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    david12345
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    Does anyone run an ED Racer engine as power. Need help. During rebuild back to original engine i lost the manifolds. Silencers are in the exhaust of the boat so just need ideas on how to form the headers. Tried cutting half way across copper tube and silver solder to brass flange but realised the pipe obscures the chance to screw the manifolds together as they were before. Anyone come across this on their boat or any ideas
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    Moormedic01
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    Hi
    Sorry for delayed reply.
    It's not a kit, I built it from a set of plans I bought off EBay about five years ago.
    Sadly that vendor no longer seems to be there.
    Sorry cant be more help.
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    Biggles1
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    Hi I have a 52 inch fire tender as well do you know who made the kit or plans by any chance as I picked this up to restore ?
    Schmango
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    I restored the same boat recently and installed two mabuchi 775 brushed motors via a single cheap eBay 480esc and 12v lead acid battery. Props are 50mm and it really moves however I had to add water cooling as I over heated one of the motors. Run time isnt that great though - maybe 10 mins . If you understand brushless and have the budget then that is the way to go I think. I didnโ€™t want to spend much and donโ€™t use it enough to justify the cost of brushless. I pulled the motors from an old hitachi drill!
    Moormedic01
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    Thanks
    Moormedic01
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    Many thanks to all for the replies.
    I have had loads and have lots of food for thought.
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    Thanks again to all who sent me info
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    Hi J.J.
    I see you are not far from me at S.O.T., I'm in Sandbach and sail with CreweMBC, are you with the Potteries Club at Westport Park? You are welcome to come and visit any Monday or Wednesday afternoon, details are in the Boat Clubs and Lakes section on this site.

    There have been several replies so far and I prefer the last para of CB90's post:
    "My own fast patrol boat is 52in long and 12 in wide currently uses 2x 2826 brushless outrunners (fan cooled) 900kv 60A max at 3S (11.1v) with 2xwater cooled 90A Flycolor ESCs.
    The motor run a little hot so need to reduce the size of the propellers from 45mm." with 35/40mm props your model will fly and expect 40min plus per run.

    LiPo's do need to be handled correctly and you need a LiPo charger using a balanced connector to avoid overcharging and an ESC that will cut the power when the voltage drops below 3.5v. If you are not using the battery for some time then you need to store it at 3.7v per cell and a good charger will have a setting to enable this. I use the Giant Power Intelligent Balance Charger G6AC 50W 6A 12/220V.

    Keep your build light and be prepared to add some ballast when testing.

    Good building and please post details when more advanced
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    I have the 47" with a single prop - Turnigy 5045 - 660 KV turning a 40mm twin blade prop, power is Turnigy High Capacity 5200mAh 4S 12C LiHV Pack
    ESC - Hobbywing Seaking 120A-V3 Speed Controller
    It planes easily and last for 20 -30 minutes dependant on how you sail it
    check out my build blog

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    pressonreguardless
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    Good Advice, Roy
    Obtaining the right power train can be daunting and expensive.
    Trev
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