Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: If not F14, then what?  (Read 979 times)

adamD98

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 382
  • Born free, forced to work!
  • Location: Billingham, Teesside
If not F14, then what?
« on: November 29, 2016, 11:47:58 AM »

Hi all,


 I'm currently on with a new build which will be 1 of 2 needing a minimum of 8 channels and I'm very unsure of what my best options are. So, I guess this is where you come in if possible, and just to point out, the least difficult to understand, the better  %)


A quick breakdown of the uses for these channels;


Tank steering for 2 shafts, 2 fwd and 1 aft thruster, rudders, towing winch, anchor handling winch, radar, lights...and possibly some extras depending on how the build goes.


 Thanks in advance folks  :-))
Logged
Cheers,

-Adam-

g6swj

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 318
  • Short Wave Jammer! -.-
  • Location: Northamptonshire, UK
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 12:16:10 PM »

Hi Adam,

Do you currently have an F14?

How many of the channels need to be porportional control vs. switched? Something like the list below

1 - Shaft/Motor 1 Proportional
2 - Shaft/Motor 2 Proportional
3 - Thruster Forward 1 - prop or switched?
4 - Thruster Forward 2 - prop or switched?
5 - Thruster Aft 1 - prop or switched?
6 - Towing winch - switched? e.g. retrieve / off / release ( with safety stops)
7 - Anchor switched? e.g. - up / off / down  ( with safety stops)
8 - Radar - switched on/off
9 - Lights - on/off

Regards
Jonathan
Logged

microgyros

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 212
  • Location: Glasgow
    • microgyros website
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 01:50:49 PM »


Hi Adam,

Do you have dinner-plate size hands needed to work an F14?

Somebody has suggested 4 channel 433 MHz modules from Ebay for switched functions before. Add diodes and micro switches and you have taken care of winch mechanisms.
The price for a four function 433Mhz switcher is 15 (or 7.50 + 1 month airmail delay from China)

Logged

Crossie

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 234
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Norfolk UK
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 06:33:42 PM »




 Maybe a Carson radio set like the model truck fraternity use would do what you want Adam? They are cheaper than a F14 and the extra decoder that is required, the Carson Rx has , I think, 14 servo/switch outlets.
               Trevor
Logged

derekwarner_decoy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,096
  • Location: Wollongong Australia
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 07:21:20 PM »

Would an ACTion module not be able to handle proportional simulated twin motor tank steering and twin rudders on one channel?

Derek
Logged
Derek Warner

Honorary Secretary [Retired]
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

tsenecal

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 221
  • Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2016, 08:27:39 PM »

since this is for a boat, and not a sub... why not try an FrSky Taranis?  the x9d model is roughly $200, and you have several ways of configuring it to use up to 32 servos or devices that operate like servos, if you have 2 receivers and mixing involved.  mixing on the Taranis is incredibly simple.  tank steering for my tugboats took about 15 seconds to set up.  adding a bow or stern thruster to that mix would take another 15 seconds.


http://www.frsky-rc.com/product/pro.php?pro_id=137


if you have any questions about the general arrangement of the radio, i own one and would be happy to answer your questions.
Logged

rob

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 414
  • Location: somerset
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 02:51:08 PM »

Great news for F14 fanciers ( I am one )
I've just spent a couple of hours with a very nice man, in fact the Ripmax rep.
He tells me that the F14 is available again,complete with all the switches knobs and linear sliders and even the decoders, and is in the Ripmax catalogue.
Not only on 40 meg, but on 2.4 as well ( at slightly higher cost)
Logged
in my own little world

cos918

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,990
  • Location: Abingdon
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 09:20:57 PM »

Look at modern radios. If you want a lot then look at the frsky tranus x9e or x9d . for less money the carson reflex stick multie pro 14 ch


john
Logged

Bob K

  • Bob K
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,287
  • Location: Windsor
Re: If not F14, then what?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 10:25:49 PM »

For anyone with a submarine, or a low freeboard semi-submersible, 40MHz is essential.
Glad that you can get F14's again, including the various modules and parts.

All my other boats are on 2.4   Planet T5 & T7
Logged
HMS Skirmisher (1905), HMS Amazon (1906), HMS K9 (1915), Type 212A (2002), HMS Polyphemus (1881), Descartes (1897), Iggle Piggle boat (CBBC), HMS Royal Marine (1943), HMS Agincourt (1912)
Pages: [1]   Go Up