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rewire southampton RTR
« on: July 27, 2007, 06:38:19 PM »

Graupner's Southampton RTR tug is one of those little models that needs some alteration to make it perform well, in 2006 this is exactly what I did.

to complete the task you need the following items

1X soldering Iron
1X roll of solder
1x pair of wire cutters
1x small posidrive / phillips screwdriver
1x pair of pliers (long nose ideal, short nose will work)

4 lengths of wire, 2 different colours
2x Speed controllers (Viper 15)
2x Tamiya extention leads
1x 4ch Receiver FM 40mhz or your legal surface waveband (in the case of overseas users)
1x V-tail mixer
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 06:39:53 PM »

stage 1

Remove towing bollards off bulwarks antenna base and remove rear mooring bollards, REMEMBER their position

This will reveal your screws that hold the deck down
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 06:40:59 PM »

Stage 2

Unscrew deck, this will reveal the inner workings including one equipment tray.

remove the items on the equipment tray, though SAVE THE TRAY
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 06:42:59 PM »

Stage 3
this reveals the motor and wires.

The original wires are in wired in series, (arrowed in green)

REMOVE THESE WIRES thiough leave the supressiors in place.
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 06:45:41 PM »

Stage 4

solder new wires onto motor pictured thus, add about 12" of wire.
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 06:47:33 PM »

Stage 5

screw the equipment tray back down, the motor wires going underneath it.

you should have something like this :)
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 06:50:11 PM »

stage 6

remove the red wire from one of the esc's (or both if you intend on using seperate battery pack) 

Following the instructions from your V-tail mixer, plug esc's into Mixer and Mixer into receiver. of adding seperate battery pack, plug it in now and place infront of equipment tray in the hull

fit rudder servo lead into relevant socket on receiver
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 06:51:56 PM »

stage 7

fit the tamiya extention wires for the battery supply to esc's
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 06:53:44 PM »

stage 8 

Locate your antenna for the radio. either lay it around the underside of the hull or through the old antenna port in the deck under superstructure

Screw the deck down, taking care to ensure the rubber seal is seated correctly
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 06:57:45 PM »

stage 9

fasten the towing bollards and mooring bollards in place with screws where used.

charge rx battery if used then once charged fit hatch and superstructure  - charge batteries for motor
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Re: rewire southampton RTR
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2007, 06:58:15 PM »

stage 10 drive to lake and go play and watch her spin on her axis
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