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Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« on: April 07, 2012, 03:52:56 PM »

Anyone on here built the Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa....with the supplied two motors?


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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 02:19:39 AM »

Not yet but I'm about to, next Thursday. Plan had been to fit a couple of 700BB turbos but now need to do it with bits I've already got. Not gonna be usin the supplied couplings though.
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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 08:04:14 AM »

No, but seen inside the box, quite a lot for your dosh I must say....
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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 08:06:20 AM »

Sort of... What do you need to know? :-)
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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 08:08:42 AM »

Just want to know what the motors are like....
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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 12:51:36 PM »

Rich,
If I remember correctly they are RS 550's.
Quite suited to the model enen though it is heavy.

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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 01:14:20 PM »

550's? hmm...that's interesting, I thought they were 540's? I'll take your word for it though Bob....I just wanted to know what they'd be like, they were on the shortlist for the Spearfish, but I think (in fact, I'm 99% sure) I've made my mind up now on the power set up for it.

Thanks mate,



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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 01:50:41 PM »

Rich,
From the advert for the model:

The kit is supplied with two 550 size, brushed motors plus mounts, shafts and propellers.

I do like the Mabucci RS 550 motors as they are so user flexable.

On 6 volts you get about 9000 rpm ans 12 volts 18000 rpm but with better torque than a 540.

I had a Deans Motor gunboat (about 24 inches long) fitted with 1 x 550 on 8.4 volts through a prop shop 3 blade fast prop and she flew and had good duration.
This was before LiPo's.

I also converted a Perkassa like the Hooben on 1 shaft using an old drill 550 and she took off but couldn't check duration as it sheared the coupling.
I didn't keep her as when she was running I was made an offer I couldn't refuse for her!!

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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 02:21:15 PM »


Rich - PM sent.

 Has anyone bought a mode from Arkmodels recently?
 What was your experience?


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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 02:44:19 PM »

See my comments in my pm reply....


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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 03:58:30 PM »

Most definately 550's  :-)
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Re: Ark Models/Hooben Perkasa
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 04:15:18 PM »

Gentlemen...thanks for the guidance/assistance/information/etc...most kind of you, thanks.



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