Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

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Darwin
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Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by Darwin » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:08 am

Finally I got chance to made a video. You can see motor kayak full features. I wish the video can give you clear view of how it operates and my design concept. Thanks for watching!
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Re: Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by stealthfisha » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:37 am

So on hi thrust it will safely go for a 1-1.5hrs?
And low maybe as much as 3hours without hurting battery?

Ps.... very impressed with the effort and thought that has gone into this setup...great idea for protected waters no doubt....

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Re: Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by Dodge » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:52 am

Darwin wrote:Finally I got chance to made a video.
Darwin being another 18lb user, know you are going to enjoy the leccy fishing the calmer waters as we do, and nicely set up mate.
stealthfisha wrote:So on hi thrust it will safely go for a 1-1.5hrs?
And low maybe as much as 3hours without hurting battery?
Baggs a couple of us are using 18lb leccys up here [others have 24lbs] and have no problem getting 4 hours run time from a 33Ahr deep cycle battery, we vary between Lo and Hi over an outing, although for me more at Lo so a lure can be trolled while moving.

To date at end of all outings battery is still doing the job OK, and yet to lose power.
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Re: Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by labrat » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:43 pm

Good job Darwin, looks like it would be more stable than the side mount motors.

What would happen if you were tipped out by a big boat wake? Will the motor stop or is there a chance of it running away?
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Re: Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by oldfart » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:31 pm

Seems like a lot of pissing around to me. Still if that's what you want. Kudos for a neat way to setup a motor on a pedal craft.
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Re: Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by stealthfisha » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:25 pm

Thanks dodge!
Im impressed...for impoundments etc it would have a lot of pros....

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Re: Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by Darwin » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:35 pm

labrat wrote:Good job Darwin, looks like it would be more stable than the side mount motors.

What would happen if you were tipped out by a big boat wake? Will the motor stop or is there a chance of it running away?
This is only my experimental setup. Currently, my remote switch is actually carrying real motor current. It cost a lot of power lost on remote control power line. I'm going to use a 12V relay to handle current between battery and motor. I will make this power line as short as possible to reduce power lost. The remote control provide power to relay magnetic coil which use only 1.5 Watt. I will connect a pull wire type kill switch in series with remote trigger switch. The pull wire need to attach to my body. In case I'm overboard, It will disconnect the power supply to relay to kill the motor.
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Re: Hobie Revo 13 Motor Edition in action

Post by Wrassemagnet » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:07 pm

Man that's so cool!
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