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[QUOTE=Giulietta;307523]I see your point...but I allways get pissed off because all I get is 10 to 15 minutes flights, using 3 or 4 just to trim as you know....

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Nice bird! I flew Axe CP a while back. Entery level but I did upgrades to it and it ended up being a decent bird.

Yar battery life could be better, but on the other hand, have a couple of packs, swap them out... and you don't have to worry about spilling fuel on your muffler and setting your bird on fire, seen that happen a few times.
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I do have several packs..but gets old after a while...

I do like the sound of electrical on spooling though....vft vft vft vft vft
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Electrics do sound much more like a jet ranger than a weed-eater.
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Man...I had so many videos of my Eco in my old laptop, you'd go crazy..all lost...oh well
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Giu

Yes indeed, I can understand that. I have a much slower boat than you and different needs. At 16500 lbs I have a 40 horse diesel, which is a bit much, for the weight I can pack in a LOT of batteries, all below the waterline, and be about on par (weight wise). Unfortunately my boat isn't going to win any races (as is or otherwise), but for a young guy with a first boat, I am quite happy with it. Doing something like an electric conversion would give me something fun to do. I think I would enjoy having something new.

I also am competent when it comes to working on the diesel (I've torn down the one I have), but I just don't enjoy that as much. Not to mention electric conversions are becoming more popular out here in the Western United States and the knowledge base is growing as far as what is available.

Anyhow, it was pleasant talking with you on this, and good luck with your boat into the future. I hope something falls your way that catches your attention. She is a good showcase for any technology,

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Here is a PDF for electric saildrives:

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You are aware that Sailnet has a requirement that you disclose your involvement in the marine industry? Why have you not done so?
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I advise you to disclose your connections immediately, or we (the members of sailnet who can spell internet connection) will.
24 hours, just because I'm lazy.
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Jody,
I told ya somebody was on the case. Rust never sleeps and all that.

While we await the revelation of who is actually behind door number three; has it struck anyone else here that the proponents of this nascent technology have been rather thinly spread when it come to revealing of the details on the efficacy of their contraptions? There seems to be a preponderance of posts attempting to refute the nay-sayers by means of yelling, yes it can, and little else. Where's the beef?
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Actually Sway - I hate waiting 24 hours:

Engineered Electric Controls Ltd. - Teco-Westinghouse Motors

This may explain the rather robust attempt at bringing in his partner into this. Coincidence or not? I really hate it when a user name that has no particular nautical, or common connotation - is used that actually makes sleuthing easy. Company name is Engele...And therefore it is my consensus that he represents that one and the same. But could be wrong there was an Art Engele that puts out the racing newsletters in Monetery, CA...
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Reading his blog on the Nada project, Nigel Calder seems to be really interested in new electric propulsion technologies.

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