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>> Home > Tags > esc

Help boat problems by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hi Welcome to the site You haven't stated what ESC you have so it's a bit difficult to give advice. Most ESCs require some initial set up and it sounds like yours needs adjustment. If you can work one servo OK you presumably have a separate Rx battery? Many ESC's have a built in BEC and don't need a separate battery. There are 5 channels on the Planet so its important that you are using the correct channel for your rudder and ESC. You can use the rudder servo to select the channel you want to use for the ESC then plug the ESC into that channel and the servo into the rudder channel. We need to know what ESC you have to give further advice? Dave

Norstar Wave Princess resurrected by AllenA Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
Thanks Dave. Good to have some feedback and I will certainly post a video asap. Think I will upgrade my ESC in the near future and I am really tempted to install a 700 BB Turbo. That may be gilding the Lily though. Just out of interest I picked up the MacGregor II at the same time as the Digimac III. That one works as well. They were good quality fair play.

Norstar Wave Princess resurrected by AllenA Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
At last The Wave Princess sails again. She is not quite planing yet. She has a Speed 600, cheap '320' amp esc, Macgregor MR23A receiver and a Carson Reflex CS3 servo, 12" Graupner propshaft. Quite proud of the home made prop support, I will never throw out an aluminium cooking pan again. Rookie problems are: 1. slight bend in prop makes it a little noisy but improved with vaseline and WD40 mix. 2. Have a 50mm prop at the moment will reduce that to 30mm and work my way up until I get best result. Will change to Brass eventually. As you can see the front cabin has an incorrectly fitted visa lip which has taken me 30 years to realise, that will be rubbed down and flattened. Really pleased that my bootsale MacGregor transmitter works as if new with a few new connectors to fit the ESC. My first one of many and, hopefully, tidier boats. Any advice and guidance would be warmly welcomed

Brushless for 'Sea Scout'?? by canabus Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi RN If you ordered a 30Amp ESC they only handle up to 3S. The 60Amp and 100Amp handle up to 4S.

Brushless for 'Sea Scout'?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Sooooh! Everything in stock at EU warehouse 😊 so just ordered motor, ESC and Progcard 😉 ~ €42. Not bad 👍 Can't wait for delivery 😎

Brushless for 'Sea Scout'?? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi canabus, many thanks for the guidelines 👍 I'll check them out and compare with sources here in Germany. I already have some 3S 4000mAH accus. About 300gm but I figured the boat is so light empty it could manage that, mounted fairly well aft. Motor: I had been thinking along the lines of around 400kV, 1000kV max. So your suggestion fits 👍 Had hoped to avoid prog. cards for the ESC but Hey Ho - needs must ...! Already have such a prop in my collection so that's good 😊 Will price up the rest and see where we go. Will post results in the Build Blog. Will be a slight delay - off to Italy tomorrow for a week change of scenery! Many thanks again 😊 Cheers Doug 😎

Brushless for 'Sea Scout'?? by canabus Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi RN From Hobbyking. Motor propdrive V2 2830- 1000kv 370watts 3.175mm shaft(9190000328-0)3S or 4S lipo battery. ESC 30A car(HK-30A)( XT60 connectors required), program card (HKPROG-CARD)can be used on the larger ones in the series. Lipo battery Turnigy 1000mah 3S 30C (T1000.3s.20) 89grams 75 x 33 x 19mm or a Turnigy 1500mah 3S 25C (T1500.3S.25) 113 grams 80 x 34 x 25 mm both have XT60 connectors. Prop about a 2 blade 30mm 1.4 pitch. Hope this helps.

Battery problems by Patto Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
thanks Dave i got a seaking 120a watercoold brushless ESC by Hobbywing which handles the power well. Same motor as before got a 38m 2 blade prop looking for a 3 blade. i was originally useing the 12v battery to run the motor but it was no good now use a lipo which i have installed under the deck in front of the motor.the large battery is running the watercooling pump and is also the prefect weight for ballast.NO problems with the salt water as i have got stainless steel, brass and copper fittings and a good flush threw the cooling system with fresh water. might be some time before i can put up a video because the council is draining the pool next week for the annual winter maintenance which is a bummer as there other suitable ponds handy. cheers Allan

Koh-i-Noor by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 40"/4000g Koh-i-Noor Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitec Gold (10Amps) ESC - Comments: I bought this yacht via a well known auction website. It was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the yacht up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. It came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy.

Battery problems by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Allan Glad to hear you have managed to get the boat running. Just so we know what is the final set up? I can see a 12v 7Ahr battery but What is the prop size & type, brushless motor, ESC. You have mentioned these before but may have bought different recently. Looks a good pool to use. As it is saltwater you will need to wash the model down after each sail and oil the propshaft. Salt crystals will destroy any bearings very quickly if you don't. Happy sailing Dave

Battery problems by Patto Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
FINELY got my Perkassa running this afternoon after spending about $200.00 on new ESC, prop and stainless steel coupling ( the plastic one shattered on the last run in about 2 seconds). I have got to much power in it but the boat runs at about scale speed on about half throttle. I am running in a saltwater swimming pool on the beachfront at Wynnum Central which is a bay side suburb of Brisbane Queensland Australia. Cheers Allan

Slowly does it. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
That's what it's apparently generally come to mean 😎 What you describe is a Cardan Shaft or double Cardan joint!

Sir Kay Round Table Class Minesweeper 1:48 scale by Caldercraft by saltysnogbad Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
Recently constructed ballasted and tested radio controlled model boat with working searchlight, navigation lights and Ship's Bell. Needs finishing by repainting, weathering to suit and a few minor additions (e.g. Anchor - supplied). Includes: Graupner HOTT may-10 transmitter and receiver JP ENERG-PRO NiMH flat 7.5v battery NiMH Battery Charger 230 457RE5401 Electric Motor ESC Viper Marine 15 Action Electronics P43 relay switches Mylar 5m round speaker for bell Spare ballast £150:00 Ono Collection only, please, due to weight of ballast. Based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Selling to fund purchase of another - fun is in the making!

Futaba Attack 2ER by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Hughie I am assuming the set was working before you cut the aerial? You did bare the wires and twist the copper wires together? If it was, have you changed anything else? Did you remove the crystals and are they in the correct place ie Tx in Tx? I have just repaired a 27Mhz set and the TX crystal had failed for no apparent reason. Replacing with another crystal fixed the problem. If you have or can borrow another set of crystals at the right frequency and type you can see if they work. Perhaps a local shop may be able to help without you having to buy? From your description the power is ok, the servo moves so is plugged in the correct way. You have used one of the channel sockets and not the battery socket for the servo? Let me know how you get on Cheers dave

12 volt motors to esc,s by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
PPS re 'Voltage booster'! Can't follow the thinking🤔 If you're sticking in 24V and want 12V out a simple 12V regulator (3 pin device (looks like a power transistor) would do the job, but mind the current rating!! But why?--->KISS !! 😎