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RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

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Möwe update

Robbe Möwe Posted on Jul 30, 2011 14:39:33

Today I got the receiver for Möwe. A Spektrum MR200. I was expecting it to be waterproof like the MR3000 as it is a marine receiver, but it seems to be only splash proof, so I should probably secure it further against water.

Further some words on the electronics I have chosen.

I decided to buy a Graupner brushless ESC along with the boat: Best-Nr:
7232. It is designed for up to 4S LiPo and 18A. The BEC delivers 5,5V
and 2A. I programmed it today. It seems to be a nice ESC, comparable to
the Robbe ROXXY 9XX series. As the motor rotation can be reversed, I am
thinking of soldering the motor wires to ESC. This means lighter weight
and eliminates connector failures.

For battery I am going to use LiPo. I have some small 2S and 3S.

I also have a Robbe/Futaba S3106 servo lying around. That might go in. Otherwise I might use one from my Lama heli.

As it can bee seen in the pictures below, I started painting. The chosen red colour is Revell 322.


Pictures of Möwe construction

Robbe Möwe Posted on Jul 26, 2011 09:07:12

I made some progress on my new Möwe. Some parts ordered needed to complete it that I am waiting for.

Here are some pictures from yesterday:


Robbe Möwe arrived

Robbe Möwe Posted on Jul 24, 2011 13:37:51

Yesterday I went to the local mail office to check whether they got my Robbe Möwe. They got it but for some reason I didn’t get a note. Lucky I went and checked smiley

This seems to be a nice little kit that can be built in a week or two. I don’t think it will be long before I am done. For some reason Robbe has included a 30mm propellor. I don’t understand why they think that’s a good idea. 20mm or 25mm will probably be much nicer to the motor.

Once again I’ll be using a brushless outrunner. A small 28mm at 1500KV. That should give me the torque I need.

Pictures of the motor:


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