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romanov

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Schottel azimuth drive control
« on: June 11, 2014, 23:06:05 »
Hello
I'll be trying on the construction of the model-driven Schottel azimuth.
I have a question:
  whether it is somewhere electronics control scheme for controlling the drive? I'm interested in everything about it. I know that there are ready-made solutions but to me they are too expensive. I thought to myself perform such a solution to control the azimuth drive.

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Roman

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Re: Schottel azimuth drive control
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 04:32:40 »
Hello Roman,

Good question. . .I have found the perfect set-up for my tug. Dependable,
balanced mechanically and electrically, and install and go. However, I have
also found the pricing for twin drives to be six to a thousand dollars for
the just the running gear. Another four to eight hundred for the RC setup.

I tried to use automatic "pocket key controls", used model big wheel truck
controls and fittings, and there is, for those who can figure it out, computer
"WIFI" to coffee maker and thermostat switches. I am sure there are more
dead ends about.

I haven't given up though. There are many very clever tugboat fellows
around the Forum here and I will watch your replies carefully.

I hope the very best for your tugboat engineering Roman,
Michael
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com

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Re: Schottel azimuth drive control
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 05:20:18 »
There's an integrated board from IMTH available for 105EUR You'd need two of them for twin drives obviously.

I don't think the price is unreasonable considering:
- board offers all the required features
- professional built

If you want to make it from scratch yourself to learn electronics, go ahead. I personally would like to learn Arduino programming (have a "basic kit" on the way from eBay) and building a Schottle controller would be a nice project. Not the first one obviously.

But if the plan is to get your boat running and not spend hundreds of hours learning and building, IMTH's controller probably won't be much more expensive than a custom built system.


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Re: Schottel azimuth drive control
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 22:35:04 »
Hello
I saw this set for 105 euros. It's a solution.
But I miss the voyeuristic possibilities there in what position is the axis of the drive.
Controlling this is important especially when you want to take part in the competition.
Electronics is not difficult, and I have already some experience.
I hope that answered the call to people who have already tried the same thing I do and have already some experience.
It was interesting that the joint project here in the forum.

Roman

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Re: Schottel azimuth drive control
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 22:38:18 »
Hello

You have the SEAPOD system which is absolutely complete and which uses a normal radio without any modification.
Everything is cabled, there is just to connect 5 grips and it is functional.
No weld to be made, any regulation except the zero point the first time.
Everything is automatic

The price is 129 euros but it is plug & play , No possible error


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Re: Schottel azimuth drive control
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 23:23:03 »
Helo

Can I ask for more data ?

Romanov

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Re: Schottel azimuth drive control
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 03:11:57 »
Hello

You have the SEAPOD system which is absolutely complete and which uses a normal radio without any modification.
Everything is cabled, there is just to connect 5 grips and it is functional.
No weld to be made, any regulation except the zero point the first time.
Everything is automatic

The price is 129 euros but it is plug & play , No possible error



Looks like a good setup, but i've been watching this and trying to find a point of sale for a while, no such thing seems to exist?????