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    (Pleasure Craft) White Star
    I got this boat off of a model boat club member for my son about 15 years ago, he used it about six time the put it on the shelf in the garage and that's where it has sat ever since. so the other day lifted it down and looked at it, dusted it off and going to see if I can get it working, if so happy days I'll play with it till I can get something of my own. (Motor: MFA 380) (ESC: Mtroniks viper 15) (5/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor cutting out.
    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Morning Dave, the rudder servo works fine so that's that one out. I do have another motor that came out of an old rc glider, the motor is a simprop Power-Speed 1500-10 12 volt. I'll try this one later today and post the out come. Thanks for your help Dave
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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi all, joined the forum just over a week ago.
    I have a billings White Star Rc boat which I am re furbishing. The boat is about 15 yrs old and been sat on a shelf in the garage for most of that time.

    I have been asking lots of questions and been getting lots of advice. Thanks guys.

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Dave, Radio is new 2.4 so am I right in thinking that rules out the interference ?

    The 8.4 battery that I also tried is also new and the same was happening with that battery plugged in.
    I think I am going to try a New 7.2 volt 3000 mah battery and see how that goes and if I still have the problem the look at perhaps a new motor which has been in the boat for over 10 yrs and sat still for 90 % of that time.

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    So are you saying I need 30/ 40 amp esc?

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Didn't think of that doh lol ok I'll see if I have a 6 volt and give that a go thanks. it's amazing isn't it put a few heads together!!

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ok I have tried to re set the ESC which made no difference, its almost as if the battery is running flat but put the battery on the volt meter and its fine. ???

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    The solder points seem to be ok. I'll try really setting the esc and see how we do with that. it only seems to happen wwen under load ie in water, out of water is fine.

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys I'm looking for yet more help and advice. My billings white star has a
    MFA RE 380 7.2 volt motor with a viper 15 amp 6 to 12 volt esc, a 9.6 volt rc car battery. I have just tried the boat in my pool only to find that after 10 feet the motor cuts out.
    I have checked the motor to see if it's getting hot, it's not, checked the esc for the same and that is cold. I have also checked the battery and that is still charged, I also tried another battery 8.4 volt 3000. Still the same. Your thoughts would be great please.
    Many Thanks.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor Amps
    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just ordered one on Amazon, will be here tomorrow %uD83D%uDE0A
    Thanks very much for the info
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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for that I will have to get a new volt meter as mine only gone up to 10A.

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Dave I'll have a go at it, I have a multi meter so can do it with that, also have a good supply of water too we call it a pool so can do the full test at home Bril.

    Thanks again Dave

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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor Amps
    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, well it had to happen, time for me to show that I am a rookie at this model boating game.

    So how do you check how many amps the motor is producing in the water ?.

    Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Which type of battery?
    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks to Haverlock and DaveM for your help and advice, all taken on board and made a note of. Thanks guys.
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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry its taken a few days to reply but spent a few days in bed with an inner ear problem. Any idea what size motor and ESC
    I should go for ? the motor that's is in the boat is a MFA RE 380.

    Many Thanks
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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    I got this boat off of a model boat club member for my son about 15 years ago, he used it about six time the put it on the shelf in the garage and that's where it has sat ever since. so the other day lifted it down and looked at it, dusted it off and going to see if I can get it working, if so happy days I'll play with it till I can get something of my own. (Motor: MFA 380) (ESC: Mtroniks viper 15) (5/10)

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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    This may be silly but if you push the hull into sand to get the shape of the hull, you could then lay a plastic bag or polythene in the hole made by the shape of the hull, you could then pour in some plaster Paris (not sure of the spelling !!) or a fibreglass liquid to make a mould which you could keep.
    I know silly idea%uD83D%uDE0A%uD83D%uDE0A
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    ๐Ÿ“ Which type of battery?
    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, please can I have your views on battery types I should use please.
    I am in the process of refurbishment of a billings white star which is only a small boat with a 3 to 7.2 volt motor in it and a viper marine 15 ESC. I have a couple of NiMH 9.6 volts 8 cell batteries and a NiMH 7cell 3000 mah battery. Are any of these OK to use or should I be looking at lipol batteries and if so what size?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hello from Taunton Somerset
    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Ed im sure there will be a few questions from time to time%uD83D%uDE0A
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    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Mark I'm in the process of sorting out the boat which has been aground for about 10 years and is looking a bit sorry for itself. it's a Bilings White Star which I got for my son who used it about six times and has sat on the shelf ever since.
    Regards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hello from Taunton Somerset
    3 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello everyone I'm Steve, I have just joined the forum and live in Taunton Somerset.

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