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Ship Worm

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Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« on: October 20, 2016, 03:09:59 PM »

Thought you might like the way I draw up the circuits for my models. Its made using 'Smart Draw' software.
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 04:00:36 PM »

 
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 04:14:24 PM »

Hi,
What motors and what batteries do you hope to use?
I have a Kingston moulding fairmile D
With 4 Eco 600's driven by 9.6 volt  Nimh's and 35 mm props 3 blade brass.
The action speed controller only copes with 2 of these motors as the current draw is high.
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 05:22:16 PM »

Started out with 6V batteries but just changed it to 12V as I didn't feel it went fast enough! But I take your point. Dave Milburn put me on to a design he did for a Fairmile D for a guy called Mike Harris a year or two ago before he retired. Boat uses same props with geared motors. The hull for mine is based round the Deans kit. :-)
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 10:14:46 PM »

Hello

 I have to say that I find this post VERY INTERESTING AND CONFUSING. I don`t think I have ever seen a 4 engine MTB. To me that means 4 engine direct drive to 4 propellers?

 I have seen 3 engine to 3 propellers lots of times. I have to say I am confused. Can anyone clear this up?

 Also to the circuit design person, can you create a circuit that deals with 3 engines with 3 propellers; WWII U.S PT Boat, British Vosper, German Schnellboat?

 Thanks
 George
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Re: Circuit diagram for 3 engined MTB
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 10:34:42 PM »

This is the system I used on my 3 motor Perkasa
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 11:15:24 PM »

Also to the circuit design person, can you create a circuit that deals with 3 engines with 3 propellers; WWII U.S PT Boat, British Vosper, German Schnellboat?

Already done - have a look here http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/wd.html

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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2016, 07:33:10 AM »

Hello

 I have to say that I find this post VERY INTERESTING AND CONFUSING. I don`t think I have ever seen a 4 engine MTB.

 Thanks
 George





Fairmile D MTB's had four propeller shafts I believe.

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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 07:59:30 AM »

Hi, if you really want to split hairs and be pedantic some of the British MTBs had 5 engines - two American V8s used for cruising and silent running, along with the 3 main engines, used for when you got up and WENT after your target  ;D

Going to have to do a quick amendment here - had to get me little Bible out  :-)) - to do some checking - and, it was the Thorneycroft boats which had 4 R.Y.12 Thorneycroft engines 650 h.p each, on 2 shafts Auxillary engines were two Ford V8s.   The other V8s, on the other MTBs tended to be for electrical supply and not for silent running.   

There are a series of boats which were fitted with 3 Isotta-Fraschini, 1,200 hp engines each centre engine geared, wings direct drive.  Certain boats were fitted with Ford V8 cruising engines on the wing shafts.

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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2016, 10:40:58 AM »

Note to John
Any time before 8.00am is just propaganda put out by the health fascists, and any time after 12.00 midnight is pure fiction.
KD Perkasa had five engines; three Proteus gas turbines and two General Motors diesels on the wing shafts, for cruising.
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2016, 01:19:27 AM »

 Hello

 Thanks for everyone`s input to my post. I have been to the action site and I have been reviewing my options / choices.
George
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2016, 11:28:39 AM »

For those really interested in 'Dog' boats, apart from the Anatomy of a Ship series of books on the Fairmile 'D' MTB, another one which is worth a read is 'Dog Boats at War' by L.C. Reynolds. Puts the flesh on the bones of what these guys had to endure.
Here's a close up of my effort.
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2016, 06:53:46 AM »

For those really interested in 'Dog' boats, apart from the Anatomy of a Ship series of books on the Fairmile 'D' MTB, another one which is worth a read is 'Dog Boats at War' by L.C. Reynolds. Puts the flesh on the bones of what these guys had to endure.
Here's a close up of my effort.

Yes,  O0 O0 my cousin put me onto it.
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Re: Circuit diagram for 4 engined MTB
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2016, 09:50:43 PM »

 Hello kinmel

 First, thank You for your posting the 3 motor control. I see the picture BUT I can`t see clear enough there is one servo, an esc, three motors and two switches.

 Can you post a Larger picture of the setup? Also I don`t see any fuses to protect the esc. Are there any?

 Thanks Again
 George
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