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Peter J King

Installing r/c equipment

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Hi, I have modelled for years with boats including non class r/c yachts, but a close friend has asked me to install r/c into his 10 rather, I need to know the best form of control over the sails and the recommended type of winch to use, could anyone give me some very basic help, many thanks, Peter

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Hi Mike, many thanks for that information, it will be a great help, if I could pick your brains on one other thing, would an off the shelf standard servo be man enough to control the rudder on a 10 rather? Once again though, thanks, Peter

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Standard servo torque wise would be fine but if you can choose a half decent waterproof one it would be better. Hitec HS-646WP HV Waterproof which is high voltage too.

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Having just detonated a self tensioning drum, I have to say I have moved over to a standard drum with a separate block/spring arrangement to add tension. to the winch line.

The self tensioning drums are very clean and convenient, however are a known failure point in the system. I'm sure many people have had great success with them, just offering another view.

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I must confess that initially I was very suspicious of the Self Tensioning Drum . But after several rubber tensioner failed due to my neglect I went  down this road. If you use it correctly it is very reliable . I found the secret is not to over tension it, about 3/4 to 1 turn . Beyond that the fun begins . Also you must always secure the top screw ... it you don't they can split in two

And clearly don't wind layer of string on it , I have about 2 turns on the drum

But to each his own , I cannot stand springs and elastic carp chord

Dave

Just playing with this new site - it great on my pc but hell on my phone

 

Edited by Dave Alston

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