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Author Topic: crash tender (Fireboat) refurb and brushless conversion start to finish project!  (Read 40911 times)

colin-stevens

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Thanks for that. Given me some ball park figures. Still trying to decide what I want to build. Got to be something I am in with a chance of finishing, or her in dorrs will go berserk. She really doesn't get it.
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Cracking build there and an interesting read as regards the trials and tribulations of all things electrical. I hope she gives you no more trouble.
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Brill, thanks for confessing your trials and tribulations, a story well told to us that are so inexperienced
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happy new year to you all
Jim
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Blew the dust off this afternoon, first time out of the box in two years (I think!) Boat was fine, I had forgotten at speed I had set dual rates and expo on the rudder, turns improved when I remembered, batteries didn't do so well, and these are used regularly in another application, but a high amp draw such as this boat shows they are weak, its only using 1/2 throttle and you can hear the low voltage alarms going off! :((


need a bigger lake next time!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZBC-0EqjuA
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Goes well . . . hope your washing down with clean water afterward & before storing , Hoylake's pool tends to get a lot of salt water in the winter .
Bill
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forgot about that Bill, it started to rain also! I wiped it down, but Ill check again today. I was going to go to Gautby, but strangely it was a lot windier there, and I was in the "kids coming out of school" time zone, so didn't want to get into that :-X


I tested a few batteries, it was easier to do in the boat than in a model plane! looks like I need to buy some,  :((


Water looks great with that additive, pity that central box cant be removed now I always thought it spoilt the lake


I see the shelter roof has now gone, shame about that
Paul
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