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Old 11-16-2011, 06:10 PM
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Alright so I got a free fiber glass boat with the wiring, prop and engine the other day and thats ALL I have.
What parts am I missing?
Old 11-16-2011, 07:31 PM
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Money.......

Then, your going to need a radio setup and electronics. Post up a photo to show the current condition of what you have going on.
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Oh yes I know that haha money is always involved. I have already posted a thread just look for my name in general boat and you will see pics in the thread.
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This thread?<div>
</div><div>http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10814382/tm.htm</div><div>
</div><div>If it is, it looks like its already got the servos.  Thats the good news.  Bad news is that they look to be early model servos - if so the plugs probably wont fit one of the present day radios.  Mitigating news is that new servos are not that expensive, on top of that, very often, a complete outfit of transmitter, receiver and two servos as a deal very often costs very little more than just the radio bits separately.</div>
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Yes sir thats the one. To be exact they are Futaba IC servo fps s12
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If I was you, I'd replace the servos with a 148 or 3004 on the throttle and a 3305 on the rudder
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About how much would that cost?

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To cheer up the site sponsor a little - <div>http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...ASX3**&amp;P=0</div><div>
</div><div>Not the ultimate, but as good a place as any to start looking tp get base prices.  </div><div>I have used 27MHz AM for YEARS without any sing of a problem, but that might be a result of where I sail here in the UK.  My preference is for two stick rather than pistol grip, again I find this more suited to me and my kind of sailing.  Once you have seen a shop or two, you will have a better idea of what stuff costs where you are.  While there are lots of examples of more expensive stuff being more reliable, this is not always the case, but just going for the lowest price can bring problems.  If signal is lost, if there is no fail safe, the boat will continue with the last known settings.  This can be very bad, both for the boat and who or whatever it runs into.</div>
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Here's the pages from the Tower website on the two servos I recommended with prices and specifications:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&P=SM&I=LXVW07
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDWF8&P=SM

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