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Toy Grade turned into Hobby Grade

Discussion in 'Boat Build Projects' started by Wolfkelly, May 8, 2012.

  1. Wolfkelly

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    ok guys i took a toy grade rc boat and played with it and this is what became of it it has a 12 tern with a xl5 and 2075 servo i have plains to go brushless in it i have less than 25.00 in total now [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    YEAH COOL Wolfy!!!
    when is the maiden dunking????
    should haul with a 12t compared to stock!!!!!
     
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    taking it out today i have 3 packs charged so if it is going to do anything i should be able to tell
     
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    vids please i wanna see that baby fly (literally) which im sure it will
     
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    took boat out for the first time today and let me be the first to say dont do this at home or any where els. first 2 seconds out in the water had to drag it back in it was all tied up in fishing line. part 2 cleaned it all up and tossed out in the water moving a massive -2 knots forward and about 3 in reverse. ok i have the prop on back ward. i can and did fix this switched the prop to right direction no fishing line flat out for all it was worth it +2 3 knots. i swear if i would have been able i would have berried it at sea i would have shot with a 12 gauge shot gun or filled to top with nitro and set on fire to watch it burn.please dont do this at home so the is the tail of the ss dud
     
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    :wut: so thats why its called dont try this at home? becaus it never works and youll kill yourself trying to make it work?
     
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    something like that
     
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    really?? no go then....

    hummmm, put a cheap 2600kv and esc in it!!! i did that to my little toy boat and it sheared the drive shaft uni joint!!!! LOL!!! PLENTY OF POWER!!!!!
    i'll find the link for ya
     
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    Man it must not do good... Sorry to hear that
     
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    got new parts and trying one more time according to greenie i know what i did wrong so we will give it a try
     
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    hope it works
     
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    brushed motors have never worked for me in a boat .. unless its a rescue boat.. they really need to be geared and not direct drive ..

    the plastic prop will be another let down speed wise as it will be flexing to the shape of the water and not cupping it and pushing it away..

    also a smaller lipo try a 1800 mha .. like the little ones in the foamy planes battery weight made all the difference in one of my projects .. i changed everything moved the cog everything i could thinkk of and then one day at the pond all i had left was a small lipo and it went ace ... so good that i came home and ordered
    more small ones ...

    hope you get it to work
     
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    changed the prop today and different battery and i think i might have something it is for my 6year old grand son he will think it is plenty fast i hooked a fish scale to the back of it in the tub and it has 5/6 lbs pull
     
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    awesome wolfy!!!!!!
     
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    took the dud out and ran a bunch of test on it and all went well sank it on purpose and self righted and drove it to the bank i had to change the foam in the boat the stuff i had in there was like a sponge so now i have stirofoam in it and all is well i think im going to call the dud a success and done
     
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    Glad it all worked out (eventually)!
     
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    like......then unlike the boat
     

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