Converting the Bronco type XXIII to RC

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  • redboat219
    Admiral
    • Dec 2008
    • 2784

    Hmmm, home made battery pack. Can you teach me how you made it.
    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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    • trout
      Admiral
      • Jul 2011
      • 3550

      Originally posted by MFR1964
      Mark,

      One for running the SAS, and the other for raising the scope and snorkel, if i succeed in getting those things to work offcourse.


      Manfred.
      If you succeed? That is laughable, I know you will get it to work. Shoot, inspire me more! I will play with this on a future sub. I was reading an older report from SC and there was an article about using a pump to use the pond water to lift the scopes up. Very cool work there Manfred. I am also interested in how you set up your batteries. It looks like 8 cells, wouldn't that be 9.6v?

      Peace,
      Tom
      Last edited by trout; 09-18-2013, 11:42 AM.
      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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      • greenman407
        Admiral
        • Feb 2009
        • 7530

        Manfred, thats perty smart. I reckon that you weren't born yesterday, thats for sure. What do you do for a living? Engineer I would wager.
        IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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        • MFR1964
          Detail Nut of the First Order
          • Sep 2010
          • 1310

          Wow, it's getting busy at my thread, one at the time guys,

          As for the batterypack, those are 6x AA Eneloop cells, packed into three rows of two, that's giving me 7,2 volts, actually the voltage will be higher when fully charged.

          Building such a pack is easy, take some loose cells, connect them together with wire, and voila, you've got a battery pack custom made, this way i can play around with the position of each cell when needed.

          The scope and snorkel are not completely finished, still working on that, so adding the pump allready is for the future, since this pump can both work on air or water i can go both ways.
          Using water will give you a challence to get your boat nicely trimmed, adding the water for getting things up will be added to the balance, using air won't have that kind of problems, but creates new problems , i'll study both to see which one will be usable for me.

          I'm a security engineer for my living, electronics and optics are in my fieldwork, mechanics is not one of them, but i like to design stuff and solve the problems which appear with such designs.
          Some things can be build, other things not, or at least, not now.


          Manfred.
          I went underground

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          • trout
            Admiral
            • Jul 2011
            • 3550

            Originally posted by MFR1964
            Wow, it's getting busy at my thread, one at the time guys,

            As for the batterypack, those are 6x AA Eneloop cells, packed into three rows of two, that's giving me 7,2 volts, actually the voltage will be higher when fully charged.

            Manfred.
            Sorry, I stand corrected. Manfred, please forgive me.
            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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            • MFR1964
              Detail Nut of the First Order
              • Sep 2010
              • 1310

              Originally posted by trout
              Sorry, I stand corrected. Manfred, please forgive me.
              Hmmmm, yet again i can switch down the lightning generator, this way i can never try my new angelwing anodes, oh well, next time better.


              Manfred.
              I went underground

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              • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                Moderator
                • Aug 2008
                • 12402

                LOL (insert evil laugh here).

                M
                Who is John Galt?

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                • MFR1964
                  Detail Nut of the First Order
                  • Sep 2010
                  • 1310

                  The rear bulkhead is finished and tested, still have to build up the entire SD, and give it some rigurous testing,



                  Removed the fuse from the BEC circuit, since there is already a electronic safety inside against high currents, this rearpart is tested and paired with my Wfly transmittor.



                  All components together, ready to be assembled, once it has passed my testing i can start dryfitting it inside the hull, i'll have to split the hull for that, so i can adjust all rods to my needs, yet another unlucky advantedge using the vertical split, but wen it's done, it's done.
                  Let's get this beast alive!


                  Manfred.
                  I went underground

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                  • MFR1964
                    Detail Nut of the First Order
                    • Sep 2010
                    • 1310

                    Did some testing with the complete builded SD, and found me a error, duh, i must have been sleeping, i had to switch one servowire and it was solved.
                    Splitted the hull in half and shoved in the SD, still have to tinker with the connections in front, but the rearpart is in working order, enjoy the vid.





                    Manfred.
                    I went underground

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                    • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                      Moderator
                      • Aug 2008
                      • 12402

                      An excellent presentation there, Manfred. I hope you don't encounter the pitch-down problem I continue to have with mine. Get that sucker into the water, please!

                      M
                      Who is John Galt?

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                      • redboat219
                        Admiral
                        • Dec 2008
                        • 2784

                        The suspense is killing me.
                        Last edited by redboat219; 09-25-2013, 10:25 AM.
                        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                        • trout
                          Admiral
                          • Jul 2011
                          • 3550

                          Originally posted by redboat219
                          The suspense is killing me.
                          I am right there with you Romel!

                          Manfred, a joy to watch and learn from, thank you!
                          If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                          • MFR1964
                            Detail Nut of the First Order
                            • Sep 2010
                            • 1310

                            David,

                            I've been talking to her, she won't do nosediving, if she does, i'll cut off her tale!, that will teach her!

                            Romel,

                            RIP:wink:

                            Tom,

                            The learningcurve for me is becoming steeper and steeper, god i love this!


                            Manfred.
                            I went underground

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                            • He Who Shall Not Be Named
                              Moderator
                              • Aug 2008
                              • 12402

                              Most of us avoid complexity and 'extra features'. Manfred, on the other hand, jumps in head first!

                              Ride 'em, Cowboy!

                              M
                              Who is John Galt?

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                              • Peter W
                                Captain
                                • May 2011
                                • 509

                                Like that Manfred, good video.

                                Peter

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