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Alternative motors
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 185
10th Mar 2017 12:03  
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Alternative motors.
Any body using car radiator 12 volt fan motors for model boat motors ?
If so how do they perform. As good as any other motors or too fast.

Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1527
10th Mar 2017 14:37  
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Hi Sonar
Used to be very popular with the model Tug fraternity. I had two in my Eldergarth (4') and they worked fine. They are able to turn large coarse bladed props with ease and do not normally require any cooling. I used a couple of Electronize ESC's but any 20/30 amp make should be OK.
They are not fast revving so most suited to Tugs, workboats, cargo vessels and fishing boats. If you have a fast boat they would not be suitable. Weight may also be a problem in smaller models

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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 185
10th Mar 2017 18:47  
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Many thanks for the reply just the information I was looking for many thanks again