I haved just ordered a Spartan RTR... I have joined this site to try and learn the do's and don'ts with this boat. The sales pitch for the boat is 50 mph, OK 30 mph stock ? This boat will have the castle ESC and the traxxas 540. The prop is a given , I think.. but I keep reading about making them run cooler. I see the 3mm line, water jacket, but I see diff opinions about a couple things . Batt's, I think the boat I ordered has nimh ? , I see 6s make u fly but no good for the ESC ??? stock esc , what batt's do I want ? 3s - 4s ???? I read about wiring, connectors, we r talking mostly stock at this point 6s would be great but not if it makes for a melt down.... I have read a lot of great post but some of the people here r building flat out race boats and no letting us know if it is a good set up for a stock hull ? Rudders ?, I read 4 in offset - 5 in offset, again wouldn't that be affected buy the power you r using ??? What offset for a stock RTR ?
Thanks soo much from the newbie