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12th Sep 2018
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Member No. 5166
Registered 12th Sep 2018
Last Online 9th Feb 2019
City San Leandro
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HMS BRAVE BORDERER by bubbletop409 Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
You are correct in your thinking. The component is called a spray rail and is mounted at the chine line from bow to stern. The spray rail provides additional lift so planning can be achieved at a slightly lower speed, and at the same time deflects the spray down and out from the side of the boat at speed.

H.M.S. BRAVE BORDERER by bubbletop409 Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
You would actually be better off with motors that have a KV rating of less than 1000. I have a 48" Elco PT with three 780 KV's on three cell lipo's, 40mm 3 blade props, scale planning speed is obtainable at approximately 45% throttle. Very little load on motors, no cooling necessary on motors or ESC's. You will also find low speed operation much more manageable.

PT 109 upgrade? by bubbletop409 Seaman   Posted: 5 months ago
When choosing brushless motors the KV rating is an important part of the equation. A high KV rating will make slow speed operation difficult in a scale boat.