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Help - 48 inch Fairey Huntsman 31

Brushless Motor

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Andrew Hines08/08/2019 15:32:24
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Can anybody help me. I have just bought a 48” Fairey Marine Huntsman 31 part finished . Could anybody suggest what size Brushless Motor would be suitable to give this model stunning performance.


Dave Cooper 608/08/2019 15:55:50
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Hi Andrew,

I wouldn't automatically exclude brushed motors as there some advantages for marine use. However, that is a big model !

I'm sure the experts will be along soon to give you all the advice you need...

Good luck with your project,


Dave Milbourn08/08/2019 16:00:48
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This is the motor which SLEC suggest for the latest version of that kit. I would run it on a 6S LiPo pack with either a S55 or X55 2-blade prop. A 70A ESC will be needed, and don't even think about using a Huco-tyoe universal coupling. You need one with a solid rubber center piece, like those made by SHG Marine Models for 0.60 glow motors. Turnigy Motor

Dave Milbourn

Ray Wood 208/08/2019 17:17:13
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Hi All,

This is dangerous information, I always fancied the the bigger H31 😀 with that set up very tempting ! Perhaps my wife needs an idea for my Christmas present.

Regards Ray

Dave Milbourn08/08/2019 17:24:11
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Easy! Buy her one for a Christmas prezzy and then offer to build it for her.......

Dave M

captainslog08/08/2019 20:25:20
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easy! go GLO!!! my 48" virgin challenger has a SC60 and used to go like stink. happy days back then. must get it out of the shed this winter and back to the beach next summer devil

Ray Wood 208/08/2019 21:32:29
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Yes those were the days 😀 we are all driving Tesla boats these days 😁

Regards Ray

Chris Fellows09/08/2019 11:20:13
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When I first got interested in model boats about 3 years ago I bought a 48" Huntsman 31 but with the lead acid battery it was very heavy and cumbersome to move around. I've since ditched the battery and taken out the old gear which I will replace with modern stuff along with the 850 motor.

Plan was to move it on once I'd built my 1:12 version, but it is well built, apart from the cockpit, so may well keep it now. I've also now got a car with a nice level load area, unlike the previous one, so it will be easier to transport.


harry smith 109/08/2019 12:23:07
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Hi Andrew

DM is spot on with the G60 motor has one of our members had one in his Fantome which is about the same size boat.

Very quick and he uses it for a video camera boat to post on you tube.

See under sgsteveg search.

Harry Smith

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