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Old 09-22-2013, 01:57 PM
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Fairly new to rc brushless boating but would like a few suggestions on motor esc set-up preferably something from hobbyking.com. I'll be running a 5000mah 4s lipo so part#'s would really help.
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Stock motor is good, and can get the boat into the 50's with more voltage. I would change the ESC out to a seaking 120 or 180 amp. Get an octura x642 or m545. Should be well into 50's on 6s if you can keep the boat in the water. 5s would be close to touching 50mph
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I tried two 3 cell. Batteries for fun and the dang thing so fast it caught a bit of wind and flipped like 4 times. Over the winter I'll buy a better speed controll to handle the power so I don't burn the thing up
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With the stock esc ?
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If you put 2 3s batteries on the stock ESC, you're lucky it didn't go up in flames.
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props can make a big difference.
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Originally Posted by Cinnabun View Post
If you put 2 3s batteries on the stock ESC, you're lucky it didn't go up in flames.
Buddy o mine told me same thing. Lol. I still wanna try 5s but reading esc specs says 20 volt max with a separate bec
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I seen it done on u tube in short bursts with no problem, so I gave it a try. I ran it no more than 100' at a time. I'll tell you what, those 100' was unbelievable.
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Got any vids ?
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No but I'll try and get out to shoot some vids this week....wish me luck.
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Hobby king turnigy brand motors 3674, 4074, 4082- if not familiar with these motors the first 2 numbers are the motor diameter and the second is the length in millimeters (36mm x74mm -all these size motors have been used in the revolt before. The 4082 pretty much overkill the 3674 and 4074 are great motors for the revolt 30. Since r going 4s any rpm between 1800-2200 will be perfect and this also allows for more prop options with more power. But this also means you might need a bigger esc the 60 amp might do the job but for how long. Also consider that the stock setup on 4 s will get u to 50+ mph with good lipos and correct prop. Its been done before. I dont what ur using for batteries but can make a bigg diference in speed and correct prop
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Originally Posted by Cinnabun View Post
Stock motor is good, and can get the boat into the 50's with more voltage. I would change the ESC out to a seaking 120 or 180 amp. Get an octura x642 or m545. Should be well into 50's on 6s if you can keep the boat in the water. 5s would be close to touching 50mph
Agreed with all of the above. 4S is plenty with the stock motor and a m545. In addition to what Cinnabun suggested, ...

1)I would upgrade the flex shaft. They are known to come apart. The wire used is thin and barely soldered/welded at the end. I have the ready-to-install one from Offshoreeletrics (Product ID: Product ID: ose-revolt-cable)

2) Some say to get a different collet. I'm not sure that's necessary, but I did it anyway.

3) Larger ID cooling tubing.

4) Remove all the rear components to add a sealant for all the holes. Some like Goop, some like plumbers puddy, etc.

5) Add M4 and M3 nylok nuts to all the screw penetrating the hull.

6) Upgrade the bullet connectors (bigger).

The cool thing about buying s Seaking ESC is that you can sell you stock one (new) for more than the Seaking will cost you. Be sure to buy the program card as well.
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