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Old May 20, 2014, 12:49 PM
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New to Boats Upgrade Question

Hey all! I just got my first Boat, its the Miss Geico 24, Proboat. It has the brushed motor, with 85amp esc. runs on NMH battery. I would really like to try and upgrade to brushless with Lipo. Anyone done this? Any input at all would be awesome! Thanks in advance!
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Old May 23, 2014, 06:21 AM
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You'll need a brushless motor, brushless esc and lipo.

I'm thinking either a smaller outrunner or a 28mm size (L or XL) inrunner. 2500kv - 3200kv range,
3s lipo and maybe a 60amp Hobbywing Seaking esc - maybe a CF40 for a prop?

OR

Something like a Great Planes Ammo 36-50 2300kv motor on 3s/4s.


Just throwing some numbers out there. Good luck with your project
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Old May 23, 2014, 08:28 AM
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with the water cooling i think its gonna have to be an inrunner, and yeah I was thinking 3s 2200 lipo from 2Dogrc. It has an 80amp esc in it already so im gonna try to run it with that set up and she how she does. Good call on the Prop! Hadnt even thought of that lol
Thanks for the input!

Has anyone out there done this conversion????
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Old May 23, 2014, 02:48 PM
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with the water cooling i think its gonna have to be an inrunner
You can run an outrunner
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Old May 23, 2014, 02:52 PM
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Uawflyer.
I'm afraid that with a brushless motor you will need a brushless ESC. The brushed ESC in the boat will not work with a brushless motor.
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Old May 27, 2014, 01:05 PM
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Well duh.....lol I knew that just wasn't thinking lol thx!
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Old May 27, 2014, 04:15 PM
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Heres a thought...run as is but use a LiPo...you will see a marked improvement with just a battery chemistry change.
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Old May 28, 2014, 10:56 AM
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thats what I was thinking about doing i just wondered if anyone had done this and how it turned out. I am just concerened alittle about heat issues. DOnt really want to burn it up.
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