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    ROmarin Dolly
    RO-Marin Dolly converted to fireboat. Working fire monitor, nav lights and light bar. Added 540 motor in lieu of speed 400 for emergency power๐Ÿ˜ Light bar is from amazon, other places sell it too. Added 10th scale diamond plate decking on fire deck. Sheโ€™s named โ€œChief Jenkinsโ€ after my uncle, Wayne Jenkins. He owned a barber shop here in McKinney for well over 30 years, ex Navy and was Chief of the volunteer fire department in the 70s.
    Billings 1/40 USCG 44 foot lifeboat
    Model built from Billings kit, single 18mm brushless motor, 10 amp ESC, stock prop. Havenโ€™t weighed her yet but Iโ€™m thinking in the neighborhood of 8 to 10 ounces ready to run, with battery. Motor is a little hot for the hull type, I have to keep her no more than a little over half throttle or she tries to torque over, but she makes good speed at that. Really needs a motor about 1200 kv or so, the current unit is closer to 2000. I built her as a lark, to see if I could make something that small run reliably and be fun to run, and I think I succeeded, from what Iโ€™ve learned on this boat I can apply to other smaller models and plastic static kit conversions of roughly the same size.
    MK1 Micro Magic converted to race spec
    Just finished up a Graupner MK1 Micro Magic..this is the boat that came before the racing version, or MKII. This is the 4th MM Iโ€™ve built, the ones before weโ€™re MKIIs, one a German kit, 2 were the later Asian manufactured kits. All good boats. Anyway, I found the MK1 on EBay, once it got to the house I decided to use some spares, carbon tube and 3D printed parts to build her up to racing specs. Maiden will probably be this weekend..
    Robbe Acapulco
    Robbe Acapulco built recently, build blog on this site. 1700 KV outrunner, 30 amp Turnigy Plush esc. Painted with airbrushed acrylic. 3 channel, throttle, rudder and lights. Good boat, had a linkage issue where it would hang a bit in a hard right turn, adjusted geometry so it SHOULD be fixed, other than that good speed and run time, looks good on the water..
    RO-Marin Neptun
    Christmas present last year, built over a couple of months of weeknights and days off. Iโ€™m real pleased with her, the kit was well thought out and the instructions and documentation were more than adequate to get her built. Krick has done a fine job of resurrecting the old Robbe line. I need to add ballast to the stern and rig/flag the mast, but for all intents and purposes sheโ€™s done, ready to play.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor, rudder, shaft, deck and a casserole
    1 day ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    JB, was it a Packard Hawk? They made about 600 of them in โ€˜58 and that was that. That had a rather distinctive front end.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor, rudder, shaft, deck and a casserole
    1 day ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    My buddy has a real nice GT Hawk, he found it heading to the crusher and took it on some years ago as a project. The GTโ€™s came with front disc brakes, but had rear drums. He sourced a rear end from a mid 70s mid sized Lincoln Versailles that had rear discs and put it under the Stude. Nice car.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thanks!
    3 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thank yโ€™all for the kind words on my Taucher. This meant a lot to me, as I feel Iโ€™ve redeemed myself AND the boat. The first one gave me so much trouble I felt like I was throwing glue and parts at the hull hoping something would stick๐Ÿคฃ
    Now I have to build a launch/retrieval device, getting her in the water isnโ€™t an issue as much as getting her outโ€ฆ
    Be on the lookout in a month or so, my buddy Steve has my old Taucher. Heโ€™s fixing my..um.. transgressions and setting the old boat up like the new one. Weโ€™ll have 2 in the club fleet..
    Again, thanks very much!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden!!
    3 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Maidened the Taucher this morningโ€ฆexcept for knocking a fender loose during launch, the maiden was uneventful and exceeded my expectations. The 35mm 650kv Zippkits motor hauled the 15lb plus model around with authority, and would just get the hull overdriven as far as hull speed. Everything worked as advertised, and am more than pleased. Sheโ€™s a keeper!!
    Cash

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Winter is here
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi Peter!! Glad you found your wiring problem, at least you didnโ€™t let the Magic smoke out!!
    Glad to see you back at it. Be safe and have fun!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Ballast and such
    10 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. The Taucher is almost ready for her maiden. I have a very few details to do, but once sheโ€™s ballasted I could splash her now. The pilot house is screwed down, the fenders are in place, rails up, etc, only real snafu I had were the lifesaver rails on the front rails..I had one that was a bit too small, broke of trying to install the life saver. I fiddled with that and also sanded down the ring, finally got tired of fooling with it and glued the lifesavers to the rails and then bent up an โ€œLโ€ bracket to be the โ€œsupportโ€. Wasnโ€™t even going to try to resolder as the rails are glued in, too close quarters.
    I ballast checked her and did a leak test, sheโ€™s watertight and needs around 10-11 pounds ballast. I added 3 pounds permanently aft of the motor mount, under the stuffing box, the mid-forward ballast will be added pondside each running day..makes the boat easier to transport and store.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    19 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    My buddy Larry took a Hobby Lobby home decor skiff and made a working rc boat using a 380 powered outboard. He had to go thru the skiff and seal it, the hid the rc components best he could, added a Barbie for a pilot, and that was it. You could do the sameโ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hot Dog!! Iโ€™ll look at the pics on my IPad when I get home, easier to see (aging is a ###!!!)๐Ÿคฃ.
    Any questions ask me Iโ€™ll try to answer best I can.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Youโ€™re welcome Dave. Hope to see that little KNK under your command soon!!
    Cash
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    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Colin, really nice layouts and rolling stock. If I had the room, Iโ€™d have a nice railroad, probably HO scale, or if I REALLY had the room, a good 1/32 or 1/24 scale slot car track. Did you build any of the engines or rolling stock? In any case you did well.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    That small cabin cruiser is a KNK Mini Jupiter. That boat was kitted in 3 different sizes, the Mini Jupiter 401 is the smallest. I have one in my fleet, running a small outrunner brushless on 2 lipos. Handles well and is fun to run. Iโ€™d get the lot if it were me, those are nice finds.
    Hereโ€™s a video of mine..

    https://youtu.be/cvGGsLkd_cA

    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rails and details
    22 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Iโ€™ll keep this brief, as I need to get to sleep. I installed the front bumper housings and rubber pads a few days ago, then started on soldering up the railings. I wanted to get her in the water this weekend, but I know if I rush it Iโ€™ll make a mess of it, soโ€ฆbreathe deep and take my time!
    Iโ€™ve got the aft railing made up and painted, and 2 of the 4 fwd railings soldered up. I bent the main rail and used tape to jig up the supports and cross rails to keep everything steady while I solderedโ€ฆthe desk Iโ€™m using was my daughters, but sheโ€™s outgrown it and she did a fair bit of craftwork on it so now itโ€™s daddyโ€™s soldering/detail/charging station. Once all the rails are done, Iโ€™ll paint the fittings, then do a ballast check and final assembly, plus fix any budges I find.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudder
    22 days ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    I built a Graupner Tina a while back, and in my limited experience I thought that boat could have used a rudder mixed in for turns. Now, a kayak is not as tall as the Tina, but I would think it would help especially in a crosswind. Your kayaks looking good and should be a fun, interesting model to see in operation.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Machinery done, seats in, almost time for hull paint!!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Trev!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Machinery done, seats in, almost time for hull paint!!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    I interviewed someone to be the captain but he came off as artificialโ€ฆ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    The boat is 1/20 scale. Most..no all of my boats to date are crewless. However, Fisher Price had a line of toys called Adventure People, think that might be a close match.
    Hope you find a crew bud!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hullpaint! Gettinโ€™ close!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    So I spent today at my bench getting the hull ready for paint. I had one misadventure that I corrected, and thought I would stop at the upper hull paint, but the muse descended and I got it done. I need to touch up a couple of spots but I think she looks a sight better than the first boat. Anyway, now itโ€™s time for ballast and balance check, and final details. She might, just might get wet this month!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Machinery done, seats in, almost time for hull paint!!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Iโ€™ll keep this short. The on deck machinery is done, ladder and cat walk built up and everything attached to the hatch. If you look you can see a tube running from the hatch thru the catwalk. Once you pull the hatch the catwalk is not supported in any way. When the hatch is installed there are locating pins that socket into the pilot house. I just decided that, due to new crew comfort and safety regs, a vent has to be provided from below decks to fresh air๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Anyway, that tube keeps the catwalk from possibly bending once the hatch is removed.
    I have a few more things to do forward, then itโ€™s ready for the paint shop.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck painted, some deck machinery and another Casserole!!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Same here Roy, was watching James Mays โ€œOh Cookโ€ a few months ago, always wondered what minced beef was. We call it ground beef.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kyosho Stream Liner
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    That is a nice find!! Iโ€™m picky about RTR boats, but the Stream Liner is one of the few I like. Itโ€™s a nice looking boat, and the few Iโ€™ve seen perform well. Have fun with her!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck painted, some deck machinery and another Casserole!!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Took 3 days off from work got a bit done today. First off, the deck is installed. I had to raise the stern end up a bit to the correct height, this made my gap at the stern smaller and easier to fill. It also gave me a bit more clearance for the rudder linkage, as it was just scraping a bit, and I cannot have that. It looks much better than the first boat, but I still need some touching up in places.
    The Taucher has deck machinery and most of that comes from the fittings kit, plus cut plastic and brass rod. I made the hatch much larger (useable) and I set it up so that all the machinery will come off with the hatch as a unit. Thereโ€™s a vertical boiler, or heater, that gets built up from a tube with a lower and upper end cap and a molded exhaust pipe. Thereโ€™s also a second exhaust thatโ€™s in the fittings kit. The end caps and exhaust were missing from the bag, which was sealed. This was one of the last kits sold in the US before Graupner gave up on kit making, so who knows what happened. Anyway, I decided to make my own fittings with the tubes from the kit and some scrap tubing I had in my plastic stash, plus a Lego that looked the part. Theyโ€™re not perfect, but theyโ€™ll look ok. Next thing will be to fit and build up the hatch and catwalk, and assemble the machinery and test fit.
    Ohโ€ฆ.I made a Tater Tot casserole for dinner๐Ÿ˜
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor, rudder, shaft, deck and a casserole
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Trev!!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor, rudder, shaft, deck and a casserole
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Good God JB I hope not!! I know the original boat needed 9-10 pounds of ballast. The gear cluster makes a fine weight for making sure glued parts stay put.
    As an aside, even though my Hawk drives well with the 4 speed auto, I really miss the 3 speed manual with overdriveโ€ฆ
    Cheers!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Unknown craft
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi Roy. Funny you should bring the point up about American engines. My buddy Mike and I are Studebaker owners, and Mike is also into Hudsonโ€™s. He has a buddy who has a couple of Hudson Invader marine engines, iirc the original manufacturer was Hall-Scott. I need to get with him someday and talk him into taking me over to see them. If that happens, Iโ€™ll darn sure get pics!!
    Cadh
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    ๐Ÿ“ Unknown craft
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Iโ€™m telling yโ€™all, if I ever need info on an obscure boat, especially if itโ€™s British built, Iโ€™ll ask here. My friends think Iโ€™m quite the researcher but yโ€™all are on another levelโ€ฆSalute!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor, rudder, shaft, deck and a casserole
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Got an update on the Taucher. I got the motor, electronics, rudder and deck installed.
    I did the motor mount first. Now, the Taucher uses a neat motor mount/electronics mount which works nicely, but it does take up a bit too much room across the beam, and you have to modify it for mounting a brushless outrunner. I used a Zippkits 650 kv motor, which if I figured correctly should be fine for power, as the last boat used a 540 brushed with a 2.5 planetary gearbox.
    I had no joy mounting the aft end of the tube. Last time I used a Caldercraft fineline tube, this time I used a standard diameter tube, same size as the kit provided unit but better quality-itโ€™s a Harbor Models unit.long story short the exit for the tube is very narrow, and I made a good mess drilling it, damaging the hull in the process. I read in a build log that the tube reall needs to be about 6-8 mm higher, so I notched out the damaged area with my dremel, taped both sides and filled with epoxy from the inside. Oh, I had tacked the tube in place with a piece of balsa before. One the epoxy set I filled, sanded, then glassed over the repair and sanded again then primer. It looks better than I had hoped!!
    Once I got the rudder mounted and the underdeck electronics done I made mounting rails for the wheelhouse. I then turned my attention to the deck. The original deck was an abysmal fit, and so is this one. However, I did much more jigging, fitting and sanding before I glued it in. Also, I built up the deck including the plastic upper deck, instead of trying to glue the plastic down after the wood bottom was in place. I also cut myself a larger, usable hatch. I took my time fitting it and it came out much better than before. I still have some gaps to fill, especially at the stern, but itโ€™s better.
    Once that was done I went inside and made a King Ranch casserole for dinner..๐Ÿ˜€
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cabin Completed
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I have got the cabin completed. To me this was one of the more difficult jobs of the build as itโ€™s a different way of building, coupled with paint, sometimes sketchy parts fit, and the mods I made for radar and lights. However, Iโ€™m very pleased with the way it turned out. I shortened the radar antenna to clear a taller, more scale like aerial on the port side. I made up the vent pipe, installed the railings and side decals, I added the forward crest to a 2mm placard and installed that on the forward wall of the cabin just below the windows. Mast is detailed and done. The next time I post will be hull prep and internals.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Taucher Wulfโ€ฆ.again!!!
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. A few years ago I built a Graupner Taucher Wulf from their โ€œEasy Build Upโ€ kit. If any of yโ€™all followed the build youโ€™ll note that A: I was in over my head at that time and B: I was not happy with the results. It ran well, but I did not have the experience to finish it right, and the horrid instructions didnโ€™t help. That was my 2nd attempt at scale boat modeling, the first was a Krick Felix, which turned out nicely. Now, several years laterโ€ฆI traded for another, NIB Graupner Wulf. I want another shot at it!๐Ÿคฃ

    Knowing now the pitfalls of this kit, and the experience Iโ€™ve had building over the past 4 years, have led me to take the instructions as loose guidelines. The cabin gave me the most trouble, so I started with that.
    I took my time building the main structure. Itโ€™s supposed to fold together then glued, in reality the fold lines are very fragile. I took my time, sanded to fit and it came out better. Iโ€™m using my Tamiya paints and primer, and Iโ€™m pleased so far with the results. Iโ€™ve added a working radar, but instead of using a mini servo to drive the antenna, I decided to go with an old Robbe geared motor that was designed to be used for special functions, and an Apex rc switch. This allows me to turn the radar on and off from the transmitter, and the geared motor drives it at a nice scale speed. Now, the Tauchers radar is mounted on a tube. To make this work I had to cut the antenna off the resin fitting, drill it down the centerline, and install a brass tube. The motor is mounted low in the center of the cabin, and a brass rod goes up thru the tube to which the antenna is fitted. I used a piece of Sullivan pushrod as a coupler from the rod to the motor. Works like a champ!! I also set the cabin up with working nav lights.
    The pictures I have now show the radar with a slightly too long radar antenna, I shortened the side aerial to clear it, but I trimmed the radar today to clear and fitted a longer aerial as per the plans. Iโ€™ll have pics of that when Iโ€™m done making up and fitting the railings.
    Cash

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics Viper Marine 20 esc for brushed motors
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Just checked Amazon they have the QuicRun 1060 for 21.99 with free shipping, and itโ€™s legit as it ships from Hobbywing North America. There ARE a lot of knock offs and clones out there, but as long as itโ€™s coming from Hobbywing itโ€™s the real deal. The ones Iโ€™ve bought from Amazon are legitimate, not clones.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian Sun Aluka
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Like your sub!! We have several sub guys in our club, at least one of them uses 2.4. He runs an extension for his antenna up the sail (conning tower) and hides it in either the periscope or antenna. His boats are static divers, but he stays at periscope depth when he submerges. The boats set up to blow ballast and full up planes if he loses contact. Not trying to criticize anything youโ€™re doing, just letting you know 2.4 is doable with restrictions. Most of the ponds here in North Texas are too murky for much below periscope depth anyway.
    Anyway, good luck with your sub! Let me know how it turns out.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics Viper Marine 20 esc for brushed motors
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Did a little looking around and a guy on model boat mayhem said heโ€™s used the QuicRun 1060 with sla batteries. Donโ€™t know if heโ€™s referring to 12 or 6 volt. I just looked at the specs and the 1060 is good for 5-9 nimh. The cutoff halves the output when available battery power falls below 4.5 volts and absolute shutoff is at 4 volts, so I would think a good 6 volt SLA would be fine.
    Cash
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