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 71 
 on: October 14, 2019, 06:12:27 PM 
Started by Patrick Henry - Last Post by colh107
There is a useful article on Brushless on the Model Boats site:

https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/going-brushless/8029

I have only recently got into brushless myself as a result of building the SLEC Huntsman kit last year. I used Dave Milbourn's recommendations for the power setup and the boat goes like a rocket. OK, it's a bit of a learning curve but not really difficult when you get down to it.

This little Turnigy motor produces an amazing amount of power for its size:

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/d2830-11-1000kv-brushless-motor.html?___store=en_us

Outrunners are usually recommended for boats as the design produces more torque than inrunners which is handy for marine props.



Thanks for that steer - I've been gazing at their site several times today without seeing that. I think I'm going 'motor blind'! Does look neat and well-priced, and might be enough for a Thimble for me. Though I see there's also a 2200kv version at similar price bracket.


 72 
 on: October 14, 2019, 06:09:37 PM 
Started by hama - Last Post by john44
All so new and tidy, l must agree she would make a nice model.


John

 73 
 on: October 14, 2019, 06:07:27 PM 
Started by Patrick Henry - Last Post by colh107
Ive built much in wood but never combined with epoxy coating. Can you give some tips/links on how to go about that?
Here's a bit of relevant nonsense... https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/finishing-and-sealing-of-wooden-hulls/18771
DaveM


Thanks. WoW that article digs so much terminology from the depths of my memory! 'Sanding sealer', Eze Kote


 74 
 on: October 14, 2019, 06:02:17 PM 
Started by Patrick Henry - Last Post by Colin Bishop
There is a useful article on Brushless on the Model Boats site:

https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/going-brushless/8029

I have only recently got into brushless myself as a result of building the SLEC Huntsman kit last year. I used Dave Milbourn's recommendations for the power setup and the boat goes like a rocket. OK, it's a bit of a learning curve but not really difficult when you get down to it.

This little Turnigy motor produces an amazing amount of power for its size:

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/d2830-11-1000kv-brushless-motor.html?___store=en_us

Outrunners are usually recommended for boats as the design produces more torque than inrunners which is handy for marine props.

I did use a fairly pricey speed controller from Component Shop but there are cheaper options out there.

As far as weight is concerned, a brushless/LiPo setup will be much lighter but you can always add a bit of ballast if it turns out to be necessary so your options are open.

Having said all that I'm still happy with brushed motor/NiMH batteries for my scale models which only need to plod along.

Colin

 75 
 on: October 14, 2019, 05:53:04 PM 
Started by Mark T - Last Post by Mark T
Hi Peter yes you certainly need a lot of patience on a boat like this. Iím actually making some good progress and Iíll update this build in a couple of weeks  :-))

 76 
 on: October 14, 2019, 05:43:51 PM 
Started by Patrick Henry - Last Post by DaveM
Ive built much in wood but never combined with epoxy coating. Can you give some tips/links on how to go about that?
Here's a bit of relevant nonsense... https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/finishing-and-sealing-of-wooden-hulls/18771
DaveM

 77 
 on: October 14, 2019, 05:30:14 PM 
Started by Taranis - Last Post by Taranis
Royal Mail just messaged to say the first set of trim tabs have cleared customs and entered the network for delivery. That is 3 weeks and I reckon they've been sat on them over 2 weeks of that  >>:-(


The second set via DHL will likely arrive at the same time.


Assuming both sets do turn up there will be a spare set if anyone wants to pay OceanWorks and collect in Leeds


Ready for fitting and I have cut the original hinge points off the transom plates. Not an easy task cutting through nylon



 78 
 on: October 14, 2019, 05:22:58 PM 
Started by Taranis - Last Post by Taranis
Bolts all ready for assembly after paintwork





Stood on end to add resin making the transom thicker




 79 
 on: October 14, 2019, 05:10:37 PM 
Started by sabre - Last Post by sabre
Other side.   What I thought was a fairly decent job of planking required a lot of sanding and filling to hide the horrors.
Still struggling with this image resizing for some reason.

 80 
 on: October 14, 2019, 05:02:09 PM 
Started by colh107 - Last Post by colh107
All useful tips and info, but going a bit off-topic for this thread - I'll probe your thoughts further in one of the other groups. Thanks.


Continued over here


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