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    Mike - message sent.
    Building 6 Faireys at a scale of 1:12 and another in the pipeline!
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    Thanks !

    Just had a look. That should keep me occupied for a while
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    When you're ready there's a couple I can recommend if you want. Worth a visit to the Overlander Batteries web-site to read the specs. which will provide what they are about.

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    Will do and thanksโ€ฆ.

    Goes away to Google โ€œbalance chargersโ€
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    It's a pleasure Mike. To be honest many boats are very similar in that they have a motor and a prop shaft and prop or multiples of and a rudder or rudders. These are used in a large range of boats from speed boats/cruisers through police boats to naval craft and so if your interest falls into one of those areas it is pretty straightforward. You can also have stern-drives and water-jets.

    If you fancy a tug though, many of these, especially the larger ones, are commonly fitted with korts which is where the prop(s) are within a housing and the whole lot turns.

    Once you've done a bit of reading let us know what type of craft you fancy. One piece of advice I will give you now for when the time comes is to get a decent quality balance charger especially if using LiPos.

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    Thanks Chris

    I was reading up about brushed motors the other day in a magazine. I think Iโ€™m going to have too โ€œbrush backโ€ up on my electrical circuit knowledge as well.

    If only I listened a bit more intently in school physics lessons 50 years ago ๐Ÿ‘
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    Thanks for all the links Ron

    That should keep me occupied for a while and will dovetail nicely with all the other suggestions made
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    Ahh great idea.

    Yes there is one a few miles away by the looks I will seek them out on one of their sailing days

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    Thanks Chris for the reply. I will have to follow that route I think.

    No particular model in mind as I think I need to understand the basics first and then dive in
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    Yes, I nearly mentioned the first book but reviews weren't that good as folks are saying it's outdated- 2003 is still a long time ago! Brushless motors are widely used now and I doubt they are mentioned much if at all?

    Wouldn't hurt to get a copy though (I think I will) to give the basics and then look elsewhere for detailed and more upto-date information.

    Brushless motors and electrics are probably the area that have changed most and for reference I can recommend an article on the Home page of Model Boats Magazine forum by the late, great, Dave Milbourn.

    Chris

    Edit: Having read the reviews again on Amazon as I've already gained some knowledge I'm not going to bother. Still think it best to target research and knowledge gathering based on what it is intended to build.
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