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microcat fm convertion
« on: June 04, 2017, 11:21:21 PM »

Ive just acquired off fleabay a microcat, i got it cheap as it allegedly had a growl jet, also got a replacement rule pump with it. (cant tell if Mk1 or Mk2) upon splitting i seen its been opened before, by a 1 armed man with a boxing glove on. most of the joint trim points had been sliced out when it was done before, a split was also found under some black silicone in the center pontoon. again it was cheap enough to repair the cosmetic damage and i will seal the center pontoon off from the rest of the boat with foam or something before i close it.

Now the help i need, how i go about converting to 2.4Hz, and also i fitted a lucky f918 fishfinder (thishas a input between 10v and 20v) now the battery's are 6v ,so i cant direct wire it to them.
but somewhere in the boat they jigged the power as the motors are 12v

also the battery's are lead acid, why cant i fit nicked/lithe ion is there something i missed in translation :)
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Re: microcat fm convertion
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 08:52:26 PM »


The type of battery does not matter.  It's the voltage that is required.

If you convert to 2.4 and a decent speed controller then you will have a good set up.  I would run it on 12 volts as this will supply all your needs.

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Re: microcat fm convertion
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 05:58:41 AM »

The type of battery does not matter.  It's the voltage that is required.

If you convert to 2.4 and a decent speed controller then you will have a good set up.  I would run it on 12 volts as this will supply all your needs.

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How would i setup a speed controller to run the 4 sump pumps ?
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Re: microcat fm convertion
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 09:34:56 AM »


You could use electronic switches where a push on the radio transmitter control arm to the left or the right will activate. 

Further details can be obtained from the post below.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,58131.msg606289.html#msg606289


There is also the department dedicated to all electronic and technical stuff here ...

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,151.0.html

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ken


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Re: microcat fm convertion
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 11:32:25 AM »

You will need an ACTion P94 speed controller as it is a dual one with a mixer inside it.....I have converted quite  a few of these for carp Anglers  There is a wiring Diagram on the ACTion website.

ALL ACTion gear is available through Component shop - http://www.componentshop.co.uk/


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Re: microcat fm convertion
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 07:14:17 PM »

Slow project this  :}   had a busy year so never got to finish the boat off.i changed a pump (original fault)
I replaced the old 40mhz to a flysky 6ch 2.4ghz Tx/receiver set ,also all the microcat electronics so now has a P92,P94,P111 diode board. also thinking of going down the LIPO battery line so i got a P103 parallel power board so 1 battery doesnt overcharge its twin.Ive also fitted a lucky fishfinder/sonar  :} whilst i still have it open.
now the muscle metal wire hopper release mechs work off power to generate heat to expand the metal wire, and original cable is a reasonable thick cable about 14awg, am i wrong in thinking plug/wires from an old servo to the receiver (if i went along that way) wont carry enough current to operate the release or am i just overthinking this. or is there an easier way.
and lastly i was thinking of putting a autopilot in this, i was looking at an  toslon x-pilot but i cant find any info on whever it will run 4 sump pumps
maybe i will still be alive when i finish this.   :-))
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