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Oct 09, 2017, 04:46 AM
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Motor recommendation for Revell 1/48 Swift.


Would a couple of F130s be able to put her up to plane or do I need something bigger ( brushed motor)?
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Oct 09, 2017, 10:47 AM
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The 1:48 PCF Swift is a challenge to make operate due to it's very small hull. The real boats were capable of 20-something knots, so it should be fast enough to get the bow out of the water. I had good luck with small brushed motors from a foamie airplane. Swift 16 used super geared motors hacked from a helicopter (or plane, not sure). I think that 130 sized motors would be too heavy.
Check out the video of this Swift using brushless motors and a vee tail mixer.

Dave

Revell 1/48 PCF Swift Boat running in the rain ... (1 min 23 sec)
Oct 10, 2017, 08:11 PM
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Mabuchi 130 weigh around 17gm each so
2 would be 34gm.


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