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PostSubject: Nearly 75 newbie   Nearly 75 newbie EmptySat Feb 20, 2021 2:54 am

I did lots of modeling of many types when young but only recently made an attempt at a big boat for rc. I have zero experience in rc but as a retired U of MN mechanic repair and fabrication come easily. The project is a 1% scale Great Lakes ship the Cliffs Victory. I'll try to ad pix in gallery of hull I built 5-8 yrs back. It is carved foam covered w glass/epoxy. We've had a fair bit of Laker observance as both sides of my Wife's family are from Sturgeon Bay, Wi. Her late Paternal Grandmother lived about a 1/4 mile from Bay Ship Building. Over the years we saw a great many including the construction of many of the Thousand Footers. I'll try to get pix posted and will be asking build questions as time goes by. Thank you,GJ Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Nearly 75 newbie   Nearly 75 newbie EmptySun Feb 28, 2021 12:05 pm

Hi GJ - my apologies I missed your post when it arrived. Welcome to the forum. Do you really mean 1%? That must be a really large hull. We would certainly like to see some photos.
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PostSubject: Pixs   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyTue Mar 02, 2021 12:50 am

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Hi, started to answer you on my Kindle but oops-can't post pix on it. I've tried to put them on all the sites recently but not sure if it worked. Got the new 895 motor today so took a few more. Spring is coming this week w 40+F temps. Then I can get bikes and snowblowers into garage in place of Subaru. These new shots show motor, prop, and 10+yrs of dust. It wouldn't take the last 2 so do 2nd reply.
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PostSubject: 2 more   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyTue Mar 02, 2021 12:54 am

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Looks like I'll have to add another box for motor.

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PostSubject: Oldheimer's strikes again!!??   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyTue Mar 02, 2021 12:58 am

Somehowsent some doubles-SORRY! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Nearly 75 newbie   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyTue Mar 02, 2021 6:42 am

That's an impressive hull - thanks for posting. I look forward to seeing progress. Spring almost made an appearance here last week, but its slipped away again this week Very Happy We are still in lockdown so not able to sail our models.

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PostSubject: TABLETS BE DARNED!!   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyTue Mar 02, 2021 10:53 pm

I tried sending a reply this morning but a glitch or thumb deleted the whole mess-PC will work.. Anyway car's alternator replaced with help of trolls hiding parts and tools. Now car can go outside and bikes and other machines take that space. That opens shop for tinkering. First thing is prop shaft and an engine room to mount motor. It will have 12v L/A batteries for the motor but I'm not sure if there are other RC components that can be run off those. It would seem either a separate battery or a step down transformer is needed. That is a ways down the road though. I have most of the Library books on RC and boat model construction checked out. Those don't help a great deal due to age of publication. Luckily I have 2 coming from our interlibrary system that are much newer. Then again all of you forum Gurus are out there. I just don't want to ask a lot of silly questions without doing proper research first. Ball is ready to roll. GJ bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Nearly 75 newbie   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyYesterday at 6:53 am

HI GJ

If you select your ESC carefully it will handle 12 volts and give you 5 volts for your receiver and servos so you will only require the one battery - although space and weight considerations don't come into it with that hull. Shocked It is difficult to make specific recommendations about equipment as you are in the US and I am in the UK, but I'll try if you need me to do so at later date.

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PostSubject: Re: Nearly 75 newbie   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyYesterday at 2:03 pm

I'm my best Roy Scheider voice you're going to need a bigger shelf! That's an impressive hull are you planning to fit a bow thruster to help the steering? I can't tell from your plan photo as I can't get the enlargement.
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PostSubject: Combos?   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyYesterday at 2:11 pm

I saw a unit advertised as receiver/esc in one piece. Also read that receivers normally do act as esc. Was that advertising hype or something new? With the popularity of RC land vehicles the advances in equipment must have been huge in recent decades. The variety is like car shopping. A hyper charged Audi is cool but a Yugo will take my arse from A to B. I'm going to find your town on the map. Another fellow who I've talked to is somewhere on your S.E. coast-South Something Field-gotta look up his greeting message.  He was a CPO named John. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Nearly 75 newbie   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyYesterday at 6:11 pm

GJ

The only combined Receiver/ESCs I know of are for brushless motors in drones and electric flight aircraft. However, as I said you are in the USA and things may be different there.

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PostSubject: Slow Brain Translator!   Nearly 75 newbie EmptyToday at 6:45 pm

Going to make a system schematic as component pecking order starting to make sense. RC terminology and power calculations need to be learned-a fellow on RCU mentioned the RX which I take to mean receiver. Old dog is slow but enthusiastic about new tricks! bounce
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