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I tried attaching to the roof of the cabin MD80 camera with a clip. In practice, the camera was unreliable. That's why I bought a small and reliable sports camera that I placed in front of mizzenmast.The camera has a scanning angle of 120 °.Looks OK. (Tested) The camera can be easily attached by sliding it to the mount (wooden cube)on the roof of the aft cabin.
Hi, maybe you can look at > Modelboatmayhem > Technical stuff >BOAT ELECTRICS & A LITTLE BIT MORE! > there are interesting recommendations in the article for both engines and ESC. Maybe it will help you Tom
Hi, I can highly recommend a site designed especially for lovers of paddle boats and their models . You will also find there a number of download plans and lots of advice and recommendations www. paddleducks.co.uk wishing success Tom
hi, I found on the net examples of electrical connection twin ESC. regarding the connection of the rudder servo with the Y cable to one of the branches for the ESC, it made me problems when reversing , and that's why I gave the rudder separately
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.
Hi, as I wrote,I have no experience with Action Electronics products. Regarding the use of internal mixers in HKT6A , these did not suit for this case,neither Turnigy TGY9X.There is always one main signal as control and the other one(or more) as a signal dependent. I needed to mix two independent signals and that is why I chose an external simple mixer! To Dave M .. excuse me -I have no experience with brushless motors but in this case I do not know why it could not work. It is a mix of two control signals only ...What's the problem with that, if I use brushless motors?
Excuse me, please -- in my case I have two brushed DC12V motors in my steamer Lulonga . I use an external HK mixer. (transmitter HKT6A V2, throttle on right stick) I control the model only with the right stick, Thr 3 canal=>forward and backward, mix with Ail 1.canal=> moving to left, or to right ) control is then very simple. I have a rudder as usual on can.4 (left stick),due to its little efficiency I use mainly right stick steering. I believe it is more simply, than tank steering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azdS-40f_0whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS6F8y60BAU ...... I think a similar scheme could be used for brushless engines, even for propeller-driven models.
Hi, first picture.. keel plywood 8 mm, this way I have done shaft for detachable keel next.. keel for Capricorn 3kg ,Keels for Gusty Cat. Kim Holland uses only 0.6kg in a gentle wind for his model with a lead bulb of only 0.6kg. I had a 1.3kg fin during one of the boat trials, but with a sudden gust of wind, the model almost lay on his side (I was not able to release the mainsail sheets quickly) - then I shed water and dried the inside of the model ... fortunately without any problems...
Hi,I decided to use an auxiliary engine on my barge models too, (bargemen on the real barges called it "iron topsail"). It's an advantage when the wind stops blowing - and I do not have to swim for the model in cold water ... Tom
I made new little blocks for brails and I added the missing brails for main and mizzen masts.In this photos, the bowsprit is not properly fastened, only put down due to photographing. Last photo - model ready for transport...
Hi, CLR - Center of lateral resistance - its size is given by the lateral surface of the submerged part of the ship. Lateral. [Latina], surface area - total submerged surface of the side elevation of the vessel-- Center of lateral is important for determining the balance of sailing considering wind pressure. Please forgive me some minor translation problems .. Tom
Hi, some next words yet.. Let me quote some comments from Kimosuby here too.. Still, with out resort to complicated calculations etc most model bargees decide to add a keel. Note; not a fin as this implies a thin item, but a good area of keel. Its position is most usual, on a 1/24 scale barge, with it’s leading edge 3 inches behind the front edge of the mast. It’s purpose is to inhibit leeway, which on such a small flat bottomed hull, is quite large. Visual examination of the barge profile (all scales) shows that this is also the position that the leeboards occupy when lowered, so if it was a good position for the full size barge builders, then it’s probably good for us modellers too. ............ I asked Ivor Bittle too, and he gave me the same advice. he wrote in short ... The location of the CLR should be located approximately on the vertical axis at a location corresponding to the center of the wetted surface of the leeboard located downward approximately at an angle of 45 °- 60° .. if something looks good, then it's good ... Before all --as I can see .. you have to use rule of thumb .. 😊 The Universe in which we live is supremely untrustworthy (Douglas Adams) Greetrings 😉 Tom
Hi, I can reccommend articles by Ivor Bittle too ... late - but still... 2.12 How to locate the fin and the mast of a model yacht on Ivor B.pages ( http://www.ivorbittle.co.uk/ ) On his pages you can find very helpfull articles about Thames sailing barges.. Wishing success Tom
I like Douglas Adams books. ..(and Terry Pratchett too) But I was most attracted to Gusty Cat ... So.. Model of thames barge , build according to modified plans of sb Lady Daphne in scale 1:28 (length cca 1 meter ). it will be again a model with an auxiliary motor, staysail class. I am currently grinding the laminate hull with several layers of putty. It is an ungrateful job.
[Score: 5/10] 43"/7000g Capricorn Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HK ESC - Comments: Capricorn is model of Thames sailing barge with auxiliary electric motor.