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Jun 30, 2007, 11:59 PM
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Looking for Sampan plans

I've found a few plans for a sampan on the internet, but does anyone have or know where I can find some really good plans for a sampan. I think it could be an interesting RC build. The rudder may have to be improved. Lots of detail could make for a excellent subject.
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Jul 01, 2007, 01:45 AM
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The "rudder" is actually a sculling oar.
By moving it back and forth with the blade properly angled, it creates thrust.

A slow cam wheel pulling on the base of a lever arm and properly attached to the oar could create the sculling action. We worked it out, here on the boards, for a Korean Turtle boat a year or two ago. The oar blade would need to be oversized some, but making it powered and RC is certainly possible.

Jul 01, 2007, 07:37 AM
no wings any more, just dust!
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another idea is an outboard long-tail, traditional sampan design with a long propshaft and motor.
Jul 01, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Long shaft motor

Yea I like the longs shaft idea. I've always wanted a sampan like the one in the movie "The Man with the Golden Gun".
Jul 01, 2007, 02:28 PM
no wings any more, just dust!
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easily done by mounting the motor mount on a pintle linked to a servo

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