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Harry Jones02/11/2013 12:28:36
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Hi

I have a model RC boat HMS Invincible and I am trying to get it running again after about 20 years of standing idle

What I need is a simple diagram to connect the wiring. I have two 6v motors, a receiver, a esc, two servos, battery pack and a 6v 10amp battery

Dave Milbourn02/11/2013 12:36:15
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Harry
Does your speed controller have Battery Eliminator Circuitry (BEC)? If you don't know then you can test it to find out - more on that later if necessary. If you can tell us what type it is then that might give a clue, too.
What are the two servos operating (steering will be one function)?
What type of radio is it (e.g. 2-channel Futaba, 4-channel Sanwa etc)?
Dave M

Harry Jones02/11/2013 12:48:45
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Hi

thanks for the reply

It is that long since it was used not sure why there are two servos.

Esc is Mtroniks viper marine 25.

Radio is Sanwa GC2200

Harry

Dave Milbourn02/11/2013 13:44:35
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OK - so that means that your speed controller does have BEC, so you don't need the separate battery pack for the receiver.
These old Sanwa sets had a different plug wiring to most other sets in that the plugs weren't flat but "castellated" to polarise their fitting into the receiver case, and the wires were all black except the positive one which had a red stripe along it and was terminated on one side of the plug (all other makes except Fleet had the positive wire in the middle of the plug).
In order to make the Viper work with the Sanwa receiver the sequence of wires in its plug should be changed from Brown/Red/Orange to Red/Brown/Orange. Has this been done?
Don't worry - we'll get there eventually!
Dave M

Harry Jones02/11/2013 14:25:53
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The Wires from the receiver to the servos are Black/Red/White.

Would I be better buying a new radio control?

Edited By Harry Jones on 02/11/2013 14:26:51

Dave Milbourn02/11/2013 15:23:36
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I think so............. The one you have is described as "vintage" at best and on a frequency which is rife with interference. This one is a good budget 2 channel set **LINK** but for a few pounds more you can have a multi-channel set on 2.4GHz e.g. **LINK**

On the plus side it sounds as if your servos are current spec and will work with either set. The speed controller certainly will. A wiring diagram is no problem. Just let us know when you've made a decision on the radio.

DM

Harry Jones02/11/2013 15:43:53
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I do have a Futuba 2ER radio that I was hoping to use on another project [if I every get there]

Harry

Dave Milbourn02/11/2013 19:11:00
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That should do, especially if you can find a spare receiver and crystals (e.g. on the dreaded Flea-Bay). I'll sort the diagram later on - or tomorrow.

Dave M

Harry Jones02/11/2013 19:25:48
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I have the receiver complete with crystals

Dave Milbourn02/11/2013 22:53:37
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I meant a second receiver, so that you run both models from the same transmitter.
DM

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