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Old 04-25-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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I have no idea about speed controls so i thought i would ask here. I have a kyosho electric boat that i picked up at a yard sale awhile ago for my son. It has a mechanical speed control but i would like to use an electronic one instead. Any idea of what i should get? the motor looks like a buggy motor.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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Any of the car/truck type speed controls will work if you are just going to run the stock motor and cell set up.
If you want to upgrade the motor, or add more cells for more speed at a later date, you would be best to invest in a proper "Marine" speed control.

Boat speed controls are designed to take the rigors of marine use. They are usually water-resistant (splash proof) or if you invest in a high quality control, it will be waterproof..
They also are designed for a more linear throttle curve, than the car speed controls.

A lot will depend on how much you are willing to spend on it.

No matter what you decide upon, even a cheap electronic controller will be a vast improvement over the mechanical one you have now.
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