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 on: Today at 12:49:54 PM 
Started by colh107 - Last Post by Subculture
Wouldn't even consider a brushed motor for fast electric these days. Brushless better by a country mile, and cheaper too. No maintenance, significantly lighter and easier to cool. A 28mm outrunner rated at around 2500-3000kv for a 2s set-up, or 1500-2000kv for 3s (higher voltage is easier on the batteries) will give very exciting performance on a thimble. Motor and speed controller can be had for under a tenner.

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 on: Today at 12:46:09 PM 
Started by Peter57 - Last Post by tugboat pete
Nice to meet you pete thanks for the gift and I hope you can restore the odin hull back to its former glory. Can you send me a pic of it on the water at the club my email is mw6zan@gmail.com have a safe drive back pete and remember keep tugging 😂YAAARG

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 on: Today at 12:44:56 PM 
Started by colh107 - Last Post by colh107
Are you actually using a 540 size brushed motor or a smaller and lighter brushless?

Pic below is as mounted in the SLEC 1/16 Swordsman kit.

Colin


Probably just a standard kinda brushed 540 (though haven't given it a great deal of detailed thought so far)




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 on: Today at 12:43:33 PM 
Started by colh107 - Last Post by colh107
BTW I wouldn't use a pla printed part for a thimble, that may well distort. Definitely benefit from a metal mount, preferably with some water cooling for a fast electric.


Ah ok - that's worth knowing thanks.


 15 
 on: Today at 12:15:06 PM 
Started by Skimmer Fan - Last Post by Skimmer Fan
Thank you Colin nice suggestion things will keep evolving.

 16 
 on: Today at 12:11:39 PM 
Started by Skimmer Fan - Last Post by Colin Bishop
Cheap enough to try out. You could consider mounting the vertical pole in a tube inside the boat so it has a bit of up and down movement and the magnet can retain contact with the wire if there is some wave (or ripple!) movement.

Colin

 17 
 on: Today at 11:55:09 AM 
Started by Skimmer Fan - Last Post by Skimmer Fan

A big thank you to all.
I realise 4ft x2ft is quite small but it is only meant to be a prototype to see what would work.
I am afraid I am very basic with my modelling motors, speed controllers, servos and Led's I am okay with. GPS and Arduino are out of my league.
I think in hindsight 1/72 may be a bit large for 4ft x 2ft tank so I have decided to look at smaller kits
The tug at 1.108 looks usable we do have a couple of these tugs left over from a diorama we built but a new kit would be the answer.
Again thanks for all your replies this all came about while having a coffee in the café with some of the members from our club.

 18 
 on: Today at 11:27:49 AM 
Started by colh107 - Last Post by Colin Bishop
Are you actually using a 540 size brushed motor or a smaller and lighter brushless?

Pic below is as mounted in the SLEC 1/16 Swordsman kit.

Colin

 19 
 on: Today at 11:25:33 AM 
Started by mogurnda - Last Post by mogurnda
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May be of interest to someone.

David.

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 on: Today at 11:19:09 AM 
Started by Mark T - Last Post by seamanpeter
Wow, as not seen more numbers here I presume you are still building it.
Looks great but a lot of work to be honest.
Not that I don't like those kind of tugs but this takes to much time for me and beside I'm not finished with my built yet.
Following this Mark and wish you the patient to do it,
Peter

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