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Steven Vaccaro
04-13-2008, 03:55 PM
Has anyone tried a 3s pack?

Diegoboy
04-13-2008, 07:27 PM
I will be as soon as my HW is done.

Steven Vaccaro
04-13-2008, 07:31 PM
What hardware did you change?

Diegoboy
04-13-2008, 07:36 PM
I am putting the Mini hydro strut on her and having the rudders (brackets & blades) reproduced in billet aluminum plus the rudder blades will be 1/4" longer.

Diegoboy
05-04-2008, 10:35 AM
Here are some pics.

http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2262-sm.jpg (http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2262.jpg)

http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2263-sm.jpg (http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2263.jpg)

Steven Vaccaro
05-05-2008, 06:06 AM
Very cool. Cant wait to see it run!

wamf
05-05-2008, 05:19 PM
That is gorgeous...I want those ridders. Any way others may obtain them?

Diegoboy
05-09-2008, 07:03 AM
Yes, but they are pricey because they are custom.

lonewolf
05-10-2008, 01:13 AM
I would be the creator of those rudder assemlies. Give me a pm we can talk... I have considered a short production, considering the interest in this hull.... A few others have expressed interest also...

jeff180
05-10-2008, 12:05 PM
I would want one! I think anywhere from $25 to $45 would be worth it.

thanks

duncanjerry
05-10-2008, 07:25 PM
Diego call me when you run that thing. Little boat big prop, I like it!!!!!!!!!!

wheelnut
05-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Hey guys,
I have decided to go with an AMMO 28-35-5100 and the Mamba 25 esc. I have also put in a R200 for my JR radio. The boat actually lost weight fromt the conversion. I have converted it to a .047 wire drive by heating up the prop shaft and pulling out the stock cable and soldering in the wire. I am running the stock steering hardware for now. But I was considering the micro blue rudder on this site.
Steve is that micro blue rudder available seperately?

Diegoboy
05-10-2008, 07:40 PM
I would want one! I think anywhere from $25 to $45 would be worth it.

thanks

Ya, if they were mass produced. These are custom my friend!

lonewolf
05-10-2008, 11:04 PM
Ya 25-45$ would be a nice price.. But unfortunately these are not cnc'd. each pc is hand cut on a hand cranked bridgeport. There are alot of set-ups when doing these part. I wish I could sell them for that price. A pr of rudders takes about 6 hrs of work. Due to the size of the parts smaller cutters must be used and cuts must be made slower. . I want to see a test run vid of how they perform and handle. I am sure they weight more than the plastic ones whick in turn changes the c/g. I will want feedback from Diego before I do anymore. I am sure there are changes I should make. Dave Hay Danny you run that thing yet??lol

Diegoboy
05-11-2008, 08:47 AM
Hopefully, she will only get 1 run before moving to Hawaii. She will get additional runs if there needs to be some tweaking done.

goingdef
05-14-2008, 06:15 PM
Hopefully, she will only get 1 run before moving to Hawaii. She will get additional runs if there needs to be some tweaking done.

wow Hawaii whats up job relocation or do you just think R/C boats look better on blue crystal clear water.Well have a safe trip it was good meeting you Diego.

Diegoboy
05-14-2008, 08:35 PM
No. Ira asked me to build this boat. He lives in Hawaii. The boat will be going there, not me! :(
Here's more pics of the HW install. I used blind nuts to mount it. I took the strut off due to weight. The benefit of having it on didn't justify the weight.
I did, however, make it look better. Now it matches the rudders!

http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2292-sm.jpg (http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2292.jpg)

http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2295-sm.jpg (http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2295.jpg)

Diegoboy
05-14-2008, 09:04 PM
From this...

http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/aqub15-rudder-lg.jpg

To this...

http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2297-sm.jpg (http://www.diegoboy.com/misc/100_2297.jpg)

Steven Vaccaro
05-14-2008, 09:05 PM
Hey guys,
But I was considering the micro blue rudder on this site.
Steve is that micro blue rudder available seperately?


Yes I have to work on getting them listed that way.

Eyekandyboats
05-14-2008, 09:09 PM
damn that looks fabulous

jeff180
05-14-2008, 09:15 PM
Is the mini rio a better handling smaller boat because its rear is much lower? Better than a mini v. I may get just this hull and use parts from my mini v brushless
conversion.

wheelnut
05-14-2008, 10:16 PM
Yes I have to work on getting them listed that way.

cool,
I'll be waiting:spy:

FE Wannabe
05-30-2008, 08:20 PM
Has anyone tried a 3S with the stock electronics yet? How did it do heat wise?

Also, it appears that the combo RX/ESC unit connects to a standard 3 wire servo unlike the Mini V, is that true?

Do they also work on standard 27Mhz AM frequencies? If they don't, that could be an issue for me, because I hear the crystals are not removable and I need another cheap AM radio like a fish needs a bicycle!

I am wanting to retrofit my Mini V with this RX/ESC unit if the answers to the above questions are yes.

Thanks,
Brad

wheelnut
05-30-2008, 08:34 PM
I have not tried it with a 3s lipo, but I can promise you that the motor will get very hot and won't last long and I am betting that the esc won't either and since the servo is getting direct voltage from the battery through the esc, that it won't last long either.
Just to let you know, I have a Traxxas TQ3 up for sale for $50.00 plus shipping. It is in like new condition.

FE Wannabe
05-31-2008, 12:08 AM
Wheelnut,
Thanks for the info, I guess I better sell my 3S battery and get a 2S instead. Have you had any range issues with your MR? I still want to use the MR Rx/ESC if it is decent because it is so much cheaper, lighter, and appears to be so much better than the Mini V Rx/ESC.
Thanks,
Brad

FE Wannabe
05-31-2008, 12:11 AM
edit.... double post

wheelnut
05-31-2008, 08:05 AM
I only drove my rio once with the stock radio, I didn't notice any range problems with it. I quickly upgraded by putting one of my micro receivers for my JR radio in it along with a brushless system.

Chuck E Cheese
06-02-2008, 02:33 AM
here are a few video's of a ammo 24-45-2900, .098-35mm prop, 3s. it works well. this boat actually outran ira's proboat fomula down the straight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KayiWUPbHQQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE0kCCTuDX4&feature=related

Chuck E Cheese
06-03-2008, 01:30 AM
here is a link to the mini rio i built for ira. it is 7.4v 1250mah 15c, 28-35-2700 ammo (the one out of the mini-c deiego built for him), 25 amp esc and .098 flexshaft (with no stuffing tube replacement). this boat is verry controlable and relaible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPkN8T2RF4

Kmot
06-18-2008, 09:23 PM
Has anyone tried a 3s pack?

Steven, I have run a 3S pack three times so far on the stock Rx/Esc.

Kmot
06-19-2008, 11:16 PM
Here is a short video:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VDU-_tGCxxA

Chop
06-20-2008, 10:23 AM
Kmot,

What is the "C" rating on the 3s lipo? I have a couple of 3s, 1100mah, 12c lipo's lying around. The Mini Rio looks like a good place to put them to work... IF they fit.

I just don't like the looks of the very light (18 ga.?) wire in the stock setup.

Kmot
06-20-2008, 11:16 AM
Chop: This particular battery is rated 23C. The first time I ran it, the battery wire insulation started to melt slightly. I removed the esc from the boat, cut the wires down to 1/2" pigtails, and soldered on 16ga wires. I believe the stock wires are 20 or 22 ga.

Junior5150
06-30-2008, 06:10 AM
Here is a video I made from saturday. I tried my brushless the next day but it made my batteries so hot i couldnt touch them so I converted back. I think the brushless needs a 3s pack not a 2s pack, any suggestions?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=l1ujJNRBjuk

Avanti
11-11-2008, 12:29 AM
any updates on the stock electronics holding up to 3s

Avanti
11-17-2008, 11:28 AM
My rio lasted 1.5 laps on 3s before taking a dump, I do not advise 3s on stock esc.

p.swiggs
10-21-2009, 01:00 AM
hey how much did your whole rear set up cost you?

lonewolf
10-21-2009, 03:12 AM
If you are referring to the rudders....................They are not currently available. By this manufacture.