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Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Thank you for that Doug. I was assuming transducers above waterline for transmission. That is quite a restriction on this model. I need to do all my posting on the Build Blogg from now. All the best. NPJ

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Neil, agree with Dave, no need to rush it, think each step through first! Transducers should be mounted on a vertical surface so the sound doesn't vanish into the clouds😉 You want to project across the water. Midships on both sides is ideal. But not right next to a bulkhead, in the middle of an open space is best. Sort out the basics first i.e. propulsion and battery. Heaviest items as low as possible checking for balance and trim as you go. Leave the wheelhouse and special FX to last when you can see what space and weight margin is left. Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
I see your point. Will do from now on. Thanks for the prompt. NPJ

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Neil You have started a Build Blog with the same title as this Forum post. I suggest you post and respond to posts in the Build Blog in future. You can post as often or as little as you like. It's useful to give each new post to the Build Blog with an appropriate heading eg adding new motor etc. Have a quick look at some other Build Blogs to see how they worked

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
No not yet thought it through Doug. Huge speaker with the unit... and weighty. Glad about the transponders! I imaging they should be in the hull/decking and above the waterline? Trying to read about about boat balance and how they sit in the water. Assuming keeping battery as low as possible is best. Will have to be fore and aft if it is to be removed through the rear hatch. Have not broken into the Bridge/wheelhouse yet to see whats there................. Is once a week OK for the build blog? All the best. NPJ

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Crack on Man👍 Know what you mean about many deliveries. I've become friends with our DHL driver, we meet almost every second day. I order 6 items and the daft supplier sends 'em in anything from 1 to 6 deliveries! The GF is getting jealous😉 Glad to see you got the Turnigy i6👍 The RX is nice and compact isn't it! Have you thought of a build sequence for the 'special FX' yet? Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
The TGY i6 and the Mtronics sound module arrived yesterday. Some other small bits today. Transducers etc Tuesday they say. Wife wondering what is happening.........................! All the best NPJ

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Jarvo and RN, I have put something up on the 'build site'. Could you check it out for me please. First attempt! NPJ

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Octman...I had read that the steering, with any accuracy, in reverse was almost impossible without some modification and so it is on my list of possible mods. Doug and Dave....I have ordered the transducers. Re 'build', it looks like I will be coming up here to ask you all questions and then go back down the other thread and give the impression I know all about what I am talking about..............! All the best, NPJ

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Neil, sure such upgrades have been done before, BUT everyone puts their own slant on it and your experiences will add to the library of help and tips and encourage many 'newbies' to 'have a go' 👍 Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by octman Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Neil,not sure what you mean about reversing. The steering in reverse is ok but nothing to write about, and with tank steering it seems to be much better on the port motor than the starboard one. Possible to do with water turbulence, but not really looked at it long enough to figure it out. My transducer or resonator also came from sound imports, and I had the same delivery experience as Dave. Chris

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Thank you both for your replies. I will get two ordered. I have taken some 'the start' images and will put my mind to starting an 'upgrade' bit in the build area if you feel there is any point. Surely it has all been done before? All the best. NPJ

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Neil I sourced my TT25 type resonators from www.soundimports.eu/en/audio-components/exciters/ Their website is also a mine of info on how to install and use. They are in the Netherlands and my postage added about £7 but it was quick and I had no surcharges. Very friendly and excellent comms and tracking service. I checked Hobby King and it was suggesting the Global Warehouse. As they also sell the full Mr Sound system it's possible they are sourcing in the States.

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Neil, don't worry about the voltage specified. Seems to refer to the MRC Sound System. Has little to do with the speaker / transducer itself. More important is the impedance of 4Ohms! This means that if your amplifier output needs 8 Ohms minimum (a common standard) you should wire two transducers in series, one each side of the hull. Otherwise the 4 Ohm load could draw too much current from the amplifier and possibly burn out the output power transistors.😡 Series wiring means connecting the + (red) of one transducer to the negative (black) of the other. The 'free' - and + of the transducers then go to the - and + of the amplifier speaker terminals. 4 + 4 = 8 and everybody's happy😊 and you can make lotsa noise! Happy Ghetto Blasting! Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks for the prompt re source. Could have got caught there. Seems to say 12v minimum input. I am only running at 7volts..... NPJ