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Cornishman

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Brushless Motors
« on: October 26, 2008, 09:47:17 AM »

Can anyone help me with the selection of brushless motors for my Model Slipway Tamar Lifeboat to replace the Graupner Speed 600 Eco,s suggested by Slipway?

What would the equivalent brushless motors be and what is their power rating?
Do they have to use lipo batteries, or can I use gel or NimH?
Am I correct in thinking that for the same physical size brushless would be more powerful and economic on batteries.
What voltage do they use?
Manufacturers?
Thanks
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Re: Brushless Motors
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 10:06:33 AM »

Laurie is trying brushless motors in this model.
Might be worth an email to Model Slipway.

Bob
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Re: Brushless Motors
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 10:13:52 AM »

We haven't had the weather yet to take her out and try the brushless motors! 

Jackie
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Re: Brushless Motors
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008, 08:43:26 PM »

Hi re your Tamar
Motors 2xTornado Thumper 4240 Brushless motor - 540 watt motor, 900 kv. @ 27.99 each
Link for motors  http://www.overlander.co.uk/categories/default.asp?cid=10&scid=82
ESC'S 2X 
Programmable Brushless Car ESC XC60A Continue with BEC
Link for ESC'S  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Programmable-Brushless-Car-ESC-XC60A-Continue-with-BEC_W0QQitemZ260273684761QQihZ016QQcategoryZ34056QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

You can run on gel cell or nimh ok

You can use 5 bladed scale props ok

let me know when you have your motors and esc's and I will give you set up info.

Kind regards
Alan
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Garabaldy

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Re: Brushless Motors
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 01:03:28 AM »

Hi there,

Im very new to this brushless lark too but id recomend one of the "seaking" ESC which you see on ebay as these are watercooled and have reverese functions as in making the boat go backwards.  I would imagine with the motors debssnal suggested you will have a very speedby boat!  I have 2 of the tornado thumper 1100kv 3530 Brushless  motors running on 12v gell cells on my 40" fireboat and they are FAST.  I will reprot when i get proper sea trials over the next couple of weeks  though.
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Re: Brushless Motors
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 06:58:47 PM »

Hi Cornishman i found this video of lawrie's Tamar at warwich running brushless motors
click on the link  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IWzk98e5lQg&feature=channel_page
kind regards
Alan
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Re: Brushless Motors
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 07:18:10 PM »

So come on Lawrie what set up was in her?

Bob
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