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    Al Kubar 2
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    ๐Ÿ“ Al Kubar 2
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rockbag ( Warrant Officer)
    โœง 41 Views ยท 9 Likes ยท 2 Comments
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    I have just taken delivery of my next project kit, the Mountfleet (Slipway) Al Kubar harbour tug.
    I get a lot of advice from my club but am just fishing around for any comments before I start.
    Mainly propulsion, motors, ESCโ€™s and batteries. Any comments from you guys would be appreciated. Rockbag

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Al Kubar 2
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Frankiesays1953 ( Master Seaman)
    โœง 14 Views ยท 6 Likes
    Good evening, my Smit Nederland is of a similar size, I fitted a pair of high torque 555 motors (about a tenner each) powered by a 12v lead acid battery which cost about ยฃ12 and runs forever. I opted to use twin Hobby Wing Escโ€™s (about ยฃ15 each as I recall) 60 amp. I opted for tank steering so each of the sticks on my FlySky FS transmitter controls a motor. As only one of the sticks โ€œcentresโ€ I purchased a centring kit for the other stick (a couple of quid) which means that if I let the controls go both sticks centre in the โ€œneutralโ€ position. The tug has slightly faster than scale speed and will turn in its own length. For navigation and spot lamps I used prewired 3v LEDโ€™s which have their own prewired resistors. I ran a single lead from the battery to a wago connector fixed underneath the superstructure into which all the lights are connected, it worked well but I got fed up with the long trailing lead from the top half to the bottom half of the boat so I did away with the trailing lead and replaced it with a switched 9v battery holder which is Velcroโ€™d to the inside of the superstructure which makes things tidier. I switch the lights on by simply reaching inside but Iโ€™m contemplating fitting a micro switch so I can control the lights remotely using a spare switch on the tx. Iโ€™m a complete novice at this but hope this helps.
    PS the battery is heavy and helps with the ballast and can be charged without removing from the hull.
    John H
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Al Kubar 2
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
    โœง 27 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Nice ๐Ÿ‘

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