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    Default What did you do to your boat today?

    I always like these posts on the car forums I frequent. Not everyone has a dedicated build thread, and its fun to see what was getting tweaked on the work bench.

    I swapped out an ADS outrunner for a Turnigy 2836 3200Kv in my Barbwire XL. Drilled out the motor mount to make room for the new stainless collet and just nicked the lower cooling passage. A little JB Weld and it's as good as new.

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    Installed a swim deck on the Spartan, cooling bulkhead fittings, and replumbed the cooling lines. I've been correcting a lot of sins from the previous owner. The boat is my "beater" and I get a kick out of working on it. Its nice to have a hull that can get scratched up, banged around in the car, and driven by "guests" at the lake.

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    Changed out the hatch screw on my Voracity for a spring loaded push and twist style. I had to chip out the plastic bushing that got epoxied into the hatch when I reinforced it from below last summer. The hole in the fiber glass was a little large so I filled in the gaps with, what else, JB Weld. The cup was an exact fit with the stock piece. Put on a new 450/3 prop from Dasboata that he cut down to 47mm for me since the 447/3's aren't being made anymore. Just need some cooperation from the weather...

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    I looked at my pile of parts before boxing up the charger I sold haha.
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    i would rather have the screw down on my hatch . the push and lock on my blackjack is kinda a pain ,
    i looked at my boats today..that is all.

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    Put graphics on My DF Vector 34 Hydro, now it looks like a full-scale limited hydroplane instead of a yellow blob...



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    Quote Originally Posted by boatsrnew2me View Post
    i would rather have the screw down on my hatch . the push and lock on my blackjack is kinda a pain
    The same style was on my Blackjack 29 V3, loved it, which is why I switched it on the Voracity. Never had an issue with the Blackjack hatch. Perhaps your's needs a little tweaking? I had to cut a few coils off the spring on the new one so it would plunge deep enough to clear the bottom of the cup before you turned it 90*.

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    Put graphics on My DF Vector 34 Hydro, now it looks like a full-scale limited hydroplane instead of a yellow blob...
    Pics or it didn't happen!
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    50 degrees in February here in S.E. Ma. are you kidding me. I ran two boats today. Ran two batteries thru the BlackJack 24". Test #1 Octura 442 prop = GPS 31mph. Test #2 Prather 215 prop = GPS 31mph. Also ran first test with my OPC Hot Shot Sprint on 4 cell, Prather 215prop = GPS 42mph.
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    I repaired my AQ Motley Crew (p-limited). Last Sunday I blew up my previous set up with stock AQ ESC and upgraded w/ AQ 2030 (UL-1) motor w/ Octura M445 (Boat ran flawlessly!!)... that went up in smoke so tore out everything and added the new set up w/ DYNM3835 1500kv motor w/ Turnigy 120a esc and slightly larger prop m545!

    Excited to see how the new set up will work for me... quick question... ANYONE KNOW PROPER TIMING FOR THIS MOTOR? ALSO, I changed prop to a M545, anyone currently running this set up and know if this is the correct prop to run w/ the 1500kv limited class motor? Thanks guys!

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    I pretty much have all my stuff ready got 2 new builds ready to get wet, just waiting for ice to melt now!! Here's my room in the house, dirty tasks are done in the shop


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kkingx1 View Post
    Excited to see how the new set up will work for me... quick question... ANYONE KNOW PROPER TIMING FOR THIS MOTOR? ALSO, I changed prop to a M545, anyone currently running this set up and know if this is the correct prop to run w/ the 1500kv limited class motor? Thanks guys!
    I just bought two of those motors, so I'd like to know as well. Best I could find searching old Miss Geico V2 posts was 11.25*. It appears to be a Y-wind motor.
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    At our club, we use those motors in our 'Restricted' classes of racing. Monos, Sports Hydros, & Riggers.
    We are also restricted to the 45A ESC too.
    Most of us run X645 or X447 props on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    Changed out the hatch screw on my Voracity for a spring loaded push and twist style. I had to chip out the plastic bushing that got epoxied into the hatch when I reinforced it from below last summer. The hole in the fiber glass was a little large so I filled in the gaps with, what else, JB Weld. The cup was an exact fit with the stock piece. Put on a new 450/3 prop from Dasboata that he cut down to 47mm for me since the 447/3's aren't being made anymore. Just need some cooperation from the weather...

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    I'll be working on my Voracity more when I get through with the Zelos, I have that same prop but RAW and I know I can't do it justice, let me know how it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    I just bought two of those motors, so I'd like to know as well. Best I could find searching old Miss Geico V2 posts was 11.25*. It appears to be a Y-wind motor.
    Thanks! Everything ran great today I used the 11.25* timing it may have ran better than the ul-1 set up I blew up last week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 785boats View Post
    At our club, we use those motors in our 'Restricted' classes of racing. Monos, Sports Hydros, & Riggers.
    We are also restricted to the 45A ESC too.
    Most of us run X645 or X447 props on them.
    I found deep in my prop box a M645... ran amazing but slightly hot which made me nervous since my last set last week when up in smoke! I may have a 447 I'll have to check and do some mid week testing before our club meets up next Sunday... thanks for your help!

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    Got some testing in today. Winds were 10-15mph so I wanted to do some crap weather testing in case race day is the same. Lets just say I've torpedo'ed a few boats, but NEVER like this! My 20+yr old Dumas Hot Shot...I swear went to the bottom of the lake and back...it was gone that long!! Actually not.....just seems that long!! It was only under for about 5 seconds.....long enough to make we wonder if it was ever gonna surface!!!

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    Today I mounted my servo and sleds in my HPR 115


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    ...Pics or it didn't happen!
    P-Sport Hydro, TP 4060/1950, Castle ICE conversion, 4S2P RoaringTop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srislash View Post
    Today I mounted my servo and sleds in my HPR 115

    Shawn, Who makes the bell crank and cable holders that you used? I'd like to put them on my VS1. Also, where did you get them?
    Regards,
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    Bob, the clevis' were from Kintec here mid page http://www.kintecracing.com/Linkage_O3KP.html
    And the servo horn is Secraft. You'll have to dig to find someone stateside whom sells their stuff(think airplane).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluid View Post
    P-Sport Hydro, TP 4060/1950, Castle ICE conversion, 4S2P RoaringTop.

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    Any hull mods or just a straight up build?

    All I did was a bit of heat sink machining. Pics are in the Sidewinder thread.

    Maybe tomorrow I'll start a DF23 build and finish off some woodstuff.

    Better get to bed.
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    Cool

    Any hull mods or just a straight up build?
    Nothing special.
    - 1/2" air dam across the front of the tunnel
    - strut bracket mounted at the very bottom of transom
    - strut run very deep


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    Quote Originally Posted by srislash View Post
    Bob, the clevis' were from Kintec here mid page http://www.kintecracing.com/Linkage_O3KP.html
    And the servo horn is Secraft. You'll have to dig to find someone stateside whom sells their stuff(think airplane).
    Shawn,
    Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
    Regards,
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluid View Post
    P-Sport Hydro, TP 4060/1950, Castle ICE conversion, 4S2P RoaringTop.

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    That thing looks great. That's the 34 vortex? About what prop will you use with that setup? I love my 24 and would like to do a 34 eventually

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    I just dunked my 4 sea king ESC in rubber coating ,seams to work good ,

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    Sand, sanding and sanding ...
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    Sand, sanding and sanding ...
    At least get the job back. I do not think it would be so difficult to remove polyurethane paint.

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    That thing looks great. That's the 34 vortex? About what prop will you use with that setup? I love my 24 and would like to do a 34 eventually
    Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it's the DF 34". For our rough water racing I run the ABC 2015/17* prop. Really like the boat.
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    Swapped the goofy body pin for a push and turn lock on the Spartan lid. I also installed a custom made Dasboata hole patch too.

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    Still practicing on the beater before I start drilling the transom on the DF26. The strut is set too close to the keel on the Spartan and is certainly the biggest cause of the chine walk problem at higher speeds. I pulled everything out, filled the old hole with JB Weld, and drilled a new hole 5/16" up from the keel. The original location was off center, but I figure that was just poor placement and not an attempt by Traxxas to prevent torque roll. I located the new hole as close to centered as I could.

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    I also wanted to increase the stuffing tube size from 1/4" to 9/32" so that I could run a teflon liner with the .187" flex cable and extend it out past the transom into the strut to stop the grease mess after every run. Got it all sorted and the strut is now about 4mm higher than the original setup.

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    So Ryan, were there any noticeable handling problems with the off centre setup? The prop would sit deeper in the water when turning one way than the other. Just curios.

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