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    Angry widomaker and lipos

    this is direct from proboat about the widowmaker battery's
    HI Todd,

    Thank you for contacting Horizon Hobby Product Support.

    The widow maker was not designed for Lipo batteries. There caption was
    taken directly out of the manual:

    Due to the high current demands of
    a brushless powered boat, Pro Boat
    recommends only the batteries listed
    above or equivalent.



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    found this instering............
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    WidowMaker 22 Deep-V BL RTR

    Key Features
    Brushless power makes it faster than conventional electric boats
    Fiberglass construction for great appearance and durability
    Installed Pro Boat® 2-channel AM pistol-grip radio offers solid control
    Optimum cornering and adjustability thanks to aluminum offset rudder
    Ni-MH/Li-Po Switch allows easy change from Ni-MH to Li-Po batteries
    Water-cooled motor and electronic speed control with reverse
    Battery and electronics accessed through magnetic hatch that securely mounts to the hull
    Receiver and servos protected by quick-access water-resistant radio compartment
    Overview
    Hit the waves with the Pro Boat® WidowMaker 22™ Deep-V brushless-powered speedboat. Along with its durable and attractive fiberglass hull, this boat only requires a single battery, providing exceptional durability and performance at a price that won't break the bank. The included ESC comes Li-Po-ready and contains a built-in voltage cutoff that allows you to safely increase the performance of the WidowMaker by simply dropping in your favorite 2S Li-Po pack. The WidowMaker isn't lacking in looks, either. A military-inspired trim scheme and a hull engineered with a 'stealth' design ensure that the WidowMaker will stand out on the lake or on display.

    Needed to Complete
    Battery
    Charger
    Marine Grease
    8 AA Batteries




    If their saying it was never designed for lipo's that isn't what their promoting.
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    this is direct from proboat i asked then if the boat could run 3s lipo's and that is the response i got
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    Do they actually recommend any particular batteries in the manual??

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    Quote Originally Posted by forescott View Post
    Do they actually recommend any particular batteries in the manual??
    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=DYN5360D

    Manual
    http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...900-Manual.pdf (page 3 is batts)
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    Well i just stuffed a smc 7.4v 6000 mah 28c in mine
    guess we will see lol
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    This is right form the manual

    You will need to purchase the following to get your boat on the water:
    • 8 AA alkaline batteries for the radio transmitter
    • 1-7.2V Ni-MH Battery Pack with Deans Connector (PRB3313 or PRB3314) or 1-7.4V Li-Po 25C
    Battery (DYN5360D)

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    I think they mean it's not designed for 3S lipo - which is the question you put to them. 2S seems to be OK by the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpapa View Post
    Well i just stuffed a smc 7.4v 6000 mah 28c in mine
    guess we will see lol
    I remember reading somewhere that boat keep blowing the esc because a issue with the lipo/nimh switch on the older versions. If you have the old verison you may want to swap that esc out with something else. Just a thought.
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    correct they are replacing esc under warranty, switch is up graded and problem supposed to be solved
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    So how do you know if you got the old esc?

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    probally have to call proboat tech support, or see if it smokes ?????????
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    Plug it in and see if it goes lol
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    Will my buddies proboat ShockWave 26 esc went up in smoke today. It got the same esc as the widowmaker 22

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp3ranger View Post
    Will my buddies proboat ShockWave 26 esc went up in smoke today. It got the same esc as the widowmaker 22
    Yup same motor/esc in both boats. I would swap out that esc out with a different one. What size motor is that (like a 540 "s" or "l" or something different? I would throw a seaking 90 or 120 amp esc in that boat and maybe a ammo 2600 on 3s would be a nice sport setup right around 28K on the rpm. Not sure that hull can take too much more power with its stability issues JMO
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    I have a widowmaker, I threw in a 3c1p and smoked the esc, I now have a swordfish 120, but the hull can not handle the power, it is a waste of time to try and get this boat to preform anymore than it allready does outa the box.

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