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Old 03-29-2018, 03:36 AM
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Hi,
after having worked on medium-sized RC boats during my internship at a Maritime Safety Research Centre, I came up with a weird idea and now I am trying to see if it is feasible or not.
As I have a surfboard laying unused and a PixHawk control unit, maybe I could add an outboard motor for kayaks (the watersnake 18lb seems ok) and have my own self-piloting boat.
Do you believe it is possible or the motor is too small for such an application?
Thank you!
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:14 AM
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18# of thrust should be good for a kayak. When I first got a Bass boat it only had 23# but barely pushed it along. That got replaced with a 46# MinnKota trolling motor.
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