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>> Home > Tags > servo

sail servos
steering servo
Billings Sea King by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
[Score: 8/10] 27"/900g Billings Sea King Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 25mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 2 x Como Drill (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese 320a Fan cooled (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Found at a Boot Sale in a sorry state. Retained the 2 Como motors but replaced ESC with Chinese Fan Cooled 320a. Acoms AR-201 Rx, Futaba servo all linked to new old stock Acoms Techniplus Alpha 27mhz Tx. New rudder, original propshaft with new couplings. Hull painted in Hammerite Gold and Plastikote white. Retained orignal Billings decals. New stanchions and rails. Re-veneered deck and added some fancy balsa work. Plains well after contra-rotating the props.

Deck Beams and Anchor Port's by deepdiver Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Doug Good point👍 I have just made more work for myself😆, my thoughts behind it was that I could see my fixing marking's when I started fitting the cross beams for the rudder servo and speed controller. All the best Fred

Help needed, running sheet to main by Bryan-the-pirate Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
That looks right now, if the servo is a bit weak the yacht may need to lose the wind from the sail before pulling it tight but you may be ok as you are.

Help needed, running sheet to main by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
That should work fine Ron providing the lines run freely. Still not sure if the servo is up to the job but easily replaced if necessary

Help needed, running sheet to main by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Ron Specs for the HS-82MG are Motor Type: 3 Pole Bearing Type: None Speed (4.8V/6.0V): 0.12 / 0.10 sec @ 60 deg. Torque oz./in. (4.8V/6.0V): 39 / 47 Torque kg./cm. (4.8V/6.0V): 2.8 / 3.4 Size in Inches: 1.17 x 0.47 x 1.16 Size in Millimeters: 29.72 x 11.94 x 29.46 Weight ounces: 0.66 Weight grams: 18.7 It is metal geared but may struggle as a sail winch. A single arm servo usually has an elastic band attached to the other end of the line (kite string) from the servo arm. So you run the line thro the hole in the cockpit coaming and take it to a pulley attached to the deck in line with the hole and near the stern. The line then runs along the deck and near the front of the coaming an elastic band is attached and run to a fixing near the bow. You then use a line with a bowsie to connect the mainsail to the winch line via a fixing on the deck below the boom. There may be other ways to run the line but the important point is to keep the line tight at all time to prevent tangling.

Help needed, running sheet to main by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
I have installed a Hitec HS-82MG servo for the sails and the HS-81 for the rudder. In all my searching through various sites I can find no verbal with illustrations telling how to attach the kite string (Sheet) from beginning to end. I know, I need a bowsie for the main sail in there some where too. The Jib is rigged with a single bowsie with the sheet running through the ring which slides on the rail. The Jib will not be controlled by the servo arm, I am not sure how much torque these small servos can take? So I need help running the kite string from below deck up to the main sail.

happy hunter by spitfiresooty Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
the superconductor is coming on ok just using photos and adjusting the scale .I,ve used a snake for the steering as ther doen't seem to be enough room for a servo near to the rudders .I,ve found a small motor in my bits and fitted that to the bow thrusters.I,e had the radio connected to and everything seems to work ok so 'i've glued the deck in place .I need to put some strengtheners in the main cabin as it will need to support the mast assembly. I am stuggling to get the curved bits right for the bow and the front of the bridge but will get it right eventually

No Bowsie ? Try this by Donnieboy Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
If you have surplus servo arms cut them down and use them. great idea.If you need any I have lots.You can have some even for future projects.

Too Powerful Brushless ? by ChrisF Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Boatshed - as regards the rudder the part in front of the spindle is to balance part of the force acting on the rudder and take some of the load off the servo or in the case of a full size boat off the wheel. If a boat is turning too sharply or experiencing "braking" then the rudder is either turning too much or it's too big.

upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels by octman Captain   Posted: 17 days ago
Hello again, sorry not been able to reply to the last few posts. I did the upgrade before I had ever done the binding. As I said, the display screen that shows bars moving in relation to the stick and switch movement shows all 10 channels, as opposed to it's original display of only 6, but using the switches, which I have allocated to the new channels, causes no reaction whatsoever. I bound the receiver(10 channel) and a servo plugged into each channel in turn only reacted to channels 1 to 6. I have followed the various YouTube videos, (some are better than others), and cannot see that I have done anything wrong, but I will have another go in a day or two. Fingers crossed, or stick with 6 channels. Chris

Bargain Tomkat by bilzin Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Somebody was either disillusioned with model boats or impecunious to the Nth degree because he let me have this BRAND NEW Ripmax Tomkat complete with Motor, ESC, brand new steering servo,action man driver,decals and instructions for a brownie with a bluey postage. Not my usual type of model but will make a fun change down at our 'postage stamp' lake (?)

upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Chris One of my fellow modellers was at the lake today with a Turnigy type clone. Not touch screen so had the push buttons to set up. He was having problems setting the end point and servo reverse. Seemed to change correctly and pressing OK then cancel returned to the main screen. The setting however had not changed. Tried a couple of times with same result. Third time I pressed and held onto the cancel button and the screen went blank then reappeared as the main screen. Bingo the changes had taken. It would appear you need to press and hold the cancel button for a second or two to allow the internal chip to be programmed. Doug has read the instructions which do not mention holding the button. Your software update has worked as the display shows all ten channels. I do believe the final stage where you allocate the controls may need you to hold the cancel button to retain the settings. Worth a try. Please let us know if it works

Affinity racing jacht by watson220 Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
SPECIFICATION: Total lenght:650mm Beam:150mm Mast height :915mm Overal height: 1338mm RTR total weigh:1290g (without 4pcs AA batteries) Hull material Plastic Sail material : Mylar INCLUDED: *Completed hull with pre applied graphics. *Two milar film sail sets *Carbon fiber masts and booms ]2Rigs] *Zinc alloy ballast and aluminium alloy fin *Powerful sail winch *Metal gear rudder servo *Battery box an On/Off switch for receiver *AA Nimh batteries 2200mAh for transmitter and *rc/radio FrskyTaranis 2.4Ghz

upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels by octman Captain   Posted: 18 days ago
Thanks folks. I have assigned the various switches to their own channels, which is where the problems start, as, although allocated, the new channels are all "dead". Everything in the upgrade seems to have worked, except the lack of action when the switches are thrown. I still only have the original 6 channels. The display screen, which shows bars moving left or right from a central point, has changed from 6 to 10, and as I mentioned above, the switches can all be assigned to channels, but on the display screen nothing happens when the switches are operated, and a servo connected to the receiver on any one of the new channels remains inactive.

rising damp by Bryan-the-pirate Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
I have just checked with the owner and the receiver module is working again but the servo is lazy and has been replaced. The fresh water thankfully has not left visible deposits.