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Old May 18, 2015, 01:39 PM
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Tamiya PT-15 Japan torpedo boat RC conversion

After almost 5 years on and off building my RC conversion of the 1/72 Tamiya PT-15 Japan torpedo boat is finally complete. See the result in the pictures.

I have kept a build log at my own homepage here: http://iloapp.moller-ilsoe.dk/blog/h...me&category=11 There you will find all the details of this build.

This boat has not been launched yet as I still haven't built a transport box to transport the boat safely.

I hope you will like it
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Old May 18, 2015, 04:20 PM
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Looks great. Saw your motor and rudder tests on U-Tub not so long ago. Great to see all three props running on brushless.

A very capable boat too, long and beamy with a good high speed hull. Where did you get the props?
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Old May 18, 2015, 06:11 PM
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Great looking model .

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Old May 19, 2015, 12:20 PM
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Great looking model .

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Old May 19, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Looks great. Saw your motor and rudder tests on U-Tub not so long ago. Great to see all three props running on brushless.

A very capable boat too, long and beamy with a good high speed hull. Where did you get the props?
How funny you already saw her I am looking forward t launch her.

I bought the props from prop shop in England: http://www.prop-shop.co.uk/
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Old May 19, 2015, 01:10 PM
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Yeah, man. Seems like this project of yours ended up in "development hell" for a while.

Tamiya 1/72 PT-15 Japan Torpedo Boat RC conversion rudder installation (0 min 31 sec)


Tamiya PT-15 Japan Torpedo Boat - RC installation test with Arduino (0 min 49 sec)


You are fortunate to have this model. It has been discontinued for some time....
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Yes, that's my videos.

I ended up taking out the Arduino and replacing the Spektrum receiver with a Futaba receiver. Then I programmed the motor mixing in the transmitter instead of in the Arduino. It was funny programming the Arduino though.

The reason for ditching the Arduino was to make the boat simpler and lighter. Further I experienced some connection glitches. I could have tried a different Spektrum receiver to see if that would solve the problem, but decided for the solution I just described.

It is true I had some set backs during this build, but I overcame them and so far I am happy with the result
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