Good afternoon everyone.
I'm what you would call a complete Newbie to Remote Control, but have been a keen model builder for a number of years, usually to inundate my kids bedrooms with the Airfix stuff I've built. They love it (they have no choice) and I enjoy taking my brain out of gear for a while whilst doing them.
Anyway onto why I've joined. So, sadly a couple of years ago my father passed away and whilst sorting out his belongings etc, I came across a Krick RC Police boat which he was in the process of making for my son. My father loved tinkering about in his shed and had always been a very keen modeler, probably where I got it from? Anyway, fast forward...my intention was to always finish the boat for my Dad but the past couple of years have been really tricky as with my Dads passing, it left my Mum who sufferered with Dementia and Alzheimer's going downhill fast and again sadly Mum succumbed to this cruel disease on New Years Day this year.
The boat is now back out on my dining room table and I'm in the right frame now to get it finished and get it out there sailing. However I've hit a couple of snags with the operation of the remote and being a complete newbie , I'm hoping that someone can help?
Let me explain, I have an Ikonnik KA6 transmitter and receiver and which I have all the servo for the rudder and propeller wired into, all work fine (Propeller is making a very dry sound, probably needs lubricating and the rudder doesn't turn enough I don't think, so may need adjusting). Accessories fitted to the boat include a light and radar which again, I have working through the receiver (both on Permanent, not sure if these can be switched?) basically, this is where the newbie comes in, there's two wires coming from the radar and two wires coming from the light, I've wired these in to the servo connectors but have no signal wire? Is there a way these can be wired in so a signal can turn them off and on? If so, how please and am I missing a component?
My biggest conundrum though is the Krick 12v pump which operates the water cannon. This has left me completely confused and for me to understand this would be like finding a new planet! My father had wired this with two wires coming off it but how do I get this to work with the remote? I'm assuming I'm missing some other component to wire this into before I can wire it into the receiver to operate it on either of the on/off switches 5 and 6, otherwise at best it will run constant, but I really haven't got a clue?
I would be happy to post pictures but I'm sure someone out there will probably just know what I need and I'm at the stage where I just want the electronics to work before I go ahead and finish the rest off.
Thank you for reading, as I said any help would be greatly received and hopefully my Dad's boat can be ready for after lockdown.