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  1. Thread: ESC sugestions

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    Both the boats I run have the seaking 180. The...

    Both the boats I run have the seaking 180. The castle hydra ice series are very nice but expensive.
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    This has happened to me. Dry out the servo and it...

    This has happened to me. Dry out the servo and it should work again. I waterproof mine with liquid electrical tape. Usually the water comes in through the wires. Also dab some on the bolt heads.
  3. Thread: Spartan Hatch Mod

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    Nice job. I noticed a bolt through the hull that...

    Nice job. I noticed a bolt through the hull that you must have added to hold the bracket in place along with the two sided tape This mod will help make sure the boat never turtles which can cause the...
  4. Thread: New Motor

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    New Motor

    Quite a while ago I had a Leopard 4082 motor go bad and I sent it back to OSE to see if the company would replace it under warranty. Just recently I received a package from OSE and there was my new...
  5. Thread: Changes on the way

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    I would highly recommend you waterproof the ESC...

    I would highly recommend you waterproof the ESC with liquid electrical tape. I have flooded two of them. I use a brush and go all the way around the plastic see thru bottom to the body and all the...
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    Remember the mah of a battery is like the size of...

    Remember the mah of a battery is like the size of a gas tank. The higher the mah the more run time you have. The c rating is how fast the battery can discharge safely under high amp draw conditions....
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    here are some pics of the two boats with the...

    here are some pics of the two boats with the seaking 180. I also used plastic blocks and 3m two sided tape to hold the plastic and the esc...
  8. Thread: Very Fast Spartan

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    My son accidentally removed it. I will see if he...

    My son accidentally removed it. I will see if he can put it back on this evening.
  9. Thread: Very Fast Spartan

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    I run the timing on both boats at 15 degrees. I...

    I run the timing on both boats at 15 degrees. I have never tried any of the other settings.
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    I have made templates of the old hull and the new...

    I have made templates of the old hull and the new hull when I used to run the old hull and my son had the new hull and they are identical except for the nose at the bow. The wetted surface or the...
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    They will flow more water and they are thicker...

    They will flow more water and they are thicker and stronger than the stock tube so they are less likely to tear.
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    Glue for the ABS hull

    I have some small cracks in the top deck and hatch that need repairing. I found some ABS cement from eplastics.com . I ordered the 4707 cement and will try this on the cracks. I will let everyone...
  13. Thread: up in smoke

    by SJS
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    With the 220 prop we can easily run 60 mph. With...

    With the 220 prop we can easily run 60 mph. With this setup and the octura 447 prop my sons boat has hit 67.8 on the gps .Plenty fast!
  14. Thread: up in smoke

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    I run the seaking 180,leopard 4082 1600kv,...

    I run the seaking 180,leopard 4082 1600kv, prather 220 props, and wholts .150 cable with 6s lipos on both boats. My son and I have hundreds of reliable runs with this setup.
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    I would highly recommend you run the traxxas...

    I would highly recommend you run the traxxas strut with the bearings. I also agree that it is probably an alignment problem. Make sure the strut is aligned with the copper tube . My sons boat and my...
  16. Thread: 2075 servo

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    My son runs the stock 2056 servo in his boat and...

    My son runs the stock 2056 servo in his boat and I run the 2075 in my boat. I can not tell any difference when running both boats at the same time. I always tell him my boat turns faster but it...
  17. I love my EC5 connectors. I was having a problem...

    I love my EC5 connectors. I was having a problem with the Traxxas connectors coming unsoldered. The EC5 are full soldered around the wire and they plug together very nicely.
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    Wow I hope you never have to change anything. If...

    Wow I hope you never have to change anything. If the o-ring is properly sealed the only way water gets in is down the wires. I have had great luck in sealing these boxes. I use a very small amount of...
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    I would keep the deep vee design the same as the...

    I would keep the deep vee design the same as the added weight of the fiberglass will help with the chine walk as the boat will sit lower in the water. Making your own hull is one thing but as Hog has...
  20. Thread: Loud spartan????

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    these are the bearings I got for my Leopard...

    these are the bearings I got for my Leopard motor. I do not know the bearing size for the stock Castle motor. You can take them out and measure...
  21. Thread: Loud spartan????

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    I would have just replaced the bearings and you...

    I would have just replaced the bearings and you would not have to send the motor in. I would recommend Boca bearings ceramic bearings with the orange rubber seals. These have grease in the bearings...
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    I run Boca bearings ceramic in my Leopard 4082...

    I run Boca bearings ceramic in my Leopard 4082 motor.http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?8988616-Motor-Bearings&p=5544161#post5544161
  23. Thread: twitchy servo

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    the water leaks in through the wires so coat the...

    the water leaks in through the wires so coat the wires and the black rubber boot the wires pass through. I also put some on the screw heads on the servo bottom.
  24. Thread: twitchy servo

    by SJS
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    Add the liquid electrical tape and you will not...

    Add the liquid electrical tape and you will not have to replace them again
  25. Thread: twitchy servo

    by SJS
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    A little amount of water in the servo can cause...

    A little amount of water in the servo can cause this. you can take them apart and dry them out. When taking them apart there are a couple of lock tabs inside you have to release. I seal the wires and...
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