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v8moneypit

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Sea Master II - advice please
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:42:50 AM »

Many moons ago, in my teens, I bought this and ran it with a little Enya 1.5cc motor. It has languished in various garages and sheds over the years. Having rekindled my interest in RC boats, I thought I might dig it out and convert it to electric.


It's 26" long and weighs about as much as an empty crisp packet! I'd like a fair turn of speed without going bonkers. So, I'd really like advice on a suitable motor (probably brushed to keep the cost down 'cos I'm a cheapskate!), prop and battery pack, etc. It currently has a small 2 blade metal prop, probably 30mm.


After talking to a couple of people, I was thinking around a 550 motor but is it worth going a little bigger for a reserve?


I don't have too much space for batteries and will probably have to build up a two row pack to get them in. Might just have space for a 2x4 layout to get 9.6v.


Any pointers would be most welcome since I really don't yet have a feel for what motor sizes/types suit what applications.


Rgds
Steve
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Re: Sea Master II - advice please
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 01:22:28 PM »

mate you can buy brushless motors and esc for the same price as brushed even cheaper
I have one similar I fitted a mystery 1700kv brushless motor and mystery 30 amp esc from auction site for 19 for both
I run it on 9.6v nimh battery about 15  mine flies with this set up and good run time too
or try hobby king but a 1700 - 2200 kv outrunner  motor  would certainly make it shift I run a 30mm 2 blade prop tried a 35mm
but the run time was less
cheers
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Re: Sea Master II - advice please
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 02:32:37 PM »

Thanks for that. I'll have a shop around.
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