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  • #91
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        • #94
          10 October 2017 PM

          The Y let me use the outside pool to start learning how to drive the Blueback. Made a couple of laps and cannot maintain depth at all, just like a real nonqual on them helm for the first time. I think I like using the fairwater planes for depth control more than the stern plans. It doesnít take much to go into a divergent cycle of depth control. Just as I was changing the batteries to a fresh set, the air pump quit on me. Packed it up and headed home for trouble shooting. I found another air motor. I swapped the controller out and everything is good. Back to the Y early in the morning for more test driving. I would like to be able to drive it like I knew what I was doing but that may not happen before Friday. Still on sea trails trying to get it ready to go to City Lake this weekend.

          Ernie

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          • #95
            Originally posted by SSN687 View Post
            10 October 2017 PM

            The Y let me use the outside pool to start learning how to drive the Blueback. Made a couple of laps and cannot maintain depth at all, just like a real nonqual on them helm for the first time. I think I like using the fairwater planes for depth control more than the stern plans. It doesnít take much to go into a divergent cycle of depth control. Just as I was changing the batteries to a fresh set, the air pump quit on me. Packed it up and headed home for trouble shooting. I found another air motor. I swapped the controller out and everything is good. Back to the Y early in the morning for more test driving. I would like to be able to drive it like I knew what I was doing but that may not happen before Friday. Still on sea trails trying to get it ready to go to City Lake this weekend.

            Ernie
            You do have an angle-keeper in that boat, right? If so, is it trimmed with just the top of the sail sticking out of the water in submerged trim?

            Always observe the switch-on protocol: Transmitter on first, then the SD. And wait a good ten-seconds before wiggling the transmitter sticks!

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            Your original LPB-MPC are likely OK. Sometimes, if you wiggle the transmitter sticks before the SD has time for all the devices to 'initialize', the ballast sub-system will be locked out. Did the ballast servo still work when you had the initial LPB not working issue? The SD's go out of here certified for proper operation of the propulsion and ballast sub-systems. If you can give me details at City Lake, that would be most useful.

            David
            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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            • #96
              11 October 2017 AM

              David
              I do have a UPC-1, not installed yet. I hooked the UPC-1 in series with the stern plane servo and wiggled it around. It seems to resist change in any angle direction. Not sure how to how to mount it, thin side perpendicular & horizontal or thin side flat & parallel.
              Do I need to register with anyone for this event at City Lake?

              Ernie
              Last edited by SSN687; 10-11-2017, 07:36 AM. Reason: because

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              • #97
                What is the best way to run the red outside antenna on the WTC, coiled in a circle or a single wire along the outside of the WTC?

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                • #98
                  You'll want it stretched out as long as you can get it inside the hull.

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                  • #99
                    13 October 2017

                    Yesterday I changed to a new receiver in the WTC, I guess the other one had gotten wet too many times and was not recognizing the radio. I could stand 4 feet from the WTC and it would lose the signal. Anyway got it ready for the Y outside pool, still having a little trouble getting the fairwater planes aliened and working, but after I got it all good to go, I dropped into the pool made a couple of laps on the surface and opened the MBT vent got it to dive.
                    WOW want a hot rod! It will turn on a dime and does a tight figure 8ís. I increased to flank bell it was going great, all was good.
                    Of course it didnít take long to drain the batteries to parade rest. I consciously decision to not run with the emergency blow tanks charged, the part of the pool that I was using was 4 feet deep and I could see it the whole time. Of course the next part is/was predicable the batteries died in the middle of the pool and the boat a little was heavy, dead on the bottom. I was able to retrieve it and didnít have to get wet. Got just a little water in the engine room spent the rest of the afternoon drying the WTC out on a hot and humid South Carolina afternoon. Prior to leaving I did re-trim the boat. I had it with about ľ inch of the sail out of the water. I still need to find a better location for the UPC-1. The present position makes it very hard to dive, but I got no place to go and all night to get there. I just wish I had another couple days at the Y prior to going to Rocky Mount this weekend. With a couple of more days, I could learn to drive it like I stole it and get it tuned just right for me, learning/adjusting to the controls of the radio. I donít like the configuration of the Futaba airplane radio just something that I will have to adapt to. I would like to find one like the Taranis x9e where all the functions are located across the top of the radio easy to locate, thatís for another day and learning how to setup a 433 MHZ system.

                    Ernie

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