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Old 05-05-2012, 01:35 AM
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Newby - Help with motor and esc

Hi

I was recently given a old bait boat as a present. I have read up on numerous websites and forums as to the various motor's, esc's battery packs etc. however the number of diffrent options, specifications etc. has not made finding a solution easy.

The boat requires a new motor, does not have a esc or a battery pack. Servo's and receiver is still working fine.

Can anyone please assist me in making a recomendation as to the most suitable motor, esc and battery pack for my setup (the prop looks a bit small). It is a bait boat, so I do not need the power of a speed boat, however it would be nice to be able to play around with the boat when not used as a bait boat. As a newby, I have no idea as to what will be suitable for this boat.

I have read about waterproof units and watercooled units. Are the watercooled units worth the extra buck if used in a bait boat?

The boat weighs 4.9kg's and is 92cm long and 37cm wide at the widest point.

Your advise will be highly appreciated as I have no idea what motor and esc to invest in. From reading various posts, choosign the incorrect equipement will result in numerous problems e.g. overheating, power loss etc.

I include a few pics.

Thanks

Carel
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:08 PM
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I kinda seen this late,Im sorry that know ones picked up on this.

If it just a bait boat,then you dont need nothing fancy,The stuff
you need can be had real cheap,an no,you dont need a cooler,
Ive afew electric speed boats with only the conventional stuff.
You might want to look online or your local hobby shop,they
can give you a better idea of what you need at a reasonal
price range parts.I been out of the game for 15 yrs on boats.

Good luck!!
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:19 PM
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Ah,I see the pics now,didnt see them earlier.

It looks like you do need a rudder.
An I see its got a prop,so its got a drive system already.
I would think now all you need is a good cheap motor an
some kinda speed control,I used a mechanical one on mine,
with 14.4 volts an a turboflex Gruapner 700 motor,even with
that set up would be too much for yours,all you need is a
simple 40.00 esc an it would be best to seal in a sealed
compartment,if you dont have one,you might can buy one
for a few bucks.Then all you need is about a 540 motor with
a coupler to join it to your drive shaft....Good luck!
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