Hello I am Kevin and I am building a jet drive for my windsurfing board.
I use the following components:
Flier Boat 400A ESC
SSS56114 / 500KV engine (I think I will switch to the 790KV engine)
2x 6S 4000mAh Lipo from my helicopter
Capacitor bank with 10x Low ESR 330mF (to reduce ripple voltage and safe the ESC)
DC Hall sensor Ampere meter
Many components I have printed with my Anycubic with PLA+ and PETG.
The first results are good: about 12Kg thrust, with 6S Lipo and 60A current consumption. Motor and ESC stays cool. But will later be water cooled. There is still potential for optimization. My next test will be with 12S Lipo, but the better option is probably to use the SSS56114 / 790 with 6S.
Currently I have the problem that the o-rings get broken when I push the drive into the aluminium tube, because they are pushed over the hole in the aluminium tube.
How did you solve this? Is the pressure for the O-Rings possibly too high?
I machined the part with the grooves for the o-rings yesterday and I had the same problem when I tested the fit, I destroyed one o-ring. I had to make the groove deeper. You also need to lubricate it, I use silicon grease.
What are you using as CAD software ? Orings groove are all standardized. I have an option in Inventor that calculate the best Oring / groove combination for my piece. You should have something similar I guess.
I would make a longer phase with less degrees because the o-rings seals behind the holes - additional you can optimize your 3d-printed part to center the tube with the longer phase.
Two years ago I made a jet-drive for a SUP with a MHZ jet - so very similar to yours - I would go to 12S with the 360kv motor to have less amps - at least I have the SSS 56123/360KV with good results.
All the o-ring calculators are based on high preasure - we have very low preasure.
Send me your 3D file without the groove. I’ll generate it automatically with the oring on Inventor 2020. I am not into Jet Drive so you can definitely just send the part of the file you want me to modify if you don’t want to share it totally.
You can use this PDF https://static.o-ring.de/or_3.pdf
Take for “Nuttiefe” = dynamisch and for “Nutbreite” = ohne Stützring - allways use grease to mount o-rings - to insert it in the groove and on the surface where it has to slip in.
Interesting construction. What was your approximate speed that you reached?
I think an SUP is not designed for higher speeds and does not glide.
I’m curious how efficient the drive on the windsurfing board will be. After all it is designed for planing and early planing. But I have to reach at least 20km/h for it to glide.
Today at noon I found an app from Trelleborg for Android. (Just enter Trelleborg in the Playstore)
In the app the bore diameter is entered and the matching o-ring and groove is calculated. exactly what i was looking for. I will now test the suggestion from the app.