Henry IV build questions

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  1. dietzer

    dietzer Admiral (Supporter)

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    OK, I'm trying to get the 1/144 Henry IV ready for battle that I bought from Mikey a few months back. But I've got a few questions that I need help with...

    First, I know Mark powered all three shafts on his 1/96 Henry IV. I'm considering only powering the outer two on mine to save weight (motor + another ESC). Would powering the center shaft improve handling enough to be worth the extra weight of another motor/ESC?

    Next, I am looking for motor recommendations. I will be using 1" props and will be using brushed DC motors that I already have on hand. Here's what I've got in the 385 or smaller size range:

    - Mabuchi RE260
    - Mabuchi RE280
    - Graupner MIG 280
    - Mabuchi RS-380SH
    - Mabuchi RS-385PH
    - Mabuchi RS-385SH

    I will be using 2S LiPo batteries for power, and using 1 ESC to power both outer shafts. Any ideas as to which of the above motors would work best powering in this case? Keep in mind the speed is only 38 seconds, so not a fast boat by any means.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. rcengr

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    I would choose the 280 size motors - pick the slowest of the batch. If the amp draw is above ~2 amps total then you may have to move up to the 380 size motors. But the 380 motors are going to eat up a lot of the interior room.
     
  3. dietzer

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    Thanks, Mark!

    What about 2 shafts vs 3? Any opinions?
     
  4. SteveT44

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    Since the middle prop is behind the rudders, your pretty much stuck with two powered outer shafts.

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  5. SteveT44

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    Ignore my last post. Three powered shafts on the Henry would allow excellent steering in reverse with that middle prop behind the rudders. Something to think about.
     
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  6. djranier

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    Now that's a different prop, rudder combo. I would agree power all 3, should turn going in either direction.

    The SD has a different layout also, but I have never seen anyone have their running hardware installed in it properly, but I like the Henry layout better.

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  7. NickMyers

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    Can someone explain why the SD is relevant here?
     
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    props past the rudder,

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    ahhhhhhhh
    interesting
    hadn't realized they put those outboard props so far back
     
  11. rcengr

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    I did the 96 scale Henri with 3 powered props. The center was only reverse and the outers were only forward to take advantage of the rudder location. While that setup allowed me to run one-way ESCs, it was really too complicated for the performance I got. Because of the limited space, I would stick with just the two outer shafts on the 144 version.

    I would actually be tempted to just power the center shaft. The rudders are pretty big for such a small ship, so maybe not having prop wash over the rudders would still be OK.
     
  12. battleship_dave

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    Is the henri on the irc ship list?
     
  13. NickMyers

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    no
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  14. dietzer

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    Thank for all the replies. I might just go with powering only the center shaft as RCENGR's suggested. I'm really worried about the weight.
     
  15. djranier

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    Thats interesting, some had 4 blade, some had 5 on the outer props of the SD class.

    The Henry should work fine with just the center prop powered.
     
  16. Lord Haw Haw

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    Hello,
    Panzer sent me a Henri IV. Thank you sir.

    This thread shows no completed boats. Sure would like chat with anyone that completed and battled a Henri IV.
     
  17. Xanthar

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    Got any pictures of the kit? I'm curious what it looks like. I'm still considering a "laser" version of my I-Boat hull.
     
  18. Lord Haw Haw

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    Hello sir,
    The top photo is as she is right now, beautiful bones.
    The next two are from the forums here.
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  19. Lord Haw Haw

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    Top to bottom, back to front, could that be a Danton class? The middle is Verite?
    And then in the front is Henri IV/ with 3d print superstructure.

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