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    http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/daidavies/M...

    http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/daidavies/Misc/Curious_zpsaee8b7e0.jpg

    Starting to get interesting. :D
    hog
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    The answer is yes, and no. There is no...

    The answer is yes, and no.

    There is no standardized criteria for testing C ratings on batteries. Manufactures use their own process to determine the C rating of their batteries. Therefore...
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    Your question is already well addressed, but I...

    Your question is already well addressed, but I will add...

    Depending on the weight of your batteries it may not be necessary to move them all the way forward.

    The idea is to get your boat...
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    http://www.castlecreations.com/products/castle_link.html
    hog
  5. I'm not entirely familiar with the stock ESC...

    I'm not entirely familiar with the stock ESC (always ran aftermarket electrics).

    It is programmable using your transmitter, or, I believe I have read here on the forum that the newer version...
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    No, not continuous, but capable of spikes in the...

    No, not continuous, but capable of spikes in the 180 range.

    Continuous is likely more in 50-80 AMP range depending on setup and driving habits.

    You should get 6-8 minutes run time on 5000 mah...
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    I'm not familiar with the stock Traxxas charger...

    I'm not familiar with the stock Traxxas charger so can't really comment on it's function.

    I assume it has a balance feature. this will be the last function it will perform, analyzing voltage in...
  8. "puffed battery" refers to the appearance of the...

    "puffed battery" refers to the appearance of the battery if they are overheated from over discharge, or over charging.

    The cells release gas which causes the foil pouch to "puff" up like a...
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    Your question is duly answered. However to add...

    Your question is duly answered.

    However to add some additional caution to what PowerDemon touched on.

    Once batteries are fully charged, any lipo charger will be designed to switch either to...
  10. I'll let those who run in salt water provide...

    I'll let those who run in salt water provide their wisdom, but to summarize, it is important to thoroughly rinse all surfaces and the cooling loops with fresh water after running.

    Taping the hatch...
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    If running stock ESC I would suggest staying with...

    If running stock ESC I would suggest staying with an OEM replacement from Castle, or, equivalent at max. (3674 1800kv)

    If you go any higher on kv rating, again you risk overloading the ESC and...
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    Batteries first: Your C rating is a bit low on...

    Batteries first: Your C rating is a bit low on the batteries you have:

    REPOST:

    The higher the mah rating, the lower the C rating needs to be to still have a good discharge rating.

    To help...
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    I have a bit different take on battery position....

    I have a bit different take on battery position.

    They can be at any position in the tray that gives you the desired attitude on your boat. i.e. bow riding high enough to minimize the amount of...
  14. Thread: Up Graded Spartan

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    Hard to say with certainty, since it sounds like...

    Hard to say with certainty, since it sounds like you have everything set up right.

    I am assuming stock motor and ESC?

    It sounds like you are tripping out on the low voltage cutoff (LVC).
    ...
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    Looks like its running well. hog

    Looks like its running well.
    hog
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    If you set that leopard motor up with an adequate...

    If you set that leopard motor up with an adequate ESC you can easily spin a Prather 220, or Octura X642 X645 or X447.

    I found when I ran some of the bigger props the torque roll started to get...
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    I would not recommend anything other than the 442...

    I would not recommend anything other than the 442 or 215 prop on stock electrics. Anything larger and you risk putting too much extra load on the ESC and burning it up.

    The X442 is pretty much the...
  18. Thread: Hull Repair?

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    If not badly cracked or broken you should be able...

    If not badly cracked or broken you should be able to glue it back together.

    It is difficult to glue, but past conversations suggest that Weld Bond Plastic Weld is one of the better adhesives to...
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    Couple of suggestions/thoughts Use a water...

    Couple of suggestions/thoughts

    Use a water cooled marine ESC. There is no practical way to properly cool a car type ESC in a closed hull boat. The fact the ESC failed, may have been in part an...
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    The extra battery weight alone shouldn't have...

    The extra battery weight alone shouldn't have caused anything to smoke, imo

    I ran a few times with 4qty 5000mAh batteries wired in parallel/series to increase run times. A heavy boat is harder to...
  21. Thread: Temps

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    The extra caps shouldn't interfere with the LVC....

    The extra caps shouldn't interfere with the LVC.

    The capacitors are there to level out the voltage ripples on the input (battery) side of the ESC that are caused by the ESC switching. They...
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    Good to hear you had an "overall" successful...

    Good to hear you had an "overall" successful outing.

    Running on rough water can be hard on the components. When the prop comes out of the water it unloads, then loads hard again when it enters the...
  23. Thread: Panther Propellers

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    Is it a Panther, or Prather prop? Prather is...

    Is it a Panther, or Prather prop?

    Prather is well known prop supplier.

    The Prather P215 is "close" to stock. Slightly smaller diameter, with a bit higher pitch.
    The Prather P255 is...
  24. Thread: Temps

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    I'm not at all familiar with Redback batteries,...

    I'm not at all familiar with Redback batteries, but I would suggest the batteries may be a bit under rated on the C rating for the Spartan.

    Your batts should provide up to 150 Amps continuous, and...
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    Uuuuummmmm, hard to say, that was three years...

    Uuuuummmmm, hard to say, that was three years ago, and I struggle to remember what I had for lunch :)

    I'm in Canada, so I'm going to say mid 20's C (70-80 F) is a good guess

    Water temp mid...
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