Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

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Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:09 pm

Hi,

Most Volgas use classic conventional mechanical control, which means:
- Gas-pedal like in an automobile...
- Gearshifting (or engaging) from the handle (either from left or the middle).

But there is another way as well: Steering wheel operated throttle and shift control.

This version frees you from the Gas-pedal (Who wants to press for hours? An who wants to match
engine speed with gearshifting?)

Now how does it work? Most of us are lovers of the classic 50 - 70ties US cars and for this we should
adore the typical ''American-Way of life AUTOMATIC propulsion control''.

The cars are splashy, the dashboard is spacy and everything is electric'n'easy!
With electronic or electromechanic control we turn our boat into an Automatic-Cruiser with hand propulsion
control and skip the pedals and the shiftgear handle.

The controls not only enable the most unprofessionals to control 'n' gear, but also eliminate the presence of
shifters and gas-pedals and grant you spacesaving steering wheel control like on a 1960 Chevy.
Steering-Wheel.JPG
Steering, throttle & shift control on one single console only
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This is, what it looked like on a 1960 Chevy!
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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Thu May 06, 2010 9:03 pm

Hi,

Here are some updates on the last version of the steering wheel. It became somewhat more baroque...
Leather lower part, plexiglass horn doom with Volga logo type flashy CCCP.
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Steering-Wheel1.JPG
Mind the logo! It took me some time to make it. Clean copies are available in AutoCad!
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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Thu May 06, 2010 10:42 pm

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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:13 am

The sectional drawing was something I forgot to add here... Here we go...

Sectional drawing of steering wheel.JPG
We are still struggling on this ...
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IMG00239-20101005-0014.jpg
The machined steering wheel, rest is still waiting for finishing.
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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:46 pm

Some more photos for updating the progress ...
IMG00351-20101209-0022.jpg
There is still some packing material on it for protection.

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it will be removed, once we attach the leather.

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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:48 pm

Lever Movement.JPG
Lever moving 90 degrees
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90 degrees is steped-up to 160 degrees to move a potientiometer of a ready control head lever (Mathers)
The movement is being transfered via toothed belt drive box.
Revised mechanics.JPG
Trigger belt enables the transmission
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The box is out of aluminum and consist of 3 plates, bolts and nuts.
DireksyionMekanizmKutu.JPG
Here is the production drawing.
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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:58 pm

The mechanic transmission of the lever is being shown.
ControlLeverMoverment&Mechanism.JPG
What is beige is the mechanism of the potentiometer.
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ControlLeverMechanism.JPG
Sectional drawing of the step-up box.
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last version of of da wheel.JPG
beige became our favourite...
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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:42 pm

Done ...

IMG00450-20110222-0911.jpg
Control transmission box


We were fearing that it will touch the shaft, but it was thouching the housing of the aluminium cast steering housing. So there were 5 mm to 8 mm too much we had to the jigsaw to cut it away. A cover was glued on the opening.
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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:26 pm

Done ...

IMG00461-20110302-1320.jpg
I know, it's not a beauty!
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Re: Electronic or electro-mechanic control of engine and gearbox

Postby Georg Weinstabl » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:45 pm

This is how it looks when the mechanism is installed.
IMG00515-20110305-1325.jpg
Now waiting for the connection of the cables.

You have to imagine the same thing with the steering wheel mounted.
IMG00516-20110305-1325.jpg
Already installed
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