Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some Robot Boat Parts

Click to enlarge and see parts better

The solar panel and battery were each about 2 lbs and online said 2.5 lbs.  So we are under our weight budget so far!

Online the 12 volt battery said 10-14 Ah Pb Eq so I was thinking we were near 150 watt-hours.   However, up close it also says 51 watt-hours.  So I now think it is like 1/3rd the capacity I was expecting.   Could not do much motoring during the night with this.  The water  brake might be needed for overnight.  Night trips are some time off yet, so I won't worry too much about that for now.

The lights are really bright.  The horn is really loud.  The motor has very good torque.

Still don't have the phone, relays, or propellers.   Will probably get these next week.

Also not sure yet on how the motor, stuffing box, and propellers are all going to work mechanically. 

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