Just found out about this groups existence. I am a big fan of sailing and making things at home (3d printing is included), so I wanted to combine both of them and build a homemade RC Volvo ocean 65 yacht, which I have already made the shape of the hull for ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2870750 ). Problem is- I am a complete newbie when it comes to RC electronics.
question is- if I want to make a ~ 60cm long model that has
- one combined or two synchronized winches for the sails
- canting keel
what complete set of electronics would you recommend? (the cheaper- the better)
The RC winches are quite expensive, and I have seen people removing potentiometers from servos in order to achieve continuous rotation. Is this a good solution?
Any help will be greatly appreciated