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    Yes. For a one-mile race a single pack is plenty. I normally return with 30-40% remaining in the pack. No reason not to run two if you need more run time.


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    That will certainly keep the weight down.

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    I have a feeling the dremel is gonna be coming out this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluid View Post
    Yes. For a one-mile race a single pack is plenty. I normally return with 30-40% remaining in the pack. No reason not to run two if you need more run time.


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    I'm not much worried about run time as I am about balance. Where do you have your single battery mounted?

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    Looks like a normal boat on the inside now!
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    Looking good brother. You'll probably end up cutting a nice chunk off the stuffing tube with the new mount. Get that weight down low.
    Rick

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    Thanks Rick! I smoothed out the edges right under where the hatch sits, so it looks a little cleaner. The inside of the hull is sanded and ready for the carbon fiber. I have some 2 part super high density foam that I will pour into the sponson tips. I did this to a Hobbyking C1 Flowmaster. I added a bit too much to that hull, but you can probably beat the front end with a hammer and nothing much would happen. On the MC, I'll use a little less foam as to not add too much weight. Then I have to order the carbon fiber. Now I know that everyone and their brother uses West Systems epoxy. In my snooping around online, I came across this place... www.sollercomposites.com They sell West Systems, but then I kept reading and came across this epoxy... http://www.sollercomposites.com/comp...poxy.html#nano Now a quart of that epoxy along with a yard of 3K 2x2 twill, will cost $90 shipped. However, I think this hull would take anything after that stuff is applied!! What do you think?

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    I'm not much worried about run time as I am about balance. Where do you have your single battery mounted?
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    I think you are are wasting money with your expensive epoxy and cloth. I have used ZPoxy resin to install carbon inlays for years and it works great. Crashed many boats over 90 mph without inlay separation, etc. the secret for any inlay is to use a minimum amount of resin. I use an epoxy roller to press the cloth down firmly, then wipe the excess epoxy off. Less epoxy = stronger inlay.

    The inlay will be very strong, but the sides and top of the hull are weak. Crashing over 50 mph usually results in a cracked hull if not split seams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluid View Post
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    I think you are are wasting money with your expensive epoxy and cloth. I have used ZPoxy resin to install carbon inlays for years and it works great. Crashed many boats over 90 mph without inlay separation, etc. the secret for any inlay is to use a minimum amount of resin. I use an epoxy roller to press the cloth down firmly, then wipe the excess epoxy off. Less epoxy = stronger inlay.

    The inlay will be very strong, but the sides and top of the hull are weak. Crashing over 50 mph usually results in a cracked hull if not split seams.


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    I was going to lay a 2" wide strip along the seams, then one wide piece to cover the floor and up the sides. Then I'll put another piece under the deck and part way down the sides. I'll use the 3M 77 to tack it all in place first, then epoxy it all at the same time. Does that epoxy roller act like a squeegee to get all the excess epoxy up from the fabric? And thanks for the pic!

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    I used z-poxy on mine too. I did the bottom and about an inch up the sides. Then ran another piece from the top down to overlap the bottom. I didn't do anything to the top as I really don't plan to go any faster with this boat (low 50's) I did add a few ounces of epoxy to each tip with some chopped carbon mixed in for the heck of it.
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by roofintrash View Post
    I really don't plan to go any faster with this boat (low 50's)
    I want to try for 65-70 tops

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    Looks good but I pray for that boat when it blows over at 70 Lol

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    I'll do my best to make it survive lol

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    Some guy is running his at 72+ so we'll see what happens.

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    Ok, just did a 67g pour of Alumilte 610 2 part 6lb. density foam in the nose.

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    Some guy is running his at 72+ so we'll see what happens.
    Be careful of believing what "some guy" on the internet says. Capturing a high GPS speed is not that tough today, just takes money. But like so many YouTube videos, things may not be what they seem. Many internet trolls seem to think they have to inflate the truth (or leave out important details) to build cred...

    - may be a complete lie
    - may be a false GPS reading (my MC once recorded 160 mph on GPS!)
    - may have never crashed it
    - may have crashed but was not mentioned
    - may have caught fire (right after the video stopped)
    - may have overheated, ruining motor
    - etc. etc. etc.



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    Wow 160!! A little glitch lol

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    This is the vid I watched...

    https://youtu.be/gJ-3-F6BMNI

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    But i would be happy with this...

    https://youtu.be/OwoDHNroq9I

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    Just ordered a SSS 3674 2075Kv motor. Should do the trick.

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    So did this thing go 70 yet?

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    Still waiting on parts. Carbon fiber is done at least. Slowly getting there. I should have ordered everything sooner.

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    What parts are you waiting on?

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    Motor, esc, servo, some assorted hardware, and the most important thing...money! I get paid bi-weekly so it takes me some time to get things. I couldn't make up my mind on hardware to attach the hatch, so I ordered a bunch of different stuff so I can see what would work best.

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    I did buy a Seaking 120 that's sitting here, but now I'm thinking that it's not enough. I'm going to try a Flier 180 esc. Been hearing a lot of good stuff about them, so I'll try it.

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    Motor showed up today. It's installed along with the shaft and prop.

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    Thought about trying a different motor for some more speed. What do ya think?
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    Ok, I'm FINALLY in the testing phase with this project.

    https://youtu.be/vnjAzpoje6c

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    I thought I knew you from somewhere......

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