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Stand Alone Automatic Pitch Controller

Postby redboat219 » Fri May 22, 2009 10:35 am

I read that some modelers use stand alone APCs on their subs to control the bow or stern planes independent to the receiver. I was wondering how they avoid having the stand alone APC from cancelling out the commands they send to the manually controlled planes.
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Postby JWLaRue » Fri May 22, 2009 11:48 am

The way that I have seen a pitch controller used standalone is for the APC to be connected to the stern planes but with the servo signal wire not connected.....typically by using a 'y harness' to connect the APC to the receiver. The disconnected signal wire results in the APC just receiving power. This is used when there is a need to free up a channel.

What you end up with is the APC driving the stern planes with no direct control over that set of planes.

The bow planes would be controlled in the normal fashion with a servo connectged to the receiver.

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Postby Skip Asay » Fri May 22, 2009 11:49 am

First, and most important, an automatic pitch controller should never be used on the bow planes. The stern planes determine the pitch, or angle, of a boat.

That said, the bow planes will still force the bow down (or up) as needed. True, they don't have as much authority as the stern planes, but they have enough.

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Postby redboat219 » Fri May 22, 2009 12:10 pm

Skip Asay wrote:First, and most important, an automatic pitch controller should never be used on the bow planes. The stern planes determine the pitch, or angle, of a boat.

That said, the bow planes will still force the bow down (or up) as needed. True, they don't have as much authority as the stern planes, but they have enough.

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Thanks for clearing it out Skip.
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Postby Sub culture » Fri May 22, 2009 3:07 pm

If you want to switch out a leveller, use a changeover relay.
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