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    Hi lads,
    I was eager to test an angle driver so, once arrived, i promptly added it to my freshly refurbished trumpeter Seawolf.
    Did all the setup as per instructions including zero bubble calibration and sensitivity adj but the device moves stern planes to up both when i tilt the boat up and down.
    Should'nt command up when tilted down and command down when tilted up?

    Best regards,
    Francesco

  • #2
    As to proper function, yes, you're right. But I suspect you pointed the WTC down instead of up during step-3 of the set-up protocol.

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    David
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    • #3
      David, I swear i tilted the darn thing towards the ceiling! And I've repeated the setup several times while reading the significant threads of this subforum. One thing: must be pointed straight up or some 45 are enough?
      Oh, i'm using a Shultze Delta 540.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by zhuravlik View Post
        David, I swear i tilted the darn thing towards the ceiling! And I've repeated the setup several times while reading the significant threads of this subforum. One thing: must be pointed straight up or some 45 are enough?
        Oh, i'm using a Shultze Delta 540.
        Did you insure that you got the correct number of green blinks as you went through steps 1-3?

        By the way, you'll have to increase the lower rudder area an ugly amount to get this beast to turn tightly in the confines of a pool. Just a heads up. But, other than that, this thing is a well handling rocket under the water (a total pig on the surface).

        David
        Who is John Galt?

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        • #5
          Yep, David, absolutely sure that I got the correct number of blinkings through all setup steps, zero bubble calibration and sensitivity adjustment.

          This is my third sub, right after the little dynamic Alfa, and was completed as LSV Kokanee. Recently it was refurbised, upgraded with a powerful speed 380, exorcised (it was somewhat haunted) and repainted.
          With this motor it's a friggin rocket and, at speed, it turns quite tightly: i would say 3 meters diameter. A second hull is coming as a decals donor and will be built later.
          Decided to refurbish all the fleet before committing to Torricelli...

          Francesco

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          • #6
            I've contacted Kevin McLeod -- he's the guy who designed that circuit. Hopefully he's in town and will be able to help you. He's the guy and the electronics-guy in these parts. I, on the other hand, just know enough electronics to get hurt.

            David
            Who is John Galt?

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            • #7
              Hi Francesco,

              Sorry it took me a little while to get here, and that you're having trouble. The good news is this sounds familiar and is very likely just setup.

              Originally posted by zhuravlik View Post
              One thing: must be pointed straight up or some 45 are enough?
              Yes! You absolutely must point it straight up during the setup routine, 45 is not good enough. Also be certain that the boat is completely horizontal when you're setting the "full rise" command in Step 2. Please re-run the setup again making certain you get the bow (or front end of the equipment tray) completely vertical before pressing the button for the last time. (And be sure to let me know how it goes!)

              KMc
              Kevin McLeod - Oscar II driver
              KMc Designs

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              • #8
                Thank you David and Kevin for prompt help. I must confess that all the set ups were made with a "good enough" attitude because AD2's button is reachable only through a slot in RX bulkhead and near the micro crystal too. Also, I misplaced my bubble level but it has now been found. I could mount a small bubble capsule under AD2 inside WTC to assist. I'll let you know.

                Best regards,

                Francesco

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