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Non BT just add a pot
 

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Prototype #1 now just got to put the guts in tomorrow and retest.... if all goes good I have few more things I want to try out like the 1 click wide open

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Well I finally figured out how to make this function the way I want it to
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to achieve this I had to use the momentary to latching converter and a relay to convert the + to a - polarity. Wiring as follows
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the only thing that is different is it does require an out side power source to power the converter. I tried to power it in house so to speak but their is no way to apply a ground that doesn’t complete a circuit to on of the buttons. I even tried diode’s but no go.
 

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Now I just need to clean this box up and figure out a stand and put this thing on the boat and test it out
 

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This is awesome dude
 

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So I cut all the wires down to nubs and reworked with more ridged wire in hopes to make it not look like a bird nest inside and mounted things down. Figured out a system to keep wires out of the way...... jury still out on if it cleaned up or if it’s still a bird nest but at least I’m not worried about wires in the way
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today Tuesday 8/18 my connectors will come in and I can start making the outside connections. Gonna try to make it 1 8pin connector for troller wires and outside power source
 

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8 pin coming out of the box

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one end of cable has 6 wires from trolling motor cable and 2 additional wires for additional power supply

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other end this is basically just for the outside power supply as the 6 trolling motor wires are still in the factory plug

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I copied the pin out for the troller plug and then the 2 not used pins i added the 2 additional power source wires. # 3 pin space on factory plugs is blank which is why you see that space used by the outside power source

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Last piece of wire. I have a 12 volt power plug up front where led switches used to be that I’m using for external power
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Wrapped them all in electrical tap so they stay together and won’t snag. Final test to make sure everything works and it’s water test time
 

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me eating popcorn
 

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lol find a pedal yet?
 

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Oh yeah you can find them all day long on ebay for 3x the price of the troller itself...

Nah I think over the winter I am going to switch my current troller over to the copilot so its easier to sell and also try to fix the 80lb powerdrive thats been sitting in my garage for 3 years that I got for free. Get that one running put a copilot on that as well and sell both trollers and buy a 24v or 36v riptide.
 

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prototype 1 is a success and final model is a go for field test.

 

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Mounting
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The actual arm controller was mounted on was to long so this is folded up but I’m going to take a link out so it should still look like this
 

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Just make sure the shaft and troller head dont hit it when deploying the troller
 

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It swivels and moves and can be locked in place. its a cheap laptop/ monitor stand
 

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Genius
 

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