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    Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    I know everyone here is happy to help, I just dont like hassling for basics.
    I want to build a scale Murray River Paddle Boat. Around a meter long. There are no plans because most the people who built them had no boat building experience.
    As I can see at the moment, I need twin, reversable motors and rudder.
    I have 1x FS 6c Tx with matching 6c Rx`s. 3x BEC`s, 2x 4500 LiPo batts.
    Have got the Rx talking to the Tx operating servo ok but doesnt appear to cause any voltage change on the throttle. Motor not connected, using muliti meter.
    I have the Bec plugged into the Rx channel 3 forpower supplyto the Rx. Is it right that I cant plug another Bec in unless I cut the power wire ?

    Cheers. David.

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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    Gosh I'd think for a paddle boat you wouldn't need LiPos and elaborate speed controls, rather just basic gel cell batteries and a pair of low RPM, low amp-draw geared motors. But then again I've never built one. allelectronics dot com is a great surplus site for geared motors if that is indeed the case.

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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.


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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    You'll also want to spend some time on Paddleducks, a UK forum dedicated to paddle boat modeling.

    www.paddleducks.co.uk

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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    I have 1x FS 6c Tx with matching 6c Rx`s. 3x BEC`s, 2x 4500 LiPo batts.
    Lipos only if you really really need to keep the weight down.
    3xBEC.  ???  1 ESC per motor (2) if you need independent control.  If they both have a BEC fitted, disable one by disconnecting the centre (usually red) wire of one. 1 servo for the rudder.  Stick with brushed motors for a simple life, probably something big and slow running with a lot of poles and gear them down using a pulley drive for quietness, a gearbox if you don't mind the noise, maybe a worm drive if you can find the parts.

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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    thank you all.
    Hermil a special. i wasnt sure about the bec wires, so wasnt game to plug in the extra. Been in PDucks to, thanks Herrmill. Awsome site.

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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    Is it right that I cant plug another Bec in unless I cut the power wire ?
    No need to cut - just winkle the terminal out of the plastic body and tape it back in a tidy manner with insulating tape.  Should you need to later, it can easily be replaced.  Modern BECs might not need the precaution, but doing the job can prevent problems.

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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    1, Top view. 2 - Side view. 3 - 3D View. 4 - Connector, tabs visible. 5 - Cur away view.

    All you need to do, is push down on the the connector pin's tab. Where indicated in drawing. Just enough to let it slide out of the back of the connector. I use a tiny jewelers screwdriver. Cover the pin with a little bit of tape and you're done. No need to cut the wire.

    If there comes a time when you want to put the pin back in, you can gently pull the back of the tab back up so it will lock in place when reinserted into the connector.

    My drawings are not to scale, they're just meant to provide clarity and understanding.
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    RE: Help with a Paddle boat rc gear.

    Thank you Apismelifera.[/b]


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