It might not be so much a question of the money
, but whether the Beta transmission can be made to work
well with the v-drive....
- With a Walters remote
v-drive, the final drive ratio of the system will be the product of the regular transmission ratio times the v-drive ratio. Frequently the BW gearbox
will have a 1:1 ratio and the rest of the reduction will be taken in the Walters v-drive. If this is your arrangement, then you need to use a 1:1 Beta transmission to maintain the same final ratio. Of course it may be that you don't want to maintain the same ratio because the Beta operates at a different max. RPM
than the 4-108. This all needs to be examined.
- The BW gear
is probably a co- axial output gearbox
, meaning the output shaft is on the same line as the crankshaft, but the Beta gearbox might be a drop center gear
, where the output shaft is lower than the crankshaft. This means that the u-joint angles between the engine
transmission and the Walters will be different between the Beta transmission and the BW. This may or may not be acceptable and should be discussed with a knowledgeable installer or Walters Machine Co.
- The 4-108 engine turns counterclockwise when viewed from the flywheel and the output of the BW gear is probably the same. It may be that the Beta gearbox will run continuously in either direction, but maybe not. If the rotation isn't the same as what you have now, you might need to be looking at a different rotation propeller