View Full Version : Ken Joye - Nice boat and story!
01-16-2002, 06:50 PM
Ken I like your story and boat (Boat of the month - RR Home page, top left).
Cool set-up. Very innovative. Good job on the hardware, also. Hope to see it run some time.
I really like the hatch you did on the Scorpion, slick thinking. My Scorpion is a 37 incher and I hate the hatch, looks like something out of Star Wars. The hull on the other hand is bad to the bone.
01-16-2002, 08:15 PM
This project has been an excellent proving ground for the Lightning 800BBX.
Ken has been methodical and objective throughout the development of the setup. This means I am delighted because I can be absolutely confident the motor is rock solid and fast.
The testing let us identify the best props, cells and brush cooling which avoids the problems some of the larger can motors with metal brush spring/arms suffer. A big plus was the motor had BB's at both ends so better efficiency was available and no thrust bearings were required.
Supplied with brush cooling , spare brushes and wiring installed the Lightning 800BBX makes a lot of bang for your buck! For anyone who wants even longer runtimes there is an 18-24 cell version available
A motor mount, fastener and cable connector package will be available soon.
01-16-2002, 11:38 PM
Awesome Story Ken, I love it.. Your boat and mine would race someday.. if we meet.. Great Job
01-17-2002, 07:51 AM
Hey guys thanks for the nice comments on my Scorpian story. And I thought my P offshore was fun to run. The big boats are great fun! Big hulls, big power, generating high speeds and long roosters!
DON thanks to you you and DONNIE for posting the story.
PAUL your right that hull has SPEED written all over it! Another cool thing about using the fuel tank halves for canopies is they are sealed and act as floatation. The boat has flipped a few times in high speed turns and the hull floats on top of the water.
ANDREWG What can I say, the LM800BBX in an excellent motor at an excellent value.Andrew is a guy that stands behind his products and is always there for support.
Can you tell us anymore about the new 20+ cell motor Is it the same can and brush set-up as the LM800BBX?Neo mags?When will it be available?
TONY How about racing at THE MICHIGAN CUP?
01-17-2002, 08:36 AM
I'd love to goto more races Ken, but MI, is a wee bit far for me.. I'm saving to go to the NATS.. are you going to be there?
01-17-2002, 09:05 AM
TONY, Were hoping to do Batavia and of course will be at the Mi Cup.Nats aren't in the budget this year.
01-18-2002, 08:29 AM
An important detail was unintentionaly left out of the Aeromarine for Q & S offshore article.
The mighty LM800BBX motor was flawlessly powered by (18) HILLTOP 2400 nicads for 2 months of extensive testing. Hills offers excellent cells for sport or all-out racing.
03-28-2002, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Andrewg
[B]Supplied with brush cooling , spare brushes and wiring installed the Lightning 800BBX makes a lot of bang for your buck! For anyone who wants even longer runtimes there is an 18-24 cell version available./B]
ANDREW any word on the larger cell count version you mentioned?
FYI anyone interested. Did some testing today on the Scorpian with the new set of lifting strakes located closer to the keel.The hull completely aired out and motor RPM and speed were noticably higher.I suspect run time should increase also.The size and power of these big boats in motion is an awesome site.
UNLIMITED OFFSHORE at the MI CUP RACE will be must see, history making event!
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