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Rouget

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POWER FOR LESRO ARROW - and DRIVERS
« on: November 25, 2008, 09:29:22 PM »

Just back to building after 30 year lay-off and things have changed a bit! Am building a wooden Lesro Arrow with my son and have got to the motor stage. I am told a 600 motor on 7.2v would be ideal and i can get one for a reasonable price. The ESC is what is confusing me. My local shop says 40A at a cost of about 50 which suddenly doubles the cost of the project. What could I get away with and what should I expect to pay? What is the difference between brushed and brushless and can a brushless ESC run a brushed motor?Have looked at ebay and seen items which have been discussed on this forum mostly coming from Hong Kong or China - would they be good enough?
Also I am looking for a couple of drivers at about 1:18th scale - any ideas or suppliers would be appreciated.

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Jimbob
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Re: POWER FOR LESRO ARROW - and DRIVERS
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 03:43:58 PM »

If you can use a 540 motor, then a 16.99 Tamiya TEU-101BK from http://www.goldstarstockists.com/ (Time Tunnel Models in Stevenage) will do it just fine.

As for people, have a look round the model shops online, someones bound to have them.
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Re: POWER FOR LESRO ARROW - and DRIVERS
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 05:23:37 PM »

ACTion Electronic go a good range of Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) - http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/
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Re: POWER FOR LESRO ARROW - and DRIVERS
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 05:38:19 PM »

How long is the Lesro Arrow?
540 / Speed600 sound a bit on the small size...
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Re: POWER FOR LESRO ARROW - and DRIVERS
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 09:51:21 PM »

Try a Zen 26. that will make it move around.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008, 11:05:23 PM »

Plot-lost again Bill (you've been hanging around with Andy too long) McCoy 10cc in a springer---I rest my case  :o
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Re: POWER FOR LESRO ARROW - and DRIVERS
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008, 11:26:20 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 04:00:06 PM »

Hanging around with Andy ???? well something had to rub of on me didn't it???
The Hydro is comming along slowly but surely. Between Andy and I we are going to try and put a OMRA Z class boat together for our OMRA day here at Sunny Stevenage on May 3rd next year. My engine radio etc + money and Andy has put in the hull and some hardware. Still its beats getting bored at Christmas?
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 11:09:05 PM »

Bill
I don't want to spoil your Christmas activities but if you look CLOSELY at the Z class rules, the engine limit is 2.1cc not 25.4cc so you wont be able to use your old Zen engine after all  {-) {-) {-) {-)

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2008, 09:30:06 AM »

Ah you spoted it Danny. I was hoping no one would notice.  {-) {-)
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