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Hi Boatshed , Yes all MFA seem great boats . As for the Spearfish I have a Thumper Overlander in mine 2nd hand and cheap . If you want the wow factor in yours look to fit a Leopard brushless in runner as the result is fantastic . Look it up on YouTube couple of films of one ripping round a pond 👍
Great to see a model of this Old girl , I got to spend a day on the real one as an organised trip with our boating club . Was well worth the time and money , absolutely fantastic seeing all the inner steam workings . Very well done
These are originally an I.C kit 1/6 scale , there is a company in Germany still making them believe they are called MHZ. I think I've scene them in 1/8 and 1/35 scale too . Also other builders have used water jet drives on films I've watched . This one is running on brushless motor normal prop and direct drive as all my boats have so far . Keeps the cost of spare parts down %uD83D%uDE0E%uD83D%uDC4D
This film was taken on our home lake at Needham Market . Originally an I.C powered boat I have converted to single brushless motor on a direct drive 48mm prop , single rudder . Powered by 2*5000mah 4 cell lipos . As you can see I am very pleased with its performance . 😎
What a great bit of luck ! . I have an Overlander Thumper brushless running on a 4 cell lipo in my Spearfish, give's me an hour of skipping round the pond . If you want it to be a missile though I have seen Leopards motors fitted in them . Have a look at my Harbour pics . Also check out Youtube for inspiration . Happy Boating 👍
This Is my M.F.A Tracker . When originally purchased It had the large and heavy 850 motors In It and old electronics , after a close call with a fire on board I decided to refit her out with modern Brushless motors and over rated Escs powered by Lipo's . Works out a 1/3 rd the weight 3 times the speed and run time over an hour . So a great result Oh yes , sound effects donated by nearby Tug 😊
Joysway Bullet Brushless RTR Deep Vee Water cooled 2815 Outrunner brushless motor. 50A water cooled brushless ESC Top speed: 45 km/h. Powerful 37g rudder servo. CNC aluminium alloy rudder. Shaft drive system: 3mm flex cable drive. Twin blade nylon propeller. Length: 740mm (29.13"). Beam: 180mm (7.09"). Weight: 1140g (2.51lb) (Model only). Hull materials: ABS Injection moulding Get about 35 minutes out of a 11.1 v 2200 mah lipo But most of all good fun 😊
[Score: 9/10] 29"/1100g Bullet made by Joysway Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 35mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 25mm) Direct Drive to a Water cooled 2815 Outrunner brushless motor (2 Blade S Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 50A water cooled brushless ESC w/BEC (50Amps) ESC - Comments: Great little boat for blowing the cobwebs out 😊 would score It a 10 but takes a bit to control on steering
Maybe a little more bow weight would stop the problem , my Spearfish used to do that all I did was put lipo length ways and It stopped , but yeah If your happy with the bigger being the faster then go for It 😊