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Billings Samson 2.

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ken robertson15/02/2020 11:55:56
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Hi All, I was given a Billings Samson 2 a couple of years back but with work and family time never really got much done with it apart from strip down a lot of the super structure and started to tidy it up. I have removed the prop shafts and many of the deck items. Right here goes with my questions.

1. What scale is this model?

2. what would be best new motors to buy and speed controller.

3. what type of batteries are best for the motors.

I would like to do this on a fairly tight budget due to work/disability restraints.

Thanks for any info in advance.

Charles Oates15/02/2020 13:08:24
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Hi ken, you'll probably get slightly different answers to this, just because preferences and opinions vary. Here's mine.

Scale, I'm not sure but around 1/20 I think

Motors, I had a quick look at the instructions on Billings site, and was surprised to see that they show mabuchi 380 motors. Those would not be my choice for a 35 inch model. I would use 540 LN motors, the LN bit is important as these are quite different to standard ones. Low current high torque.

Speed controller, I like both component shop and Viper speed controllers. I've never had a problem with either, as long as you use them properly they just work. The 15 amp version will just do, but I recommend a safety margin and get a 25 amp type.

Battery, For normal, is not high performance models like this I suggest a NiMH pack from component shop or other trusted supplier.

You'll need matching couplings and props.

Consider putting in line fuses in the motor wires. I would.

Hope that helps a bit.

ken robertson15/02/2020 13:14:27
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Thanks Charles, I have just printed out what you have said so that's now on my list of things to look for. Thanks for taking the time to get back to me and all your valuable info. Cheers.

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