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TheLongBuild

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Electric Set up for a large Model.
« on: September 24, 2019, 06:43:17 PM »


Hi, the pictures show a very home made control system , I know what it did or at least was supposed to do but thought I would put it up here to see if anyone can guess. Part of this was replaced with a more modern system.. :}


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Re: Electric Set up for a large Model.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 10:28:21 AM »

Looking at the microswitches worked by the cam on the rudder servo, guessing that there was an arrangement to reverse the inboard motor on full rudder to improve manoevering.  I seem to recall a magazine article doing something like this a lot of years ago.  The other grey panel could be on-off-reverse switching for two motors? 
Impressive bit of electro-mechanical engineering of its time there.  Probably two ESCs and a mixer nowadays.
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Re: Electric Set up for a large Model.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 01:30:28 PM »

Hi
Yes more or less, unfortunately never seen it working but from what I was told it basically made turning the Bismark a lot easier
by controlling the motors when the rudder turned Port or Starboard .
The section with the cut out actually housed a large Flash unit from a camera which by the use of small mirrors simulated I assume explosions on the ship.
She has now been fitted out with more modern equipment but I kept the old electrics, one day I might try to set it up working.
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