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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > How to RC small boats?
How to RC small boats?
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Ron
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Forum Posts: 189
18th Dec 2018 12:46  
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http://www.mhsd.org/model/howto/servo.htm

Anyone done this? Please send me some pictures of your work and anything I should be cautious about when putting this in a small craft?

I want to put a small motor in the Comet sailboat and run it with the sails furrowed.


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DodgyGeezer
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18th Dec 2018 13:22  
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There's no great need to dismantle a servo to get motive power - nowadays you can buy model motors that are not much thicker than a typical boat propshaft, and speed controllers the size of a thumbnail. Usually for about a pound. These small drones have really helped in this regard. This one, for instance, is 0.6cm diameter by 1.5cm long - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-JJRC-H20-RC-Drone-H20-08...

Your biggest problem will usually be rudder control - there will be little room for a servo and tiller right at the stern of small boats. For an EeZeBilt I recommend a closed loop system which lets you relocate the servo anywhere convenient - see http://eezebilt.tk/radio.html The EeZeBilt Terrier below is 10.75 inches long...


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