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Title: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: irishcarguy on March 01, 2012, 11:42:50 PM
I'm fairly along with finishing my electronic components worked all the "Black Magic Glitches everything seems to be satisfactory the last thing I need to add is a Pitch Controller. A couple of questions do I really need a pitch controller  everything I've read says yes is that correct?

I've looked at the Engel,  Caswell and Microgyros.

Any recommendations and or positive or negative experiences would help a decision on my part

In the past everyone on this Forum has been extremely helpful for a first time submarine captain.

John
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: timsenecal on March 02, 2012, 05:09:34 AM
I have a controller on my "scratchbuilt" type II, but not on my robbe type VII.  it would be easier to run the type VII if it had one, but it isn't mandatory.  It originally had the engel model, but the engel failed after only one season.  I have neglected to buy a replacement, due to the fact that the robbe failed after the second season and has been sitting on a shelf since then.

to add fuel to the fire, i am using the following, which isn't in your list of pitch controllers you have looked at:

http://www.mikessubworks.com/subs_only.html

it works nicely, and is inexpensive to boot.

Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: Subculture on March 04, 2012, 06:32:12 PM
I recommend the microgyros. Rock solid, with some unique features, and the response is nicely damped, plus they're pretty easy to set up.
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: thegrimreaper on March 05, 2012, 10:56:20 AM
I Have just lokked at Microgyros Andy and cant seem to see a leveler on the page? will probably need one for the vanguard.

Regards Mark
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: Patrick Henry on March 05, 2012, 11:30:30 AM
Takes a bit of tracking down, Mark...try this: http://www.microgyros.com/model_submarine_electronics.html (http://www.microgyros.com/model_submarine_electronics.html)
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: thegrimreaper on March 05, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
That link takes me to 2 divecontrol items with 2 discontinued items ??? will probably ring up when I can

cheers Rich

Regards Mark
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: Subculture on March 05, 2012, 11:53:56 AM
I expect Mike is in the process of updating his website, as it looks like he's removed the details about the Pro 2 leveller. The ones shown on the website do not represent the current state of the art.
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: Patrick Henry on March 05, 2012, 01:38:26 PM
He's been updating for a long time then...that page has been the same since I got my leveller for the Lafayette. 


Rich
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: bijou on March 05, 2012, 02:43:49 PM
HI @2151476,
on 212A I use these:
(http://s19.postimage.org/8yuainxdr/15_0012.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8yuainxdr/)
from Engell bougt along with the kit.
MARIUS
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: AL 1 on March 05, 2012, 03:26:11 PM
if anyone is looking for auto levellers ive been told that chris at sheerline has got some, i think they were intended for his customers kits but he would probably sell you one if you asked him, i think they are about 25 each his phone number is 01493754007
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: Subculture on March 05, 2012, 05:56:29 PM
(http://s7.postimage.org/aukdwq3qv/pitch.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/aukdwq3qv/)

These were sold in the States for a while, but I don't think you can get them any more. I received one bundled in with a hull, and when I tested it out I found it is very twitchy indeed and the response didn't seem to be as smooth as other levellers I've tested. Not sure if this down to the software or the accelerometer used, perhaps I was just unlucky and got a duff one.
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: Silent Running on April 06, 2012, 08:36:23 PM
Are these suitable for a beginner? I'm wondering about this for my u47. 8)
Title: Re: Pitch Controller for Robbe Type VII
Post by: Subculture on April 06, 2012, 08:48:30 PM
They're straightforward to set-up. You can run your boat without one, but are a lot easier to keep straight and level with one fitted.