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BRAVE BORDERER by jbkiwi Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Good to hear you are making progress with the noise. My ESCs are not programmable as far as I know (There may be a card somewhere). They were cheap Chinese waterproof car/Buggy ESCs with Fwd and Rev which I wanted for independent drives but for the price and how well they work, you can't beat them (about NZ $20 each) They have a very soft start (you can count the revs) programmed in as std, and the only problem I have found is that they sometimes won't go straight into reverse without quickly nudging forward and back, (just need to drive in a scale manner and it's fine.) I'll put a pic of the unit and motor in (also a brushed one I am using in the MTB (x2) which work perfectly only NZ $9.00) They have braking, FWD, FWD+REV and batt type adjustable by jumpers. Throttle set-up is simple with full FWD and partial Rev set by the sticks. Both types are 30A and never even get warm. I purchased some fans for them but have never used them. The brushless units have a fan plug on them. The squealing I have may just require a switching frequency change on the ESC (8kHz/16kHz -more RF noise on 16kHz but more efficient) but I don't think I have that option (do you have that option to try on your set-up ? might be worth a crack). The sound units muffle it a bit anyhow. Boat runs at 10mph (GPS) flat out (looks way off scale) but only needs about 1/4 - 3/4 throttle for normal cruising. Will try to put up an external vid soon. Transmitter is easily modded to twin throttles,- excellent cheap set for boats ( later model has internal aerial)

S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Steve im not sure now regarding motors as they have water cooling cans on but Surfury runs from memory a 1075kva motor Turnigy 160 A speedo watercooled on 2x2s 5200 lipo`s in series ie 14.4volts with 52mm mocom Alum prop approx 3hp. I think the Tornado has approx 2045kva motor same speedo + lipo`s x 50mm nylon prop both do scale speed to as fast as 40/61 IC and look great on our choppy water with just prop and rudder in the water. Both motors will take 6s if you like ballistic? All gear from Hobby king. Try the IC first, post some pics please

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
That's done. My chum is casting resin crew members as we speak and I have some binoculars in white metal. Cheers, Martin

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks, Robbob. I'll order some up. Martin

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Martin. BECC do a set in 1:16 scale for your boat. https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Becc-Model-Acc... Robbob

1/16th scale Fire Boat decals by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi all, got my Crash Tender bottom sprayed red today, so I'm nearing when I'll need the hull decals for FIRE, roundels and numbers. Anyone know where they can be had from? Also what does that stuff on the bow say/look like. I can hand paint that if necessary. Cheers, Martin

RNLI Spirit Of Padstow by Jerry1 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 40" RNLI Spirit Of Padstow Twin Propellors (4 Blade) Direct Drive to a Turnigy (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mystery ESC - Comments: Lovely 1/16 Scale Tamar Lifeboat

R.N.L.B. Maurice and Joyce Hardy by Jerry1 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 35" R.N.L.B. Maurice and Joyce Hardy Direct Drive to a Model Motors Direct 777 UK (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electronize ESC - Comments: Lovely 1/16 Scale Trent Lifeboat

1/16th scale Tamar by kinmel Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I can work out scale speed as well as anyone. I am glad that your Model Slipway Tamar worked well for you with a pair of 600Eco motors, but many other owners changed their motors not long after the model was brought into use. You don't need high Kv brushless motors, or 4s LiPos to get scale performance with this model. The addition of a bow-thruster is well worth the effort and cost.

1/16th scale Tamar by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
25 knots is not very fast and would definitely not need brushless to get a scale speed or a good running time. Of course if you think hammering around at closer to a scale 50 knots makes it look more realistic, then you might need to go that route. Martin

1/16th scale Tamar by kinmel Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Like many people, I originally built a Model Slipway 1:16 Tamar with the recommended brushed motors. Most of us switched to brushless motors for a number of reasons... 1. short battery duration using NiMHs, or an SLA with brushed. 2. These ALBs have an on-Service speed of 25+ knots and for scale speed, only brushless motors and LiPos can sensibly provide the power and duration. Model Slipway converted their demonstrator to brushless.

1/16th scale Tamar by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Marlina, I agree with Martin👍 Brushless are overkill for scale working boats. A good quality and well lubricated brushed motor should not be noisy! Go for a 5 pole motor if you can for extra smoothness😉 Brushless motors whine like scalded cats, especially at low speeds / RPM. It's a consequence of the pulsed DC used to control the speed. Pitch rises with RPM until only dogs get annoyed!😲 Good luck with your project👍 Don't forget the Blog! Cheers, Doug 😎

1/16th scale Tamar by marlina2 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Your probably right about the motors i just thought why not try them, might be an expensive mistake for no real advantage apart from speed and maybe a little quieter. Thanks for the advice about bracing I'd not thought of that it may be a little flimsy.

1/16th scale Tamar by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I would always say if you don't need lots of speed stay brushed, "ordinary" motors. As for styrene, it can warp horribly so needs more bracing than you might think or the kit manufacturer might tell you. Brace with liteply or hard balsa/obeche where you can out of sight. Martin

1/16th scale Tamar by marlina2 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I'm considering Model Slipay Tamar Class as my next project. I have never used styrene before (other than Airfix in my youth). Every article I have read on this model have used a twin Speed 600 ECO set up. I am toying with the idea of brushless but have no idea where to start in terms of equivalent motors etc. any idea anyone?😁