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Prop size and speed
I did a lot of amp/watts/rpm and gps speed testing with my twin screw 4 foot fireboat, you might wnat to take a look. The quickest and easiest, and by far cheapest route is change from s prop to x prop thus increasing the pitch. They are real cheap to buy (plasic ones)so get a couple of sizes, start with the smallest. You can buy cheap inline amp meters, so using this you can see how the amp draw alters
50 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 pmdevlin ( Sub-Lieutenant)
RC & Electrics
14 Posts 17 Likes
Started 11 days ago
Latest 50 minutes ago
sea rover build and I hate wood!
thanks Rob, I was thinking it was going to have to be soaked, which would have been a pain!
Ill heat gun, once the skins are on, and the hull is glassed, it should be back to the territory I like!
57 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 pmdevlin ( Sub-Lieutenant)
4 Posts 2 Likes
Started 23 hours ago
Latest 57 minutes ago
Hints and Tips.
And I bet they are a lot cheaper too.
4 hours ago by 🇬🇧 Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
94 Posts 197 Likes
Started 1 month ago
Latest 4 hours ago
Come on Martin
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Stop Morsing around
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What is the solution?
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8 hours ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
Hobby Chit Chat
41 Posts 49 Likes
Started 6 days ago
Latest 8 hours ago
Cheap easy anchors
Scroll down to page 17 here and you will find some shapes to cut out to make a Byers-type anchor... http://eezebilt.tk/OSA-1.pdf
Offshore meeting at SMG IJmond, Heemskerk the Netherlands
Starts 12 days time
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Wee Nip, Ruf Red
Wee Nip, Ruf Red.
Donated to me by a friend.
Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch.
She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
14 hours ago by stevedownunder
Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago.
I made this when I was in between projects.
2 days ago by Martin555
34" Crash Tender
Here is my Crash Tender together with the homemade 27MHz transmitter. Built in the early 1970s. The collage photo is from 45 years ago, sailing on the boating lake in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Recently rescued from the garage covered in dust. Diesel replaced with brushless motor and on the water again. Now in dry dock for a major refit!
4 days ago by Graham93
Built from Mountfleet kit. Chain drive operates Rudder . Puffer sound, whistle, smoke generator, working lights Navigation and interior also flickering orange and red for boiler fire.all switched from transmitter.
6 days ago by Elsrickle
Lovely boat under going major refit.
7 days ago by Jerry1
3660kv speed boat
Well I purchased a hugely powerful brushless motor, (before I realised it was over the top!) so paired it up with something that might handle it!, 4ft long, fibreglass hull, 150amp esc, first water trials sucked a 12v 5amp (what I had at the time) dry in 4 minutes!
Put an ammeter on it and it’s drawing 40amps!
It’s all trial and error and learning on the way!
13 days ago by Shopper
SHB Triton Harbour Master
Harbour Master, my first experiment with sensored brushless motors, ultra quiet and smooth very successful