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Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 02-16-2018, 02:07 AM
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Posted By mfr02
If happy with plastic, a google for "plastic...

If happy with plastic, a google for "plastic model ship kit" will give a lot of answers. Ignoring the first few for fleabay, you should find real shops selling a range. Since most manufacturers go...
Forum: RC Sailboats 02-07-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By mfr02
If the sails are left on, if the air is moving,...

If the sails are left on, if the air is moving, they will power the boat and it will need to be arranged as a sailboat. If enough internal heavy ballast can be fitted, on a boat that size, a fin...
Forum: RC Sailboats 02-06-2018, 01:43 AM
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Posted By mfr02
Solid wood or hollow? If solid, no chance, if...

Solid wood or hollow? If solid, no chance, if hollow, maybe, depending on how much damage is acceptable doing the modifications needed for fitting radio control.
Forum: Speed - Electric 01-27-2018, 06:37 AM
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Posted By mfr02
I don't normally bother looking in here, being...

I don't normally bother looking in here, being mostly into small scale and windy boats, but the headline caught my eye.
https://oscarliang.com/choosing-gold-bullet-connectors-motor-esc/ might have...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 01-27-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By mfr02
At 60680 rpm, it will need to be very small and...

At 60680 rpm, it will need to be very small and well balanced. You will probably need a gearbox to get the prop rpm down to a sensible level, when something like a 20mm prop will be viable. Or a...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 01-25-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mfr02
The products advertised commonly are intended for...

The products advertised commonly are intended for "excitement" rather than for performing a task. Most are fast toys, in the price range quoted. If it includes a radio, something will have had to...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 01-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By mfr02
Going through surf with a distinct probability of...

Going through surf with a distinct probability of turning over, self righting is probably important. It looks like this is done by a semi passive flood chamber rather than a large buoyant bubble on...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 01-11-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By mfr02
Try - KK EezeBilt Boat Kits - Introduction...

Try - KK EezeBilt Boat Kits - Introduction (http://eezebilt.tk/) - and scroll down the page to the plans link.
Scans of the old Kiel Kraft plans, can be re-scaled. All simple builds originally...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 01-02-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By mfr02
Tamiya connector to match usual battery...

Tamiya connector to match usual battery connector. Bullets to motor. Done like that, it is difficult to reverse connect the battery thus destroying the ESC, but easy to rearrange the motor...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 12-29-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By mfr02
Most hulls come without any holes - it might be a...

Most hulls come without any holes - it might be a type intended for an outboard, it might be one where you decide where the prop and rudder go and drill your own holes. Pictures will give a better...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 12-19-2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By mfr02
The examples I was looking at were RTS and in the...

The examples I was looking at were RTS and in the price range and had good run time. At the price, as you might expect, something had to give, and turned out to be the radio and controls. The...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 12-18-2017, 01:21 AM
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Views: 291
Posted By mfr02
Stop looking for racers. I haven't looked for a...

Stop looking for racers. I haven't looked for a while, but things like the "Smasher Destroyer" spring to mind, along with a couple of similarly themed battleships. Not strictly scale models, but...
Forum: RC Scale Boating 12-16-2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By mfr02
For a cabin cruiser of that size, rather than a...

For a cabin cruiser of that size, rather than a race boat that offshoreelectrics seem to specialize in, a 3 blade prop about 3/4" to 1" driven by a 385 brushed motor running on between 1/2 and 3/4...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 12-08-2017, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By mfr02
Pretty much all shafts sold are a "standard"...

Pretty much all shafts sold are a "standard" size, or fall into a range of standard sizes. The props have a matching range of standard fixings (screw thread retained by a locknut or dog drive). For...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 12-05-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By mfr02
You buy the motor to suit the boat, an ESC to...

You buy the motor to suit the boat, an ESC to suit the battery and motor under the supposed load. Radios and servos used to be sold as "outfits" but nowadays are sold separately.
Since every...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 11-28-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By mfr02
Depends on the range, nature of the bridge pier...

Depends on the range, nature of the bridge pier and signal. Anybody's guess. Whatever system is used, in a binary world, it either works or it doesn't, there is nothing between. A weakening signal...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 11-18-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By mfr02
If its this -...

If its this - https://www.bluerobotics.com/store/thrusters/t200-thruster/ - then any brushless ESC rated for 40A or more and 3S or 4S Lipo and with direct reversing should work fine. If using a site...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-28-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By mfr02
Think in terms of a pair of modified kayaks. You...

Think in terms of a pair of modified kayaks. You will need something a lot stronger than foamboard - GRP is the go-to choice, or ply with a good epoxy/glass coating. 200 pounds is about 3.5 cubic...
Forum: RC Boats General Discussion 10-16-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
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: 179
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: 250
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: 226
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: 226
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: 157
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: 234
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...
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