Model Boat Mayhem

Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: john54 on August 26, 2007, 03:36:21 pm

Title: Robbe Sandiego
Post by: john54 on August 26, 2007, 03:36:21 pm
Does anybody know what voltage the nav lights , rader ect will be best?
Also any way i can sw on/off useing ch 3  without the use of servo & micro/sw.
If theres someone on here with a san diego can they let me know what battery/s are best to use.
At the moment its got a 12v 7.5a s.l.a seems a bit on the heavy side not tryed it yet (wireing in a right mess)
Thanks in advance !
Title: Re: Robbe Sandiego
Post by: catengineman on August 26, 2007, 09:10:56 pm
Hi, you can get "grain of wheat" 12 volt lamps (bulbs grow in the ground) as I get told by lecys.
Then you could fit a manual switch for the lights and that would run from your 12 v SLA

Or there is a way to fit a module on a channel which is a latching switch so it could be on the main motor via a Y lead and then set to work at selected level position (ROBBE) do the switch module I am thinking of

Westbourne Models could help further.

Title: Re: Robbe Sandiego
Post by: Ghost in the shell on September 15, 2007, 01:05:16 pm
reade models do pre-made nav lights that have LEDs fitted along, they are side wire but can be avaliable bottom wire, and come with resistors.  I have grain of wheat on my Neptun and on 7,2v 1800mah batteries they supply enough power for the lights to burn for about 90 mins before needing to be changed for new batteries.

(mind you I am running 11 of them!).

to run a radar, strip the guts out of a servo to make it constant rotating
Title: Re: Robbe Sandiego
Post by: john54 on September 15, 2007, 01:50:54 pm
Thanks for info.
But i no longer own it !
Swopped it for a Models by design  pilot boat.