A Re-Introduction

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by SteveT44, May 20, 2024.

  1. SteveT44

    SteveT44 Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I'm Steve Tyng. You old fastgun guys know me. You new guys, I dropped out of the hobby back in 2018. Reason I'm here today is that I've been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Doc says if my treatments go well I should see another 5 to 10 years before the finish line. Instead of being pissed off with the situation, I want to focus on the positive. I used to really enjoy this hobby so I've decided to start up again. I've dusted off my old Atlanta and am converting it to the meanest SOB cruiser I can make. I intend to do the detailed build posts I used to do. I'll talk anybody's head off when it comes to 24v electronics. I'll push the tech envelope wherever I can. I might even start manufacturing cannons again. So yeah, I'm back. Maybe for not that long, but while I'm here, I look forward to building, posting, bullshitting, and battling with our little toy boats!
     
  2. BigGunJeff

    BigGunJeff Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear your positive outlook.

    How to you use 24v in your boats? I tend to parallel my NiMH batteries to 14V and use a DC DC converter to make 12V or 5V, but I've never seen 24V used.
     
  3. SteveT44

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    I use motors, ESC's, and other components rated for 24v. Here's an article I did on 24v back in the day (which I will update shortly).

    https://rcwarshipcombat.com/threads/so-you-want-to-run-24v.445617/#post-520968
     
  4. Nomercy

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    Welcome back Steve. Hoping shit works out for the best.
     
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  5. bkoehler

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    Steve had a really cool plug-in on his 24v using cordless drill packs. Pretty slick. Great to have you back Steve!
     
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    Ohh! This I'd like to see.
     
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    A caution about power tool batteries in the modern era...most have onboard battery management circuit boards, I know for a fact my Milwaukee's do. So just be cautious there.
     
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  8. SteveT44

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    All lithium power tool packs will have a BMS. Ryobi and Makita even package low voltage cutoff (LVC) in their packs. I'm using Lowe's 24v Kobalt packs currently which have been waterproofed.
     
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  9. Evan Fowler

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    Wife and I Look forward to meeting you in person sooner than later. The east coast boys speak highly of you sir
    (tip of the hat)

    welcome back
     
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