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Discussion in 'General' started by BoomerBoy17, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. BoomerBoy17

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    ok, well ill get that soon, but i want to know if this is good for my purposes.
    http://www.timemachinehobby.com/catalog/brand/traxxas/radio_control/27mhz_receiver_wbec.html
     
  2. rarena

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    No, it won't do. You want a spektrum 2.4 6xi http://cgi.ebay.com/SPEKTRUM-SPM66001-MODE-1-DX6-i-DSM-6CH-RADIO-SYSTEM-NIB_W0QQitemZ220299143555QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item220299143555&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A15%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    That will get you what you need.
     
  3. BoomerBoy17

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    ok, thanks rob. That'll probably come later then.
     
  4. BoomerBoy17

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    http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/futaba/index.html
    What do i need here? I have a 3.5 unit Graf Spee, it'll have 1 x .5 unit pump, 1 motor, and 3 guns triple fire. I want the least number of channels i can have and still work my boat.

    ***I think a 4 channel is good enough. i know you guys want to see me with more, but im trying to keep costs down. especially if family will be buying it for me. ***
     
  5. BoomerBoy17

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    and what about this, will this be a good servo for my rudder?

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTKL3&P=SM

    or do i not need one if it comes with the Radio?(comes with 2)
     
  6. SnipeHunter

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    You need 4 channels, 75 Mhz or 2.4ghz. If you get 75Mhz you may need to get a few extra crystals which bring the cost up, then again you might not, depends on what channel you are on and if anyone else uses that channel. 4 channels, 1 for throttle, one for rudder, one for guns, and one for pump. If you rigged your guns to all fire at the same time you could do 3 channels but go for the 4 channel, its not really any more expensive and it will last you much much longer. I got a 4 channel 75mhz radio for $75 when i was starting in the hobby, it doesn't have to be a super fancy computer deal.

    You can make your own pump outlet out of some stock brass tube from your local hobby shop for pretty cheap, same with stuffing tubes and prop shafts and such.

    as for rudder servo my favorite is
    Visit this site
    but in reality pretty much any standard servo can work in a cruiser, no real need to get a more expensive one, that goes for all your servos standard servos work just fine for anything in a cruiser, something like Visit this site
     
  7. BoomerBoy17

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    75 or 72 Mhz, the listed on this site? Im thinking of this one:
    http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/futaba/futj45.html

    And it comes with 2 servos, do i need more?
     
  8. SnipeHunter

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    75 Mhz, 72Mhz is illegal (Fed Gov't illegal) for surface use and outlawed by most clubs. Yeah you'll need more servos, at least 3, maybe 4 depending on how you set it up.
     
  9. BoomerBoy17

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    ok, the one i was looking at said 27 Mhz, is that ok?
     
  10. SnipeHunter

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    ehh sorta, they tend to be used more for convoys but are legal for combat ships. I'd stick with 75 Mhz or 2.4 Ghz but you dont have to. Read the IRCWCC rules they will tell you what frequencies are allowed and all the good stuff.
     
  11. BoomerBoy17

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    ok, so at least 1 more?
     
  12. rarena

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    Boomer I understand the keep costs down. 4 channels are fine, thats all I ever use anyway. The one you were looking at is AM. That means limited range. It will work but not as well. It may glitch a lot more also. The one I steered you to will last you quite a while through many ships. The reciever is probably smaller also and they usually come with a servo or two. It is much more adjustable so you don't have to be bending your props to make speed. The servo deal is something else. You can run servos for guns, speed controls and rudder or just for rudder. I only use one per ship. There is a cost factor but also a room and weight factor too. Build cheap but don't cheap out. Money and time spent wisely will ensure your boat works. Also see what you can get second hand from people. Everybody seems to have extras or old stuff left over when they upgrade to something new. Ask around and you may find a radio with 4 channels.
     
  13. BoomerBoy17

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    thanks rob, just trying to look at all of my options.
    How does this one look?
    http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=SPM6600
    and i guess ill ask around for one too, thanks rob.
    or can i get away with 5 channels?
    http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=SPM5500
    or this one?
    http://2.4gigahertz.com/systems/futk6900.html
     
  14. rarena

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    5 channels will work, you need at least 4. All of thoses look good unless I'm missing something. if anyone spots anything , chime in.
     
  15. BoomerBoy17

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    thanks rob, ill look into it.
     
  16. BoomerBoy17

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    Im gonna stick with the 6 channel. It'll be a nice Xmas gift from my mom and step-father : )
     
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    Hey guys, i know they sell .080" Plexiglas at Lowes, but does anyone know if home depot has it too?
     
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    Hey i was thinking of buying plexiglass tomorrow for my deck. Any suggestions for this? good/ bad? thanks
     
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    Plexiglass is an acrylic. It'll shatter when it's impacted. That's not the kind of stuff you want anywhere on a combat warship.

    Polycarbonate (Lexan, & other trade names) holds up very well to impact. It can crack if it's compressed, though.

    I've got ABS decks on a ship, & I'm very happy with it.

    JM
     
  20. BoomerBoy17

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    ABS? do they have that at lowes/home depot places? Thanks John