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Hi, I'm new in this size of model boat, but I'm planning to built a 1:5 model of the Coronet 26". It will be around 5 foot(150 cm), and I'm wondering, if anybody have any experience with the SKYRC motor?? It should be suitable that size of a model boat. Greatings from Denmark
Hi analyst We have a section All Things RC that shows basic RC set up. For the boat you will need two servos and given the size I would go for large heavy duty type servos. One will control the rudder(s) the other the engine throttle. As you are wanting endurance and you have a large model a 12v SLA with a UBEC to reduce the volts to 5/6v. Have a look at http://www.componentshop.co.uk / for a selection of what is available. Radio wise you may want to consider the Taranis long range receiver as this will give you the range you originally mentioned and certainly more than the standard X8 receivers. The aerial should be as high as possible and as far away from any interference as possible (sparks from the ignition). You cannot extend the aerial length but as you are into amateur radio this is something you will understand. Video is another matter. I believe 5Ghz is the common allocation and I suspect this will be line of sight which may be a problem on a sea going vessel in rough seas or round an inlet. The hull looks good and I look forward to seeing how you progress Dave
[Score: 10/10] 31" Dr. Louise Capable of 12mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built admirals barge Wood hull. Simple model easy to transport and operate. At top speed much too fast, half of boat lifts out of the water surprising and fun
I have read on this forum and others that fibreglass has no strength and am puzzled by these comments. Fibreglass is commonly used for building the hulls of full-size boats, including lifeboats, which implies that it has considerable strength. Admittedly, their hull walls are much thicker than on a model boat, but the strength is there. I have seen a fellow model boater take a hull made of balsa, which had been coated with fibreglass and bang it on the edge of a table, with no damage. As we all know, you can poke a finger through untreated balsa. Finally, some data is provided on wikipedia that fibreglass impregnated with polyester resin has a tensile strength of 8000 pounds per square inch. So some clarification of the 'no strength' comments would be appreciated. Roy
I popped into Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers, they have an outdoor swimming pool for the boats, cater for rc trucks etc and have a working train for visitors to ride on bu it's the boat part that i'll be getting involved with. There is one closer to me but it's a lake and quite choppy...my first sail will be Saturday when i'll join the club :-)
Here is another model I have started a while ago. Still a long way to go and lots of lobster pots to make. The wheel house is just about done now and asking the members where would be the best position for it.. Stern or bow. The hull is 49 inches with a width of 16 inches. And will in due course be low in the water. Seeing as I have started this thread I will post more as and when I make the parts And again all the parts are recycled so the cost is low.
I have upgrade my Palm Beach to run BL 28mm Kehrer Jet Motor: BL Roxxy 3656-06 1800KV with watercooling ESC: Water cooled Aquastar 120A. Battery: 2 pcs. Lipo 3S 25C 3700mA for balance and weight Palm Beach from Billing Boat on it's first test at Vallensbæk Modelskibs Klub water https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=8qBwleXQQ3E Regards Carsten
I have the model HMS Marvel, its nearly finished but the remainder of parts are too small for me to handle, it has the props and shafts and rudder and motors fitted, so I have decided to sell it, and am looking for £150, please phone on 01708766698 (Romford Essex , the kit cost £250 if anyone is interested,
Hi Sonar, Why not try two Mtroniks Viper Marine ESC! http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co .uk/acatalog/mtroniks-viper25. html Or http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co .uk/acatalog/electronize-FR30H X.html Both ESC's Available from Cornwall Model Boats, Just an idea Ed
[Score: 5/10] 54"/6400g Rena Capable of 1mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (4.8v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through none (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Rena is a scale model of the John Alden ketch "Rena" She is mainly sail controlled but has a small auxiliary motor for those days with no wind.
I was looking at these as motors. using 12 volts. 3 - pole electric motor with integral cooling fan and high quality carbon brushes. Two flux rings offering high torque motor. Originally specified for Black and Decker power tools, these motors are of the highest quality and recognised as one of the most useful model motors currently available . Suitable for 6 - 12 volt applications. No Load speeds approx. 4.8V 1.7A 8500 RPM 6V 1.9A 12000 RPM 7.2V 1.9A 13500 RPM 9V 2A 20000 RPM Dimensions: L65mm, D36mm, Shaft diameter 3.2mm Off load Current: 1.57A
[Score: 9/10] 22"/800g DIVA Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 600 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through TURNIGY (20Amps) ESC - Comments: Celo wooden cabin of RC model yachts from 60. . Function controlled by the engine and rudder. The kit is not. The hull of the several belts oplaňkováním plating.1:25 scale