Edit: I just realized I have just combined a bunch of random questions and tagged it a build, which makes it difficult to address each one individually. I’m going to post a few different questions right now, and link their answers here.
Hey everyone, I’ve been doing a lot of researching and I’m about ready to start purchasing parts. I was wondering if anyone could help confirm the compatibility of what I’ve chosen, and potentially answer a few questions.
So here’s the list of parts I’ve picked out so far:
Battery (I’ll have two of these wired in series to double the voltage)
Remote (I’ve heard this is better than the maytech one)
I believe these parts are all compatible, but I just wanted another opinion. Now for the rest of the build, I’m planning on building my own board, similar to what MaxMaker did here.
I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for fiberglass and epoxy/resin, and if anyone has figured out how to use a rail mounting system for mounting the foil on the board? (To allow the foil to be mounted at different spots up and down the board)
Finally, I’ve seen a bit of talk about using a pump to cool the ESC, which is probably what I intend to do. Could I use a 5-volt motor connected directly to the ESC to avoid needing a UBEC? Also, would a single circuit breaker on the positive end between the battery and the ESC be sufficient (If I connected the pump to the ESC with nothing else connected to the battery besides the ESC) or would I need smaller fuses throughout the build to ensure safety.
Last thing for real now. I plan on installing all the electronics in a single waterproof box that will be attached to the board with elastic cords or something like that. Can anyone recommend a connector that would allow me to detach the motor wires from the outside of the electronics box when I want to take the foil off the board? Is there a similar connector I could use for the pump tubing? (I’d like to be able to take the foil off the board, so I need a way to detach the motor wires and the pump tubing)
Thanks, everyone, I’m super excited to start building!