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Old 12-19-2009, 05:12 PM
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i just pulled out an old rc boat that i had lying around but it constantly has a turn to the right. i can turn to the left but it is nowhere as fast as turning to the right. could on propeller be spinning faster than the other? would wieghting the left side do anything?
Old 12-19-2009, 05:17 PM
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i just pulled out an old rc boat that i had lying around but it constantly has a turn to the right. i can turn to the left but it is nowhere as fast as turning to the right. could on propeller be spinning faster than the other? would wieghting the left side do anything?

what kind of hull is it?
Old 12-19-2009, 05:21 PM
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v hull i think. im new to the whole rc boat thing :/ it looks like a normal boat hull
Old 12-19-2009, 05:24 PM
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Do you have counter-rotating props?
If not,that is the first thing to change.
Old 12-19-2009, 05:56 PM
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yes they are counter rotating
Old 12-19-2009, 07:14 PM
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v hull i think. im new to the whole rc boat thing :/ it looks like a normal boat hull

it should turn left/ right with no problem,,,i would check the radio steering set-up, it should give equal rudder throw...
Old 12-19-2009, 09:54 PM
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well my problem is just with full throtlle it has a slow arc to the right
Old 12-19-2009, 10:03 PM
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Did it run straight before you put it away ?

Sounds like 2 different size or different pitch props.
1 or 2 ESC control the motors? Are they the same types ?
2 different batteries ? 1 for each motor?
1 shaft is tighter than the other ?

Lots of other possibilities.

Rich

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esc?
Old 12-20-2009, 02:09 PM
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if you can, put some pics up.

rear, inside, everything.
This will help a lot.

Dan.
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how do i post pics?
Old 12-21-2009, 12:17 AM
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OK, take a look up here in the upper right corner. See where it says Reply, Quote and Fwd? Hit the Reply button and that will take you to another screen where you can upload files from a button in the lower left corner. Click on Browse then upload form your computer.
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besides the props and such what kind of motors? most 2 prop electrics use 380 motors (JUNK) if they are 540's check the brushes in each motor see if the right side motor has bad brushes and like others say check the rudder for center and the shafts too
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esc?
Electronic Speed Control. The gizmo that controls the motor.
If the boat doesn't have a rudder, steering will be caused by differential control of the two ESCs, which may well be an integral part of a single receiver/control board. If that is the case, its a toy standard boat. The likely problem is going to be that one motor has more grunt than the other, or one propshaft has more friction than the other.

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