26-08-2011 Torpedo news

It is about time again for a small update on the torpedos. During the summer Dean has boned up on the theory and practice of gear-making. This has resulted in a plan for making the four small bevel gears in the torpedos (14 teeth @ module 0.3). The new design for the bevel gears also led to a redesigned mechanism for the torpedo, developed by Ian (the axle from the electro-motor [shown in another colour] is joined to a 2mm axle which, via the 4 bevel gears is also distributed to an outer 4mm axle rotating in the opposite direction).

Torpedo Mechanism

Torpedo Mechanism

 

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