ORIGINAL: speaker monkey
Im new to this forum and to the world of remote control, please be kind.Β* IΒ*am really interested in making my own remote control boat that uses a diesel engine.Β* IΒ*tried to do a bit of research before IΒ*posted and generally all IΒ*could find was talk about old real diesel boats or replicating diesel boat sounds.Β* It certainly doesn't seem to be the done thing.Β* IΒ*can already hear the responses to why I shouldn't persue this route: expensive (the cheapest engine IΒ*could find was still over Β£100) + fuel, difficult, smelly, dirty, polluting, less torque options, dangerous, unrelaiable & unnecessary,Β* However these reasons are yet to deter me (some even do the opposite).Β* I'm a speaker builder by trade so IΒ*am no stranger to the careful, fiddly & hands on design and IΒ*used to build non-RC models when I was a kid.Β* Plus I relish a challenge and the design and build is where IΒ*will get my kick.Β* Building an off the shelf kit has no attraction to me although IΒ*am sure it will give me a good grounding with what its all about.
''A speaker builder?'' you say ''surely you would be more at home trying an ellectrically powered one?''Β* True, however IΒ*always feel that the world of electronics is a bit impersonal and IΒ*prefer getting my hands dirty in other ways.
Aaanyway, what IΒ*am really asking is for some direction / advice / links / discussion on where IΒ*can get started with this, as IΒ*said before there seems to be a bit of a dearth of info on this subject.
All the best