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I like your tip, it reminded me of the way I have used cycle spokes as drive shafts, the spoke nuts are usually plated brass so can be used in brass props by drilling out then silver solder the nut into the prop after removing the plating.
3 hours ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Lieutenant Commander)
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Started 1 month ago
Latest 3 hours ago
by Colin H
Prop size and speed
Thanks for the information, will read your blog
i think i found a method to line up the prop shaft with the motor. Getting the right angle.
Measures the motor shaft then prop shaft tube. Got the difference 1.550 in, then measurer the motor dia.
Took the difference and came up with .620, so I put a piece of .625in wood 6-inch-long, on the tube and put a ruler (scale) on top of that. Put the motor in line with the rule and it all linen up, so I got the angle right, and made adjustment to the motor mount, shimmed it till it was right. Then measure that and make a piece to fit. The motor helped with the magnets in side holding on to the ruler.
I have tried several way to get this angle and measuring didn’t work of me, or just a piece of tubing over the shaft,,, just not getting the right angle.
Maybe this will help someone in setting up there motors.
Now I’m going to finish up the placement of the batteries fuse, power disturbing boards, ESC and wire everything up and see if it WORK’S…
6 hours ago by 🇺🇸 samc ( Leading Seaman)
RC & Electrics
15 Posts 23 Likes
Started 12 days ago
Latest 6 hours ago
Hi Doug, I have just had another look at the 2642 and I think you have hit it on the head. It is the closest to my boat. Thank you so much for your help. I think you have solved the mystery. Regards Sid
10 hours ago by 🇦🇺 sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
Hobby Chit Chat
8 Posts 5 Likes
Started 3 months ago
Latest 10 hours ago
You are going to a SteamPunk festival dressed as a tugboat !?
12 hours ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
Hobby Chit Chat
43 Posts 50 Likes
Started 7 days ago
Latest 12 hours ago
sea rover build and I hate wood!
thanks Rob, I was thinking it was going to have to be soaked, which would have been a pain!
Ill heat gun, once the skins are on, and the hull is glassed, it should be back to the territory I like!
Offshore meeting at SMG IJmond, Heemskerk the Netherlands
Starts 11 days time
Chickerell Steam Fair
Starts 17 days time
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Wee Nip, Ruf Red
Wee Nip, Ruf Red.
Donated to me by a friend.
Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch.
She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
1 day ago by stevedownunder
Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago.
I made this when I was in between projects.
2 days ago by Martin555
34" Crash Tender
Here is my Crash Tender together with the homemade 27MHz transmitter. Built in the early 1970s. The collage photo is from 45 years ago, sailing on the boating lake in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Recently rescued from the garage covered in dust. Diesel replaced with brushless motor and on the water again. Now in dry dock for a major refit!
4 days ago by Graham93
Built from Mountfleet kit. Chain drive operates Rudder . Puffer sound, whistle, smoke generator, working lights Navigation and interior also flickering orange and red for boiler fire.all switched from transmitter.
7 days ago by Elsrickle
Lovely boat under going major refit.
8 days ago by Jerry1
3660kv speed boat
Well I purchased a hugely powerful brushless motor, (before I realised it was over the top!) so paired it up with something that might handle it!, 4ft long, fibreglass hull, 150amp esc, first water trials sucked a 12v 5amp (what I had at the time) dry in 4 minutes!
Put an ammeter on it and it’s drawing 40amps!
It’s all trial and error and learning on the way!
14 days ago by Shopper
SHB Triton Harbour Master
Harbour Master, my first experiment with sensored brushless motors, ultra quiet and smooth very successful