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Postby Stu on Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:34 am

Here we go boys, a link to model motors. I have two of his 777 in my churchill and the run like a treat so i highly reccommend him

http://www.modelmotorsdirect.com
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Postby brianc on Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:37 pm

Great motors and Alastair provides a superb service.
I ordered two 555s on tuesday and they arrived this morning!!
Brilliant.
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Postby Stu on Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:34 pm

Just to add my two penith i have his 777 in my churchill and the run very sweet indeed so well i have fitted them to my type 45. fvjfo
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Postby shipmate60 on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:42 pm

Stu,
What voltage you running these on in your type 45, 12 Volts?

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Postby gingyer on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:49 pm

shipmate60 wrote:Stu,
What voltage you running these on in your type 45, 12 Volts?

Bob


I run the 777's at 6v for my 1/72 Type 23 it is a good scale speed.
Michael(slava) has done the same in his T22 and 42 (also 72 scale)
he did run the T42 at 12v and it was planing :shock:

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Postby Stu on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:49 pm

they will be 6volts independant battery for each one, basically the same set up as my burke, bob.
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Postby shipmate60 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:41 am

Thanks,
I have 2 x 777's in a Schutze Minesweeper converted to gunboat.
6 Volts is too slow, but 12 volts has her behaving like a PT boat.
I have now got some 9.4 MiNim batteries to try in her.
It doesnt seem to matter if I use plastic or prop shop props, must be the revs.

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Re: Model Motors Direct

Postby Intrepid on Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:39 pm

Hello all,
I have a couple of 555s motors, of the type mentioned in this thread, which I have just, this afternoon, tried in the hull of my Castle Class vessel. It is 1:48 scale.
All watertight, I am glad to report and it sailed about the pond well. Even the fins did not leak. There was not much speed, however, albeit likely scale and which would be satisfactory generally, but certainly no excess umph for emergency manoeuvres when civilian craft get in the way of RN craft. :)
My battery is 12v 2.8Ah and it is not new. Certainly it did not last very long. Whether this be the amp draw of the motors or the age of the battery, I am, as yet, not sure. I wanted just to test the hull on the water in between torrential rain and high wind weather. A one hour window of opportunity came this afternoon.

The model must be about 70" .

What is the opinion of others here. Ought 555s with belt be sufficient? I would be interested to hear views.

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Re: Model Motors Direct

Postby brianc on Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:36 am

Hi Toby.
555 motors are low revs, so speed is not on the cards, reliability and power economy is though.
I think 555s in your Castle are not really suitable, you need something with a bit more revs. I would suggest 777s if you can get them, failing that mtronics marine 500s will push your model along really well, they are pretty economical powerwise and readily available. A new battery, maybe a 12v 8Ah will give you a decent running time.
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