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    Default Scale woody runabout

    Well guys,I finally broke down and picked up one of these scalers.I was wanting to scratch one of these but I have been helping a buddy with his "Miss Canadiana" and realize the time involved in a build such as this.

    So this is her,the Monaco. ENJOY


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    Nice one.
    I've always liked a good woody. (get your mind out of the gutter.)
    What do you have powering it. Spill the beans. Full set up please.
    Cheers.
    Paul.

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    Hey Paul,right now is a Traxxas 775 motor with a blown EVX speedy. Let the 6 yr old run it and she found some weeds. So I am not sure yet what to do with it. Go brushless and a little more go or not,feel free to toss an opinion in. I should get on it and place an order with Steve for the makings. The GF wants it on her mantle,LOL.

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    I usually ran the Johnson 785 motors in that type of scale boat. In the ones I replaced with brushless I used an outrunner of about 1000kv on 4s. If the speed was too much & 'unscale' like I just ran them on 3s.
    Depending on the weight & size of the boat you have there, either of these would do.
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ass_Heli_.html

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Heli_.html

    I've used them both.
    Here's the little black one in a 4' semi planing hull. The Wasp. on 4s with a 120 ESC. Just to show you the pace of it. But it is a very light balsa hull.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n8hY...-l1hg&index=19

    If you went with the Turnigy 600 you probably wouldn't even need a cooling plate & it would fit straight on the existing motor mount I think. It's about the same physical size as a 700 series brushed motor.

    Of course, if you have a brushless inrunner lying around in the 1000-1200kv rating try that.

    Just a thought.
    Paul.

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    Geez, haven't checked in here for awhile. Thanks for the advice Paul. I pretty much took it. T 500 1600kv and a hidden SK 120

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    I had to add a little intake for ESC cooling but it runs good.

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    I'm glad to hear it all worked out for you.
    Here's the latest woody that I'm converting to R/C.


    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=A...w=1726&bih=943
    http://www.liquidgoldbaby.com/travel/alpha-z

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    Quote Originally Posted by 785boats View Post
    I'm glad to hear it all worked out for you.
    Here's the latest woody that I'm converting to R/C.


    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=A...w=1726&bih=943
    http://www.liquidgoldbaby.com/travel/alpha-z
    That is soooo saweet. Beauty. So scratch or is it some kit kicking around out there?

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    Beautiful lines aren't they.
    No, not scratch built this time. Just another one of those static display models that I like to cut the guts out of & trick it out for R/C.
    I'll start a thread on it once I get started.

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