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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: Sir Albert on April 09, 2012, 05:49:14 PM

Title: Advise on Motors, Servo's and Esc?
Post by: Sir Albert on April 09, 2012, 05:49:14 PM
I am about to start building a 1/96th sacle of HMS Exeter, and I have sourced the hull, fittings and running gear the next step is black magic to me so I was wondering what people would recommend I use regarding, if any of you have specific makes you  would use or stay away from then again I would be greatful of any guidance in these matters.

1, the Motors thought about getting SM555 from fleetscale, is there a better choice
2, Servo
4, ESC, some peolpe have suggested I could use 1 but others have said use 2. Again what would be the best solution.

Cheers in advance.
Title: Re: Advise on Motors, Servo's and Esc?
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 09, 2012, 06:03:01 PM
The 555 motors are used well in this model.

A standard servo is fine for the rudders.

1 Speed controller is fine in "open sea" but these ships have very slow rudder response when running slow.
I prefer 2 x Speed controllers which will allow independent control of the shafts and will let you spin her just on the shafts.
If you have a 2 channel radio (or want more radio functions) a mixer such as the combined mixer/2 speed controllers from ACTion is useful as well.

Bob
Title: Re: Advise on Motors, Servo's and Esc?
Post by: Sir Albert on April 09, 2012, 06:18:02 PM
The 555 motors are used well in this model.

A standard servo is fine for the rudders.

1 Speed controller is fine in "open sea" but these ships have very slow rudder response when running slow.
I prefer 2 x Speed controllers which will allow independent control of the shafts and will let you spin her just on the shafts.
If you have a 2 channel radio (or want more radio functions) a mixer such as the combined mixer/2 speed controllers from ACTion is useful as well.

Bob

Thanks for that, I see you are a fellow Pompey fan.  If you are available anytime is there a chance we could meet up over a beer (I'll buy) and I could pick your brains a little?
Title: Re: Advise on Motors, Servo's and Esc?
Post by: John W E on April 09, 2012, 06:38:09 PM
hi ya

scratchbuilt the HMS York at 1:96 and in her there are 2 x 500s with an ACTion P98 powered by a 6 volt gel=-cell and in turn they are driving 5 blade 32 or 35 (cant remember) brass props - its gives it a good turn of speed and endurance on the water along with being able to turn it on a sixpence with independent control from the p98




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aye
john