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Jun 01, 2008, 06:42 AM
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Could any of you post the wiring diagrams for LED running lights? I'm thinking of doing them sometime but I don't know how to properly wire them.
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Jun 01, 2008, 07:04 AM
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Try for good LED hookup information.

Jun 01, 2008, 08:21 AM
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Thanks that should help.
Jun 13, 2008, 04:35 AM
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Many thanks for all this, which is very helpful. But I have another question. My ESC requires red and blue wires to be connected to yellow and green wires on the motor. Can you please tell me how to pair them?
Jun 13, 2008, 05:20 AM
connect them as you want...

depending on how you connect the wires the motor will spin in one direction or the other when you move the stick on you TX to forward.... when the motor spins the wrong direction, just change the esc to motor wire connections...
Jun 13, 2008, 06:07 AM
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Thank you -that's what I thought, but wanted to check.
Jul 11, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Motor Reversing Switch

Here's the wiring for a drive motor reversing switch if you have a spare channel on your transmitter. I used a truck type heavy duty toggle switch and toggle it with a servo and pushrod attached to the toggle lever with a spring "servo saver" setup. To change from forward to reverse, go to throttle off position, operate the reversing channel and throttle up in the desired direction. Boats don't steer well in reverse and take some time to react due to lack of prop blast on rudder(s). Reverse is mostly helpful in docking including stopping the model to prevent plowing into the dock.
Jul 31, 2008, 07:28 PM
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reversing switch

I like the idea of a reversing switch for things like bow thruster, sail winch etc controlled by a servo. A toggle switch will require a good amount of energy. Has anyone experimented with that idea? Did take a slide switch apart & remove the ball that gives it it's snap but feels like a common servo wouldn't have the torgue either. Anyone try that? Am I barking up the wrong tree? MSD has the device that would do it but a lot of money.
An experimenter: Mike
Nov 16, 2008, 03:16 PM
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Hi-Low Voltage/Amps

Here is a simple diagram for a voltage conversion switch.
Dec 24, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Is he possible is construction the arrangement steers 4 engines, leaning on receiver set of 2 channel joint from speed controler ?
There are on two engines and receiver 2- the channel sets scheme in this section. .
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Dec 24, 2008, 11:12 AM
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put a microswitch in the rudder assembly so as you throw the rudder over, it breaks connection with the inboard motor.
Jan 03, 2009, 11:08 AM
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another nav light set up that enables you to have a switched circuit

note one negative supply

please note:

the red wire simply crosses over the black between its split and the RC switch
Jan 27, 2009, 08:16 AM
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Ghost, I have a question plz I plan on putting in two Torpedo 500 motor and gearbox's in my tug I'll be using a Werker 6V 12Ah sealed battery do I need one ESc or two ?thank you
Jan 27, 2009, 01:29 PM
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depends on what the amp pull is, on the first page are several diagrams.

if you have a 4+ chan radio, go the twin esc route, if you have a two chan radio you could get away with 1esc.

diagrams found on page 1 of this thread
Jan 27, 2009, 05:56 PM
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I was going to go the 4 channel route and thank you

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