cruiser pump testing

Discussion in 'North Atlantic Treaty Combat Fleet' started by crzyhawk, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. crzyhawk

    crzyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I was doing some pump testing for my Belleau Wood today, and had great results.

    The pump was a small BC pump (not the micro or large) .

    With no restrictor at all, using a 7.2 volt NiMH battery (charged to 7.8 volts) it was able to evacuate 3 quarts of water in about 20 seconds, which is far too fast for our purposes. With a 1 unit restrictor, this evacuated 3 quarts of water in about 40 seconds...also too fast for cruisers but perhaps close for BBs and BCs.

    When I switched to a 1/2 unit restrictor I was SPOT ON down to the second for my 3 quarts per minute (.75 gallons per minute), and was able to repeat this several times. So, for guys looking to go with a .75 gpm pump and running 7.2 volt systems, this might be just the ticket.
     
  2. Bob Pottle

    Bob Pottle Well-Known Member

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    Mike,
    Thanks for the pump info. I don't think anyone here uses a 7.2V system - we're all on 6V - but with that set-up we should be pretty close on 6V and definitely not pumping over capacity!

    Bob