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The Long Build23/04/2017 18:45:30
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HI All

I have recently acquired a vessel with some interesting electronics, the main board you can see in the picture has 3 servos all operating 2 micro switches each, 1 servo for each motor and 1 for the rudder.

Unfortunately some wires have been disconnected, some missing and we have not really been able to get it to work which is what I was hoping for. I probably will replace it with a P94 Action Mixer I have, which ultimately is what this originally did to a lesser degree than the 94.



Paul T23/04/2017 19:37:31
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Old School?

That's cutting edge for me

The Long Build23/04/2017 19:55:15
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Oh great, Looking forward to a wiring diagram ...LOL

The Fuses are just fuses , not sure if they are in the right place as the wires link directly to the 3 decaperm geared  motors below all of that. ( not even tried to get at them yet..But they all work.

Edited By The Long Build on 23/04/2017 19:58:24

Dave Milbourn23/04/2017 23:13:45
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I've just taken two paracetamol and I'm going to bed. I hope these pictures don't invade my dreams.


Colin Bishop23/04/2017 23:17:50
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Looks quite similar to the the setup I had in my old Shanklin IoW ferry back in 1984. I worked out a circuit which essentially emulated the mixer arrangements using microswitches on the rudders. It actually worked very well in practice and the model would spin in its own length.


Dodgy Geezer24/04/2017 09:22:00
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That's not an old radio boat! THIS is an old radio boat! (pulls large boat out of side holster)

We were providing support for this on the Vintage Section of RC Groups. Link to full thread is here: **LINK**

old boat

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ashley needham13/09/2021 08:40:07
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Wow! I don’t remember seeing this! The time it must have taken to put it altogether.

The Diamond had two servos, one for the rudder, and one operating two microswitches, presumably for forwards and reverse, no Bobs board or esc. Trifling in comparison!


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