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Which semi-scale fast electric?
« on: July 12, 2006, 07:36:47 PM »

I'm looking for my next project.  Ideally I want a fast electric semi-scale kit, something styled as a class 1 offshore race boat rather than a fast pleasure cruiser.  Twin motor and twin surface drive.  Which is faster, props or jet-drives?  Not really after a RTR, more a kit or semi-kit type thing.  Anyone any ideas?

Mike
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Re: Which semi-scale fast electric?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 12:56:15 PM »

First thing is how big is your lake, second - how much do you want to spend ?

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Re: Which semi-scale fast electric?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 08:03:26 PM »

Andy: Big and nothing (of course!).  The lake is pretty big and I do have the sea also.  As to how much to spend?  Well, several hundred I suppose, in total.  I have radio gear already.  I'm not looking to race, just have a bi of  blast around really!

Mike
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Re: Which semi-scale fast electric?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 10:48:53 AM »

Hi Mike,

Did you see the Maritimo Offshore Cat I had on display at Weymouth last weekend
It's a HydroMarine hull and hardware www.hydromarine.de ,Hacker brushless combo's
Heres an idea off costs, the boat without R/C and cells
 
Boat                   150
Hardware            210 (without props)
Decals+Airscoops  45
Motors 2off         300
E.s.c's  2off         400

This is all approx prices,depends on the euro and p&p's
I buy all my Hydromarine stuff from www.gundert-modellbau.de, he speaks good English
and payment is easy, no worries about bank transfers, he takes credit cards.
If you would like to send me your email address I can send you pic's and more details.

Andy
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Re: Which semi-scale fast electric?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 11:02:52 AM »

Andy I know I am getting old but would the total cost 1105 ...................er .........what carrots onions Euro's Pounds or green shield stamps
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Re: Which semi-scale fast electric?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 12:04:59 PM »

Good old UK pounds Bob
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 12:38:34 PM »

Shame was hopeing that it was going to be good old English pennys ( pre decimal ) could have afforded that
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Re: Which semi-scale fast electric?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2006, 01:12:00 PM »

Andy

I must have missed your cat at the show, sorry mate!  Email me at mike.gardiner@heatric.com with details of the Maritimo.  It does look like a lovely boat.  I probably wouldn't go for the brushless option...unless my lottery tickets do finally come up trumps, though I think I've more chance of winning the lottery if I'd bought a bus ticket!

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Re: Which semi-scale fast electric?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2006, 07:23:10 PM »

You will get more speed from surface drive rather than jet drives. Twin drive boats are quite rare but that is no reason not to give it a go. How about a Bananashark http://www.nimrifmodels.co.uk/banana2.html or a Graupner B24 http://www.rumrunnerracing.com/articles/tony_treichels_b24.htm?
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