Name : RUBENS Yves
Address : Albertwal 14 3700 TONGEREN (The oldest town in Belgium).
Born : 28.03.1944.
Education : HTL Electricity.
Profession : Retiered
Married to : Van Bouwel Maria
Children : Bart , Dirk , Jan , Piet , Els and Wim.
Grandchildren : Arnaud , Alexandre , Thomas , Hélène , Florence , Amber , Lucas , Killian , Cody , Deven and Xuan Hé
Dog : Airdale "Yoker".
Hobbies : Electronics , Modelbuilding , Computer hardware/software , Boating and so on.
Boats without propeller or rudder?
The challenge was the tugboats' drive system.
What is the VSP (Voight-Schneider Propeller) ?
First of all, the system had to be tried out on a small scale.
Therfore, a craft was needed to test the 'VSP'.
The link was quickly made seeing how I was already into modelmaking, namely stationary model aircraft ( Belgian Airforce ). A whole collection of documents and photos was necessary for this.
It were the real tugboats that were to be used as model.
Since it is a hobby, this means that everything has to be done in my spare time, a lengthy business in other words.
All help in the way of documentation, photos, "links" or ideas are always welcome. Let's