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Old Apr 05, 2015, 06:59 PM
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Syren's carronades

Hi Dan, I was wondering what kind of powder do you use in your ship's carronades? I was assuming 3f powder or 4f but I could be wrong.
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Old Apr 06, 2015, 07:50 AM
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Hi Dan, I was wondering what kind of powder do you use in your ship's carronades? I was assuming 3f powder or 4f but I could be wrong.
See this post and video for details on the gun loads:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=224

And remember, BP is dangerous and can be deadly...
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Old Apr 07, 2015, 09:03 PM
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Black powder

Thanks Dan, I am very familiar with black powder due to shooting black powder rifles with 4-H competitively.
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Thanks Dan, I am very familiar with black powder due to shooting black powder rifles with 4-H competitively.
Wow! Sign me up for 4-H. I just need an age exemption of a few decades
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Dan, I am curious as to what you are currently using for a battery to run Syren - SLA or NimH? Is it used to power your guns also? Why did you choose the battery type?
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Old Apr 28, 2015, 08:29 PM
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Dan, I am curious as to what you are currently using for a battery to run Syren - SLA or NimH? Is it used to power your guns also? Why did you choose the battery type?
Hi Don,
Using the same battery type that came from SC&H, a 6V, 7amp-hour SLA. The original one lasted many years...5 maybe. Bought the replacement at Batteries Plus.
For the guns, I use a 6V pack of AA NiMH's.
In big boats, SLA'a are the best cuz they are heavy (you always need ballast in big boats so why not use battery power as ballast?) Also SLA's last, easy to maintain (use a trickle charger), and they come in many voltages and capacities.
I used NiMHs for the guns cuz I could make up a small pack that would fit next to the rotary switch for the guns. Used separate pack cuz gun ignition draws hi amps and I didn't want to "brown out" the SLA voltage and drop out the receiver when the guns are fired.
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I am thinking of going back to a SLA for Vixen. I might change to a smaller one though for space considerations. My little fishing boat Katherine by Thunder Tiger came with a smaller sized 6v 4.5 Ah which would be a nice fit in Vixen. I realize it has half the capacity, but should give plenty of sailing time.
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4.5 Ah should be plenty. Syren battery is behind the mainmast. I had to cut a separate hatch in the aft deck to get the battery in and out.
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