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karls

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Hi from the New guy
« on: August 23, 2010, 05:28:56 PM »

Hi All 
Names karl  i'm 48 live in essex with wife and 2 kids 16+23  big kids lol

Hobbies i like rc cars, rc heli's, and now rc boats..I go shooting with my 70 dad 1 or 2 times a week (targets only)

Job was a hgv and psv driver but had 2 strokes in march this year so of work for a year, Bummer i know but getting better all the time. wages gone from 500+ a week to 102 pw  :o

But the good news is i'm still with you and having fun lol

Thanks for looking

Karl
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Prophet

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 05:38:20 PM »

makes you feel any better I'm a house husband and have an income of '0' a week and no i don't claimer benefits of any sort . my wife is more then happy to be the bread winner and do her careear while i do the hard work  :}

welcome to the forum mad house.. so what kinda boat(s) you intrested in building/buying?
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karls

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 07:08:04 PM »

makes you feel any better I'm a house husband and have an income of '0' a week and no i don't claimer benefits of any sort . my wife is more then happy to be the bread winner and do her careear while i do the hard work  :}

welcome to the forum mad house.. so what kinda boat(s) you intrested in building/buying?

Hi Prophet
 I like been at home with the wife but she's just had spine surgery  so she's not to good at the mo. not been a good year so far lol

Boat wise i have just got a hooben vosper 1/32 mtb from hobbystores nice boat just need to sort out all the electric's   IE  battery, radio gear 2 ch, esc,  it come with 2x550 motors already in the boat with props ect
atb karl
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Prophet

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 07:23:53 PM »

i've seen the other post about your electric's was tempted to write my own oppinions on electric's but most of the guys have aided you in the right direction. but i will give you a website that most of us here use for our boating electronical needs it also provides valuable info on electronics in general to wiring diagrams etc.

what i will advice for your boat.. setup wise

2 550 motors..
2 mtronic esc rated 25A
1 Action P40 mixer ( this allows 2 motors to run using a 2 channel radio unit, it slows down the inside motor to corspond with the rudder turning aiding in a faster more stable turn)
2 7.2v lipo's

or if you want to save money with spending 50 ON 2 ESC'S ALONE buy ACTIONS P94 at 78 will do the above setups job in one single unit and no messing about.  its 2 20A esc (more then enough for 2 550 motors) build in mixer  :-))

http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/mixers.php

happy boating
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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 07:25:31 PM »

Hi there Karl, I'm hgv driver but been off 7 weeks so far with bust Achilles tendon, not much fun being stuck indoors but at least can get some boat building done! Used to do r/c cars too and done helicopters but boats more relaxing to build and to sail. Got too many boats to mention and lots still to do, currently building Model Slipways Our Lass 2 and getting ready to start my 8ft supertanker when I can get about better. Take it easy, Dave. :-))
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karls

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 07:55:25 PM »

[quote author=Prophet
what i will advice for your boat.. setup wise

2 550 motors..
2 mtronic esc rated 25A
1 Action P40 mixer ( this allows 2 motors to run using a 2 channel radio unit, it slows down the inside motor to corspond with the rudder turning aiding in a faster more stable turn)
2 7.2v lipo's

Hi Prophet thank you for your input. i'm running 2x550 brushed motors so lipos are out i think? Do i really need a mixer or can i just use rudders to turn? i'm not fussed about speed 5mph is fine with me and is it poss to use 1 esc to run both motors?  i'm very sorry if this sounds dumb but im new to this boating fun.
kind regards karl
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karls

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 07:58:34 PM »

Hi there Karl, I'm hgv driver but been off 7 weeks so far with bust Achilles tendon, not much fun being stuck indoors but at least can get some boat building done! Used to do r/c cars too and done helicopters but boats more relaxing to build and to sail. Got too many boats to mention and lots still to do, currently building Model Slipways Our Lass 2 and getting ready to start my 8ft supertanker when I can get about better. Take it easy, Dave. :-))

hi dave and thanks for the warm welcome mate.. 8ft supertanker :o :o :o
this is my only boat and is giving me headaches lol
but i like learning new things
regards karl
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Prophet

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 08:08:06 PM »

you can use one esc for both motors but it should be a high amperage esc at least 40A but i would go higher around 80 personally, the mixer is not really needed but you plan on using a 2 channel TX so its really a must since you will have to edit the esc cables to both go into 1 port in the receiver, the mixer does all the jobs in one why i mentioned it.

you can if you wish ... controll each motor separately using a 4+ channel transmitter each motor is on a separate stick but it takes a load of practise to get it to go straight and you have to balance the power of each motor with the turn of the rudder, but you do have the option to not use a rudder with that type of setup but i would ~NOT~ recommend that until you are More confident in your ability's to control a craft on water.. its not like cars can stop on a dime or turn hard and not flip.

the mixer just makes twin motors easy i have never made a boat with twin motors and not used a mixer of some type, even when i built a tank a mixer was definably needed there!

give it some though even ask others about mixers using 2 channel radio gear see what they say , but to me spending a further 18 on a mixer is well worth the hustle of steering, Remember there might be others on the lake/pond that wont want something crashing into them at high speed because you haven't got full control of it , as well as animals hitting one of them is seriously EXPENCIVE!
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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 08:24:02 PM »

Hi Karl I am also a retired HGV driver.

 This is what I have in my Sentinel.

With 2/550 motors http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/Slipway%20Sentinel.pdf



This would be your ideal set up using a 2 channel radio.

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karls

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 08:30:04 PM »

you can use one esc for both motors but it should be a high amperage esc at least 40A but i would go higher around 80 personally, the mixer is not really needed but you plan on using a 2 channel TX so its really a must since you will have to edit the esc cables to both go into 1 port in the receiver, the mixer does all the jobs in one why i mentioned it.

you can if you wish ... controll each motor separately using a 4+ channel transmitter each motor is on a separate stick but it takes a load of practise to get it to go straight and you have to balance the power of each motor with the turn of the rudder, but you do have the option to not use a rudder with that type of setup but i would ~NOT~ recommend that until you are More confident in your ability's to control a craft on water.. its not like cars can stop on a dime or turn hard and not flip.

the mixer just makes twin motors easy i have never made a boat with twin motors and not used a mixer of some type, even when i built a tank a mixer was definably needed there!

give it some though even ask others about mixers using 2 channel radio gear see what they say , but to me spending a further 18 on a mixer is well worth the hustle of steering, Remember there might be others on the lake/pond that wont want something crashing into them at high speed because you haven't got full control of it , as well as animals hitting one of them is seriously EXPENCIVE!
Thank you prophet a mixer is now on my shopping list.
Thank you again
atb karl
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Prophet

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2010, 08:31:23 PM »

Hi Karl I am also a retired HGV driver.

 This is what I have in my Sentinel.

With 2/550 motors http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/Slipway%20Sentinel.pdf



This would be your ideal set up using a 2 channel radio.




this is Exactly what you need right setup for the right job
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karls

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2010, 08:38:42 PM »

Hi Karl I am also a retired HGV driver.

 This is what I have in my Sentinel.

With 2/550 motors http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/Slipway%20Sentinel.pdf



This would be your ideal set up using a 2 channel radio.

Thanks dickyd

Just one more dumb question can you please name all the parts in the photo or put arrows saying whats whats..
Because this is what i would like in my boat
atb karl
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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2010, 08:41:18 PM »

Use the link on my post, it shows it all Karl  :-))
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karls

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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2010, 08:45:04 PM »

Use te link on my post, it shows it all Karl  :-))

told you i was dumb lol i now feel a numbnut

cheers Dickyd
atb karl
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Re: Hi from the New guy
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2010, 08:48:01 PM »

nope your not dumb,, remeber theres no such thing as a dumb question, if you don't know then its not 'stupidity' the stupid thing would be to NOT to ask ! remeber there are 1000's of minds on here all able to give you advice to AID you in anything you want to do, never be afraid to ask.. have you seen my build logs? i ask more questions then i answer and im ment to know what im doing  {-) {-) {-)
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