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Barry Minter28/04/2008 21:53:00
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I have built the Vic Smeed designed Thornycroft MTB, the plans from MAP. The boat is designed for a Taplin Twin diesel but I wish to use electric power. Being new to the game of electrics in a wooden hull some 3 foot long I would appreciate some advice/help in using one motor or two and the type of motor it /they should be. Power will also come into the equation and also the facility for reversing.

Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated as nobody here in Potugal seem remotely interested in the hobby.


mick30/04/2008 21:21:00
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hiya barry mick here

first you want to decide if you want a single motor setup or twin shafts twin rudders and twin

electric motors and if you want to use 6v or 12v setup  the differeent motor setup will be

decided on this ? there are a lot of motors out there so it should be no problem

hope this of help mick  

Barry Minter30/04/2008 22:29:00
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'evening Mick,

Thanks for that.

I have  twin rudders fitted from the transom so I take it the single prop was a bad idea!!! I shall have to fit twin props in that case. What are the advantages and disadvantages of 6 compared to 12 volts?

mick30/04/2008 23:03:00
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hiya barry most of the m t b i have worked on are twin motors twin shafts as you said you had

twin rudders the range of motors is depends on the speed and the battery setup plus what room

you have in the hull i have seen them with all sorts of motor and battery setup s but keep up

the good my m tb has twin 545 motors running on a single e sc and a 6v 4amp battery

but if you use bigger batterys and bigger motors hope this helps mick keep asking the

members as they will have all sorts of ideas  

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