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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Exceed racing 49" hydro gas powered transformation to electric easy?

im trying to change my gas boat to electric and i about would like to go 70 -80 and suggestions on what type of engine i should use and what type of esc i would need and what type of battery i would need as well and do i need to change my servos and anything else i would need to make my boat go this fast thanks !!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:51 PM
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It's been done a couple of times. Here a link to the most recent conversion. Might not be the exact same boat but close enough for some research.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1591421
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 05:31 PM
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is this esc HBW-SEAKING-180A big enough to run a leopard 5692 brushless motor? for my 49" hydro
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:38 PM
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is this esc HBW-SEAKING-180A big enough to run a leopard 5692 brushless motor? for my 49" hydro
No it is not. To run a large hull you need low kv motors and high voltage to keep amp draw levels reasonable. The Seaking 180 is only good for 6s. and you will need a minimum of 8s (10s would be better) to keep the amp draw down to a useable level. Bottom line is you are going to have over a grand in this boat by the time it's done if you do it right. There is no bargain basement for making a big heavy boat run fast.

Look through some of the large boat builds here. There is a wealth of useful information if you are willing to read it. .
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:32 AM
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I think you'll have a hard time hitting over 70mph with it as well, they seem to run well in the 55mph range, but I don't know if they'll stay on the water at 70mph.
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