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Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Good news 👍 Well played Sir 😉 BTW: you can't upload video directly to the site. You have to go via You-tube, which means creating an account if you don't already have one. Have a good break, cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by NPJ Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Having to clear up before going away for a while. Table top to clear and case to pack. I have tried to load a small video, my first one, but this is my fourth try at uploading. I would show that, thanks to the help of so many of you, I have made a trial setup of the sound unit in the Hull using the exciters. Had to have a go before I left (spoilt Brat). It works! Happy with volume, even with decking off but volume control only half advanced and can function horn separate to engine sounds. Dave M and Doug to name a couple have really helped me through to this point. When I return, I will install properly and take images as this video does not seem to want to play with me. Next challenge...the Esc/Mixer Cheers to all. NPJ

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Neil, you can't 'take up' anything from the original board as the receiving and decoding is all done in that large IC, which you are going to replace with the new RX. So you will need switch boards plugged into the new receiver. Doug

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Yep, a Large scale IC doing most of the work, RX/Decoder, and some power transistors for the outputs. Not easily mod-able 😡 Suggest you have a look at the little switch boards from Action (Component Shop) Neil. http://www.componentshop.co.uk/action-electronics/switches.h... I made my own several years ago using CMOS chips and little 5V relays, but then I'm just like that😉 The Motor Sound Unit I understand looks after itself as it's coupled into the ESC control. So you just need switch boards for lights (nav and deck/cabin lights), smoke, other sound boards, e.g foghorn and/or ship's bell from Action? Have fun, Doug

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by NPJ Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
This is the unit I have and I did buy one switcher unit as well...Just in case! So have sound and horn in there just not wired yet, but would like to take up the lighting from the original board as well as add a little more. Thought I should put the new receiver up in the bridge as it is light and well away from water.................... You mention some posts back about using switch units I believe. The Tranny is 6 channel. What do you think? All the best . NPJ

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Looks like all on one board so if you replace the Tx/Rx you will need some way to switch the lights/horn/sound unit. The motors will have their own Mixer/ESC(s) and a rudder servo, so 5 channels.

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by NPJ Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Are these good enough Dave? Thanks for all of this. NPJ

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
NPJ Yes I did mention in an earlier post re the space and see you have fitted the exciters there. You may not be able to use the original electronics with your new radio if it was all on one board ie rx and controls. Can you post a plarge pic of the board?

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by NPJ Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Dave M. I seem to have 'lost' your post re the transmitter type and the 'extras' for the receiver to function other features. However, re your comment on cutting ribs, did you note in one of the images there is a fortuitous space on both sides just in front of the motors? NPJ

LiPo Batteries by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Just found a very useful informative site that covers everything you need to know about LiPo batteries. https://rogers style='background-color:yellow;'>hobbycenter.com/lipoguide/

MFA TORPEDO 500 / BATTERY INFO by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Same as mine from HobbyKing, this type comes in various colours under various names but they are all made by Husang in China😉 You can also connect it between charger and battery to measure the charge (capacity in mAh) you've poked into the battery. This you can then compare with what is taken out again when running or testing motors. 👍

MFA TORPEDO 500 / BATTERY INFO by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi al, this is the sort of thing we mean - https:// style='background-color:yellow;'>hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-180a-watt-meter-and-power-analyzer.html Not too expensive but can save a lot of expensive mistakes and misery! Used for checking before you get on the water as well as for testing batteries on charge and discharge. Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by NPJ Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Much appreciated Dave. I seem to need to learn everything at once..........! Will have more to post by the week-end and will follow your advice. All the best. NPJ.

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Neil We need to see more pics especially of the inside of the whole hull. In a Build Blog, you as the owner can add new topics as you progress, and this is what you now need to do by clicking the box at the top on your blog, adding an appropriate topic ' Inside Hull' then type some info and add pics, then post. Your build blog will then be more structured and members will be able to follow what bit you are building, and replies and help will be relevant to the task in hand. I would be wary about cutting away ribs and there may be other options.

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by NPJ Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Good morning Dave. I may need to cut away one of the hull 'ribs' on either side to get a flat area, but we will see. Busy week, but hope to draw out a 'layout' for those bits in the Hull and look at weight positioning. With using NiMh batteries, I am thinking that charging in the Hull may give me more flexibility with weight distribution. Could have choice to orientate Port/ Starboard then. Regards. NPJ