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Wasyl

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what motors,prop shafts,props,or 1/72 S-100
« on: August 20, 2009, 10:22:05 am »

Hi,guys,an info,on what size of motors,prop shafts,and props for rc,ing a 1/72 S-100, + where to get them,

Wullie
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nick_75au

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Re: what motors,prop shafts,props,or 1/72 S-100
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 09:31:41 am »

I used Piano wire and assorted small brass tubing (hobby shop K&S brand. I brought a set of white metal props from  Pacific front hobbies, I believe made by White Ensign models.
This model will sit on its waterline without any RC gear if you dont reduce weight of the plastic in the kit. I had to get the sanding drum out on the dremel and constantly checking against a strong light thin the hull and deck . I have 3, GWS 12mm diameter motors, a single 10 amp micro aircraft esc and micro servo. It would be a big advantage in my model if the inboard motor was disabled during turns. IMO, don't bother making the small rudders actuate, I did initialy and they have no effect at this scale, I ended up removing them completely and making a larger centre rudder from brass.
Hope this helps
Nick
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Wasyl

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Re: what motors,prop shafts,props,or 1/72 S-100
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 03:31:33 pm »

Hi Nick,i was only going to put 2 x motors in,as i,m not that much of a purist,and,fit a V-tail mixer and use this for the steering,I have contermplated using the the electronic board that comes with those little 1/350 scale warships that are on ebay for a round the 30 mark,i,ve got the "Bismarck"and that runs great,using only the props to turn,therefore eliminating the need for a micro,servo and rudder, which reduces the weight,the existing rudders would be fixed,I,ve got 2 x bicycle spokes 1.5 mm for the shafts

Wullie
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