I"m working on building a RC aircraft carrier/battleship hybrid. And have found that the normal RC parts are not capable of what i need. And the ones with more power/ability are way to expensive. while the parts i have found here are a lot more affordable and have more uses. I’m designing this ship to be fully functional and able to launch aircraft and recover them. as well as fire air soft guns. to make this easier ill repost my my post on RC site…
OK my design idea is a cross between aircraft carrier and battleship. i want it to be fully operational and armed. lights, guns, aircraft, patrol boats, airplane elevators as well as helicopters. want to include cameras so i can get POV of flight deck and from ship to see where going. will be doing same with air and sea craft. “foot note- i will only be using those modes where legal and with license if needed”. so i wish to make a fully functional combat platform. see scale aircraft carriers and battle ships. but never anything “new”. so I’d like to step out of mold and try a futuristic foray.
here’s the finial rough stats on it- flight deck 18 long by 5’ wide. Hull 10’ by 3’ wide. height below deck is 2’ might increase if needed for aircraft storage areas. 4 24"x13" sub boat docks at water level to house patrol boats. and a heli pad " unknown size until i get intel on what size the heli’s have to be to scale. con tower will be 2-3’ above deck with rotatable camera to see where ship going. also to record aircraft landings! “think would be cool to post the landings here ” that’s the main size stats. ill now post what i want IN the ship systems and craft.
7-9 aircraft, 4 pt boats, 3-5 heli’s, debating on 1-2 subs launched from underneath ship but afraid of leaks, 3x 3 16" main guns, 4x 5 5" guns, 48x AA guns “Gatling”.
Other stats im looking for. want it to be able to go 10-15 mph. faster if feasible. on board video cameras. able to launch aircraft and boats “and possibly subs”. want to add a crane on aft section to be able to tow other ships to port “if some ones boat runs out of gas lol” want to run it on gasoline from pumps. ours have ethanol in them around here. have a running time of 2 hours. “will run it less but since my kids will want to play to need buffer on time” also thinking of a back up electric motor encase of main gas motor failure but not firm on this yet. want some for of fail safe that if ship leaves radio range it will auto return to range and give notice on controller. and thinking the “venom” fail safe if theirs other problems while at sea. don’t want to go 2.4ghtz radios but would like a 200-300 foot range minimum. also curious if i could run all systems threw a laptop instead of control. and only use a controller for momentum and steering? so here’s my idea so far. large project but im new to R/C boats but I’ve built other things before. oh and another question since i’m going gas engine could i install a alternator to power all electrical systems with a battery back up? Also would like to turn as much as i can into a solar system. Will be making a portable solar charger for spare batteries on land as well in case. would love to go all electric as we are ecco minded. but i have to have POWER “grunt grunt grunt” lol “said in Tim tailor voice lol.”
Ok that for reference purposes. some of it has changed but basics are same. What im trying to work out now is how to. control propulsion. I’ll be using 2 Prowler T30 on aft section. 1 T30 on aft and starboard sides at front for steerage. What i need is a way to control speed and the rudders. I’ve got a basic idea how i want to do it. but not the practical application. I’ll be removing the vertical shaft from the trolling motors and removing the control box. will be installing “instert correct part here ” to be able to hook it up to servo controller. the trolling motor is 5 speed forward and 2 speed reverse. i want to make it variable speed instead. so what im worried about is the high amps the motors use. their estimated at 30 amps continuous. and ones ive seen here so far only handle 3amps.
I’ll be controlling this ship from shore from an old laptop and PC xbox360 controller. so i need a transceiver on shore and receiver on ship as well. There will be more to work out. but first i want to work out how to move and steer ship posting.php?mode=post&f=7&sid=6a4d42cc3a14609fbdd3b52000503a32# im not professional with this. but i have basic understanding so im not starting from scratch so to speak. but im also not trained. any assistance in working out this step would be greatly appreciated.
P.S yes i know this is large project to start with. but I am able to handle this scale with some direction and assistance. As ive got wide back ground in building and repairing different things. And i learn fast.