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Yellow Boat 3 Power Test Scratch Built hull, water jet and cooling pump made from Coroplast and junk

100A ESC, 500 watt motor, heli motor, jet pump, scratch build, scratch built jet, yellow boat Commenti disabilitati su Yellow Boat 3 Power Test Scratch Built hull, water jet and cooling pump made from Coroplast and junk 

Yellow Boat 3 Power Tests with Turnigy 500W H450 2100kv





Scratch Built hull, water jet and cooling pump made from Coroplast and junk Yellow Boat 3 Power Test

Cooling pump testing here 

Test results

Dynamic losees
29.5 Watts
2.3 Amps

Peak power
532 Watts
47.5 Amps on a 3C 

Impeller
30 X 30 two blade 

Quite pleased with test results pretty good match motor to impeller it seems. Tried a 30 X 35R impeller which drew too much current the 30 X 30 seems just about optimal.

Home brew cooling small centrifugal pump made from junk, with a scoop on the hull. The pump is mounted directly above the scoop and primes its self with the standard trim at rest.

I also found that if I re-introduce the out let from the cooling circuit into the jet ramp, there is a tendency for the water to be sucked through by the main drive when the throttle is up thus improving cooling flow at high loads, a win win. I wanted a pump because taking a tap from the pressure side of the jet outlet uses some thrust and is only available at speed, with low throttle or stopped there is no flow and this I thought would cause over heating when stopping after a long high power burst, which I do when surfing at Sumner.

The tiny pump on test


The cooling circuit. I found that if I re-introduce the out let from the cooling circuit into the jet ramp it helps with coolant flow. 


Turnigy 450 H2218 Brushless outrunner 2100KV with water cooling added, big bore pipes just because that the brass I had in stock. 

Spec.
Model: 2218 
Turns: 6
Cells: 2~4S
Kv: 2100rpm/V
No load Current: 1.9A/10V
Max power: 500W
Weight: 67g
Shaft diameter: 3.17mm
Dimensions: 27.2 x 36.5mm
Recomended ESC: 2~4S/50A

Hobbyking SS Series 90-100A ESC with a water cooling plate added its an overrated ESC so should do the job easy. Will need a BEC I have a 5A in stock also.



Spec.
Weight: 85g
Size: 70x50x13mm
Cells: 2-7S Li Po 
Max Current: 90A [over 70A use 6S only]
Burst : 100A
No BEC



Generally the larger jet is much more effective at lower throttle in  the bath, this will be better for trolling in the swamp. On the lake speed remains to be seen, but I can't believe it will be disappointing given the flow and power levels I'm getting on test. I suppose its possible the nozzel velocity is lower than the NQD jet, that said I have read that if the ratio of nozzel velocity is greater then 6:1 then all will be well with the world. 


Given the area increase from 3.14159 cm² to 4.818 cm² which is an area increase of 1.533 at the same nozzel velocity the mass flow would increase by 1.533 times.

So every second the following would seem to add up

So as we know the NQD 20 mm jet pushed around 950 grams on Yellow Boat 1, the nozzel velocity  must be around 3.023 Meters / Second with no losses? This is where I get into the realm of I don't understand :O fluid dynamic being so complex, although non compressible fluids like water are less complex mathematically than the calculations for air for example 

Just for fun with an exhaust velocity of 22.5 Meters per Second that's around 80 kph

Every second a bar of water from the 20 mm jet has a volume of  7069 cm³ So the mass flow would be 7.069 Liters per second so 7.069 Kgs sec

Every second a bar of water from the 30 mm jet  has a volume of  10841 cm³ So the mass flow would be 10.841 Liters per second so 10.841 Kgs sec


Definition from Wikipedia

One watt is the rate at which work is done when an object's velocity is held constant at one meter per second against constant opposing force of one newton.


So transpose the above to make kg the subject
With no losses I recon 500 Watts could move 22.22 Kgs to 22.5 Meters a second in one second. Sounds like a lot of water 22.2 Liters Umm???

However the impeller is probably only 60% efficient this is true in air a turbine can only be 59.8 % efficient its called the Betts limit I think.

So 22.2 X 0.6 = 13.33 umm 13 Liters a second sounds like a lot ?

One way to test this is to measure the amount of water the pump moves over a fixed period of time, simple then to workout all the things we want to know.







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Its only a tiny water Pump but Its got an enormous flow

100A ESC, 2100kv heli motor, 2200mah, 6C, water cooling, water pump Commenti disabilitati su Its only a tiny water Pump but Its got an enormous flow 

Its only a tiny water Pump but Its got an enormous flow. Cooling pump for Yellow Boat 3 COuld be a candidate for a temperature sensor and current sensor to control the pump with a trusty Arduino nano. The pump motor draws 100mA on load.
Testing YB3 in the bath its totally mental on 6 cells 569 Watts flat out nearly emptied the bath should be amusing on the lake, that said at this power level it needs the motor cooling
Its made from an old servo motor motor a small brass impeller made from sheet brass and brass tube, soldered onto the pinion. The pinion is then secured with Locktight to the motor shaft. The shaft seal is from a non drip honey bottle glued on the end of the motor.The pump body is a part out of the top of a pump bottle soap dispenser, all held together with epoxy and Fiberglass.

The little pump shifts plenty of flow though the big pipes motor first them ESC a power test will be run to evaluate the performance of the cooling system, it seems to prime its self Ok. There is a rectangular scoop on the outside of the hull to help the flow when the boat is traveling. Having a pump means the temp won't overshoot after a fast run and stop like it would if it were only a scoop or tap from the jet unit nozzel.

Another tiny pump probably much more expensive than mine

http://www.simplypumps.com/miniaturepumps-pictures.htm






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The hull is 4 inches longer than Yellow Boat 1 the keel is fiberglass and epoxy as are the chines, everywhere else its hot glue. Much cleaner hull then the earlier boats but still a bit ugly.
These hulls are tough as, run them into rocks do what you like they just flex. I suppose they would fail at the seams when they do, that's why I glassed in the keel.The hull is all one piece of Coroplast split in the front sections and glued. I scored the folds with a ball point pen so they bend correctly, getting better with the material now.


The ride plate is glassed in on the inside so its really stiff, as the pump is all outboard I have recessed the transom to hide it away a bit. Its a big jet unit.

Room for 2 X 11.1V 2200mAh 20C batteries in parallel should deliver up to 80 + Amps
The cooling system is here

Turnigy 450 H2218 Brushless outrunner 2100KV with water cooling added, big bore pipes just because that the brass I had in stock. 

Spec.
Model: 2218 
Turns: 6
Cells: 2~4S
Kv: 2100rpm/V
No load Current: 1.9A/10V
Max power: 500W
Weight: 67g
Shaft diameter: 3.17mm
Dimensions: 27.2 x 36.5mm
Recomended ESC: 2~4S/50A


Dragster exhausts :) for the cooling water I have fashioned a pump from some old junk which can bee seen here

Hobbyking SS Series 90-100A ESC with a water cooling plate added its an overrated ESC so should do the job easy. Will need a BEC I have a 5A in stock also.


Spec.
Weight: 85g
Size: 70x50x13mm
Cells: 2-7S Li Po 
Max Current: 90A [over 70A use 6S only]
Burst : 100A
No BEC 




A real yellow boat






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