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Propslip

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Speed controllers
« on: January 31, 2009, 11:50:22 AM »

I have a pair of Msonik Eco RV27 speed controllers. Would these be OK to use in a model Warship with a Hunter Mixer?
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FullLeatherJacket

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Re: Speed controllers
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 12:59:34 PM »

These are really car ESCs so they have a few features which you must be aware of when using them in a boat. Make sure you disable the brake and that you set the reverse delay to zero. They are also designed especially for one particular spec of motor (a 27-turn 540), so they may not be compatible if you use a different type (or at least not very efficient).

Also check that the mixer works in the correct "sense" when going astern. Hunter Systems don't list their mixer any more and I had a couple of them a while back which actually worked against  the turn in reverse; I don't know if this was changed on later examples.

There are better alternatives around than this set-up....... ;)

FLJ
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Propslip

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Re: Speed controllers
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 02:49:51 PM »

Thanks for that FLJ. I am preparing an unbuilt Sirmar HMS Norfolk for sale & was going to sling in these speed controllers with some radio gear & the mixer but they wouldnt be much use if they arent compatable with the motors.
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