The HobbyKing Swamp Dawg Air Boat comes just about ready to run, Only a few minutes of assembly time are required to have this fun RC model skimming the surface of your back yard pool or local pond.
The Swamp Dawg features a full plastic platform that is foam filled making the Swamp Dawg virtually unsinkable. A CF and Alu motor mount, 2300kv Brushless motor, 5.5in propeller and a 9 gram servo have been included.
You will require a 20amp ESC, 1000mAh 2S 7.4v Lipoly battery and your own Tansmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx) to complete this model.
Spec. Length: 479.5mm Width: 188.5mm Height: 196mm Propeller size: 5.5in (Included) Total weight: 625g -635g Motor: 2300kv Brushless Outrunner (Included) Servo: 1 x 9g (Included) ESC: 20A (Required) Battery Compartment Size: 70mm x 40mm x 20mm
Thank you very much!
One more question.
The propeller was damaged because the engine went off the mount. It seems the engine fastening is not reliable. Can you advise a method to mount engine in more reliable way?
The engine mount is probably backwards. The grub screw wont lock into the groove of the motor properly and the motor will come off, happened to me and cut through 2 motor wires and damaged the hull.
Turn the motor mount around and it should be fine. Add some medium strength loctite to the grub screws for added security. You may want to change motors in the future so don't use high strength loctite.
If you have the original motor or similar HobbyKing have for sale the original propeller for $2.21.
I'm using a Master Airscrew propeller 5.5x4 but on a Turnigy Typhoon 450H 2215H Heli Motor 3550kv (450 class) and 3s lipo.
Hi. Can you show me pictures of how you mounted your Turnigy motor. Also what speed controller did you use. I used a 3 s 1000 mah battery in my standard set up and it's fried. I need to create a new set up. Thanks.
Speed controller: H-KING 20A Fixed Wing Brushless Speed Controller (PRODUCT ID: HKESC20A)
Battery: Turnigy 1000mAh 2S 20C Lipo Pack (PRODUCT ID: T1000.2S.20)
Unfurtunately I cannot show you the pictures of mounter motor because the motor went off the mount.and damaged a propeller. Driving shaft of the motor was bent.
I ordered a new motor and now waiting for parcel.
I like this boat with 3C nano tech 850 Lipo, goes fast. Be carefull if there are waves in the water, mine ended up side down. Bad day, I got it from the water and flip it back over and got water in the speed controller, it smoke. Got a new one and order new reciever coming from Hobby King. If it happens again, I think I would keep it upside down, and un plug the speed contoller, then let it dry over nite too save the electronics. Darren from WI USA...........................
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Great with 3c 850 nano tech, If it ends up upside down, leave it that way and unplug it. That way water will not go in speed controller and burn it up. Darren from WI USA
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Good value for the money.The only problem is the motor mount hole is too small i will have to have it drilled out so it will fit the motor.
This is how I re arranged the electrics on my Swamp Dawg. As it's almost impossible to post pictures on HK Review pages, I'll have to try to explain it to you. The 1800mAh battery is turned on its edge and placed in the well in front of the black box. To hold it in place I have velcro'd it (underneath the battery and also to the front of the black box). The connection to the ESC is taken through a small hole that I drilled in the side of the black box. To enable easy access to the servo and receiver, I have made up a short battery lead that has 4mm gold sockets with housing on each end, and that lead is what goes through the hole in the black box. One end goes to the ESC (which is velcro'd to the underside of the black floor inside the black box), ... are you still with me, nearly finished now. The 2.4Ghz HK receiver is also velcro'd to the underside of the box floor. This allows plenty of space on the top side for the wiring and movement of the servo arm. While I'm here, you should also seal the screw holes on top of the deck ... or they'll let in water! Hope that all helps. Cheers.