DUKW

Model Amphibian Vehicle 2013

Based on a model DUKW in a 1970 Radio Modeller article
Length 19 inches (48 cm)

Amphibian vehicle 2013

Amphibian vehicle 2013

2013 version

Amphibian vehicle 2015

Got a driver now 2015
Changed from smooth wheels to nobby tyres gave a better transit from water to land
This version sails very well in rough water

Amphibian vehicle 2015

Updated open top version for calm water sailing

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Amphibian vehicle 2013

Amphibian vehicle 2013

Basic construction completed

Amphibian vehicle 2013

Water tight and operational

Amphibian vehicle 2013

Needs internal layout sorted out and a crew added

DUKW
One fairly recent modification was to make the spur gear adjustable in height
made it quieter and less likely to jump a tooth
also added protection for the rudder when reversing out of water?

The 2015 update added a better looking rudder guard

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Internal layout with covers in place

DUKW
Originally used a 550 (7.2 volt) motor which was fine in the water but lacked power for on land
changed to a crawler 55 turn motor with a 9.6 volt battery

DUKW
I used a Y-lead to seperate servo for the rudder

DUKW
Receiver esc and drive coupling

DUKW
I used screws with built up head to clamp top to bottom

I built the top part of model in perspex then added the wood trim


All photographs Copyright Fred Fox.