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Bancroft PT-596 Patrol Boat - RTR

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  • I don't think Motion sold a large number of these so there might not be a lot of info on them available.
    I was lucky to get an open box one from them at a pretty good discount.
    I replaced the ESC with a Hobbywing 1080 and pulled out the prop shafts and greased them with the blue marine grease I bought from Tower Hobbies.
    Everything works great.
    If you decide to remove the prop shafts to the rear be sure to do it one at a time because you have to drop the rudders out and the steering linkage can be hard to reassemble if you take them all out at once.

    Steve

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    • Thank you Steve, was this boat purchased recently ? Trying to find out if the latest versions have the grease situation sorted. I wonder if there is more that one company making these, there is Bancroft, Motion RC, and my version came from ihobbymall. Are these just different distributors all receiving product from Bancroft ?

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      • I think my boat was from the first batch that Motion RC sold and was returned ​​​​​​because of a bad ESC. That would have been almost 2 years ago.
        ​​​​​​I believe most if not all of the Bancroft boat and ship models are made by KY Models and sold around the world under various brand names.
        I would check that the prop shafts turn freely and add some good marine grease and run it for a while to see if anything gets warm, vibrates or sounds odd.
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        Steve

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        • Originally posted by Smedley View Post
          Thank you Steve, was this boat purchased recently ? Trying to find out if the latest versions have the grease situation sorted. I wonder if there is more that one company making these, there is Bancroft, Motion RC, and my version came from ihobbymall. Are these just different distributors all receiving product from Bancroft ?
          They are ALL made by KY Model. iHobbyMall is KY's own outlet. Bancroft is the brand name used exclusively by Motion. Aquacraft- same thing for Hobbico.

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          • Originally posted by Sureshot View Post
            I think my boat was from the first batch that Motion RC sold and was returned ​​​​​​because of a bad ESC. That would have been almost 2 years ago.
            ​​​​​​I believe most if not all of the Bancroft boat and ship models are made by KY Models and sold around the world under various brand names.
            I would check that the prop shafts turn freely and add some good marine grease and run it for a while to see if anything gets warm, vibrates or sounds odd.
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            Steve
            Thank you

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            • Originally posted by patmat2350 View Post

              They are ALL made by KY Model. iHobbyMall is KY's own outlet. Bancroft is the brand name used exclusively by Motion. Aquacraft- same thing for Hobbico.
              Thank you

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              • i just got my new pt 596 boat,it has grease fittings and a 120 amp esc .what size esc did they 1st come out with?

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                • Just check that it is an air-cooled ESC and not a water cooled one.

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                  • Yes, the grease has been changed. But make sure after a few runs you change it out for fresh grease.

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