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>> Home > Forum > Electrical Related > 46" Fireboat - what engine(s)?
46" Fireboat - what engine(s)?
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Vapour
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Forum Posts: 2
20th Jul 2017 15:11  
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Hello folks. Brand new here, so go easy! I have searched but not quite found what I am after. Apologies if I've missed the obvious. Having just finished a 36" Fireboat with my son, I am now thinking about the larger 46" version. The little boat is running a Radient Reaktor motor / ESC combo which is 3000kV with a matched ESC and 2S1P LiPo battery. Performance is pretty good, although we're still ironing out some cooling issues and vibration (old model resurrected). I am going to do the big boat 'properly' so am looking for recommendations for power, ESC and batteries. I am looking for overscale performance and tend to run on choppy water with currents (i.e. rivers😁). Thanks in advance, everyone!

canabus
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Forum Posts: 52
21st Jul 2017 08:41  
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Hi Vapour
I am going with a Hobbyking L5055C-700kv- 1600Watts, 100Amp ESC and a 2 blade CNC 52 mm 1.4 pitch prop.
The ESC only goes to 4S, so I am thinking of ordering a water cooled 90A ESC which goes to 6S.
At present it has a 3648-1450kv-1600Watt, 100Amp ESC with a 2 blade 40mm 1.4 pitch prop, but has not been in the water with this setup.
As the boat had no gear in it at purchase and that's what I had in the spare bits box.

Vapour
(Apprentice)





Forum Posts: 2
21st Jul 2017 09:42  
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Thanks Canabus, that was exactly what I was after - much appreciated.