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HMS Norfolk continued Page 3

HMS Norfolk Motors etc

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The photo on the left shows the Prestwich rubber couplings we used. Also the boutantcy foam over the shafts.

The New Parvalux Electric Motors

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The type of motors I bought were PM10c 24 volt DC 4000 rpm. These realy looked the buisness as they were robust and heavy with sealed ball bearings front and back. I had to have filters for each motor and these cost an arm and a leg to buy.
These motors have 5/16" shafts and this presented me with a problem, I had found that the rubber type couplings did work as well with these motors, so I looked online for a firm that may have industrial connectors. I found RC spares a huge company with many thousands of items. Scrolling through the pages for connectors, I found these superb plastic connectors with 3/8" shaft holes, so I bought 5/16"" aluminium inserts.
 

Electric Motor Mounts

I decided that these electric motors would have to supported in a strong way.
So I designed this aluminium bracket to attach the electric motors too.
Originally I installed smaller rubber mounts but found that the motors used to ground out on the bottom of the hull, so I searched around and came up theses heavy duty rubber mounts and these seem to have done the trick.
As you can see I have enlarged the bolt holes so that it made easier to get the correct angle of the motors to the shafts.
 

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