Eagle Claw Fishing Reel
Eagle Claw Fishing Reel
Questions for Analysis
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.
|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)
|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|
|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|