New member here.
I am new to RC modeling (I'm nearly 70 years old). I have been designing a model of the 1925 version of the LA City No 2 fireboat using Freecad and printed on an Ender 3 Pro. The model is about complete and I'm now looking at what it will take to add RC gear to drive this around a pond or pool.
I have many, many questions but I will start with one.
I am looking for a source of stuffing boxes. Especially a stuffing box whose outer diameter is no more than 5mm or so. I see from Google searches most are showing 10 to 12 mm diameters. That is way to large for my model.
During the design of this model I decided I will need two hull styles. The one shown above I am calling the 'display' hull (that has 3D printed propellers, shafts and the correct sized rudder). I will modify this hull for a second version that will have openings to accommodate the propeller stuffing boxes and a larger rudder.
My first question is can someone point me in a direction of where to get small diameter stuffing boxes?
I have watched a couple YouTube videos where the host makes custom stuffing boxes and it may come down to that. My hope is I can buy them rather them make them.
There will be more questions to come as I progress in this project.