|||
Not Registered
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
Cancel
Anytime
ยฃ2.50
ยฃ4.50
ยฃ6.50
Subscribe
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
For A Whole Year!
ยฃ25
ยฃ45
ยฃ65
Donate
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!

    Login To
    Remove Ads
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    2 Posts ยท 6 Followers ยท 4 Photos ยท 23 Likes
    Began 3 months ago by
    Commodore
    United States
    Follow This Thread
    Not currently following
    > Click to follow
    Latest Post 3 months ago by
    Commodore
    United States
    Most recent posts shown first   (Show Oldest First) (Print Booklet)
    ๐Ÿ“ Parts for bilge pump
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
    โœง 31 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    Pump (3-5V submersible) - I see the same on Amazon (2 for $7 US) the link below. Temu is even cheaper.

    TIP120 Darlington available everywhere (~1$ US).

    Tubing is 3/16 inch dia. (Tygon, aquarium, etc) .

    Resistor 2K ohm I used a 2.2 K ohm (OK).

    Breadboard - most anywhere electronics are sold.

    Wires, small gauge. I used only black and red pairs to keep wires together.

    Connectors - common small red battery type.

    Plastic parts - If anyone has access to an FDM 3D printer, I can send you the STL files via email.

    Lew
    Florida, USA



    https://www.amazon.com/Sipytoph-Submersible-Aquariums-Fountain-Hydroponics/dp/B0
    ๐Ÿ“ Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
    โœง 79 Views ยท 20 Likes ยท 8 Comments
    Flag
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Add Comment
    I just finished putting together a circuit, testing it and creating a video for an automatic bilge pump. This circuit can also be used to trigger a warning light or noise/sound.

    Easy to build and inexpensive. The video shows the pump working. Enjoy!

    Lew
    Florida โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž, USA



    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
    โœง 35 Views ยท 0 Likes
    Flag
    another home run Lew. Thanks. Len
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    โœง 47 Views ยท 3 Likes
    Flag
    In a sailboat in stiff breeze, WET, is a fact of life.

    MAN THE PUMPS!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
    โœง 49 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Lew


    That is a nice tutorial. I like it.

    In my case, my boats are all relatively slow and calm running ( no speedsters ). So the use of a bilge is rare. I had a couple of instances where water from above went into the inner compartments directly as a result of waves. However, since all my boats are large and have multi compartments, I would need multiple pumps.

    Keep it going, love to hear more on tips and improvements. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
    โœง 63 Views ยท 6 Likes
    Flag
    Hi Lew,

    did a similar thing last year in my Russian jet workboat model, using a water level switch from Ali Express. Probes (different lengths) were made from stainless windscreen wiper inserts which sit in a well in the stern of the boat. The switch unit is seen on the port side operating (LED on/off) It's automatic and was needed due to the leaks in the multi directional valve box I made for the jet unit. Pump was originally just on a switch (kept forgetting to turn it on๐Ÿ˜‚)

    JB

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Captain)
    โœง 54 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Beautifully simple Lew. Would you care to list your components for us? Where would you put a fuse or breaker in your circuit?
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    โœง 58 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Definitely on my build it list. Thanks Lew
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
    โœง 62 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Nice one Lew. This is just the sort of thing I wish to install in one of my boats. At present the pump is operated by a switch controlled by the transmitter, and it is complete guess work as to whether the bilges need pumping or not. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Automatic Bilge Pump for RC Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
    โœง 67 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Interesting and useful. Good boy.


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy