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Caldercraft north light
« on: March 07, 2012, 07:31:25 PM »

Hi I am looking at getting this kit but I don't no what motor would be best to run in this and other hardware if people can help I'd really appreciate it :)


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Re: Caldercraft north light
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 07:45:09 PM »

Any radio with 2-channels or more. I'd go for a 2.4ghz set these days, they cost peanuts, and you don't have to worry about frequencies.

Motor wise, you have a wide choice. Years ago people used to fit them with monoperms, but a low revving direct drive 500 size motor or a geared 400 would be more than adequate for this type of model.

Other equipment choice is very subjective. For ESC's I like microgyros, but a other suitable makes include Action, mtroniks etc.

Plenty of room in the hull for big batteries. Any battery technology will work, lead acid, NiMH, Lipo etc.


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Re: Caldercraft north light
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 10:19:03 PM »

I'd recommend ACTion esc's. Very good value.

Radio wise I tend to use a steer wheel transmitter which is great if you only want 2 or 3 channels.

Doesnt the manufacturer recommend a motor for the model? I'd say use a brushed motor for this as a brushless would be a bit OTT imo. Not sure of hull size, would probably recommend something like a 3.5amp 12v SLA if speed isnt a consideration. Nimh and lipos are quite expensive for comparative voltages.


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Re: Caldercraft north light
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 09:44:19 AM »

Contact Dave @ ACTion, he will be a big help & sells the very best quality equipment. I have no connection except i am a very happy customer, when I started out in model boats I would probably have quit but for all the help I got from Dave, he is a no BS type of guy. Mick B.
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