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illz302
02-25-2010, 04:14 PM
Is there anything that these things need to run reliably? I was also told the motors were usually hard to start any truth to this?:confused:

Doby
02-25-2010, 04:32 PM
What I have read is the problems were related to the exhaust flange cracking at the motor. I own the stock hull and hardware, but converted it to electric and its a nice running boat that looks great and has held up well.

illz302
02-25-2010, 04:35 PM
wow what are odds you would be the first one to respond thats exactly what I want to do to mine is a electric conversion. Could you post some pics or a video or even some links to the bl motor and esc and batts to use?

Doby
02-25-2010, 04:50 PM
How much money do you have?????????

I'll post some things here tonight when I get home.

Here are the highlites;
Motor, Lehner 3080 12T = $750
Controller, Schultze 40/160= $700
Lipos, 10S2P, $1000.

There are cheaper alternatives though. Shoot me a PM and we can talk.

illz302
02-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Would this stuff work?

Motor--http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/products.php?cat=Brushless+Outrunner+Motors

ESC--http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=8937&Product_Name=Turnigy_Marine_180A_Brushless_Boat_ES C

with either two 5s or two 6s in series?

Brushless55
02-25-2010, 06:40 PM
Is there anything that these things need to run reliably? I was also told the motors were usually hard to start any truth to this?:confused:

is it the one on RCU?
decent price, I will look and see if I can find the site to the new RTRs for only $350
I would like doing a brushless conversion with the littlescreamers outrunner on 10-12s!

illz302
02-25-2010, 06:42 PM
If you mean this--http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_display.cfm?article_id=977

then yes it is.

New RTR's for $350??? You aren't talking about the new venom KOS mono are you?

Brushless55
02-25-2010, 06:45 PM
this add..
http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=607933

illz302
02-25-2010, 06:50 PM
hmmm interesting

LiPo Power
02-25-2010, 07:19 PM
Doby will post inside shots.
I found few with his Rio 51 @ 51MPH.....
Great boat and fun to wach..... Never mind driving it....
Robert

Doby
02-25-2010, 08:06 PM
Some Vids

http://s167.photobucket.com/albums/u145/dobydog6507/?action=view&current=Geulph006.flv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTc0Uw2QI5g


It shows up a few times in this vid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6usb1PLmxU

And in this one;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r6Md6txApE


Some threads.
http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/showthread.php?t=10449

http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/showthread.php?t=4569

That should get you started for now.:biggrin:

wakeboardfusion
02-25-2010, 10:58 PM
As anti gas as i am,
my personal opinion is that it would be easier/ cheaper for someone to just buy a mod motor. I have seen a zen with 6.7 hp or so for under $300

I dont know if that hull can even handle that power. Brushless would be sweet, but this would be hard, cost lots of money, and too much for someone newer to the hobby.

my .02

Doby
02-25-2010, 11:12 PM
It handles the power just fine.

wakeboardfusion
02-25-2010, 11:23 PM
It handles the power just fine.

I didnt mean with the brushless, but with the mod motors. Actually you are probably putting down some serious power with your BL system. Any idea on HP?

Brushless55
02-26-2010, 12:28 AM
The littlescreamers motor would work great on 10s and possibly push this hull into the 60s!

Brushless55
02-26-2010, 12:30 AM
Would this stuff work?

Motor--http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/products.php?cat=Brushless+Outrunner+Motors

ESC--http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=8937&Product_Name=Turnigy_Marine_180A_Brushless_Boat_ES C

with either two 5s or two 6s in series?

That motor would rip in this hull but the esc is only rated to 6s so you would need this one and you could run it all on 10s

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10332&Product_Name=Turnigy_Monster-2000_200A_4-12S_Brushless_ESC

illz302
02-27-2010, 03:11 AM
ok thanks again 55

BRIAN
03-07-2010, 02:29 AM
Ive owned one and sent it back cracked exhaust and carb problems and btw good luck finding a plug its an oddball i agree on buying a zenoah or maybe even a chung yang but the motor thats in it is junk