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    LewZ
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    CHRISTOPHERH1:
    You don't have to wire positve (usually red) to the red dot on the (brushed) motor. The motor just runs a little more efficient that way. Put the negative to the red dot and the motor runs in the opposite direction.
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    There she is alright, the Bob's Speed control! I still have a brand new one.

    It did work, but not for long. Was great for heating you model.๐Ÿ‘
    The sure way to succeed is, just try one more time
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    Hi everyone.

    I enjoyed reading this interesting discussion and all your contributions.
    The system is certainly old but it is very fascinating, I understand those who no longer want to use these systems but I also understand those, like Colin, who want to collect them.
    If one really wanted, despite all the negative opinions, to use a variable resistor, or a set of selectable resistors, it would at least be better to use fins to better dissipate the heat.
    However, only collectors' items remain.
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    Hi shipmate!
    i`m no electrician but red wire to the positive tag on the motor and green to the negative tag,usually there is a red dot indicating the positive tag.
    esc looks like a home made jobby!
    LewZ
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    Bottom line is to go modern with the ESCs. Put the old ones on display, in a box, whatever. They are just not usable in a model boat. My first speed controller (circa 1972) was home made and had two 3 position switches. One had power resistors, and the other fwd, stop, and rev. It got quite hot controlling the 6-volt automobile heater fan motor.

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    Hello, I also installed 2 mechanical speed controllers in the ocean tug "OCEANIC" Ware. Worked perfectly, but they were power guzzlers and they got hot. That's why I kicked them out. Here's a link to my controllers.


    https://youtu.be/H7adADtY6gE?si=xkxbMSdCsD7CvVGd
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    Over here in Canada, we referred those rheostat friction controllers as Bob's Boards.
    They are simple, resistance type controllers, very inefficient, as voltage not used(partial throttle) gets burned off in resistance.
    Any of the modern ESCs are digital, and the circuitry allows any unused voltage to be returned back to the battery.
    The price of the newer Controllers and reliability makes them the way to go in my humble opinion.
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    If you're disposing of it, my vintage stuff collection would like to have it join the various oddments in the box.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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    Good evening, the wires go to the sweep arms as in picture. I still have 3 in use from the 70's. Have a tendency to get hot.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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    Cheers Doug, that makes sense ๐Ÿ˜Š
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