Does it really need to go 3 Km. what is it for, why does it have to go that far?
QuoteDoes it really need to go 3 Km. what is it for, why does it have to go that far?So how far do you want it to go?
Quote from: HazardsMind on Dec 02, 2012, 11:04 pmDoes it really need to go 3 Km. what is it for, why does it have to go that far?yes 3km would be its limit it would prob only do 2-2.5km but thought it should have a bit up its sleeve so to speak. Its a type of boat roughly 1200mm in length powered by a 350W 12V motorWorks really well just the circuit board in it at the moment is kind of on its way out still functions as it should its just lost all its LED lights which indicates its battery status and the length of time it is set to run. The crowd that makes these want considerable money to replace the circuit board and its not a very good one so i would rather spend my money on up grading to something i want. There's a market for for these over here for this type of controller and im keen to distribute it
no i dont have a web site. you could email me for more info if you likeI use this small remote boat for fishing its quite common here in NZ
WiFi, far to short range (about /100 or 1/0000) of the range you need.
Quote from: vandermeent on Dec 03, 2012, 07:38 pmno i dont have a web site. you could email me for more info if you likeI use this small remote boat for fishing its quite common here in NZA remote controlled fishing boat?Over 2Km away?There`s no-one actually on the boat, its all remote controlled?How does the Fishing part happen?Curiouser and curiouser!
The only one I can think of is mobile phone (Gsm) type tech. WiFi, far to short range (about /100 or 1/0000) of the range you need.XBee's are near to the range you want but still a factor of ten ( I think off). So yes am be mobile phone tech may do it, but this could depend on the local mobile coverage.Satellite phone may be the best option.I'll try to find the link, but there is a web site about and competition to get an automatic/robot boat across the Atlantic. One of the rules is that it must report daily by satellite once a day.Mark
It is probably so expensive because that is an awfully long range for something remote controlled. It is not entirely likely that you would be able to duplicate it yourself for less money.... It would be incredibly helpful if you provided more information about the product (like a website for it) so that we can get an idea of what you are working with. Maybe whatever radio receiver is in it can be used for your new board. But we can't know without knowing more about it.A satellite phone would also be very expensive, but we need more information as to what kind of budget you had in mind.