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Old 11-21-2008, 07:57 AM
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Default Looking for this drive set-up.

I am looking for a similar drive set-up like this one for my gas Aquacraft V24. I know about RCM being discontinued, so unless you are selling yours please chime in. I do not want MHZ's Z6 drive simply because of their reputation and price. Please do not tell me to get another boat. Your information is well appreciated.

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Default RE: Looking for this drive set-up.

that uses a u joint, i have heard nothing but bad stuff about steerable u joint setups

on the bj26's they have a steerable drive with a u joint and the best upgrade is to get rid of that and get a conventional strut and rudder setup

im not sure what MHZ etc. use in theirs though, maybe they do use a u joint

sorry i couldn't be much help with what you are looking for
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Default RE: Looking for this drive set-up.

Thanks Jacob711,
Understood! I will not be using a U-Joint for sure, it will be a flex with a ferrule to the prop shaft set up. I am more interested in the HARDWARE drive set-up because it is the closest I can get to make it look like a stern drive like the RCM or MHZ units.

As for RCM and MHZ drives they do not use u-joints or flex shafts in their set-up. Their system uses 3 drive shafts and 4 beveled gears forming a "Z," hence, "Z" drive.
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Default RE: Looking for this drive set-up.

I am guessing your after something similar to this - http://www.wd200-modellbau.de/?Antri...#Movable_strut

Allows you to turn the prop and rudder by flexing the drive cable - no universals needed. I have seen a few other makers who have done similar

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Default RE: Looking for this drive set-up.

Another option from the same company that looks more like a stern drive but uses the cable to do the turning

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Default RE: Looking for this drive set-up.

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I went to the web site to check out both units. The first is an obvious exposed flex drive unit but is the 2nd unit an actual "z" drive? I see a little shaft coming out of the transom housing but I am a little un-sure. I dont read German(Dainish - not sure either) and the english translation I am a little lost.

I like the 2nd unit that is obvious.
- is it a "Z" drive or exposed flex drive?
- is it a 1/4" drive?
- what currency should I use to find the conversion rate?

As always thank you.
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Justaddwata,
I'm sorry. In looking over that 2nd unit I just realized that the shaft I was referring to is actually a slot for the rudder horn. The "Z" drive in their web site threw me right off.
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You couldgive George a call - http://www.hobbydepot.com.au/product...roducts_id=434
Sells for around $240us for the stern drive style (at todays exchangerate)
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Justaddwata
E-mailed George for questions.

I'm still open for other suggestions...

Thanks as always...
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Default RE: Looking for this drive set-up.

I saw an Octura drive yesterday that unfortunately does not have a part # and the shop owner was not in to give me the information. The unit is a sub-surface stationary drive that I can modify to actually swivel. I have to come back to the shop when the owner is in as the staff did not know the information I was asking for.

I am closer now to the decision of chopping to modify to suit my need. All this would stop if someone is to sell their unwanted RCM stern drive.
Thanks as always, keep the info coming please.

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