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Hi Don't know wether you solved this yet. I recently tried to bond my Dx8 to a receiver and failed. Reason my receiver battery too low. When charged bound first time. Clearly rx power is critical Regards Kevin
Hi. I am building a 35" version of the aerokits RAF fire tender. I am at the point where I need to decide on the electric motor which is appropriate. I would like the vessel to be able to come upon to the plane without to much effort and have a bit in reserve for anxious moments or sheer fun. Do you recommed a brushed or brushless motor and if so what power rating. If brushless either in runner or out runner. Grateful for any advice. Regards Kevin.
Hi Wayne I have used this bonding agent and yes it is expensive. This glue is in a technically superior league to mist products out there. I understand that it is an acrylic glue. I have even used it to bond a nod laminate metals very effectively. It is also very effective when bonding to plastics. Yes it is expensive but it is an excellent glue which out performs anything else I have used. Regards Kevin
HI I definitely recommend the Electronize FR 30 HX. I use two of these in my 52" Vosper fast patrol boat which has two Graupner 900 motors. I run both at 24 volts which the motors and speed controllers can easily handle. They are a quality esc with excellent repair back up.
The model Is from a 'Veron' kit now produced In the sixties to early seventies. veron no longer exist. She was a Vosper fast patrol boat of the Trinty class. I am currently restoring one which has twin electric. The model was originally designed to run on a single screw powered by a 10/15cc Ic engine. Copies of the plans of the model are available on e bay. Fleetscale also prosecutor an accurate drawing of the vessel along with a grip hull.
The motors power a partly refurbished Veron Vosper high speed patrol boat which was originally designed to be powered by a 10cc Ic engine. I saw one running many years ago as a youngster and wanted to replicate this performance. I decided that there would be no half measures as the hull Is 52" and made of ply. I did not want to have to up engine the boat as a result of disappointing performance, hence the 24v via 20 3700 amp hr Nimh cells Per motot. The performance Is excellent even with one 900 motor down. Regards Kevin
Thanks. Do the motors you're using accept. 24V? I would also be Interested In how they are fastened. The Graupners have four lugs to bolt onto the motor. Bracket/frame. Also do yours have Integral cooling fans or are they cooled by water or Is cooling not necessary. Regards Kevin.
Neil Another tip. While aligning the prop shaft and motor I have found It useful to use a couple of lumps of blu tack. I used on both but on the tube, place a lump In the angle created by the tube emerging from the hull and again Inside where the tube enters the hull. then press firmly Into the blu tac too hold In the desired position and apply some glue. Alternatively apply glue before Inserting tube and let the blu tac hold In position. Then make final adjustments to motor alignment Ie using shims before fixing.
Neil. I would use an epoxy resin to glue In your shaft. Something like Araldite. Use In a warm room so the glue remains thin. Setting time gives you time to make final adjustments before the glue sets.lRe you motor I would suggest using astrip of cardboard wrapped arou n d the universal joint to Immobilise It, much like a splint. Tape the card as tight as you can and line up shaft and motor. When happy you can fix the motor In correct position. Remove the cardboard splint for final assembly. I used card from a corn flake packet wrapped around two or three times. you would be surprised how rigid this makes the coupling. Hopo this helps Kevin
Looks good. I am currently re furbishing the same model. I am fitting twin screws and rudders. The motors are Graupner 900's and the running gear was purchased from Fleetscale. I am powering the motors using two twelve volt cell packs wired In series to provide 24V via 2 Electronize 30 amp speed controllers. Not far off first sea trials of the hull and running gear. I want to get this sorted before starting on the superstructure.