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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:44 PM
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If your not sanding, your not building .

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Nice work! I started with the same kit a few years ago and made a few minor mods to make it look more like a fishing boat. I've built a few midwest kits, they're great! Keep up the good work, should be a great boat when its finished.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Progress photos

Hi again,
I'm posting these new photos to see what you all think about my progress, and the way I have gone about setting up my electronics and motor.
The shelf for the ESC, on/off switch, and receiver is pressure fit and removable.
Also, the holes I have drilled are for ventilation for the speed controller, which brings me to a question.
Does anyone know if it would be necessary for me to install a small fan for air circulation, and if so can I power it from the third channel on the receiver?
Also, suggestions for type of fan, if needed.
This being my first build, any feedback is greatly appreciated.

PS Weather permiting, I will prime my hull today and install the cabin sides which are already finished and fitted!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Barry,

Looks great! What's your color scheme going to be?

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:16 PM
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Thanks, Pete!
White gloss hull, cockpit, and cabin.
Navy blue gloss bottom, cockpit and cabin roof.
Satin gray decks and red gloss water line.
I just finished priming the hull and there is just a little touch up filling needed.
I can't wait to build out the cockpit and cabin!
I'll post more photos again soon.
Thanks for taking a look.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 12:42 AM
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If the ESC is getting hot, then consider putting a fan on it.
You should be able to find some small 5-12volt fans that you could run
directly off the batteries. I would avoid drawing too much power through
the receiver. It doesn't tolerate a lot of amperage.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Hi Barry,

I use that same ESC in a fishing trawler with a low RPM Dumas motor, and it works fine and never over heats.

But you are using a high RPM motor, I presume. So the current draw may be significant.

One thing to realize, and remember, is that small props can make big speed. I know it seems counter intuitive. But a small prop allows the motor to rev higher, using less current. A small prop turning high rpm is just as good as a bigger prop turning lower rpm. However, if the lower rpm is the result of a high rpm motor straining to turn it, that will create heat and damage.

Always start out with a small prop. Smaller than you think is reasonable. You might be surprised at the performance. And remember, you can always prop up in size again. But if you start with a too large prop to begin with, you may find the boat does not perform well and you may cook your esc and motor in the process.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Umi and Kmot, thank you for your information.
It has clarified what I need to know concerning my lobster boat build.
Everyone on RC Groups seems to be selflessly helpful, and that tremendously contributes to making this hobby so much darn fun!
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