Adding Radio Control to a Small Precedent Fairey Huntsman or Perkasa Model Boat

22 November 2013 by Rod

If you want to convert your Small 34" Fairey Huntsman or 37" K D Perkasa model boat kit into a radio controlled model you will require the following accessories: 

First of all you will need the excellent:
Planet T5 2.4GHz 5 Channel Transmitter & Receiver Set 
which has been designed for crystal-free operation, and has a range up to 100 metres  (always perform a range check before use). However some customers report using successfully over 100 meters.

With this we suggest you use:
Viper Marine Forward & Reverse Speed Controller 25Amp which is a Brushed Speed Control designed specifically for use in RC boats. This Speed Controller has a 25Amp motor limit, which means you can use any DC Brushed motor as long as the current drawn by that motor does not exceed 25Amps under load (with the prop connected, under water).

Other required products include: 

Planet T5 2.4GHz 5 Channel Transmitter & Receiver Set

Viper Marine Forward & Reverse Speed Controller 25Amp
Single Standard Servo - RC3S
Lead Acid Battery 12V 7Ah - BAT12V7

Electric Motor 9.6V - G7307

Heavy Duty Prop Shaft M4 x 30cm Tube - PSU2/12
Universal Coupling Joint - UCJ
Coupling 4mm threaded for PSU2 Prop Shaft - UCF/M4
Coupling 5mm for Motors & Gearboxes - UCF/5
Large Rudder 67mm Blade Depth - RAU4
Robbe Dynamic 2 Blade Propeller 40mm - R1462

Preferences do vary however, and these products are just offered as a guideline. 

Please give us a call or email if you require more in depth guidance.