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Anthony Hudson02/06/2015 11:52:13
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I am updating this model as one motor has failed.Can any one recomend bushless motors & controls that may be suitable with lipol batteries.

Many thanks

Tony Hudson

Dave Milbourn02/06/2015 16:42:16
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Tony

There isn't a twin-engined model named "Rescue Boat" in the current Model Slipway range. Can you tell us exactly which model you mean and maybe someone could help. Their website is here **LINK**

DM

Anthony Hudson03/06/2015 08:37:41
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This makes into a Trent class lifeboat & is about 18ins long,I bought the kit about 10 years ago.Several articles detailed static models & also ones that were motorised at the time. I belive thet were part of the club 500 models at that time

ashley needham03/06/2015 18:18:12
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Anthony. we need more info.

What motor is fitted at the moment?? if not marked, the can dimensions will give us a clue. What voltage battery used to be fitted?

Do you want to go fast or is there another reason why you want to go brushless??

What size are the props currently fitted??

Picture?

Ashley

Dave Milbourn03/06/2015 18:30:35
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I think these had a single Speed 400 fitted as recommended, although I don't know what was actually in Tony's model.

I wouldn't change to brushless - the difference at this size would be marginal. A new 380 motor (e.g. this one **LINK**) will be cheaper than a total change of system. Ask me nicely and I might see if I've got one a bit cheaper than Gliders!

Dave M

ashley needham03/06/2015 20:39:14
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Question...Lipo use has been mentioned. Can you use an ordinary non-lipo speed controller if you have one of those low voltage warning bleepers on the battery??

Ashley

Dave Milbourn03/06/2015 22:05:06
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Yes.

DM

ashley needham03/06/2015 22:14:05
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The master of the minimalistic answer speaks.  And why say more?

Thank you. All I needed to know.

Ashley

Edited By ashley needham on 03/06/2015 22:15:20

Dave Milbourn03/06/2015 23:07:00
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**LINK**

I use this.

MotMA.

Anthony Hudson09/06/2015 13:27:46
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Many thanks for the advice I now have a new thread to follow

Tony Hudson

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