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scoobydhu

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New to model boats - help!
« on: September 16, 2008, 09:06:51 AM »

Hi!  I have inherited a mirage of model boats of which I would like to complete.  One in particular, The Sea Star by Billing Boat (Model 496) is 85% complete.  This is a very old model, but is water-tight and just needs to be fitted with controls.  There are two engines (only markings on them say MM - Model Mold - no number).  I would like to have this model radio controlled and join the two engines into one control.  Is this possible and how do I go about doing this.  I have some mechanical skills and think that I could manage with some advice.  Anyones help would be most appreciated.

Roscoe
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barryfoote

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Re: New to model boats - help!
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 10:45:43 AM »

By two engines I asume they are electric. If so combining them is easy. Take a look at the ACTion website or contact FLJ on the forum. The man has some great electronic bits that do what he claims.

Welcome to the mad house... O0

Barry
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Re: New to model boats - help!
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 10:56:17 AM »


The Billing 'Sea Star' is another one of those boat I've seen and thought,
"I's like to own one of those!"  .... (So far far the count is about 86!)

I think 2 x Speed 400 7.2Volt motors would be about the right power.
1 x ESC (Electronic Speed Control) should be enough for starters. a 10-15Amp ESC should be enough for both.
You can fit a 2nd one and a mixer once you you've got the hang of it and you think it needs better helm control.

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Re: New to model boats - help!
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 11:11:05 AM »

Hi Roscoe welcome aboard.

If you go to the Mayhem home page  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/index.htm  you will see in the middle of the page an item headed "Want to build your own model boat? ...." if you click on " Electric Motors " you might find this very helpful.  O0
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