Eagle Claw Fishing Reel

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Eagle Claw Fishing Reel

Figure 1: Fishing reel direct from packaging
Figure 2: Exploded view of the 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.

Table 1: Lists the fishing reel's parts along with their function and material.
Part # Part Name # Category Function Material Picture
1 Handle Input Drives gearing system Wood, composite, metal
2 Transmission Gear Transmission Converts rotation for oscillation and spinning mechanisms Aluminum
Crown Gear.jpg
3 Oscillating Gear Transmission Drives scotch yoke mechanism Aluminum
Transmission View 3 Good.jpg
4 Scotch yoke Transmission Drives oscillation shaft Metal
Scotch Yoke Mech..jpg
5 Oscillation shaft Transmission Oscillates spool and drag cap assembly Metal
Scotch Yoke Mech..jpg
6 Drag cap Transmission Sets resistance between shaft and spool to limit tension on line Anodized Aluminum
7 Spool Output Moves up and down to evenly distribute line on spool Aluminum
Reel - Arm - Spool.jpg
8 Helical gear Transmission Turns rotating motion of transmission gear 90 degrees for bail rotation Metal
Helical Gear and Bearing.jpg
9 Housing Transmission Holds and supports all gear mechanisms Plastic
Empty Casing no Flash.jpg
10 Bail Output Winds line onto spool Metal
Bail Dissasembly.jpg

Detailed Part Analysis


Figure 3: Pro/E rendering of isometric view of spool
Figure 2: Pro/E rendering of rear view of spool