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    Very neat and tidy with good identification. Mine starts off tidy but always ends up like spaghetti ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Hi RodC
    I agree it is unwise to connect batteries in Parallell for the reasons you state. You may well be able to use power diodes with SLA and NiMh batteries but this should not be used with LiPo's as their characteristics require close attention to each cells voltage.
    Overcharging or discharging any one cell can cause irreversible damage and in the worst case destruction of the cell and battery pack.
    LiPo's are available in very high capacitys and unless you are into high speed endurance racing I doubt if you would not be able to source a battery suitable for most sport usage.
    Used correctly LiPo's are safe for model use but I agree you should be aware of the issuses should you not follow the correct procedures when using or charging.
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    42yr experience here with rechargeable batteries. I wud definitely avoid parallelling any sort of rechargeable battery unless you use isolation power diodes to prevent the batteries trying to charge each other as the terminal voltages drop during the run. Personally I favour SLA (sealed lead acid) as their weight provides ballast. Yes you get tremendous energy density with LiPOs however I'm always feeling anxiety at the fire/explosion risk. I fully embraced NIMH back in the early 2000s for aircraft use & since weight is seldom an issue in semi-scale vessels I'm quite happy to keep my NIMH chargers out of landfill.
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    Hi,

    I adapted both yours and Robs mount and it works an absolute treat ๐Ÿ˜Š
    On closer inspection youโ€™ve given me the solution as to how best mount the receiver ๐Ÿ˜
    If you have another photo at a different angle to show how itโ€™s fixed in place that would be amazing, thereโ€™s no point in reinventing a very professional wheel ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Cheers Neil
    Learning so much more with each reply to my posts. One day I may have a boat in the water ๐Ÿค”
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    Excellent, thanks very much
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    The housing you see is the same as mine (picture) which is home made as was Robs. All my brackets are made from 6mm black Perspex, it makes for a neat installation.
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    Hi Neil

    CanI ask where the switch and fuse housing came from? I'm just planing my electrics and saw the arrangement you have.

    thanks

    Neil
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    Well it took a few weeks but happy with the end result and thanks to all for the advice.
    Just waiting on new coupling before mounting the motor then on to permanent fix of the superstructureโ€ฆ.. really not looking forward to the fwd cabin as it seems everyone has issues with getting it right ๐Ÿ˜
    Learning so much more with each reply to my posts. One day I may have a boat in the water ๐Ÿค”
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    So I think Iโ€™ve managed to construct a battery compartment that will suit and provide some flexibility for a future expansion. Just need some Velcro straps now to hold the battery in place. So thanks all on the advice

    Also adapted RobBobs switch and fuse housing and I was pretty impressed with it at first. Instead of the XT60 connector being used to charge the battery in situ like Robs, I thought Iโ€™d use it as just a connection for the battery. However I didnโ€™t plan this very well and although the battery lead is long enough the pressure required to insert and remove the connector has the potential to break the bracket from its mounting. So as opposed to rebuilding Iโ€™m thinking of just adding an extension.
    Iโ€™m presuming the voltage drop across the additional connectors, fuse and switch wonโ€™t be that detrimental to battery life? ๐Ÿค”
    Learning so much more with each reply to my posts. One day I may have a boat in the water ๐Ÿค”
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    Thanks for the advice on the use of diodes
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