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Old Feb 02, 2013, 04:25 AM
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Whirlwind Winch

When yhe you guys mention the Whirlwind winch, are you talking about this one.

I have one that may work, not sure how to test. It came out of an old M, that I'm about to restore.

If anyone wants it, let me know. Let me know how to test as well.

Andrew
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 05:18 PM
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The Whirlwind is an excellent winch. If you don't want it...

Here is the instruction sheet that comes with it. Basically the winch is powered by a separate 7.2V battery. There are two power lines directly from the battery to the winch. Than the regulated power for the receiver is supplied through the winch. Much like an ESC with BEC.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:05 PM
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I've got that same winch in my boat. I recently started the process of hunting down some electrical gremlins, and found that it does put out 5v to the RX. I have run it on bot a 5v and 6v regulated, and directly off of a 2S lipo. It runs very well directly off of the 2S lipo, noticeably faster and stronger than at lower voltage.

If it works, and no one else "needs" it, I'll take it, if the price is reasonable.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:26 PM
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When yhe you guys mention the Whirlwind winch, are you talking about this one.

I have one that may work, not sure how to test. It came out of an old M, that I'm about to restore.

If anyone wants it, let me know. Let me know how to test as well.

Andrew
Yes,
See the manual that Gregg28 uploaded. This is one of those winches that is powered directly from the battery, then the winch powers the RX.

I'd gladly get second in line to carslotti. These are great winches.
Don't bind them up. They will fail, unlike the RMG that has a fail-safe if a sheet binds.
You'll toast these whirlwinds if you bind the sheets and stay on the stick.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Archer Stand finished.
Easy stuff.

Making the sideways photo upright. Not so much.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:02 PM
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Line 'em up.
Knock 'em Down.

4-M stands all built from leftover scrap material in the house.
A little dusty and waiting for a spring bath.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Does anyone have interest in purchasing a brand-new Carbon Fiber M hull if I decide to produce a few from moulds?

PM me if you have any interest.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:25 PM
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The Whirlwind is an excellent winch.
I have a 6 volt in my Marblehead. I also have a 7.2 volt but it fell apart (literally).

hey Gregg, wanna take a look at it?
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:56 PM
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I have a 6 volt in my Marblehead. I also have a 7.2 volt but it fell apart (literally).

hey Gregg, wanna take a look at it?
Yup. I wanna sail, too, if there is any soft water around.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Breakwater what design of M hull would you produce?
Cheers Fizzzy.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Depends on the design. My new 2X doppler arrived this week, so now another M to build.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Breakwater what design of M hull would you produce?
Cheers Fizzzy.
I have the moulds for the Orco Skinny and the Max by Terry Allen.

The Goal, If I do it, is to produce boats as low-cost as humanly possible to the end customer accounting for every penny that's required to actually produce and ship a hull safely to the customer's door. Basically "Wholesale" to the public.
I want to see boats out there and active. We all know there's no real money to be made in model yachts, so I don't even care about markup. All I care about is people putting boats in the water.

I would not produce the boats. I would be the frontman to take orders, and stuff boxes. The laminating will be done by a friend who is a full-time professional surfboard glasser. He is 1st rate and of the same mentality with his boards. He glasses for several world champion surfers.

I discussed fiberglass over other options. It seems at the cost we can acquire CF sheet, it's nearly just as economical to produce a CF boat as a Fiberglass one.
That's also because a fiberglass boat will require some gel-coat or paint on the outside, adding to materials as well as production time.

My recomendation is for the MAX over the ORCO. The Skinny is just so "Fragile"




We are more or less ready to go.
Just need some customers.

I am going to have a MAX made for me personally. After that I won't make any more unless some people want to be serious. Otherwise if I run off a few hulls, I'll be stuck with them.

I've had a few PMs on the subject....
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:29 PM
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I do want an Orco. I'm in AZ, so it's fragility is more or less a non-issue. We sail small thermal breezes moreso than wind. It's typically more or less dead calm around here but today 15 gusting to 20mph.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:51 PM
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I would take a skinny if the price is sub $150.
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