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Old 12-23-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hello fellow rc boat folk. New member here with some questions regarding radio choice (3 channel, winch forward revers and steering) speed controller and battery choice for a brush type RS-755VC-4540 motor with 2.5/1 reduction gear for a 44.5 inch rc tug. This the place to ask away? I am from BC and the tug will be used in the salt (gasp!) water a my cabin at langdale BC for fun and bringing in some of the logs that drift past so I can reach them with a pipe pole and lift them out. For that part I am using a 2.2 metric ton crane I installed on the waterfront edge of the property. The rc tug is just to get them close enough!

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Old 12-24-2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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Hi Steve After a bit of experience with RC in salt water I have a few suggestions 1. Futaba radio systems always work on water for me I would suggest four channels minimum2. Clear coat and seal the inside of the hull if it's wood or the salt water will destroy it 3. Coat all connections with electricians grease to seal them or corrosion will occur very quickly with any electronics.
4. Give the hook you use to grab the logs have the ability to be released by remote control because if a good size piece of wood catches a current you could be seeing the last of your boat.
Salt water is the worst stuff so at the end of your boating year you need to clean and wash the interior of the hull to store for winter otherwise when the new season begins you may find trouble with the hull or the operation of the electronics plus leave it open to vent as well.
Mind you running RC boats in tidal waters is just a riot, the waves and currents make a whole new meaning to the word fun. Happy boating I may see you around this summer at some lake or pond but not near salt water for me I've had enough experience with it.
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