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Old 05-14-2004, 11:59 AM
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I recently acquired an Astro Cobalt 05 ( 4 turn ) motor along with an Astro 207 ESC. The motor can handle up to 8 cells and produce 400 Watts @ 24000 rpm.

Now I need to find a boat to suit; my particular desire would be a deep V or a catamaran.

Can anyone make a suggestion for the following:
1. A hull to build or purchase,
2. What kind of running hardware would be required and where best to buy it,
3. and finally what kind of prop to run for that kind of a motor/boat.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-14-2004, 06:48 PM
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In my own biased opinion, I always Recomend Graupner boats. They seem to handle just about anything you can put in them.
Check out hobby-lobby.com. They have a few graupner boats. Unfortunatly the really cool older models are difficualt to find in the US...
Old 05-14-2004, 06:49 PM
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In my own biased opinion, I always Recomend Graupner boats. They seem to handle just about anything you can put in them.
Check out hobby-lobby.com. They have a few graupner boats. Unfortunatly the really cool older models are difficualt to find in the US...
Old 05-15-2004, 01:36 PM
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Check out www.mhz-engines.com , a hull like the Thick Flash should be able to handle that kind of power, and be blistering fast in the process.

Regards, Jan.
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I Once got a Traxxas blast, This was a fanastic speed boat, It was equipped with a 19 turn 'Stinger' Motor and it went like Sh*t of a shovel!! It was so light weight you could lift and carry it with your'e little finger. If your after a bargain you could allways check out www.ebay.co.uk They always seem to have some great deals to bid on, I buy alot from here. Ohh yeah, And you also asked what you would need for a boat to operate, Well heres the list,


ESC (Speed controller- This regulates the speed of the boat)
Motor (DONT think about buying a boat with a 540 motor- their slow and guttles (Unless the boats small and lightweight, I suppose its power to weight ratio!) but by the sound of what motor you have, a 4 turn then this sounds pretty cool, You should get some good speeds out of this motor, on an average sized speedboat. :-)
Radio gear (Containing transmitter (TX) Reciever (RX) crystals and servos.
Battery pack (This is a very tricky one, The speed of the motor affects what battery you should use, using a 1200 mah 7.2 volt on a v. fast motor would give you stupidly low run times! But the same battery pack on a 380 motor on a small tug would probrably be quite adequate! (also decide whether you want to get stupid charge memory from a Ni-Cad, Or have the reliability of a Ni-Mh)
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Thanks folks for the information.

Any comments about what prop to get for that motor??
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What prop to use depends on what kind of drive system you're going to use in your boat.
And on what kind of boat you're running/going to run.

The Graupner K-series props are cheap to experiment with, start small and work your way up, go back one size if things start to smell....

Let us know what you're going to run or build (I could mail you at least one or two plans and the net is "full" of free plans).

Regards, Jan.
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Thanks Jan

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