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Angus64

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« on: July 13, 2018, 12:45:00 AM »

Hi model boaters. I have not been on this forum for a while so I have a bit of catching up to do. I have just started building another boat, This time it's a luxury yacht at 1.5 metres & using two 300 watt 13 pole dc brushed motors, still working on the hull, but I wanted to know do I need two ESCs to run the the motors to gether or can I use one esc. I want to use Viper 75 amp esc As I have them in my other two boats & I cant fault them with the 75 amp forward & 75 amp reverse makes it realy easy to manuver the boats around. I am sure someone out there has been through this type of fit up before & can help me out with what works & what doesn't work. I have allways found this forum a great place to get the right advise. Thanks.Angus.
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Re: ESC
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 08:44:45 AM »

Hi Angus64
Nice to see you back, from a fellow Tassie !!!
Which end of the island are you at ???
I am in Hobart.
We sail at the Lauderdale canal Saturday mornings.
If you are happy with the Viper 75Amp ESCs why change !!!
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Re: ESC
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 08:46:29 AM »

With brushed motors you only need one esc to control both. You would only need two esc if you wanted independent control of each motor to help steering.
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Re: ESC
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 09:42:35 AM »


Dual ESC for Dual motor boats is always a good option.... for your tight manoeuvre in Monaco / Saint-Tropez /  St. Michel ... obviously!

   Even if you don't use it, it's nice to know you have it in  your back pocket!  :-)
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 11:54:24 PM »

Thanks for the advice, I thought one might work but wasn't sure. I have two proboat ESC 50 amp just incase I needed to experement with the ESCs I didn't want buy two of of mtronics Viper 75 amp ESCs they don't come that cheap at 124.99 UK pounds- $222.74 Aust. They are the best unit if you are running big motors & well worth fitting in your boat. Thanks all for your help.

Canabus asked where I live, I am in the north west Tas at Penguin & sail my boats on the lake in hiscutt park not a big lake but big enough for model boats. Happy sailing. :-)) Angus.



 
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Re: ESC
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 07:18:11 PM »

As mentioned before, two ESC's will allow more more and better maneuverability. Another option is to take a look at Action Electronics throttle/Rudder mixer. Here is the link:http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/P40D.pdf
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