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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: LarryW on October 14, 2010, 03:53:03 pm

Title: WHAT MOTOR
Post by: LarryW on October 14, 2010, 03:53:03 pm
HI ALL Nealy finished model of free plan charlock, tug but info on what motor to use and power source space in side hull is tight
  the hull length is 28in long width 7in 4in draft hope this helps the prop is 50mm 3 blade,
      off to blackpool to morrow so should get some bits there..........larry O0

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Title: Re: WHAT MOTOR
Post by: LarryW on October 14, 2010, 03:58:43 pm

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Title: Re: WHAT MOTOR
Post by: Shipmate60 on October 14, 2010, 04:01:25 pm
50mm is a bit big for a prop on a model that size as it will need to spin quite slowly or she will plane.
If you want to keep the prop a geared 385 as sold by MFA should do her on 6 volts.

Bob
Title: Re: WHAT MOTOR
Post by: LarryW on October 14, 2010, 04:08:05 pm
  thank you for info ....larry.
Title: Re: WHAT MOTOR
Post by: Shipmate60 on October 14, 2010, 07:15:38 pm
Larry,
For that model I would recommend a direct drive 385 on 6 volts running a 35-40mm brass 3 blade prop.

Bob