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Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby Rick Teskey » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:26 pm

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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby JefftyToo » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:08 pm

Rick,

As I've mentioned to you, I love this, and would really like to eventually have one. Still thinking of molding a larger version? And yes, I'm putting it out there: any chance of selling it as a complete KIT?

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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby tsenecal » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:36 pm

so,

inside the WTC i see a voltage monitor, diving plane servo, receiver, mixer, two speed controls sitting on a plate.

connectors on the stern endcap for the power cables leading to the pumps.

receiver antenna connector, diving plane servo pushrod seal, and battery connectors on bow endcap.

that is where i am confused. there appears to be room below the plate in the WTC for a lipo, but then you have the battery wires on the front endcap.

where do you put the battery?


and finally, what are the dimensions for the WTC? i am guessing 2" x 8"
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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby Bigdave » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:40 pm

I believe what you are seeing Tim is a fuse used to power the cylinder on and off.
But I have been wrong before.
If so great idea Rick.
Kill two birds with one stone.
Add a power switch and fuse at the same time. 8) 8) BD.
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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby Sub culture » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:35 am

Nice work. How do you find the thrust from the pumps on this smaller model?
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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby Rick Teskey » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:58 am

Good Day all
Yes Dave is right it is a fuse holder/ switch, on future slightly larger model ( 20 inch as compared too this 16 inch) I will use one of Kevin McLeod magnetic mission switch so a couple of less end cap penetrations.
The pumps I use propel this hull just fine with o head discharge, all the thrust is pretty well straight out the back, I have used these same pumps in 2 different sized flying subs and have great sucess with them.
I even hacked off the pump section which left me with a sealed motor which I have used direct drive on my Merriman Skipjack and a couple of my Seaviews.
The pumps I purchased from Princess Auto and they run aprox $15.00
I have opened up a couple of dead ones and found a motor that is somwhere in the 365-385 rangesame can size but no tell tale markings
On the Skipjack I ran them on 7.4 lipe with tons of throttel and an apm draw of aprox 1.3a/
I steer it differentally but on this model no reverse, on the next one there will be room for reverse thrust with 2 other pumps unless I go with a different propulsion system which I am kicking around in the cranium thinking thing.
I hope a package can be put together for this 20 inch wip but first I have too finish the hull then get the cart behind the horse.
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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby Bigdave » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:03 am

DonO and I purchased some of the pumps to play around with and we are very impressed with the thrust.
Not bad for the price. :mrgreen: BD.
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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby tsenecal » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:31 am

of course....

you realize that i am a brushless bigot, and i will have to spend countless hours creating a brushless pump setup for mine... :)
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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby tsenecal » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:31 am

Rick,

was i close on the WTC dimensions? can you give me an accurate size?

thanks

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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby tsenecal » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:16 pm

Rick,

this wouldn't by chance be your model?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpE8DNU4Qno
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Re: Lunar models conversion of Proteus

Postby Rick Teskey » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:29 pm

Good day all you sub voyeurs
Yes Tim, it is one of the first tests last fall, its a shame I did not have a steady hand filming with the tablet and driving at the same time but a first on both fronts.
I am only use too drinking and driving ( my sub in the back yard and not on the road... so you kids pay attention, stay in school and stay of drugs)
The cylinder is" 7 1/2 "long and" 2 1/2 o.d , 1/8 wall thickness.
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