Monday, 4 October 2010

Self Steering...........

I have been musing over the possibility of building a "self steering" gadget for Diva. Looking at commercial devices they mostly seem to be constructed of welded tube or aluminium castings and both of these ways of putting things together, I don't have the technology, so a composite construction looked good, being strong and importantly light. I have been making the bearing housings using a plastic form (in black). These are the wind vane bearings - I'm using some plastic bearings with glass balls as this needs to be built with as little friction as possible. More to follow...........

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andy. Any progress with the self-steering?
    I've got a home-built version made to plans in Bill Belcher's book, but might have a bash at one of Walt Murray's designs this year.