RT4 | BAITSPIRAL SYSTEM
|NEXT LEVEL BAITING - THE TIME HAS COME
Heaps of feed – something that simply doesn’t exist in nature. However this can be a problem in shallow waters when using a bait boat.
It was only possible to release the feed at full throttle. If there are a lot of bait boats on the water, fish get used to it and the approach loses its efficacy. These fish relate big heaps of food with danger stay clear of those and become suspicious with good reason.
In order to create bigger bait areas or even whole streets of bait, we are proud to offer you the optimal solution after a long development process.
Our first idea was based on a hatch system that could be opened and closed progressively via remote with the help of servo motors. This allowed for adjusting the angle of the hatch which would become steeper over time and small portions of bait would be released. We had already tested this idea extensively years earlier but had discarded it eventually.
The hatch does allow portioning the bait but also leads to the release of smaller pieces of bait first and larger pieces later when different sized pieces of bait are used. When closing the hatch, pieces of bait frequently get stuck in it. Therefore it is only a matter of time until the servo motor breaks down and has to be replaced.
Since servo motors are known to be some of the most fragile parts of bait boats, we have abstained from using it at all in our RT4 and aim to continue to do that in order to continuously meet our high quality standards.
After a number of setbacks that we encountered during the product development process, we focused on the most important requirement for us that we had been unable to fulfill up until this point.
The new product should be able to release bait of all types, sizes, assortments and textures equally over longer distances with the releasing amount being adjustable. This bait boat should increase the flexibility while fishing and enable new bait strategies. The additional features should include being able to dispense boilies, wet food like stick mix, small particle-assortments as well as small bait types like mini pellets and small particles like hemp.
Besides that it was of uttermost importance to us to offer an integrated plug and play solution which can remain in the boat for transport and doesn’t have to be transported as a separate component.
You can choose to order your new RT4 bait boat with the new BaitSpiral system which you will find in the options of the configurator on our website. It’s also available for retrofit exclusively for RT4 bait boats which have been equipped by Carploung with the BUS system (no DIY Sets). In order to do that our technicians fit the spiral’s control module through the battery bay on the inside of the boat.
Hence, the whole electronic control system is safely built into the boats interior, does not require any additional space in the battery bay and most importantly, is protected against any weather conditions. In order to retrofit the module, the boat does not have to be opened up completely. The additional control system is operated entirely by the existing batteries and does not require an alternative power source.
A jack on the inside of the boat will be used to connect the BaitSpiral system to the power supply and to control it.
The application of the BaitSpiral system is simple and intuitive. In order to use spiral conveyors the RT4 boat’s bait hatches have to be opened.
Now the spirals fit exactly and firmly into the bait departments of the RT4. You can now remove the sealing caps that protect the socket and the plug when not in use.
Since June 2017, we have installed a watertight, gold-plated push connector that snaps into the sockets when plugged in and can easily be released with one hand with a pull on the plug. (plug & play)
The double mode can now be selected via a switch in the battery compartment. If 2 Baitscrews are inserted, then both screws rotate synchronic which is handy for the pre-baiting or when you want to bring in large quantities of baits or particles.
In single mode (switch up), both screws can be separately controlled again.
After developing various prototypes we were finally on the right track and developed a spiral conveyor which is made out of glass fiber reinforced PA6 material and which fulfilled our high expectations.
An injection molding technique is used to build all components which allows the construction to have a very high accuracy of fit. This prevents small pieces of bait from becoming wedged and from eventually clogging the opening which could in the worst case scenario lead to a complete breakdown of the system, which may happen while using competitors’ products.
Of course, big pieces of bait as well as pellets can be dispensed as well, which allows a distribution over bigger areas.
When a BaitSpiral is connected, the electronic control system automatically deactivates the magnets of the bait hatches on the particular side and controls instead the spiral conveyor which allows you to use your remote`s familiar controls in order to control the spiral conveyors.
If the baitspirals are not installed you can use the left control as per usual to control the hatches. If the lever points to the left it opens the left hatch and accordingly the right hatch is opened by moving the lever to point to the right.
As soon as a spiral conveyor is attached and is connected to the boat via the jack, the bait hatch magnet is deactivated and the respective spiral turns according to the lever position. The further the lever points to one side, the faster the responding spiral turns.
When we developed the system we made sure that it is also possible to use only one spiral conveyor. Hence you can, for example, use a spiral conveyor only in the left bait department which can be filled with stick mix and boilies while the right bait department can contain the rig as usually and baits.
When it reaches its spot the remote can be used to open the right hatch to release the rig with a small amount of bait. The spiral conveyor in the second bait department can then be used to distribute more bait in a bigger radius around the initially released bait.
If two baitspirals are connected to the boat at the same time, they can be controlled separately. Lever movement to the left turns the left spiral and lever movement to the right moves the right spiral.
Using both baitspirals is very useful, for example, when pre-baiting, or to spreading large bait quantities over a large area.
The Baitspirals wont move as long as the control lever is centred in the middle and will not release any baits.
Controll the spirals with a stepless rotation speed, to ensure a perfect spreading of your baits during driving.
Needless to say, the BaitSpiral system can also be used with our auto pilot sytsem. Here it offers even more options for different bait strategies while fishing.
Shortly, we will make available an update for our Carplounge Autopilot App, which will allow controlling the bait hatches manually via the app as well as on certain routes. This allows, for example, methodical navigation of whole bait areas.
✓ Go to point 1
✓ From there, go to point 2 while rotating the left baitspiral at a 50 percent speed
✓ At arrival at point activate the left release hook
✓ Then go to point 3 while rotating the right baitspiral at a 50 percent speed
✓ Return to “home”
✓ BaitSpiral Control for "Plug and Play" use of the spirals and rubber plugs to cover the jacks
✓ Baitspiral: spiral conveyor with strong gear motor waterproof with gilded plug, one or two baitspirals
✓ Optional controlboard builtin at new ordered RT4 Boats!
✓ Retrofitting of the control electronics by our technicians
✓ Additional installation fee incl. RT4 checkup service*
*During the checkup service our technicians will check the boat you sent in after installing the electronic spiral control system thoroughly on our lake. This checkup is being conducted according to an 80 points inspection plan. If necessary the echo sounder and/or the remote will be adjusted/trimmed correctly.
Shortly we offer a Bait-Extender attachment for the bait departments as additional equipment. These extend the bait capacity by another 1.2 kg. A fitting lid keeps the bait dry and protects it for example against birds.You would like to send in your boat for a retrofit and plan an upgrade or a reconstruction of your boat or echo sounder/GPS? Please contact us and we’ll make you a package offer at a reduced price.
After installing the electronic spiral control system, the bait hatches are immediately “plug and play” ready for use without cumbersome assembly. The Baitspirals can be transported within the boat and do thus not increase the pack size any further.
RT4 | BAITSPIRAL SYSTEM
|NEXT LEVEL BAITING - THE TIME HAS COME