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Mar 30, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Hi everyone . Well it seems my father is at it again . He seems to have thrown this Build into high Gear. Its a Mega Yacht and its BIG. Hes not looking for insane speed but scale speed i guess. Hes serching for power plant options . He wants to use a large 12 volt battery and one single Motor.
Her Name is ReVolt . We could really use some ideas for the power plant. We were looking at some really Nice Astro motors in a local hobby shop but the prices were outrageous . I had to share this build with yas , Revolt has some really nice Lines and before ya know it, she will be in the water.
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Mar 30, 2009, 07:56 PM
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Very nice! Graceful lines, and good subject. It'll look really nice in the lake.
Mar 30, 2009, 08:24 PM
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We need to know the length, beam, draft, and displacement before recommending a power plant. Maybe one of the MACK Power Units would work.
Mar 30, 2009, 10:18 PM
Big Boats take Big Bucks!
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I love the name! And that crew!

I'm guessing 45 inches and about 35 pounds?
Mar 30, 2009, 11:39 PM
Boats on the brain!!
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I like the crew and for power, how about a Johnson 970.
Mar 31, 2009, 12:37 AM
Boats on the brain!!
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Also check into servo motors, not those little r/c ones but industrial sized ones. They come in all sizes and measured in rpm's per volt. The nice thing about them is that they are high torque and low current draw. I have one saved for a 60" tug that I have, it is 4-1/2" in diameter with a 3/8" shaft. At 7.2 volts and less than 1 amp draw, it will rip a 10" wrench out of your hand if you try to hold the shaft from turning.
Mar 31, 2009, 01:56 AM
Grumpa Tom
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Phil, times have changed. "Standard" sized servos now put out over 400 in/oz of torque.

423 oz/in Airtronics:

425 oz/in Futaba:

486 oz/in Hitec:

480 oz/in JR:

And lastly, if you really need some power!
Last edited by Kmot; Mar 31, 2009 at 02:12 AM.
Mar 31, 2009, 02:19 AM
Boats on the brain!!
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I realize that the current servos have got some umf behind them. I was refering to the servo motors themselves. The older ones can be gotten very inexpensively and are quite energy efficient. One of those bad habits that I picked up while away requires the use of 400 oz.+ servos.
Apr 03, 2009, 12:15 PM
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I Just got back with the Specs on Revolt . Its 60'' long has a 15'' Beam and weighs 13 Lbs Hull and deck. The Hull can plain.
Apr 03, 2009, 12:55 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Originally Posted by green-boat
One of those bad habits that I picked up while away requires the use of 400 oz.+ servos.
Do tell! Perhaps a new thread?
Apr 03, 2009, 09:33 PM
Boats on the brain!!
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I wouldn't say a new thread but I have seen pictures of one of yours on here. I thought they were cool a couple of years back when I first saw them but just kept them in the back of my brain. Then I saw one of yours and that did it, now I have several and bodies for more. Oh, the 400 oz. servo is used for steering the tires around big rocks........

R/C Scale Crawlers.
Apr 03, 2009, 10:01 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Crawlers. Understood.
Apr 04, 2009, 02:34 PM
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2 big Pittman 12 volt motors. No planning.

Planning speeds are a lot of power even with the light weight.

I have a unused 16# Minnkota trolling motor that could drive 2 props with timing belts. That is what you are looking at.

Or 2 big low KV brushless motors & ESC's.
Apr 06, 2009, 11:44 AM
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Power Plant

Winkman, I have a motor that I believe will power your big boat, Email me for some pictures. The boat looks great!
Apr 06, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Similar size

Look at the bottom shelf. You can see the fully interlocked frame & keel of a 60" Air Sea Rescue boat. It needs gobs of power to get on plane. Roughly 400 watts.

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