Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Down

Author Topic: AT Procat bait boat problems and advice  (Read 1502 times)


  • (all one word)
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 340
  • Location: Paisley, Renfrewshire
    • Yes, it works!
Re: AT Procat bait boat problems and advice
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2021, 03:56:35 am »

It would appear they are some Chinese imitation hobbyking escs. Work perfectly fine in fwd. Ive sussed the leds, i just needed to swap polarity so im pleased about that. Im just wsiting to hear back about the mtroniks marine escs to see if they give equal power in rev as they do fwd. Looks like it is quite common for escs to have a 70/30 split in fwd and rev power.
Good luck in the exams

Or the "A" version Link courtesy of the same German importer as taffybouy's radio. PDF download
As Absima's English language instruction says,
The difference between “BRUSHED” and “BRUSHED CRAWLER & BOAT” ESC:“Brushed” and “Brushed-Crawler& Boat” ESCs have different backward-running modes.“Brushed” ESCuses “Double-Click” method to make the car go backward. When you move the throttle stick from forward zone to backward zone for the first time, the ESC begins to brake the motor, the motor speeds down but still running, so the backwardaction is NOT happened at this moment. When the throttle stick is moved to the backward zone again (The 2nd “click”), if the motor speed is slowed down to zero (i.e. stopped), the backward action will be activated. The “Double-Click” method prevents mistakenly reverse when the brake function is frequently used in steering.

In short, it is no use in a boat!
The text below is copy/pasted from one out of thousands of unscrupulous oriental Ebay vendors of the same item.The false bait is scored through.

Waterproof Quicrun WP 1040 40A Brushed ESC Speed Controller BEC for Boat #1665
100% brand new and high quality
Support 380, 540, 550, 750, 775  brush motor
Water-proof and dust-proof, suitable for all-weather condition races.
Small size with built-in capacitor module.
Three running modes: Fwd/Br, Fwd/Rev/Br and Fwd/Rev, fits for various vehicles (Fwd =Forward, Br=Brake, Rev=Reverse).
Great current endurance capability.
Great built-in BEC output capacity.
Automatic throttle range calibration, easy to use.
Easy to set the ESC parameters with jumpers.
Multiple protections: Low voltage cut-off protection for battery / Over-heat protection / Throttle signal loss protection.
Power input interface: XT60
Part: Speed Controllers ESC
For Vehicle Type: Buggy, Car, Truck, Truggy
Model: for Hobbywing Quicrun 1040 Brushed Waterproof ESC
BEC: 5V/ 2A
2-3S Lipo, 5-9S NIMH
Size: approx 4.4x 2.8x2.6cm
Color: multicolor
Net eight: 65g
Package Includes:
1x 40A Brushed ESC Controller
< All manner of contact methods over to the left.


  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Hertfordshire
Re: AT Procat bait boat problems and advice
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2021, 06:54:41 am »

Thanks for the link. The ones i purchased appear to be the quicrun 1060's which by all accounts are used in quite a few boats.
Anu ideas if the viper marine series provide same power output for fwd and rev? I cant find any specs for that particular requirement. Or an alternative that is suitable?
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Up