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John, I had a problem with my Aerokits Solent lifeboat. What I discovered was that my receiver (I use a Spektrum DX6i) could not continuously feed two ESCs. Alternately the ESCs went into failsafe mode. I eventually solved my problem by binding a second receiver to my transmitter. I now use each ESC, which are Mtroniks Tio Marine 50, on their own receiver. I have retained the BECs on both receivers. This may help you.
[Score: 6/10] 48"/20000g R.N.L.B. Lady MacRobert Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a MFA Torpedo 800 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 15Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Tio Mtroniks (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Upgraded Aerokits Solent class lifeboat kit. 1/12 scale. The model has working lights, radar scanner, automatic bilge pump system and is fitted with sound. The model is also fitted with two receivers to get around a signal supply problem.
I've not done a blog either. I have the RNLI drawings but as you know you only get the starboard side In detail. Also they cut everything off above the wheelhouse roof so no detail regarding radar or aerials. My doors are tarted up originals as supplied by Aerokits. The hatches are from Marks Boat Bits.
This 1/12 scale model Is based on the Aerokits Solent Class lifeboat. Over the past 5 months It has been under going a major refit. I originally built the boat about 35 years ago and got the "bug" again last September. I've done the best I can to make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Its powered by two MFA Torpedo 800 electric motors. power comes from two lead acid batteries, each rated at 12v 7Ah. Control Is provided by two Mtroniks Tio ESC. The twin spade rudders are linked to one servo. Each ESC has Its own receiver. I found that one receiver, using a Y lead, could not continuesly keep the two ESC supplied with a signal and they kept going Into Failsafe mode alternately. I got round It by binding two receivers to the one transmitter. Within the engine compartment Is an automatic bilge pump. Two probes detect If/when the water level rises to a certain amount In the bilge and activates the pump. The model has working radar scanner , navigation lights, search light and blue flashing light. If you want to see the boat In action please go to my You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/coljacktonvale