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Of you want to use a magnet, of course forget the Hall effect semiconductor, best, as appointed, is to use reed relays, looks a good idea to use a screw and a motor to remove the main fuse, place a second reed to make the motor put on place the fuse again
Checking for size comparison and scale! The barge is 50 inches long by 12 inches beam, will draw 2 inches light and 6 inches loaded. I plan on making it an oil tank barge with a swiveling boom and two deck houses aft for the pump engine and housing for crew.
switching off and on via the ESC switch does NOT disconnect the battery from the ESC just stops the ESC passing current. Power is still being used. The only way to end all current flow is to disconnect the batter by either opening the pos or neg lead from the battery. Mounting the magnet on the end of a screw and having that fit into a threaded hole should deal with the problem of keeping it in place while running.
Doug, sounds like a really professional job, I only hope that you get as much enjoyment from the stuff I sent you, I know that you will with the KG V. Just got back from an epic morning, surgery had screwed up, no qualified staff to remove the staples, had to wait till they located a surgery the other side of the town with a qualified nurse, then nearly an hour in heavy traffic I arrived and still had to wait another 30 minutes till the nurse called me, on removing the dress it was obvious that there was a problem with the operation, it was very inflamed and very hot, the staples were almost hidden by the swelling along the scar site. They had to get a second nurse to assist as they had to dig out the staples, as they came out it started weeping out yellow gunge, extremely painful, and they have had to put me on antibiotics to try and clear it up. They don't think I can have physiotherapy until it is clear. At least the pain is easing now. Cheers Colin.
Hey Colin, I've got a staple remover 😉 you could nip over here, I'll whip the staples out and you can take the Supermarine back with you! 😁😁 Seriously though folks🤓; Great news Colin, esp. after all this time and pain 👍 Very happy for you 😊 Wasn't kidding about the motor. I'll be updating the 'Resurrection' blog soon. Attached are a few preview pics of the final tests run at the weekend. She's chuntering along at 11.1V (equivalent to a 3S LiPo) drawing about 1.3A off load. I've made up a set of connecting leads and set it up to run ahead with an RH prop as requested. I've assumed your ESC will have bullet connectors!? FF I've added a Red/Green LED to indicate if it should be running forwards (clockwise) or backwards. BTW: I wouldn't recommend full astern on any more than 7.4/8.6V, she don't like it 😱 Shall I put it in that natty plastic box? Or will you just screw it to a wooden frame? All the best to you both, Cheers, Doug 😎
Hi This could be the Robbe Nordenay. This was a research vessel which is well out of production but a nice and impressive work boat. If you google robbe Nordney you will see pictures of her. She was twin screw with a crane to lower a work boat. Regards Kevin
I'm thinking of using MASONRY drills sharpened up. I've seen a demo on U tube of this. Some yrs ago I got a set of those drills that are supposed to drill through anything. First one I tried now has a flat end.I couldn't find my membership no so can't send them back.Bugger😤👍. They have tips like masonry drills so might touch them up and have a go. It's the carbide tips that do the job. It'a allen screws I'm drilling so what is that HSS or tool or something in between?
Most of the sanding is now done and the not so easy task of getting the propshaft and tube out (M3 so not really man enough). Bought loads of bits including the grab rails I've fitted. Bollards, cleats, capstan, anchor, chain, instruments,nav lights etc all boxed up ready to fit after paint. Also the crew has arrived from China. But, I have failed to find a VHF 'White Stick' style antenna anywhere....anyone seen one in any of the catalogues? Steve