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Old 01-07-2013, 04:28 PM
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Can't wait to see some video. Good luck with it!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:42 PM
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Great to hear you are working on this.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:44 PM
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lol... Ok...$325 is the benchmark... vs. smart phone... included ... love the idea...
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Yeah, but a smart phone doesn't look nearly as cool!
Once you get this worked out, perhaps you can work with one of the phone manufacturers to make a smartphone that looks like an Airguide speedometer.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:25 PM
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:27 PM
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I need some input.
One of the limitations I am running into is the total sweep of the needle motor is 315 degrees. On a 3 to 50mph dial, like most of you have, the needle has to do one of two things.

1. To reach 50mph the needle comes to rest at 5 mph.
2. If the needle settles at the post or 3 mph it will not quite reach 50 mph.

How big of a deal is this? I know if I were calibrating for myself I would let the needle set at the post. I have never had a boat that would actually go 50 mph! Does yours?
The gps will actually read up to 200 mph. The limitation is the scale not being over 315 degrees. It appears that finding a motor that will cover a broader range of degrees is problematical
but I am not certain about this.

In YOUR opinion is this a problem that should be resolved before further developement?

Thank you for your input,
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:31 PM
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My boat is only good for 44 mph so I would prefer the needle to be accurate at the bottom end. Even with the engine plans I have, it won't hit 50 so it's an easy call for me.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:36 PM
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agree with thatsmrmastercraft, "most" mc boats even modified have a hard time reaching the elusive 50 mph mark, at least carbed boats like his and mine...
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:55 PM
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With little kids, accuracy at the 5--7 mph range is actually pretty important. Agree with the top end not being as critical for pulled sports---even barefooting has to give it up at some point.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:06 PM
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Yeah dont need top end, Hooligan might need the 200mph capability but the rest of us non mouth breathers like anything thats accurate to 45mph.

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:06 PM
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Yeah dont need top end, Hooligan might need the 200mph capability but the rest of us non mouth breathers like anything thats acurate to 45mph.

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