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timgarrod

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Smoker / Light Contoller
« on: June 08, 2018, 04:45:07 PM »

Afternoon All,

Really please as finished off the smoker/light controller i've been working on.
it works with any smoker that has a fan.
theres three version avaible, but all versions have the same light functions,
one switch - on /off (can change to a proportional to work with a water pump)
Three position Swich, controlls two light circuts
Oil heater,
will turn the fan and heater on only when required. saves on Battery and to replicate a diessel engine.
Water vapor system,
able to turn off/on the power to the system remotely,
Diesel engine, will power the fan 100% and the start and the slow the fan down till model is just about to move off.
Steam Engine - Fan at idle is about 20% so always push the smoke up but then it will encrease with throttle input.
the best thing i think is that any thing can be changed via the arduino.

If any one interest in one, please PM me.


this is one i've just made for a friend that use the Oil heater
https://youtu.be/EING_gAt2Zs
and mine using the water vapor systemhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj2pICSLHcE






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Re: Smoker / Light Contoller
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 07:24:07 PM »

better video of the oil heater working version

https://youtu.be/JDLp5bACejc
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Re: Smoker / Light Contoller
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 11:33:23 PM »

Hi timgarrod


Great addition to your model, having control over the output of your smoke is very realistic


I have only just bought a arduino uno board ,looking to starting my own projects


Please keep us updated with your builds


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Re: Smoker / Light Contoller
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 03:28:31 PM »

Thanks Spud. interfacing arduino with rc models open to door to do what you want with the model.

Doesn't have to be anything fancy but i would recommend watching these videos first
There loads of people on here that will help out.


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