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Twin Esc/Mixer by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Neil, yes get a couple of singles or one dual board as you wish, same price, fiver a chunk. They make wiring up the motors a doddle. Also think about a few of the switch boards. See link above. Single switches you can use on the 3 on/off toggle switch channels on the Tx; A, B and D. A dual switch version you can use on the two way switch C on the Tx. Make sure they can switch enough current for the load you want to use; esp. the smoker! Don't know what current yours takes, you may have to suck it and see with a multi-meter. Cheers Doug 😎 PS don't forget to tell 'em to send my commission! 😉😉

Twin Esc/Mixer by NPJ Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Must stop this, but just read your post. I have put everything away, but can still order stuff.............. Shall I get a couple of those from Bangor so they are here on my return? Anything else like that which can come ready whilst I am on R&R? NPJ

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

Twin motor control problem by tomarack Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi, I have to say - I use a simple V-tail mixer only, and ESC at the basic setting, the transmitter => Throttle and Ail only(right stick). I tried to connect Rudder servo to this design, but I could not adjust it, the servo behaved "non-standardly". That's why I have it connected to the usual rudder channel nr 4 (left stick). One more important thing ... check the settings of the transmitter, especially the mixes that are sometimes pre-programmed from the factory. It is recommended to clear the transmitter memory first, and then set your own values. It usually helps ... I use the power supply of the receiver from a single source via an external BEC, powering motors using Y cables to ESC,from the same source as BEC ( gel Aku 12V).I had setup problems too - I finally found that one ESC was defective. after replacing both ESC no problems.

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.

Twin Esc/Mixer by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Spot on Jarvo👍 Shame about the fry-up though! Neil, the ESC you have is for 20A (which is overkill!) so the wires are dimensioned for 20A plus a good margin for safety. The tiddly motors in Richardson and Southampton probably only draw about a tenth of that ca 2A or so. Therefore 'tiddly' wires as well😉 BTW: don't forget the fuses! The P95 Fuse/Indicator Boards from Action are quite useful for electronic novices, use standard car type blade fuses, and are dead easy to duplicate on a chunk of matrix (Vero) board😊 Happy modding, cheers Doug 😎

Twin Esc/Mixer by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Exactly Dave 👍 Several of us have extolled the virtues of separate Rx batteries. I feel I have more control over what happens when on start-up and testing. For testing I usually use a variable PSU anyway. I also prefer to use drive batteries for just that and not waste endurance supplying servos etc. Finally, for multi-channel setups and/or large servos, winches etc the BEC may simply not have sufficient current capacity. Cheers Doug (aka 'The red-lead snipper'😉)

Twin Esc/Mixer by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Having looked at the P94 self build diagrams the two positive and negative leads are connected together on the circuit board. The positive leads are connected by a thin copper track which I suspect would suffer if two mismatched (voltage wise) batteries were connected to each positive lead. By using two sets of leads the wiring is kept to smaller diameter and matches the two power distribution boards by ACTION. The instructions do warn against using separate batteries and there is a wiring diagram showing both sets of leads joined and fed via one large fuse to the battery. However the diagram on the description page shows fuses on each red lead which should be ignored and probably accounts for any confusion regarding battery connections. There can be problems (some are incompatible systems) with 2.4 sets due to the delay in the signal establishing after the ESCs have self set and sometimes when the BEC voltage drops due to high current demands. This can be overcome by changing the chip to a non self setting version or disabling the onboard BEC and using a separate Rx battery. Personally I use a separate battery wherever possible.

Twin Esc/Mixer by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
NP, the motors have "light" wiring because thats all they need, low current draw, the esc/mixer is designed for use with large motors as well, so heavy wires heavy current draw. Doug, aka, RN, is right, check all you have done, both in stages and just before you switch on for the first time. I fried an ESC yesterday by simply screwing the supply leads in the wrong way round. POP, few wisps of magic smoke and £50 down the drain. Check and re-check helps to stop the disappointment. Mark

Twin Esc/Mixer by NPJ Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Yes you are quite right Saga32. I am an only child spoilt brat and want everything to happen NOW...........! My 'tutors' here spotted that a while back and are an invaluable help. By the way all, why are the battery cables with the Unit nice and thick and the original ones on the motors so so thin and frail looking? All the best. NPJ

Twin Esc/Mixer by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
"slow down and read the manual" That was from me! 😉 Sometimes we have to brake Neil's enthusiasm a little! Cheers Doug 😎

Twin Esc/Mixer by saga32 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
Mention was made earlier of the two sets of red and black wires being for separate batteries. The manual says "Do not under any circumstances connect a separate battery pack to each pair of red and black wires - it may seem logical but you will very probably do fatal damage to the P94" I would agree with the previous post from NPJ "slow down and read the manual" There's a lot in there. Hope your tug installation goes well

Twin motor control problem by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Good, get rid of the mixer until the basics work! 👍 I'm pretty sure the snag is more in the antenna position and/or motor suppression - duff capacitor? - causing a Failsfe condition. Good luck, Doug 😎

Twin motor control problem by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Thank you all, The boat did not sail today due to an unrelated problem. Plan is to fit the new ESC's which arrived today and make sure they are correctly programmed, also considering losing the mixer as it did not alleviate the problem. It will sail next Wednesday and I will give you an update! Thanks again for all your help.

Twin Esc/Mixer by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Neil, sorry but they do tell you that. See pic! Extract from the pdf file data on the site, which one can read before ordering! Check this out- http://www.componentshop.co.uk/pdf/P94.pdf You need the slots for the heat sinks cos you seem to have the 20A version. Which is more than you need for the Richardson I think. I don't need the slots cos I bought the 10A P94 Lite version. What do we learn? Slow down and read the manual and small print 😉 Cheers Doug 😎 Have a good break. Kit-Kat? 😉