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Thread: Aquacraft Mini Rio stock impressions

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    Mine was supposed to be delivered today. Whan I check the tracking # it shows that it is on time but it hasn't left IL. I live in WA. I'm ready with a BL and esc and wire drive for it. I'm getting anxious to get it.
    MikeV

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    I checked my LHS this afternoon, they have 5 in stock !!!!!

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    buy them all and sell em to US!!! how much anyway?

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    They were 99 bucks, not a bad price !

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    They are truly RTR. Battery & charger is included. Not like we're gonna need them anyway!
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    Oh, you guys are killin me! That thing looks like it was a designer screwup to do it brushed. Unfortunately, I'm low on cash right now, but I'll save up till I can get my hands on one.

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    Another small, but nice feature is that the antenna tube is NOT mounted on the hatch.
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    Does the Mini Rio have a 1/8th inch prop shaft?

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    Good question.
    Yes it does
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    $99, I might have to pick on up to run in the pool.
    Last edited by calcagno45; 04-05-2008 at 02:28 PM.
    My prop hasn't been wet in a while.

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    I'm savin up to buy one to mod.

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    I'm trying to save up to buy the mods! (motor)
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    Hey guys! Tower Hobbies just dropped their Mini Rio prices to 80 dollars! woohoo! I wana get a biggere prop for my DF22 first though. Speaking of which, what's faster: x632 or x435?

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    Got my mini rio today. Ran it with a x432 prop and it only cavitated for a few feet. Motor didn't get hot. the water cooling seems to work , at least it shoots water out the side. Turns well and was ok on rough water Not very fast with a nimh battery a bit faster with a lipo. Just put a bl motor in it and will see how that works tomorrow. It is cool looking but I wonder how long the twist on caps are gonna work
    MikeV

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    With a 2632kv feigao motor 36amp ccTbird esc and a 2000mah tp lipo this thing rocks. It handles great at high speed if the water is calm but will do rough at a lesser speed. It could be made to go faster but i don't think I would want it to. That said I will put a 3900kv motor in it soon.
    MikeV

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    I have started a new forum header for this boat. So i will be moving this thread over there.
    Steven Vaccaro

    Where Racing on a Budget is a Reality!

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    Thats awesome!
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    Sounds like a perfect candidate for the Mega 16 series......

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    Deigo the parts you orderd are ready to ship. Need your addy again...
    P.s. pick up a short c off 4-40 rod and some 4-40 ball links for the drag link, I couldnt get the room for the "z" bar. Might need some 4-40 x .375 screws to attach the link. 4-40 was the smallest tap I have, I'm not used to stuff this small...lol Dave
    Last edited by lonewolf; 04-17-2008 at 10:26 PM. Reason: added info

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    Awesome Dave! Thank you again. I don't have an ESC that will work with your motor, is there anything else you need or want?
    I'll PM you the address right away.
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    Where'd you get those rudders? I'm planning on some mini rio mods and changing the rudders is a great idea.

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    The rudders are custom and the only 2 pr in exsistance lol...

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    Here they are installed (mock-up installation)



    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    Nice Nice...You have me thinking about breaking rules....

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    do it... do it... Do It... Do It... DO IT... DO IT...
    Go Tom!
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    Did you by any chance weigh the rudders ??? I would sure like to know the weight

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    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=FE0kC...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by blastoff View Post
    Did you by any chance weigh the rudders ??? I would sure like to know the weight
    I'll have to bring one set to Dirty's house. He has the scale I need
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    They weigh 25grams combined or 0.0551155655 pounds
    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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    I tried to hand drill out the coupler for the Ammo motor, It didn't work out. I ordered a pair of replacement couplers and a new wire cable (since AQ decided to discontinue the original ones and replace them with upgraded ones)
    I couldn't wait any longer. I ripped out the stuffing tube, installed a bigger one, and went with the tried and true .098. I'm going to install a RX, and add a silicone cooling jacket and run her this weekend!



    "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough."
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