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    retrieval Boat help

    I have this boat sitting around. It is just a cheap walmart boat. the range isn't very far so I need to upgrade it. I know I need a receiver and esc anything else? I want to try the stock motor first. I do have a titan 775 if needed. It has a 19.2v battery stock. I do have 2 8.4v 3000mah and 2 9.6v 5000mah batteries to work with also. I want to reuse as much as possible.


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    How long & wide it is?

    I use my Titan 775 & 6518 receiver. A lot of rescues on this rig.
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    I have been swimming for the spartan 3 times

    28" long and 8" wide.
    I also have a mamba monster pro v3. I know its not technically waterproof. I cant find the minimum voltage for it though. maybe my 2 8.4 or my 2 9.6 can power it.


    I know I need a esc, radio, & receiver
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    The size of the boat is very good, it will handle the load once you do the pushing, don't put a brushless motor!, it will be too hard to get the boat on the exact spot, once your point of view is far.
    Esc - I used the EVX-2 which is compatible on the Titan 775
    Why do you need another radio? You can use your Traxxas radio, the only thing you need is a receiver.
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    well I'm not to big on binding them. But I just bought a summit and just found out that it stores up to 30 models. I didnt know I didnt have to bind them everytime.


    about how fast does your boat go with the titan?

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    Once you bind, you should save it and then just power it off & on then your ready to use it with the other one. No need to rebind it always. I don't measure the speed on the Titan, my main thing is you can easily engage on the spartan because you can control it easily.
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    Main thing with retrieval's is you want them to be agile at low speed. Build yourself a PVC system like the other boat posted on here, change out radio and maybe the servo, and your in business. Also, you want a lot of weight in the front on retrievals.


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    question the remote is backwards. normal throttle is reverse and reverse is foward. can I just switch the 2 wires on the titan 550 motor? so I dont always have to reprogram the remote? I have the evx-2 esc
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    Just switch the two wires everything will work normally.
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    Looks mint, I was looking for a good retrieval design thanks!!!

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    When my boat stops out in the water, I use A fishing pole with A treble hook A few lead weights and A float. I throw it past it and usually hook it on the outrigger/prop and pull it in slowly. It's worked for me every time for 20 years now.

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    Mark Ball, I have used a fishing pole set up such as you have but on occasion a boat that needs rescuing is beyond a rod and reel and then a rescue boat is needed.... And then you still get to drive and show off some retrevial skills

    This is what I use for that purpose...... Even has enough power to retrive some of my friends 1/5 scale gas boats.....

    "enjoy your ride"

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    Those are some really nice rigs. I'm not lucky enough to have A very big place to run my boat.

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    Well if you play on the water like this far, you really need a rescue rig.

    It would be a tough time to use a Fishing pole.
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    That place looks to be sheltered from the wind to provide some sweet boating.
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    20-30mph wind no problem, this is my favourite place, 1 more month then I will see the clear water.
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    Good for you!!!!
    On the RC boat pond where I go, the best times are before 10-11am and after 4-5 pm as the wind blows off shore pretty good between thoes times which keeps our speeds down going east to west (into the wind) the bow get's real light in a Spartan into the wind at 50mph.
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    I would put the titan 775 motor in it. A evx-2 esc. And a tqi receiver. Make sure you get the protective box for the tqi system.

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