Hello to all you gurus.
New (old) guy here. Name is Frank, from Down Under.
I own a caravan park next to a lake, which has been dry for some years (lakes in Australia do that some times): anyhow to cut the chase:
One of the natural occuring fish here are eels, very large ones up to one meter long. It will take 2-3 years before the small elve eels will reach that size.
As a practical joke, I want to create a MONSTER eel, app. 3 meters long, which can dive about 3 feet, stay submerged (to stay away from anyone too curious) and swim left/right directions. I also would like it to have green/blue led lights (along top fin of eel) for additional earie effects. It should be a scream.
What I want to achieve:
1. get some cheap and effective advertising for our town.
2. get some fun making it
I will be using PVC pipes (cheap) and I am quite handy to make things.
I am somewhat proficient in electronics, so if any of your gurus can help me put this project into reality, that would be greatly appreciated.
I have been looking at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0370389421
stick-on motors. Modifying them to have reliable power supply
by a larger battery pack (inside the PVC eel) should not be a problem.
Installing rudders should not be a problem, but I am wondering which RC transmitter/Receiver to use?
I came across this:http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.37382
but have no idea of the reach/distance that this unit can achieve. For my "eel" to work as intended, I would like a distance of at least 400 meters.
If anyone can give me pointers/hints, that would be gratefully accepted. If it works, I bet, there will be a number of people who will swear off the grog.
Sorry for the long story.
Best regards from Down Under