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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:41 PM
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Help!
straight running boats

Help wanted, I appreciate that this is not strictly an rc question, but I have tried to find the answer to my problem in many places with no luck. First let me explain that in the UK trere is still a following for the oldest form of compeditive model boating, straight running, simply aiming a boat at marker bouys, between the middle two 10 points etc, anyway my problem is that I should like to use a brushless motor but need to have a means of manual switching, radio control not allowed of course.It seemed to me that someone out there in the RC world might be an electric whizz-kid who would know the answer. I have been running steamers for over 50 years so if I could be of any help.only to pleased
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:57 AM
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Easiest way to go around the Tx/Rx is to use an ESC connected to a servo tester: you can also set the speed... and a decent tester is only around 5$.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:18 AM
Steps? What steps?
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What a great idea CornelP - I'd been scratching my head on a practical sugestion for the OP.



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Old Dec 13, 2012, 12:49 AM
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Why not use a esc timer as used in electric control line or free flight? They can control the motor speed and duration:
http://www.bsdmicrorc.com/pdfs/produ...CL%20Timer.pdf
http://www.bsdmicrorc.com/pdfs/products/CLESC_3b.pdf
http://www.bsdmicrorc.com/index.php?productID=642
http://www.bsdmicrorc.com/index.php?productID=880
JMP is made in europe so probably easier to get in the UK
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339435
http://www.jmp-solutions.com/produit...e=minuterie_vc
http://www.iroquois.free-online.co.uk/jmpesc.htm
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