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Flight controller for boat?
« on: September 21, 2014, 09:29:37 AM »
A friend of mine just gave me an RC boat.  It has an integrated RX and controller board, along with two electric motors, but does not have the TX.  My question is this, could I use a flight controller board like the i86, with speed controllers and my RX and jury rig a way to control the boat from my TX?  If so, which configuration (quad X, etc.) would you suggest?
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Re: Flight controller for boat?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 05:47:57 AM »
Well how about that? It works!  I used my i86 flight controller, set to dual copter, along with 2 brushed motor ESC's (Esky King2, I think), a Spektrum RX and my TX, and now we're cruising.  Not that I especially wanted an RC boat, but it was fun figuring out how to make it work, at least.  Maybe I'll troll a plug around the pond.............. :scratching_chin1:


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Re: Flight controller for boat?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 09:29:57 AM »
Bass fishing R/C style, I like it, Somebody get the net.

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Re: Flight controller for boat?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 11:30:27 AM »
WOW! Now you have your very own bass boat.

Imagine the poor catfish (or bass) that grabs that bait. :0042v1:

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Re: Flight controller for boat?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 05:18:32 AM »
Yep, some poor sucker (pun intended) may get a lot more than he bargained for when he takes the bait.
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Re: Flight controller for boat?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2014, 06:34:11 AM »
That is awesome Tom... Wold love to see some pics and video when you get time...  :t2980:


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Re: Flight controller for boat?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2014, 04:04:24 PM »
I'll try to take some pics and video soon.  The thing is actually pretty fast--kicks up a rooster tail.  Buddy the Boykin Spaniel does not like it all, stayed on the bank and barked at it.
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