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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2021, 05:50:28 pm »

Should tow ok too with a 50mm prop  O0
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #101 on: April 16, 2021, 05:56:50 pm »

Thats a nice weigh to lift in and out of the water - nice one  :-))
A bit of relief from my 34kg tug  %%
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #102 on: April 16, 2021, 05:59:54 pm »

A bit of relief from my 34kg tug  %%


Thats what I mean Andy - Its nice having big boats but boy are they heavy.  I really like the smaller boats and your right - A 50mm prop thats going to have some pulling power  :-))

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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2021, 06:04:35 pm »

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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #104 on: April 16, 2021, 08:35:08 pm »

Looks really good, hope mine turns out half as good as that. :-))
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #105 on: April 17, 2021, 08:33:24 pm »

Thank you Stephen  :-)


My delivery arrived from eBay Spain



The ladders in the kit are definitely too small



So I have used 1:48 scale Plastruct ladders and mounted them with 0.8mm piano wire.












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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #106 on: April 18, 2021, 02:31:25 pm »

Mostly there now. Many more pictures in the gallery





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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #107 on: April 18, 2021, 04:32:52 pm »

I'm happy with the battery  :-))
I'm not experienced with Deans connectors but so far my findings are CRAP! push them fully together and they lose contact.
Next job is to cut that off.





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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2021, 07:42:07 pm »


I'm not experienced with Deans connectors but so far my findings are CRAP! push them fully together and they lose contact.
Next job is to cut that off.


Hmmm...   That's odd.  I use nothing but Deans and have never had that problem.  Quite stiff to pull apart, but that's a different issue, and a function of the normally excellent electrical contact.  Difficult to tell exactly from the photo but yours appears to be slightly smaller than a normal Deans fitting - perhaps the plastic isn't rigid enough to maintain good pressure against the springs in the contacts.  But I guess you don't need the hassle of a long-winded experiment to find the best Deans connectors if you already are happy with - what do you use? XT60?

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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #109 on: April 18, 2021, 07:57:32 pm »

All my deans connectors are overly tight, usually enough to be a bit of a pain in the ass to get them together they're so tight. All mine are a very dark red / burgundy though -yours look much "redder" in the pic and it looks like it has dimples from the moulds that I've not got? Chinese copy perhaps?
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #110 on: April 19, 2021, 11:24:44 am »

A google search identified issue between deans connectors of different manufacture.
XT60 are made by numerous sources also but I've not encountered a loss of continuity between any of this type. 12 awg is at the limit of what is doable on an XT60 so I changed it.
If a connector is very tight I use an extension cable on the ESC that allows disconnection clear of the model so not to inadvertently cause damage.


Having looked for another battery I have concluded that this was a give away price, sad it was the last one. Anything similar is considerably more expensive and most are lower capacity for around £35 upwards.


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The car speed controllers have a very short cable as standard so it's a no brainer to put an extension on it.
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #111 on: May 02, 2021, 11:21:40 am »

All went well  :-)









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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #112 on: May 02, 2021, 02:57:25 pm »


Hi Andy!
Look great on the water.....

1. Motor & ESC combination?

2. Slow speed control?

3. How noisy?

4. What did you have for breakfast?   %)

 
 
 
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #114 on: May 02, 2021, 03:32:08 pm »

Two maiden voyages in one day - I'm so jealous  {-)   The little one looks great mate  :-))

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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #115 on: May 02, 2021, 03:36:50 pm »

Sheís a sweetie and Iím calling her the Stan tug  {-)


Iíve just fixed the ballast inside the rudder compartment instead of the bag of lead shot on the deck  :-)) Iím
pretty sure sheís good for a couple of hours on that battery  O0 
As with the Riva Iíve limited throttle output on the transmitter but still at full speed she has clout


The new kit today has been reduced in price at CMB £155 delivered is a bargain


Not as good as £80 delivered by Stan  :}


Notably Riva and Stan use the same brushless motors which demonstrates how flexible they are for different jobs
Same ESC too
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #116 on: May 02, 2021, 03:52:47 pm »

Itís all in the blog Martin.
Breakfast was a bacon sarnie  :-))

Thank you

Usual brushless 'while' on dry land, how about on water?
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9mr74kP/0/1920/i-9mr74kP-1920.mp4
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #117 on: May 02, 2021, 03:54:24 pm »

Good point Martin.
Better in the water with resistance  :-)  10/10


Brushless ESC responds to feedback which is far better when load is applied
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #118 on: May 02, 2021, 04:00:46 pm »

Lobster boat
Boulogne etaples
Riva Aquarama
Hoga


All use similar motors and same esc
The differences are propeller sizes and battery voltages


28/30 28/36 brushless are more than adequate for a vast range of small to medium vessels whether fast or slow
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #119 on: May 02, 2021, 05:05:16 pm »

She looks amazing on the water and she's a real masterpiece! Your builds are a joy to follow, you are extremely talented.
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #120 on: May 02, 2021, 05:53:08 pm »

Thank you Hama. Someone hopefully a long long time from now will find it in a junk shop take it home and paint it  {-)
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« Reply #121 on: May 02, 2021, 05:59:23 pm »

Paint the Stan tug I think not.


Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #122 on: May 02, 2021, 06:01:23 pm »

Brushless motors will be old technology by then  {-)
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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #123 on: May 02, 2021, 06:23:46 pm »

So in the following years there may be other small details added but unlikely.
To finish off, the bag of lead shot on the stern in the pictures is now integrated into the fabric of the model.



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Re: Billing Boats Hoga no. 708
« Reply #124 on: June 27, 2021, 07:00:12 pm »

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