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tugboattam

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Engine upgrade.
« on: November 13, 2013, 06:19:24 PM »

Hi all,  has enyone upgraded the motor in their dickie or seaport tug, if so what size and make did you use and how did it perform.
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Re: Engine upgrade.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 08:17:21 PM »


I put a low current 540 into mine,running a three blade brass prop see here ( hopefully prop size is in the build log somewhere ) -
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,30878.0.html

Performance is above what you would need for this tug and seems to run forever on one 6v sla.

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Re: Engine upgrade.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 08:44:56 AM »

Thanks Hawkeye I've now got 2 low current 540's on order, with the stock motor ( I think they're 380's ) they struggle in reverse on windy days. I will need to attempt and put their pictures on here if I can figure out how to do it !!!!
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