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neat omni-directional underwater propeller
« on: June 04, 2011, 05:11:18 PM »
Skip to 0:39, and watch from there. Its called the Voith Schneider propeller, and looks to be perfect for a UUV . . .

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Re: neat omni-directional underwater propeller
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 12:56:14 PM »
Old technology, I remember seeing them on the discovery channel as a kid.

Seems to me like it's too many moving parts, more to break. But I also don't claim to know much about mech engineering at all.  ;D

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Re: neat omni-directional underwater propeller
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 01:00:40 PM »
Yea, youtube has plenty of videos on it . . . but this is the first time I've seen it on a robot. Mechanically, it's very complicated, and not nearly as efficient as a prop. That said, it offers 2 DoF while a prop offers only 1 DoF.

 


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