Jump to content
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt

Titan Sailwinch service ????


Recommended Posts

I think i know the answer but in hope of a solution...

 

acquired an IOM several months ago, virtually unused but around 6 year old build. professionally (??) built. fitted with a rather nice TITAN TORNADO winch servo. all in one unit taking 3s power and feeding the RX.

Worked fine racing saturday morning, returned home and no winch..power runs through and works RX/rudder. tried another RX, tested the channel outputs on RX, proved the +ve and -Ve leads both ways, tested the continuity of the signal lead from winch, resorted to break the waterproof seals and open it up - no evidence of any water ingress  and at the end of what i can reasonably check myself...

Titan appear to have gone .... Is there anyone servicing these units or is it an expensive doorstop ???

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've played with several different winches and even managed to fix several of them.  If you want I will take a look at it.  I won't charge but I can't guarantee the repair (assuming it's possible) either.  The other thing you could check yourself is to connect the battery directly across the motor and see if it spins (remove a gear wheel first).  If you have a multi-meter then check the resistance of the pot as you turn the output gear.

On the electronics side, older winches tend to use standard parts for which modern equivalents are probably available.  Newer winches tend to use custom chips which you can't get hold of.  Mechanical bits are very difficult to source apart from motors.  If the electronics side is dead put the pot is ok you can sometimes use the electronic board from a modern servo instead.  It really depends want you want.  Old winches tend to be heavy.  The Kingmax ones are about as fast, less then half the weight and a fraction of the cost.

PM me if you want me to take a look.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...