Spirit of Canim Lake
Spirit of Canim Lake:
Class - American Tuna Boat
Length - 56 cm
The first model I ever built my myself that worked properly. It runs on a lithium battery and uses the latest in R/C technology the Futaba FASST (Futaba Advanced Spread Spectrum Technology) system. It also uses electronic speed controllers with fully proportional forward and reverse functions and a fully proportional steering system.
It wasn't always that way though. I started out with my grandfathers old no name brand radio system, an old Ni-Cad battery, a $9.99 motor, stock plastic prop, and cheap ESC.
The first of my repairs occurred when I fried the ESC. I then purchased a new one and found out it doesn't work with the old radio system.
Then I purchased The Futaba FASST system and a nice new Lithium Battery and installed them in my first refit. Meet my second mistake, the new ESC and Battery completely overpowered the motor and fried it.
So I found a new bigger motor out of an airplane and installed it in her. Engine rebuild.
This nice new engine has a tonne of torque. I smashed the plastic prop on a rock and it threw the universal and ripped a blade off that prop.
So three weeks later I finally get my new brass prop and it has about three times the pitch.
Well she runs like a Shrimp Boat on Steroids.