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07-11-2001, 06:16 AM
Has anyone ever fliped their Villian? It does float right.
07-11-2001, 09:16 AM
I have flipped my villain many times.
The first time I flipped it, it started to sink real fast but I got lucky. When the inside electronics got wet the props started turning. Good thing the boat was pointing towards the shore. It saved itself. After that I sealed it up to stop as much water from getting in as I could.
In the near future I am going to try filling the hull with that foam insulation that comes in a can that expands.
07-12-2001, 06:33 PM
The villain allready has foam in it.
07-12-2001, 08:44 PM
Heh, I have flipped mine more time than I can count ! It will float, but your electronics may not (probably will not) survive if you dont not have them waterPROOFed.
Also, never run the motors if it is sinking (at least intentionally) because ultra fast brush wera will occur. I mean REALLY fast.
07-13-2001, 07:01 AM
Just a question, you said in your last post that water causes extreme brush wear. Why do they tell you to clean the stingers in water then????? Yukon Don
07-13-2001, 01:24 PM
That is not to clean them, but to break in the brushes.
07-13-2001, 06:18 PM
Ya, what rc-dude said. And, when they tell you to do tis "water dipping" thing, it is usually with low voltage and no load.
If you want to see extreme brush wear, take a normal open endbell motor, like say a 14 turn, and screw the prop staright to the output shaft for load and submerge it with 7.2 volts applid. The water will turn BLACK instantly. This black is your brush material.
Trust me, I have done it http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/tongue.gif
The stinger motors would probably be less susceptable due to lower RPM and harder brushes. That is why the motor dipping break-in method is valid for those (eve though I would still never do it any more).
Once I flipped my boat and it slowly sank as my friend was swimming for it. When it was almost totally nose up I juiced it just to see what would happen. Well, the thing got all wiggy, did a few sommersaults, and I kinda "rolled" it back to shore, thinking I was a smart guy. Well it died just before the shore. I thought the water finally got to the electronics ...nope. The reason was because the brushes were GONE. I mean like the brush wire was showing at the end of the 3mm long brush. The springs were bottomed out too ! If not for this. the rest of the brushes would probably be gone too. And, I never did get that black **** cleaned out of everything. OMG it was just nasty !
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