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Pitch and roll sensor?

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Pitch and roll sensor?

Postby Ramius-II » Tue May 29, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi all!
Does anyone have a pitch and roll sensor they are using? Thanks, Ed
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Re: Pitch and roll sensor?

Postby JWLaRue » Tue May 29, 2012 1:09 pm

Ed,

The SubTech APC-3 and APC-4 are by far the most commonly used pitch controllers.

One could take one of these same devices, turn it 90 degrees and use it as a roll sensor......

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Re: Pitch and roll sensor?

Postby Ramius-II » Tue May 29, 2012 1:49 pm

Thanks and you are right, I was actually looking to measure and display these angles.
Maybe you might know, do either the APC-3 or -4 require a "pulse in" or just power to function?

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Re: Pitch and roll sensor?

Postby JWLaRue » Tue May 29, 2012 2:03 pm

They just require power. Some folks disconnect the signal wire and run the stern planes without the ability to manually override with the transmitter. Mostly useful when the sub has both bow/sail and stern planes.

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Re: Pitch and roll sensor?

Postby Sub culture » Tue May 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Norbert Bruggen uses two levellers to control roll and pitch on the Dolphin and Deepflight Aviator models. They are mounted at diagonal angles. If you take a look at his website, and download the PDF instructions for the R/C Dolphin, it shows the layout there.
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