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    motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    i stripped my 1/8 miss budweiser down cause some guy was running some out dated stuff, anyways i need some help finding a good motor for the boat....any suggestions, i still want this to run in the upper 50's.

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    i would look into a lehner....i would suggest a 32 cell setup with a lehner 3080 either the 8 turn or the 9 turn with a schulze 40-160 speed control

    all this can be found here

    http://www.finedesignrc.com/default.htm

    the NEU 2215/2Y is also reccomended for 32 cell apps., but i dont know how it will work in a 1/8 scale hydro...(ive heard neu's have loads of tourque, so i would guess it will work too, but i would ask someone who knows more about it)

    http://www.fastelectrics.com/blmotors1.asp
    saleens7, the wookie of RC

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    Bump it up... I too have a 1/8 Miss Bud and thinking of converting it to electric, has anyone done this, any pictures or suggestions on motor, battery, speed control would be appreciated.

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    It's been done and quite successfully. You need a big motor and deep pockets. Here's a build thread over at OSE forums from a few years back.

    Again, you need a big motor with lower KV spinning a decent size prop. On a budget, if you can find a discontinued Little Screamer that would be a good choice. Otherwise a Leopard 5692/5698, Castle 2028 are more budget oriented choices. Motor and ESC can run $500+ easily. If you had unlimited funds, you can go Scorpion 5035, Neu 2225/2230 or Lehner.

    It's a heavy hydro hull though and to power it, it needs to be a HV setup (these motors are the size of a soda can). Depending on your motor choice, at minimum you'll need at least a 200amp but preferrably a 240HV or higher setup. Battery wise, you'll mostly likely use a 8S2P or higher cell count. So even with the hull already at your disposal, it might be another $1K to get up and running if you don't already have lipos and chargers.

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    Okay guys, are your boats the Pro Boat or a true scale hull? If it's the Pro Boat, going that fast could be fatal to the hull due to the poor balancing of the boat

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    Mine is a pro boat and from the sound of it I need to keep it gas and find a nice deep v electric.... thanks for the info, good knowledge.

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    I'm not saying that, just that the boat needs to be rebalanced and possibly strengthened before pushing it that fast

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    I think your motor and lipo placement would be part of that balancing act but I'll have to agree that the FG is pretty thin in some areas.  I have a gutted hull that I haven't weighed but it's by no means a light weight.  Add a 3lb motor and 5lbs of lipos and it's a submarine in the water.  You can make it go fast but it probably won't survive a blow over. 

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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    One certainly does not need to add 8 lbs of electronics to the boat to make it run! That's probably a bad idea for some less-than-full-bodied hulls anyway. Plenty of FE 1/8s have been set up with the Neu 1527/1.5Y motor on 10S1P.

    1527/1.5Y - 21.8 oz
    10S/6500 mAh - 62 oz
    Total - 5.25 lbs

    The above is a cheaper setup than the 8# one too, and is proven to win races. Actually it is too fast, easily outrunning nitro 1/8s. For even less cost/weight:

    Scorpion 4035/800 - 15.3 oz
    8S1P/5000 mAh - 37.5 oz
    Total - 3.3 lbs

    This setup will give closer to 1/8 nitro performance for a lot less $$ and weight than the 8# fiasco. Upping packs to 6500 mAh gives lots of run time....relatively speaking anyway.






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    RE: motors for1/8 miss budweiser?

    How much does your racing hydro weigh?  If it's an epoxy or build up wood hull it's probably half the weight of the proboat.  The proboat 1/8 hydro hull + hardware only is around the 9-10# mark.  For sport running, 2P would not strain your lipos as much and would help them last longer but for racing, I can see why you want the lightest setup using high quality lipos. 


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