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Author Topic: RPM advice  (Read 1370 times)

Offline Neil

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RPM advice
« on: October 20, 2020, 07:58:09 PM »
Thanks mate, Im totally confused now so somewhere between 150 to 300 RPM would be OK depending on the model size etc.
Could you ask the question has anyone built a 50:1 scale model of the Navy tug Fearless if so could they help me by advising The RPM for fixed scale twin paddles on this particular model is that possible please.

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Offline william stafford

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Re: RPM advice
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 08:31:33 PM »
my recomend is 300\350 rpm, for a side wheeler,i run mine at about 50\75% full power, depending on the weather, if its windy, flat out.
stern wheelers are slower, but be carefull, too slow no thrust
you can always throttle back w speed control , but you cant get extra revs out of a motor\gear box.
i now try to use HTD belts, rather than MXL, who have sn
maller teeth


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