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    Puffer update
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    πŸ“ Out of my element
    13 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    The project for a smoke machine the write up calls for a potentiometer set up before the 12v fan.
    My question is does the pot go on the + side (red) and out the +(red) side of the pot.
    The on line wiring I found let me know the two posts either side of center are +(red) and either one can be used for input.
    The center is output.
    Did I get this right.
    Help please.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Out of my element
    13 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Thank you Bill
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Out of my element
    13 days ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Rick,

    Yes you are on the right track, a potentiometer is a resistive device, so it isn't sensitive to voltage polarity.
    You would have the positive on one end of the pot and the negative (0V) on the other, the wiper (normally the center pin) would give you a varying voltage between the positive and negative, hope this helps.

    Bill
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    πŸ“ Sound
    16 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    My Christmas gift from my wife came in a sound system for the puffer.Testing the sound set up went well with installation done and in place.The system consists of sound module,booster module,and power unit and a 4" water proof speaker.The pictures show the system in place and the speaker mounted. Took a view of the coupling and motor and the new setup for the rudder post.
    The plastic container is what I hope will become a smoke system.Waiting for ordered parts to come in to be able to set up.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Rudder
    25 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Having the motor in place worked on putting the rudder servo back in place to set up to run both.I had the servo set up to operate as a chain pull from both sides of the rudder post.The first time used the chain held but only for a few tries then broke fixed a new chain same thing.Back to the drawing board move the rudder servo back. Made a stronger bracket for the rudder post and rods from the post to both sides of the servo bracket.The rudder and motor ran well waiting for items to be installed when they arrive by post.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Lighting
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    When first I made and put lighting at the out side front of the pilot house it was white LED Lights only.I have red and green LED's and decided to change the white
    to navigation lighting.The white LED's were moved inside the pilot house and added a light for the back of the boat.
    With the mast and boom in place continued on to the rigging getting the mast done and rigged in followed up with the boom for lifting cargo from ship to shore.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lighting
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Looking very nice Rick. Great detailing.

    JB
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    πŸ“ Puffer update
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    When I started the puffer it was to be powered by steam.That changed after the hull was built.When placing the boiler in position the chimney would have been in the center of the hull.Also the steam plant would have to be hidden not what I wanted.The Borkum build took the steam plant and the puffer will be electric.The motor bracket is 1x4x4 pine with a hole for the motor.The mount is then angled on the bottom to suit angle for prop shaft.From the bottom drilled holes ether side of the holes counter sunk them and epoxied 1/4-20 1-1/2" bolts in.Mount then cut in half and sanded down to hold the motor from turning.
    Dressed up the pilot house with wheel and navigation items.
    The hull was then primed and painted.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer update
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Thanks Nerys He went ashore for his afternoon tea.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer update
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Lovely job Rick, I like the attention to detail like the deck cargo and the wheelhouse interior, but where's the skipper's cup of tea?

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer update
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Thanks Martin and Ed for for comments.Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer update
    1 month ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,

    You've done a great on her!

    I especially like the details of the inside of the Pilot House!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer update
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    You have done a great job on her.
    Very nice indeed.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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