Sub culture wrote:If you're new to R/C, I recommend you start with a model other than a submarine. Perhaps have a go at building a simple R/C boat.
JohnPhilley wrote:I'm located near Boston.
wlambing wrote:That's the second time you've called us SubRon 6. We are 4!!!!!!!!!!! Want Tony to come visit ya???
I'm located near Boston.
I'll assume that you've had a chance to read through the SubSchool pages found on the main SC web page...and we'll go from there.JohnPhilley wrote:I've got my Nautilus to the point where it's time to start adding the RC components, but I don't know how to choose them.
The primary decision criteria for selecting a battery voltage is the main drive motor for the sub. If your motor is a 6-volt motor, then a 6-volt battery works. Using a 12-volt battery may damage the motor. If it's a 12-volt motor, then you'd want 12-volts (or something really close to it like a 11.2-volt LiPo).JohnPhilley wrote:Does selecting the battery determine or narrow down your choices of what servos and motors etc. you can choose from?
Just make sure that you are selecting a radio that works with submarines. In other words...a 2.4GHz will not work. Here in the U.S. we are required to use r/c radios on the 75MHz set of channels. At that point servoes will be plug-n-play. For motors, you'll need to get one or more electronic speed controllers (ECS), which is what will plug into the receiver. The ESC then connects to the motor.JohnPhilley wrote:I know I can walk into a store and buy an 8 channel radio. But then what? The radio is supposed to come with a matching receiver, right? If so, do the components (motor, servos, etc) just plug into that?
This is pretty much plug-n-play.JohnPhilley wrote:How much electrical engineering is involved at this point or is it more plug and play?
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