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Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-16-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mfr02
Its not what you are trying, but a good look for...

Its not what you are trying, but a good look for "seacharger", SEACHARGER - SeaCharger Oceangoing Autonomous Boat - Home (http://www.seacharger.com/) , will give some pre-knowledge about the problems...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-15-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By mfr02
The downside of solar is the big surface area...

The downside of solar is the big surface area needed for the array. For stability, that means either a cat or a fin with the heavy stuff in a tube at the bottom end. A while back, on one of the...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-15-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By mfr02
Plenty of bait boats on the market mostly for...

Plenty of bait boats on the market mostly for inland waters. In full size sea, at that range, you need quality for reliability and range. What is available at the quality needed is not cheap. The...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-05-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By mfr02
There is the question of just how fast the hull...

There is the question of just how fast the hull can stand going - the power that the original was designed and sold with might be the max it can handle. Going the whole hog on refitting will be...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-04-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By mfr02
Not familiar with that boat, but the frequency...

Not familiar with that boat, but the frequency list says "toy" to me. 27MHz is the original model band, 35 and 40 were introduced for air and surface models respectively, 49 is for proprietary toys....
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-01-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By mfr02
If there is no radio, it becomes a "use once...

If there is no radio, it becomes a "use once only" decoy as it heads away.- and carries on heading away. A few years ago, Playmobil produced a box that had a radio, speed and steering control and...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 09-28-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By mfr02
Depends on the motor, a more powerful motor will...

Depends on the motor, a more powerful motor will draw more current and need a controller specified to carry that current safely. The suggested performance indicates a lot of power.
It also depends...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 09-26-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By mfr02
A jet drive is a tube with a close fitting...

A jet drive is a tube with a close fitting impeller inside and a motor outside the tube, but inside the boat. Effectively its under water. No reason why one should not work on a submerged vessel. ...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 09-26-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By mfr02
If the friend is the same guy who posted on...

If the friend is the same guy who posted on RCgroups in the sail section who wants a tug to help in developing his resort, it might be a good idea to check whether he wants a model or the real thing....
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 09-18-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By mfr02
Battery capacity is expressed in...

Battery capacity is expressed in milli-Ampere-Hours, and gives a clue as to how long you can draw a given current. The "Hours" bit is important. The C rating tells you the maximum current that the...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 09-17-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By mfr02
If the difference is between last Christmas and...

If the difference is between last Christmas and now, it might illustrate was happens when exchange rates fluctuate. Looking today at one supplier, the 2200 does cost more than the 1800 from that one...
Forum: RC Sailboats 09-17-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By mfr02
My second hand Victoria has given years of...

My second hand Victoria has given years of service, but did need a lot of re-rigging which involved me reading the instructions. Something that the previous owner either hadn't done or hadn't...
Forum: RC Sailboats 09-11-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By mfr02
I found my info on rcgroups, but previous...

I found my info on rcgroups, but previous attempts to put links to "rival" forums from here have ended with the reply being wiped.
There is plenty of information regarding setting up sails on the...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 09-11-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By mfr02
The motor is usually a long way away from the...

The motor is usually a long way away from the water. Starting at the motor, there is a coupler to connect to the prop shaft which runs in a tube with watertight bearings at each end to get the drive...
Forum: RC Sailboats 09-11-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By mfr02
It is reasonably well spoken of on other forums,...

It is reasonably well spoken of on other forums, with the usual caveat of it needing one or two minor improvements.
All model sailboats need setting up correctly, it is surprising how many people...
Forum: RC Sailboats 09-11-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By mfr02
Increasing the weight will make the hull sit...

Increasing the weight will make the hull sit lower in the water. This might or might not help. It will also increase the force that the fin has to live through, partly because of the extra weight...
Forum: RC Sailboats 08-31-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By mfr02
Thanks for the extra directions - I eventually...

Thanks for the extra directions - I eventually wound up at 2230013 - I don't know if that link will work direct, will try later.

Well, the address resolved as a thumbnail, but does give a download...
Forum: RC Sailboats 08-30-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By mfr02
The link gives me a "404 not found error" Going...

The link gives me a "404 not found error"
Going to john-tom.com shows a lot of potentially useful stuff, but no plan for "America". Perhaps the site is being rearranged?
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 08-19-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By mfr02
So its just a classification. All of the...

So its just a classification.
All of the various manufacturers in the link produce model kits that are intended to be built as radio controlled models. Some fall into the "throw the bits sort of...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 08-18-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By mfr02
Is "RC capable" a company that I have never heard...

Is "RC capable" a company that I have never heard of or a classification description?
Forum: RC Sailboats 07-20-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By mfr02
For crystal based radios, in case of your channel...

For crystal based radios, in case of your channel being occupied, a spare set for a different channel will be needed. This can increase the crystal set price above a 2G4 set.
The low end...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 07-14-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By mfr02
If the problem stays with one receiver channel,...

If the problem stays with one receiver channel, logically it is not the servo. If it stays on that channel with a different receiver, the only thing left is the other end, the transmitter*. The...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 07-13-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By mfr02
So the channel that normally handles the throttle...

So the channel that normally handles the throttle works, but the normal steering one doesn't? The query started with stuttering, but later "dead" was used. Which is the current one?
The signal...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 07-12-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By mfr02
True about the relative sizes, but the two hulls...

True about the relative sizes, but the two hulls are very different. To look like it should, the PT boat carries a lot more plastic on a taller hull. Superstrcture, armaments etc. An empty plastic...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 07-11-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By mfr02
OPs dreams of easy wealth dashed with what looks...

OPs dreams of easy wealth dashed with what looks to be a very effective unit at a good price, All it needs now is clues regarding the right motor and a guesstimate of the weight. There isn't a lot...
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