RC Solar Boat With E.M.P. Drive.

E.M.P. drive – Electro Mechanical Propulsion drive.

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One’s a year we have a solar boat race here in luxemburg. I think I will participate this year with this construction.

I’m building a RC solar boat with a new concept of drive. A dc motor driven by a 10W solar cell, takes a continius hight current, and when the sun disappears behind the clouds, it will be difficult to get enough electricity.

So I decided to use another drive. Somthing like a pump with 2 coils, where I can move a piston. When the voltage drops, I still have the possibility to move the boat forward with smaller pulses and less frequency, which gives me an advantage over my competitors.

I think this concept will have an advantage over the normal dc motor drive.

It’s just a therorie but it’s been buzzing around in my head for some time

A small simulation how the EMP drive will work

A short Video from the solar boat race of 2017.

  • 1 × 10W Solar Panel

  • Coil-O-Mat Software Is Ready

    Alain Mauer07/24/2018 at 12:14 0 comments

    Just finished the Software for my Coil winding machine. I used my Arduino Nano QP .

    It was perfect for this project.

    The source code can be found on my github.

  • Coil-O-Mat

    Alain Mauer04/12/2018 at 12:12 0 comments

    Now, I have the Magnets, let us wrap the coils. I will use painted copper wire with a diameter of 0.09mm.

    Both of the coils should have 40 Ohm at the end, which makes a lot of wrapping.
    So I decided to build me this Coil-O-Mat to make me this task easyer

    Hopefully I will finished this quickly, so I can start to do the first tests with the e.m.p.

  • First Piston Prototype

    Alain Mauer04/08/2018 at 17:56 0 comments

    Today I found a few moments to prepare the parts for my first piston prototype.

    They are laser-cut and it seems that the results looks like my cad design.

    A Neodymium magnet, 3mm of diameter and 10mm length fits in the middle of this design.

    And the hole thing fits in the tube and moves.

  • Starting the EMP drive build

    Alain Mauer04/07/2018 at 16:01 0 comments

    I use one of these plexiglas tubes

    Then I laserd 4 Water inlets in the tube

    Next step will be the piston ... stay tuned

  • 10 Watt Solarpanel

    Alain Mauer04/05/2018 at 21:30 0 comments

    The 10 Watt solar panel is now ready for the first tests, if the sun shows up this weekend :)

    And here comes the sun 22,42V with no load.

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