no i dont have a web site.
you could email me for more info if you like
I use this small remote boat for fishing
its quite common here in NZ
A 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!
on the small boat is a small version of me holding a small fishing rod
once the boat reaches its desired destination i want to activate a steeper motor which is connected to the small fishing reel, this in-turn lowers the pre-baited hooks to the bottom and hey presto mini me is out there fishing remotely while im on the beach having a beer with my feet up. sorry im pissing myself with laughter writing this haven't had a good laugh in a while
seriously though back to this project
yes you are correct there is no one on the boat (its more of a surface type submarine than a boat)
its cylindrical in shape and is water tight in side it.
It doesn't go under water but the majority of it sits below the waterline the 350w 12v motor pulls the boat through the water 40min run time would get you 2-3km off the shore line.
so at the ass end of the boat you attach your main line (350lb line)
as the boat is heading out you attach clip on traces to your main line (25 hooks is the limit here in nz)
leave it out for an hour or so then winch it back in retrieving your line hooks and boat and if your lucky fish
at the moment the boat has a manual rudder so you have to work out if there is a current and which direction it is going and adjust the rudder to compensate for that current the idea is to get the boat heading out straight
the motor is controlled by a pcb board which has a timer, low voltage cut out, battery status indicator and motor start/stop
so i want to upgrade and hook the rudder up to a servo and control that either with sms signals through the gsm network or gps logging in way points or using xbee transmitter/receiver
As well as controlling the the main drive motor the same way
have you got any sugestions?