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    ESC(s) for My recent Shelley Foss acquisition
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    dave976
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    Hi Dave B
    For your Brushed Motor set up.
    2 ESC's
    In all cases you need to disconnect the red lead from one of the Esc's.
    Pro's: You can control each motor separately if you use two channels on your Tx/Rx; The model will be able to turn in its own length; If one motor stops you can use the other motor to return to the side of the lake.
    Con's: If you use a Y lead to connect both ESC's to one channel you will lose separate control and if the motors or props are not balanced one may run faster than the other; A dead motor will require recovery.
    1 ESC
    Pro's: Easy to set up;
    Con's; the Esc will need to be rated at the max current for both motors; Similar problems with unbalanced motors or props.
    Programable TX
    Many systems offer mixing facilities allowing you to run say two motors on separate ESC's connected to two channels. You can then use one stick as a master channel and the other as a slave. This avoids using tank steering.
    Mixing attachments
    You can buy external attachments that will allow you to use one channel to control two ESC's and also link in the rudder control to reduce the inner prop speed on turns.
    I have used all variants and all work but for a tug I prefer tank steering as this gives me absolute control in all circumstances.
    For fast navy craft I prefer using a mixer on my Tx and I also use on my large passenger liners as the electronics manage the control far better than my ageing brain cells.
    As an ex flyer I am not phased by using multiple Tx controls but accept that it is not for everyone.
    Finally before anyone asks you can not connect two Brushless ESC's to one channel.
    Hope this helps
    Dave976
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    Cashrc
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    If you run 2 escs, either on separate channels mixed or on a y-harness, remember to pull the hot lead out of the connector for one esc. Most speed controls these days have a BEC, battery eliminator circuitry. You donโ€™t need a separate battery for receiver power, and the esc supplies the receiver thru the red lead. If you have 2 supplying power to the receiver, you WILL smoke something. My first scale boat was a Krick Felix. I used a Hobbywing esc for the main drive, and an old 10 amp mini esc for the lights. I disabled the power wire on the mini, worked as advertised.
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    DWBrinkman
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    stotty,
    I will most likely be using a Spektrum DX5C. The specs say that it has steering mix. I'll have to look into it to see if I need a specific receiver for that to work.
    Thanks
    Dave
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    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
    stotty1111
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    Is your tx recent with the facility to mix channels etc? if so you can program the mixing function in the tx, no need for an exterior mixer!
    Fred
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    Hi
    Myself I prefer to use two ESC, that way I can have tank steering, so if one motor goes down I have the other to get back in on, if you do not like T/S then go for two ESC and a mixer, the mixer that I have in one of my boats is from scale warship (https://scalewarship.com) look under products for Forge at the end of the page is the mixer
    Rudder mixer Mk2 cost ยฃ30.00

    Hope that this is of some help

    Fred
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    That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
    DWBrinkman
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    Hi,
    I just acquired an old build Dumas Shelley Foss. It likely hasn't seen water in decades. It had an Old School Dumas mechanical Rheostat style Speed Control. I will be updating the electronics to a DMSR receiver and ESC(s) for motor speed controls.

    Looking at the Hobbywing website, I realize I could run 2 ESC's (one for each motor) or 1 ESC to control both motors.
    I need the advice of some of you sage RCers. What are the pro's and con's of each setup. What would you run, and why?

    The motors are 6V Dumas/Pittman brushed motors.

    Thanks!
    Dave B
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    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.



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