Project Atlanta - Fastgun CL

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  1. Anvil_x

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    Hey what diameter magnet are you using there?
     
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    The pump mount is sorted out. The pump will get wire-tied to that side support. The three washers glued to the bilge hold the bottom of the pump in place.

    UPDATE: Thread on this pump

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    The bottom plate of the pump was trimmed down and channels added to improve water flow.

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    Dog screen filter

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    Now that the pump is placed I can finish up the water channeling in the aft end.

    Till next time...
     
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  4. Lou

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    Steve,
    No issue with the outlet being off center? I know on mine when the pump was under load it would tend to submerge the outlet under water.
     
  5. Beaver

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    Steve isn't figuring on pumping enough water for that be an issue. No holes - no water - no pressure, right Steve? ;)
     
  6. SteveT44

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    I don't know. This is basically the same setup I have in my Mogador and I haven't noticed that issue. If it is a problem, I'll put a deflector over the outlet directing the stream aft. This was the simplest mounting solution so I went with it.
     
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    You have discerned my strategy. Using the lighting quick reflexes of youth, I will teach my grandson to drive around, over, under, and in-between any and all bb paths's, thus avoiding holes in the hull. I don't know why I even bothered to put a pump in this thing? :woot:
     
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    Yes, that's a very good strategy! No bbs will get you down there. No pump needed either! :laugh:
     
  9. NASAAN101

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    Steve,
    my plan is to have my dido ready by spring, and your grandson and i can run together! Or go one on one and let him sink me.
    Nikki
     
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    That's a really innovative build!
     
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    Looking forward to it Nikki
     
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    I just hope we have Regional in april!
    Nikki
     
  13. SteveT44

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    Back to cutting foam water channeling.


    The pump sump is done...

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    ... and shaft alley is complete. FYI, a course rat-tail file cuts nice grooves in this yoga block foam.

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    The channeling further aft will have to wait until I get the cannons sorted out. Now I'm onto controls and wiring.

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    Thought I'd do a schematic for once...

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    Don't the BC firing boards have the diodes already in them?
    I really like the Polulu boards, they're dirt cheap and they have the diode built in.
     
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    "Don't the BC firing boards have the diodes already in them?
    I really like the Polulu boards, they're dirt cheap and they have the diode built in."
    Newest ones do but the older ones do not.
     
  17. SteveT44

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    I'm using the BC XR-4D board. It does not have onboard diodes. The Pololu boards are nice, I use one in the Mogador, but they don't have a dual-on-one-channel solution.
     
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    I think you are convincing me to switch to 24V. What solenoids are you using for 24V operation?
     
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    Welcome to the dark side! ;)

    In the Barham I'm running 12v Kip's ate 24v. Working great so far. For this build, I just picked up some Spartan 24V valves to fool around with. I have extra 12v coils that I may swap out with. Need to see which coils fire with greater authority at 24v.

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    FYI, almost all of the Spartan valves are available off the shelf in 24v at USPlastics.com. Though their only 1.5mm orifice but I think they can be enlarged easily enough. Stay tuned on that project.

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    Started on the cannons. This is going to be an interesting installation.

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