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Old 07-08-2005, 08:42 PM
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how do i make the driveshaft go through the hull out the back and attach to the prop. i dont know how to transfr the drive from inside the hull to outside the hull where the prop is. im a noob so take it easy.
Old 07-08-2005, 09:08 PM
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Default RE: driveshaft

We were all noobs, no reason to be tough on you. Something called a stuffing tube is used to hold the drive shaft. The tube either goes through the bottom of the boat (for catamarans, hydros, and submerged prop monos) or the transom (for surface drive monos). It would be good to know what kind of boat, size, etc you're building to help with more information.
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its the prop rudder assembly deal from a traxxas nitro vee mounted onto a megatech mega gator hull. its completely custom and just a way to use up these extra parts i have. being the prop it is im going to have the driveshaft come out the back.
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:21 AM
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Start with the shaft size you are using, and build up some KS brass tubing into your stuffing tube. Solder the small pieces into each end of the tube. Run the tube out the bottom of your hull, and epoxy it in place. Fill that with a little (not to much) white bearing grease, and you are ready to run the propeller/drive shaft.
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:45 PM
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could you explain that in more noobish terms. does the tube that is the width of my driveshaft go on the outside? does the metal tube spinning inside the metal tube maybe make a little friction? where do i buy this stuffing tube you speak of?
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Take your prop shaft to the hardware store.
Ask to see the K&S brass tubing.

Put the first tube that fits, over your propeller shaft.
Put the second tube that fits over the first tube, and the propeller shaft.
Put the third tube that gits over all second tube and over all three.

Buy a tubing cutter
You will need solder and a soldering iron also.

When you get home, take the three tubes off the shaft.

From the smallest tube cut two 1/8th inch long pieces off.
Clean the inside edge out with an X-acto knife till the two pieces slide smoothly over the propeller shaft.

Cut two 1/4 inch pieces off the next larger tube.
Again clean the inside edgest so that the little 1/8th inch long pieces of the smallest tube will slide in.

Cut the third and largest tube to a length that will run from the motor, out through the hull and to the propeller. This should somewhat shorter than your propeller shaft.

Solder the two small pieces of tube flush with the end of the largest tube.
When finished, that tube will then have a small bearing at each end, for minimum friction, and can hold grease inside to keep water from getting into the boat.

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Old 07-10-2005, 10:33 AM
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now i understand, thanks dude.
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would'nt water seep in where the hole is cut in the hull????
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ORIGINAL: HelioBreaker

would'nt water seep in where the hole is cut in the hull????
Only if you don't take the time to epoxy the stuffing tube into place.
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does the shaft move inside the stuffing tube or dose the stuffing tube move too. can you tell im new at this?
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the stuffing tube is epoxied into the bottom of the hull and is therefor stationary the prop shaft spins inside the stuff box thats why u make bushings
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ORIGINAL: Gojira

the stuffing tube is epoxied into the bottom of the hull and is therefor stationary the prop shaft spins inside the stuff box thats why u make bushings
Bushings???
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would this be good for me to get???
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Yep!

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