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Sonparc

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Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« on: December 21, 2006, 09:02:01 PM »

I am looking for a competitive plastic hull to make into a racer,can anyone please advise where I can buy one.I have asked the usual main sources such as Westbourne and Preswich.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 01:02:29 AM »

Hi Sonparc,

The supplier of the Club 500 is

http://www.modelslipway.com/

Regards Bob
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 03:04:47 PM »

Thanks for your reply Bob,I am aware of this kit ,what I am looking for is a hull that I can build from. In my club there are some very fast scratch built boats.

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 03:26:37 PM »

Hi Sonpark,

You could still consider a Club 500 from Model Slip Way.
If you don't have to stick to the Club 500 rules.
You can just by a boat shell and topsides from him, and then build to your own specs.

I have one that is cut down by approx 5 cms. plastic being removed from deck and hull sides. I have added spray rials to the chine edges, and squared off the transom. Fitted a racing tube and shaft and a much hotter motor. The motor is mounted on a fast electric style bracket, and the saddle style battery pack runs along the centre line of the hull either side of the prop shaft, and not across it. I used the servo and receiver tray, but mounted it at the back of the hull, with a large access hole in it to get to the rudder fitting.
I did find that with a 17 turn double motor and eight cells, it reached the maximum it can handle, but am still to add a turn fin to the transom, which most boats at this spec. would have, and also intend to fit spray rails (old fashioned term) under the hull.

Good luck with what ever you decide to do.

Bob
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Daniel

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 09:07:46 PM »

Hi Folks,
 ;DStarted building a lovely new club500 racing boat. ;D
 ;)I have also started working on a new blog where you can see what I get up to in my boating adventures ;)
http://www.floatingwombat.me.uk/blogs/index.php?blog=6 :o :o :o

Daniel

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 05:29:36 PM »

Thanks Bob again,some interesting ideas which I will check out with our club rules.I am still surprised that other manufacturers have not got a product for this type of boat.

Sonparc
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Daniel

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 03:33:36 PM »

Hi Sonparc,
I have just finished building a club 500 boat and reading through the rules for racing, modifications below the water line are not allowed and all standard parts must be used.

Daniel
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 07:22:24 PM »

Hi again,

Daniel is correct regarding the rules, but it does depend on whether you wish to just comply with your own club rules, or be able to compete at open meetings with other clubs.

The club I belong to at Bridlington, has decided to allow various mods to be done. Motor-prop-shaft and coupling are all as supplied, but it is allowed to sharpen hull edges and move batteries as desired. There may be other mods allowed at our club and elswhere, but I am not compeating this year, so I am not up to date with the exact rules.

Bob
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Big Mark

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 07:37:50 PM »

Hi all
does anyone know a club in the North West that runs club 500 races. Fancy having a crack at this.
cheers
M
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2007, 06:06:24 PM »

Hi Big Mark

My club in Stockport races Club 500 and the season is starting soon.Visit etherowmodelboatclub.co.uk for full info on the club and you will find the Club 500 section with the rules and the race days in the diary section.

Hope this helps
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2007, 10:36:09 PM »

HI,


           Nice colour

I'll look on your blog from time to time when I,m home on leave

Richard,
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2007, 04:16:10 PM »

Daniel,

Are you bringing it to the club night on Wednesday (7th March)? It's builders night - tell your Dad to bring his boats as well.

Barrie
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Daniel

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2007, 04:59:31 PM »

Hi Barry,
what time does the meeting start?

Thanks Daniel ;D
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Daniel

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2007, 10:04:57 PM »

Hi Folks,
talking about club 500 races does anyone know anywhere in the staffordshire area that currently runs the club 500?

Thanks Daniel
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2007, 07:56:25 PM »

my son burnt out the speed controller on his club 500 boat today , actually used the wrong battery and it caught fire !

Can someone suggest where and as important what type of controller to get.
7.2v club 500 boat
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2007, 08:34:49 PM »

Hi,
I run my club 500 on a mtronic Viper 15a, I also have run the boat with up to 9.6v with no problems
ro88o
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2007, 09:09:41 PM »

Hi cliffords,
I am using the Viper 25 in my Club 500.
I found with the previous range of controllers, that the 25 gave the motor more speed than the 20 amp version. Maybe some internal resistance.
Also, you can't cool the controller with the Club 500 rules.
I'm sure PMK will know.

Bob

http://www.fastelectricsrfun.co.uk/club500/CLUB500.htm  Then click on photo file, and scroll down to the bottom
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2007, 07:02:39 PM »

Thanks to you both
There is a big difference in cost between the two, will I get away with the lower cost one 15 ?

Also the same manufacturer does very cheap batteries , will they melt or will they run the 500 also

Thanks for the help

http://www.mtroniks.net/index.asp

having looked at this website , can I buy direct from them anyway?
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2007, 08:33:26 PM »

Hi,
If you can afford the 25a then go for it, cause if you get weeded up my speed control would proberbly blow up.
I use a 15a but have a weed free pool and I already had the esc

good luck
ro88o
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2007, 10:52:04 PM »

Hi.

Just been sorting out a problem with a friend's Club 500 and managed to blow up two ESC's in the process, a 15 and 18 amp. I have now fitted a Jeti 50 amp (BEC) in it which I got almost brand new from Ebay........Bargain at 6.12 including postage!
Cheers,
Ian.
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2007, 11:27:03 AM »

Mine runs fine with a mtronic viper 15a. Is fine on tempurate, running for nearly an hour on full throttle with a 4300mah battery
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Big Ada

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2007, 06:17:08 PM »

Why not just use a micro switch on or off? as when racing you don't go at half chat!  O0
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2007, 06:55:08 PM »

we have used both controllers and microswitches the only thing that controllers give you is more controll around corners otherwise a microswitch is just fine but remember to put a fuse in line whichever you use :)
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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2007, 10:14:21 PM »

The best cells I have used with my club 500 have been Sanyo 2000 Nicads. I would go for an ESC rated at 25 amps or more as the motor can pull a lot of current if it is stalled. I am considering changing to a reversible controller as this can help un-foul the prop if there are problems with weed on your lake. Whatever you use make sure it is waterproof either by design or by modification.

Neil

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2008, 05:33:27 PM »

The Mtronkic 15a speed controller is fine on mine, even when the weed does stop the prop. Plus you can use the new generation 4500mah nimhs on them.
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