Eagle Claw Fishing Reel

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Eagle Claw Fishing Reel

Figure 1: Fishing reel direct from packaging

1. What is the primary function of the device? How does it accomplish it?

The primary function of the devise is to wind fishing line and allow it to spool out. It accomplishes this by using the bail and spool in conjunction. The bail spins around the circumference of the spool there by winding the fishing line around the spool.

2. List possible user requirements for your product. Provide rationale for each requirement.

1) Smooth action: Comfort 2) Light weight: Heavy is tiring 3) Geared Up: works faster easier to maintain good speed when reeling in. 4) Strong: Reels get mild abuse when taken in and out of boats trucks and cars. 5) Corrosion resistance: water is a pervasive element when fishing. 6) Reliability: It must work when you want it to. 7) Compatibility: A reel is no good if it doesn’t fit on a fishing rod.

3. List possible engineering specifications. Which user requirement(s) do these correlate to?

1) Gear tolerances - Smooth action 2) Weight - Light weight 3) Gear ratio - Geared Up 4) Material properties – Strong Corrosion resistance 5) Vibration – Smooth action 6) Mean time between failures - Reliability 7) Percentage of fishing rods that fit the reel - Compatibility

Eagle Claw Fishing Reel Parts

Table 1 Lists the fishing reel's parts along with their function and material.

Table 1: Scorpion Fishing Reel Bill of Materials
Part # Part Name # Category Function Material Picture
1 Pick up or Bail Support Element Locking Mechanism for Line (if over line, line is locked into place, if behind, in position for casting) Metal
2 Spindle Output Holds wound line, or when turning reel handle, will spin to retract line. Plastic
3 Drag Adjustment Knobs Support Element Adjusts tightness of the line. Allows line to “play out” when line is pulled. Plastic (Exterior)

Metal (Interior)

4 Bail Spring Support Elements Applies force against the Bail when engaged. Metal/Plastic
5 Bail Lever Motion Conversion Element Unlocks spindle from gearbox. Metal
6 Plastic Casings Structural To add a shine to the appearance of the reel. Plastic
7 Spindle Housing Structural/ Motion Conversion Element Protects drive shaft and spins the bail. Plastic
8 Power wheel/gear Transmission Transfers power from handle to drive shaft and scotch yoke. Metal
Camera Spindle.JPG
9 Handle Input Applies external force to power wheel. Plastic
10 Yoke Shaft Support Element Moves spindle up and down. Metal
11 Clutch Transmission Stops spindle from rotating in on direction when engaged. Metal
12 Drive Shaft Motion Conversion/Support Element Transfers energy from power wheel to spin spindle. Metal
13 Scotch Yoke Transmission Converts angular energy from power wheel to move the spindle linearly. Metal
14 Screws Structural Holds Parts Together Metal
15 Mechanism Casing Structural Outer shell, protects mechanisms, attaches reel to rod. Plastic