All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.
Many thanks for your kind support.
Model Boats Website Team
January 2019: 12 people December 2018: 6 people November 2018: 11 people October 2018: 9 people September 2018: 13 people August 2018: 5 people July 2018: 8 people June 2018: 8 people May 2018: 7 people April 2018: 21 people
hi i have a wooden huntsman 46 ready for motor my last post gave me some ideas i am looking at hobbyking turnigy xk3674 1900kv part number 9393000021-0 and turnigy marine 120a bec waterproof speed controller part number 9020000033-0 what do we think steve
The 46" Huntsman is a big old beast and I'd be looking at something different.
You want good speed but not manic. The one you mention is an inrunner brushless which doesn't have as much torque size for size as an outrunner.
If it was me (and it will be at some stage as I have a 46" Huntsman with an MFA 850 brushed motor in it) I'd be looking for a 50 diameter outrunner around 700kv which will give plenty of torque.
There is a Turnigy just under that which might do.
I'm building a 33" Swordsman and am fitting an Overlander Tornado Thumper V3 4250/06 800kv outrunner. It is probably a little oversize but my thinking is that the motor will have an easy time, run cooler and the battery (4S) will last longer. If it is too fast I'll limit the throttle. Better to be too big than too small in my book.
Overlander do a 5045/10 720kw which should be good on 4S which could always be increased to 6S if necessary.
HI Steve, I would go to something like a 45 or 50mm with about 800 / 1000 kv this would enable you to go from 4s - 6s with a great turn of speed if needed Have a look at AIRTEC, they are a UK (Yorkshire) based model shop and have a good range of their own motors
Hi pilot ChrisF is about right with the overland, but, if it's Hobbyking stuff. A Turnigy L5055C-700kv 1600watts on 4 to 6S with a 100Amp ESC which will handle up to 6S. I am starting with a 2blade 52mm CNC prop(377000019) on 4S. The 3674 1900kv is more for a high speed race boat. Canabus
No, that's less powerful than in Pilot's opening post and like his suggestion is an inrunner motor. The consensus is that a 50 mm diameter outrunner ( the first part of the model No.) is what is required for a big boat like the Huntsman. The second part of the No. is the length of the motor.
That size plus a kv figure of around 700 to 1000 will provide plenty of torque to get it moving and high enough revs to get it on the plane.
Once you start getting a kv figure well over 1000 you start to get into higher revs which is useful for smaller batteries (e.g. 1000kv x 7.4v = 7400 rpm) which as said is good for fairly small, light, sports and race type boats.
Conversely if you have quite a big displacement boat then you want quite a big motor but with a low kv figure as you don't generally want to tear along but want torque!
hi last ditch effort before i take up knitting recap presedent huntsman 46 inch wooden kit hobbyking turnigy aquastar 408 4-1050kv water cooled brushless 160a water cooled esc thank you all for your help steve
Sorry Doug, no insult intended. As to revealing, I just remember Miner's Fortnight at Barry Island in the 50s. Not a pretty sight. Sorry, also, to hijack the conversation I will go back to my Springer now.
they weren't the full ones like in the picture but my mum crocheted us five boys swimming trunks in the early 60s ,they were really absorbent and by the time you came out the water they weighed a ton with the crotch down round your knees ,this could be one of the reasons none of us were Olympic swimmers ,fond memories though .cheers Marky
As I understand them Speedos have the same effect - just the other way up!! 😁 Re 'Diversion' - according to the German Motto 'Spaß muss sein' = Fun must be 😉 Especially the week before Christmas, Have a good one everybody, best wishes Doug 😎
Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug