Hovercraft B/C

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby MattChina » February 18th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Can anybody provide a link for connectors? I'm trying to find a way to connect the 8.4 v NiMH battery pack to the rest of my circuit.
what connector type is your battery?
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby geniusjohn5 » February 18th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Can anybody provide a link for connectors? I'm trying to find a way to connect the 8.4 v NiMH battery pack to the rest of my circuit.
what connector type is your battery?
8.4 v NiMH battery pack
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby MattChina » February 18th, 2018, 4:22 pm

Can anybody provide a link for connectors? I'm trying to find a way to connect the 8.4 v NiMH battery pack to the rest of my circuit.
what connector type is your battery?
8.4 v NiMH battery pack
I use Tamiya connectors that i bought from amazon and i soldered it to the motor and the switches and plugged the connectors into the batteries. I think thats the safest and best way. If you solder things directly to the battery pack then it will be harder to change and less safe I guess. Using connectors are safer also because theres no possibility of shortcircuiting. Tamiya connectors are what i used. I think more batteries use tamiya so if you want to change batteries it will be easier.
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby cmurthy » February 18th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Hi,

If I need to clarify something in the rules, who is the best person to contact?

Thanks

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby dmis » February 18th, 2018, 9:10 pm

Hi,

If I need to clarify something in the rules, who is the best person to contact?

Thanks
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby mattruff » February 19th, 2018, 8:19 am

Do we have to flip the switch to stop the hovercraft at the end, or does the switch need to be flipped when it hits the cushioned barrier at the end?

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby MattChina » February 19th, 2018, 8:30 am

Do we have to flip the switch to stop the hovercraft at the end, or does the switch need to be flipped when it hits the cushioned barrier at the end?
I just flipped the switch to stop the hovercraft after it hit the barrier at an invitational.
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby Scooby » February 20th, 2018, 8:51 am

Do we have to flip the switch to stop the hovercraft at the end, or does the switch need to be flipped when it hits the cushioned barrier at the end?
You manually turn it off at the end.

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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby antoine_ego » February 21st, 2018, 2:10 pm

How have you all managed to solve the craft rotation issue (when your craft slowly rotates along the side until it hits into the wall)?
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Re: Hovercraft B/C

Postby MattChina » February 21st, 2018, 2:31 pm

How have you all managed to solve the craft rotation issue (when your craft slowly rotates along the side until it hits into the wall)?
I first turn on the hovercraft then i move the batteries around to see where it will balance the weight or I would move around the penny rolls to see where the it would be balanced because I assume the problem is occurring because one side is too heavy.
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