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Airdrive for bowfishing or fish gigging rig.

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:41 pm
by WBS
A bow-fishing or flounder gigging rig would make a really good application for a simple, close fitting duct around a standard multi-blade, Hascon type fan and give up to double the thrust for the same power as an open prop or fan. I am going to work out details for a practical setup. It would be quieter and boat over tougher stuff.

Re: Airdrive for bowfishing or fish gigging rig.

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:00 pm
by Afflicted
WBS wrote:A bow-fishing or flounder gigging rig would make a really good application for a simple, close fitting duct around a standard multi-blade, Hascon type fan and give up to double the thrust for the same power as an open prop or fan. I am going to work out details for a practical setup. It would be quieter and boat over tougher stuff.

I know from bowfishing that hascon props should not be used on pusher fans. I always caution people when I hear hascon. They can and WILL explode when not used as they are designed, which is a lift fan for hovercraft.

Re: Airdrive for bowfishing or fish gigging rig.

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:31 pm
by whiteriverrambo
let me save you a lot of time and money.........

like my buddy Afflicted said stay away from hascon. if you want the best setup this is what you should do in this order........
1. buy the biggest HP V-twin you can afford.
-motor need to have 1 1/8" diameter or larger and 4" long or one of the tapered shafts.
2. call "arrowprop" tell them what size shaft you have and buy one of their redrive reductions.
- take a deep breath before you call, arrowprop is owned by a old couple that don't communicate very well,
but fear not they make a good product.
3. once you have these 2 items purchased call Bob at "Competition Aircraft" He will give you prop options.
-in the v-twin game there is no substitute for diameter. the more hp the more diameter and the more blades you can turn. the more blades you chose to run the quieter the fan will be at wot.

engine prices are all over the place, a reduction is $800, and a competition prop will cost you 550ish. im not 100% sure how much help you will get here on a pusher fan. might want to try a bowfishing forum.