

    I think that they meant removable, not inflatable.
     
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