02-28-2015, 12:55 PM #1
Any Ideas on remote control Trolling motors for PWCs?
Just saw a video on the Minkota remote controlled trolling motor setup. As with everything, it is a bit too pricey for my Waverunner budget.
I have a 38lb Minkota that I wouldn't mind experimenting with if anyone has ideas on how to install a remote controlled actuator to operate one. I have a good aluminum fab guy for any heavy lifting but can't put together a plan on this myself.
Thoughts are maybe:
1. RC car parts and remote?
2. RC airplane parts n remote?
3. Maybe Jandy type valves for pools with a remote to operate them?
The only requirement when finished is that I would be able to back the ski in and launch it, remotely run it out of the way and then recover it when I get my truck parked. I would do a conversion to change it to a short shaft as well like they do for Kayaks.
Bored and cold...so the mind tends to get anxious to make something.
02-28-2015, 08:12 PM #2
Look at heavy duty sail boat servos if you are going this route.
I did this to a vx ski years ago in key west and had a fully functional throttle and steering. Id do it all again with a 7 channel radio instead of the 3 but have an almost entirely different way to control the ski.
03-01-2015, 08:37 AM #3
03-01-2015, 10:13 AM #4
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03-02-2015, 01:41 AM #5
Yea...I don't think I'm smart enough...or ambitious enough to go that far with it.
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