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    After getting lapped by my sons Mini Rio, I finally gave up on the steerable outdrive.

    What I did was fiberglass the drive so its fixed in a straight position.
    Then added a micro rudder.
    I also needed a linkage rod that was 1/4" longer.

    I will be testing it this weekend.
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    gave up on the turn fin? noticed the empty holes.

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    Yes, the fin helped a bit, but still couldn't turn at full throttle. I cant wait to try it out. I have the same motor and batteries as my sons Rio, and the Mini V is faster, easily passing him in a drag race.
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    yeah i have 2 m-v's i havent ran forever, but sure are a blast on 3s

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    3s rocks in them, but they just didnt turn. 3s in the Rio, killed two rx/esc's on me.

    I now use 6 cell 1600 nimh packs, so the kids can charge them without me having to worry.
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    Never had a rio, so they're esc cant handle it huh?

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    I thought they would considering it already watercooled

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    Hey steve, any chance at getting a vs1 electric section on the aq threads

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    Looks like it will sink to me - lots of holes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Vaccaro View Post
    After getting lapped by my sons Mini Rio, I finally gave up on the steerable outdrive.

    What I did was fiberglass the drive so its fixed in a straight position.
    Then added a micro rudder.
    I also needed a linkage rod that was 1/4" longer.

    I will be testing it this weekend.
    Steven,
    Did you get a chance to run it this weekend?
    I am interested if the rudder works well. I had made my own rudder, bracket and brass strut and it turns better without hooking, but I still have issues with porpoising. I have placed lead weights in the bow trying to try to control the bouncing but it only helped marginally.
    The boat is plenty fast I just wished it ran flatter.

    Thanks,
    Brad
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    It ran great, turned right perfectly. Left was a wider turn, but livable. It was well worth the 30 minutes it took for the conversion.

    I haven't run 3s LIpo since last year, but remember it was like a jumping bean with that much power. I now just run 5 and 6 cell nimh.
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