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    shaft drive steering

    I am working on a shaft drive steering system to replace my hydraulic system until I work out the bugs. I cant use control rod because the prop is to low to the deck, so lester said to try shaft drive steering.
    Apparently they did this with rc planes back in the stone age. Lol. If anyone knows the right name for this system please let me know.
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    RE: shaft drive steering

    how does that work? whats the diffence than a servo horn
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    RE: shaft drive steering

    The shaft will run to the back of the boat and the swing arm will be attached to the end. I will post more pics.
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    RE: shaft drive steering

    I can see where that will work. Bet you use a sealed bearing to seal it on the radio box.
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    RE: shaft drive steering

    yes the bearing has a seal in it. here is a pic of the boat it is going on and a pic of the progress of the box.
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    RE: shaft drive steering

    more pics
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    RE: shaft drive steering

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    RE: shaft drive steering

    running with low batts. looks like the idea will work so on my next boat i may use this system. thats if everything goes well on the water.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaR3jaKlero&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL[/youtube]
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    RE: shaft drive steering

    sweet hope to see u tomorrow or sunday
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    RE: shaft drive steering

    Looking Good Joe. We will have a Kit out after some testing.
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