Monday, December 20, 2010

Hot To Make An Electric Motor Boat

Radio Control NQD High Wind RC 30'' Twin Motor Electric Speed Boat RTR NEW

Hi friends, how is the progress? Did you try my boat designs? If you have any questions of concerns please feel free to comment on them and I try my best to solve them. Today we are going to make very interesting boat “An Electric Motor Boat”. Most of the people are dreaming about this. You can buy electric motor boats from your nearest marketplace. But making your own motor boat will give you a great joy. Actually we have made similar boat design previously rubber band powered toy boat. Only different here is we use electric DC motor instead of rubber band to give power to the boat.

First you need to find light weight wood or plastic plate to make the body of the boat. As shown in figure, cut wood or plastic plate to get the boat shape body. Now you need small DC electric motor, battery pack, terminal wires and carpentry glue.

How To Make A Electric Powered Rowing Boat

Our last project was “rubber band powered rowing boat”, today we are going to discuss how to replace the rubber band of the boat with electric motor to make “electric powered rowing boat”. There are some advantages with electric motor boat than rubber band powered boat. Always you need to re-wind your rubber band again and again to give power to your boat. But with electric motors you can sail your boat until its battery gets dead. Also you can introduce some remote controlling mechanisms like radio controlled rowing boat, IR controlled boat …etc when you place electric motor to your boat. So first we will look how to replace the rubber band with small electric motor. For this you can use small DC motor if your boat is small. If your boat is little large, find little large motor.

Friday, December 17, 2010

How To Make A Rubber Band Powered Rowing Boat

Rowing Boat

Our next project is to make a rubber band powered rowing boat. I guess you all familiar with the rowing or rowing boats. Rowing boat is not a complex boat and basically one or more people can drive. A seated rower pulls on one or two oars, which lever the boat through the water. The pivot point of the oars (attached solidly to the boat) is the fulcrum. Normal rowing boat has a human rower but in our case we replace the rower with the rubber and simple lever system to give power to the boat. You need to wind the rubber band and then release it to move forward. Let’s see how we can make this rubber band powered rowing boat. Later I will explain how we can replace rubber band with a small electric motor. Once you place a motor you can even control this boat using radio controlled remote controller.