Finally got my new spartan today! cant wait to get it on the water! Im not new to the rc world, or traxxas products, but I am new to the boating world. Im having trouble with my rescue boat, and id like to have it ready before i take the spartan out! I have a old cruiser type boat im trying to fit with a traxxas drive train, would any of you experienced boaters out there be willing to help me trouble shoot my problem I keep burning out the motor this is where im at with the project
originally the boat had a stinger size motor ran on a 6 cell battery
a 3:1 gear reduction transmission
the prop shaft and the ruder come out under the boat not out the transom
last year we fitted it with a 12t motor and a xl-5 esc and it ran fine until it stripped the plastic gear in the tranning, well its a cheap old boat, and I have no idea who made it/ what brand it is, so I rebuilt the tranning using a 25 tooth and a 18 tooth metal gear combo, ( its all I could find that would fit, and mesh) so now im at 1.38:1 after getting it all back together the maiden voyage resulted in a fried motor!
I know the gear ratio is awfully low but I don't think Ill be able to find the right gears, (that would hold up), to get it back to 3:1 so my next guess is I may be able to change the prop???? perhaps the same one that the blast uses??
The reason I say that is that the blast uses the stinger motor without any gear reduction, and I would hope the 12t could take whatever the stinger could????.....any suggestions? as help full as all the traxxas rc truck people were I look forward to help from the rc boaters!