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12 volt motors to esc,s by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug Know it well and used to build my own from a published circuit using now discontinued chip. Misleading for a dual set up possibly. If there is no switch provided the two switch wires can confuse some, like my friend. His wouldn't work with the BEC disconnected. It was a dual set up connected to an Action mixer. Has to use a separate rx battery to set up the rx before the ESC. It's 2.4 and takes longer than the ESC so doesn't provide the correct mid point for the ESC to find. By switching rx on first all is OK. Both ESCs have the red lead disconnected so are dead as are the motors until the switch is thrown. There is built in suppression in the BEC circuit which is not enabled in one ESC with your set up. On switch on the motor runs for half a second and I assume takes a big chunk of current. Using the switch gives better control and allows for each motor to switch on one at a time. If one set of wires are shorted and both ESCs wired thro a Y lead both motors will arm at the same time and might produce some unpredictable results. I agree its good to see Sonar is up and running and happy. Dave

12 volt motors to esc,s by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Doug I do believe the FR15 uses the BEC to provide a 4.2v supply to the PIC chip. If you don't switch on the ESC it won't work. Just seen Sonars post so seems all is OK Dave

12 volt motors to esc,s by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I have now just arrived two FR15 Series Microprocessor Speed Controllers. with BEC ? So I had in the past had a mixer and distribution board . But now decided just to omit the bow thruster and only wire in TWO motors.. @ 12 volts each.. So with 2 x 12 volt motors 1 x 12 volt lead sealed battery. 2 x esc,s 1 x reciver And a single rudder servo. and two y joiners for the servo. and the paperwork that came with the esc,s Being totally thick is there a drawing somewhere I can download So as to wire this in ? Also each esc has wires for a bec ? No idea where they go

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Steve, Then Go For It👍 Although I can fully understand the nervousness! I bought a DX6 set last year and plan to use the mixer function on my destroyer. Any tips on setting this up would be most welcome. Cheers from Munich 😎

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Ok, thanks. Yes, the original did have two shafts and I have succesfully used my Dx6i radio mixer on other models. I guess I'm just nervous about messing up a beautifully built hull by drilling holes in it. Steve

Tamco Tx/Rx by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Nick The MFA/Como drills site lists the motor plus a stall current of 11.2amps at 7.2volts max. I guess you are confirming neither Tx/Rx combination is working. You have mentioned a new handset, is that a new Tx/Rx? Hopefully when it arrives you will have a working radio link. I have used single ESC's with two motors wired in parallel and it will work. Problem is one motor can run faster than the other due to variations within the manufacturing specs. If you can afford two ESC's you will avoid this. You can run from one channel using a Y connector lead as Doug has said. With two ESCs you can run each from a separate battery. If both have BEC outputs you need to disconnect the red lead on at least one ESC and both if you are using a separate Rx battery as Doug has already explained. There are mixer units available which link the motors to the rudder setting to help with steering but you do need two ESC's. If you are an ex flier like myself you can also use two sticks on the TX and control each motor independently. I do hope you manage to get your model working and on the water soon Dave

HMS Erebus by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Mornin' Gdaynorm Question is then what did change!? Have you made any mods to the boat or had any kind of accident with it before this phenomenon appeared ? One forward / one reverse will only work if you either use one stick for each motor (2 RX ports) or use a mixer coupled to the rudder. Some captains also use micro switches on the rudder servo to reverse one engine at full rudder. For high currents change-over relays are needed. Wiring gets complicated! 🤔 Happy experimenting. Cheers Doug 😎

Speed controls by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Seems like we have two case here! Surely if Frank gets forward motion with stick back and vice versa he just needs to reverse the servo at the TX? I had the same problem with my old Graupner MC-10 40Meg set. If he's using a 2.4 Gig set it might be related to which mode he is using, normally 'out of the Box' set up is for fliers with mixer settings we don't need in boats. With Grandpa; don't know as he hasn't described the reactions to stick forward or stick back. My money is still on TX set-up. 😎

Small plastic joinery glue by Hybrid Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes it's in a a small double sided by side tube with a long mixer nozzle u should have a gun to push it out but we just use 2 round dowels u should be able to get it on eBay to

Feathering set up by marlina2 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
I am so pleased to see this blog as I am also in the midst of building my own "forcefull". Your build is much further advanced than mine so hopefully I may be able to pick your brain in future about the many problems that I am bound to encounter. Your drive system looks much like mine apart from I am using 2 x 540's low noise motors with built in 16:1 gearbox and the final drive being belt drive reduction giving me a maximum no load rpm of 230 on the paddle rims. I am using an action Electronics dual mixer & ESC's in tank steer mode for speed control. I don't know how it will handle exactly in this mode but I do have the option of a conventional mixer mode with a rudder servo. At the moment my paddles are not feathering, this is just for getting in the water quicker and will be replaced in time when I can access to a lathe to make the ecentrics

San Pedro Pus Boat - Engine Room Fittings by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Tomarack I now have a copy of your diagram, I will work on setting up my San Pedro with the mixer again. I will let you know if I'm successful. Ed

San Pedro Pus Boat - Engine Room Fittings by tomarack Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, sorely I can not put the wiring diagram here, so please look at my album on Rajce , where I placed the wiring diagram!!! > I do not think you got the wrong V-tail mixer, you just need it put to wiring and properly involve. Therefore, I do not use internal mix at transmitter, and even and cannot program it ( therefore, I chose a simple mixer - it performed only simple mixing of signals, in my case Ail and Throttle , no damned programming!!)   when connecting of engines because you have to program the transmitter to function properly. (Thr forward - backward) and canal -1 ("Ailerons" - adjust the direction of rotation so that when tilting the control stick left, right engine had more speed than the left engine, and vice versa) I have on Lulonga the rudder separately on channel 4 (on my model has a lousy efficiency), but it can be connected via a Y cable to output Ail, where one branch goes to the servo, the second branch to the V-tail mixer, or you can engage Mix, which lead the canal 1 Ail, a slave can 4 - Rudder - wants this just to try. Of course you can try a mix of programming of the transmitter, but I wanted first and foremost a simple electrical connection that works. Then, if you know how that works, then it is easier to try and programming of the transmitter. This I then used my second model, Thames sailing barge Capricorn > At the end of this album I gave examples of wiring and mixes too. I made a simple table, and then tried what and how it works. But it is a control model sailboats. For your model table would look different. It depends on what type of transmitter you have. wishing success ! Tom

San Pedro Pus Boat - Engine Room Fittings by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Tomarack, I have the V-Tail Mixer and the W-Tail Mixer they are from Mtroniks! I tried them out but, all they did was make both motors go forwards or Backwards, I don't see were or how you can program the mixer for Bidirectional control. Maybe I have the wrong Mixer! what do you think? I also saw your video on the River Tug.

San Pedro Pus Boat - Engine Room Fittings by tomarack Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, in my model quarterwheeler Lulonga I am using a simple V-tail mixer from HK , each motor has it´s own ESC ,I mix canal 1(Ail) and canal 3 (throttle). the direction of movement I drive with one stick Thr - forward and backward .Ail - left and right. Thr if it is set in the middle position and tilting the control stick to left or right to the maximum to ensure that the motor is rotating against each other, and the ship that turns virtually in one place. wiring diagram > please look here > RC model Lulonga river tug - Posted: 5th Jan 2014 by tomarack

San Pedro Pus Boat - Engine Room Fittings by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
I tried different Mixers unfortunately they were the wrong kind of mixers, after doing some research I now know I need an Action Electronics Mixer! it's a costly component I must say, I guess I'll be getting it by next spring just in time to do a Maiden Voyage.