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  1. #1
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    Changes on the way



    Here's the start. Next will be shaft, strut and prop.

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    I will be following your rebuild VERY closely... I had a thought that occured to me, most of the Spartans' run in fresh water and they fail there too, I run in Salt so I guess when mine fails it will be a bad fail! From what I can tell that is a SK180. V2 or V1? Why did you not choose a Castle Hydra(most likely price)?
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    It is a SK V2. Almost everything I've read about it is positive and it seems like the best bang for the buck.

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    What strut do you plan to upgrade to?
    Powered by Castle.....

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    I'm going to order the OSE 3/16" strut and cable upgrade kit. By the time I get this all together my local pond will probably be frozen.

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    Any updates on this? A little curious.

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    Good Choice, another suggestion is change your connectors to EC5
    Sharing is the best thing to do on EARTH legally.

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    Here's the progress. I haven't had a lot of time to work on it lately. After the many posts I've read here and OSE I decided to switch everything over to EC5. Soldered my connectors to my ESC and immediately realized I put the wrong set on the ESC. So, back to the LHS I go.
    Here are pics of the progress.



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    Looks good! I am still in thinking progress of another TRX VS Sk180. I will probably get a new Traxxas system but modify it a bit. Which Leopard motor is that 1600kv? I like the way that you linked the ESC water lines, I may add a small transom pickup if I get the SK180. Does anyone use the new Castle polarized connectors????
    Last edited by cooleocool; 11-08-2013 at 08:45 AM. Reason: Fixed motor's brand name.
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    Finally got it on the water today. Unfortunately the pond I usually run on is closed for the season. I took it to a way too small pond just to make sure it works but it was really hard to judge difference because of the size of the pond. I also still need to order a shaft and prop.

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    What did you use to attach the esc to the plastic tray

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    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 exposed electrical. The bottom see through cover is o-ringed sealed and is very prone to leaking. I alsp put a few dabs on the top bolts.

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    The piece I used to attach the ESC was actually a part to my transmitter case from Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/18-x-13...ase-69315.html. It is one one of the parts you use to make dividers in the case. It is cardboard encapsulated in plastic and foam rubber. The end I had to cut I resealed with silicone. So far it seems to work but I've only had the boat out once since the change. My normal place to run is closed for the winter.

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