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    Default Fibre Glass Spartan

    Hey guy's, just finishing off my new Spartan hull and thought id give you all a looksee.
    It's running TP 4050 1800kv motor and V2 180amp SK,
    I put the carbon kevlar inlay in for strenght. also added 3mm CF sheet across the transom an a 3mm bulkhead up front.
    It had CF scrunched up and pushed into the nose as well.
    RCBB hardware ,3/16 flex shaft , 45mm 1.4p prop.
    I'll be testing it out this weekend. Cant wait




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    Holy crap, that thing is beautiful, very cool!
    Are the exit ports on the Port transom for water cooling??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamelesstgr View Post
    Holy crap, that thing is beautiful, very cool!
    Are the exit ports on the Port transom for water cooling??
    Yes m8, was a bit nerves about putting them there. I normally mount water outlets on the top of the hull so there easily seen. But I decided to give these a try.

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    What did you use to wet the carbon/kevlar inlay with? Epoxy doesn't stick well to ABS, but I've heard Cyno works well.
    Paul Upton-Taylor, Greased Weasel Racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativePaul View Post
    What did you use to wet the carbon/kevlar inlay with? Epoxy doesn't stick well to ABS, but I've heard Cyno works well.
    In the title it says fiberglass Spartan. But then no mention of fiberglass in his post.
    32" carbon rivercat single 4s 102mph, 27” mini Rivercat 92mph, kbb34 91mph, jessej micro cat(too fast) was

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    I forgot about the title when reading the post, I just assumed that he wouldn't have put an inlay in if he moulded the boat in glass, adding another layer during the moulding process would be less time consuming and could be full length, but you know what they say about assuming.
    Paul Upton-Taylor, Greased Weasel Racing.

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    For some reason I still like the Spartan hull shape.
    Exceptional job on the changes buddy!

    Do those trim tabs have some play when they are set up?
    Why are you bothering me? I want to see your boat!
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    It's called Wet Systems Epoxy. Great stuff, ive used it on my Zonda, SilverFox and Genesis with great results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfxguy View Post
    In the title it says fiberglass Spartan. But then no mention of fiberglass in his post.
    The Spartan is fibreglass, I guy over here (australia) is making them.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RC-RACING...item2ee45f66da

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanator View Post
    For some reason I still like the Spartan hull shape.
    Exceptional job on the changes buddy!

    Do those trim tabs have some play when they are set up?
    No bud , no play at all and the swivel pin is replaceable

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    My tabs had slop but that was long ago.
    So that is a replacement hull but made of fiberglass instead of Tupperware? Don't take the Tupperware remark wrong.... Lol

    Never mind, I clicked the link...
    Why are you bothering me? I want to see your boat!
    32" CF Rivercat--- built by "kfxguy" (SOLD)

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    The more I look at that boat the more I love it....
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    Nice job and a beautiful boat. Good eye for detail.
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    I know this thread is quite old, but does anyone make the fiberglass spartan still?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dietrich_40 View Post
    I know this thread is quite old, but does anyone make the fiberglass spartan still?
    I know there is a fella in Australia making some very cool hills, I would suspect he would have done this one. Perhaps ask Paul(785boats), or Wayne (Doc), or with luck someone will enlighten us here. You could pose the question in a new thread “hull builder in Australia “

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    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beth...ace/1267549045

    I think this looks like the Spartan. Bought several different hulls in the past, he does good solid fibreglass layup

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughb View Post
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/beth...ace/1267549045

    I think this looks like the Spartan. Bought several different hulls in the past, he does good solid fibreglass layup
    Man I like that black metal flake, good job on digging that up Hugh.
    I know from experience that the Spartan is a great hull, until it explodes from speed or contact so this one should be a gooder.

    Shawn

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