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Member postings for Bob Abell

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Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
16/11/2020 11:32:15

Hi Ashley

Please to say that I am back to my normal bubbly self now.......Thanks

The motor problem is just a storm in a Tea Cup and will soon get sorted out in the Spring

Thanks to all


15/11/2020 10:09:06

Thanks Paul. Just about feeling better

That`s taught me a lesson all right

I`m almost frightened of quick cooking frozen meals now


13/11/2020 19:50:38

Thank you Paul

The different speeds are part of the ESC characteristics; 50 amps going forward and 20 amps in reverse

Joyce is back to her old self now, thank you very much for enquiring

I`m in trouble at the moment......I`ve contacted Food Poisoning at the moment

Had a frozen meal that wasn`t quite thawed out!

Having a torrid time,,,,,,,,,, for `n` aft!

Getting over it now, hopefully


13/11/2020 10:08:30

Good question, Ash

Right and left vertical sticks control the motors

RH stick controls the Rudder, left and right

What did Paul mean when he mentioned the settings on the tranny?


12/11/2020 19:02:48

Hi Paul, I am using two sticks to control the motors

What settings are you referring to?

This new to me


11/11/2020 18:01:15


Don't have a Y lead, Imprefer twin stick steering anyway


The Esc's are not mixed........Don't fancy that either

I have noticed that the prop shaft are quite tight for some reason

Think this requires investigation right away


11/11/2020 16:58:12

Many thanks John for your contribution

The chappie at Howes suggest that option, but don`t really fancy having Tank Steering where the controls are reversed

I feel sure there is a simple solution?


11/11/2020 12:46:24

Hello Ashley, it is a Perkins Marine ESC-50

If you reversed the red and blue leads to the motor. would the motor run the other way?


11/11/2020 11:37:40

Thanks Ashley

I can do all that in the bath

Will keep you informed

Here are the photo`s that Paul requested

Dive in Mates


controls 2.jpg

controls 1.jpg

11/11/2020 11:22:09

OK Paul....10 - 4

Hang Six


11/11/2020 10:20:19

Hi Ashley

How do you like my snazzy charger set up?



11/11/2020 09:56:39

Thanks Ashley

Just been in contact with Howes and nobody has asked this question before.

The motors are Two x MFA 850`s and the props are 50 mm dia x very fine helix angle

The batteries are 4000mAh, 7,2 volts NiMH

Over to you, Mr Starter


PS Please send a photo of your Dance Band if available please

11/11/2020 09:15:11

The instructions also say that for 5 seconds Max, the ESC gives out 70 amps!

I assume this feature is automatic on start up?

Having reversed the red and blue wires on each motor, they still run faster in reverse?

Any comments, chaps please?

Come in Paul Thomason


11/11/2020 06:48:54

The instructions for the ECP say that going Forward, it has 50 amps and going in reverse, it has 20 amps

How can I tell which is forward and reverse?


10/11/2020 17:41:33

At last, Brutus 2 has got her feet wet

Had a quick visit to the lake

No other club members present, probably due to the Corvid restrictions?

I noticed that one prop was more powerful going backwards than forwards!

Looking at the ESC instructions, it says that with the motor going forward, 50 amps are available

Going backwards, only 20 amps are available

Also, there are no setting up buttons to fiddle with!

The ESC`s are Brushed Marine ESC-50 with reverse

I assume that the hand of the props need to be looked into, to match the going forward and reverse feature?

Lady Joyce took the photographs, as there was nobody else around

A few photos of the non event


brutus 4.jpg

brutus 3.jpg

brutus 1.jpg

04/11/2020 12:05:39

OK Paul

Not a problem, never thought of Amazon

Thanks my mate


04/11/2020 11:47:38

I think Ray has just put the mockers on it!


04/11/2020 09:51:05

Bravo!.....I agree with the Speaker

I don't really know what the new proposed restrictions entail, to be honest

I will tootle on down to the jolly ole Pond on Thursday and take Pot Luck

Have a quick dip, take a few snap shots and beat a hasty

Hope you all got that, me Hearties?

Capt Bob of Brutus 2050

03/11/2020 19:41:37

Thank you Ashley

That`s very kind of you

It`s a pity, this Corona Virus thing has really upset the natural routine at the pond life though

Is it the same for your watering hole?


03/11/2020 18:46:09

Hi Paul

Duckie won't go to Etherow these days.....because.....

It seems there is a crackpot woman who goes out of her way to scratch his car!

I will go on a Tuesday or a Thursday when the Yotters will be there

Paul....Any chance you making me two numbers please.........2050.......about 30 mm high in white

Style....Your choice....For the year.....2050

Thanks a lot.....Bob

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