New to the forum, but have been watching the site for a few months as I have assembled and run my Spartan. Anyhow, here is my setup so far..
Blue 5707 Spartan (V2 Spartan)
Kintec Racing water jacket
Benchmark RC dual pick up rudder
Benchmark RC dual water outlet
Benchmark RC splash Guard
1/8'' water lines
Quad Traxxas adjustable trim tab setup
Octura x442 prop balanced/sharpened (but back to the stock one for now)
2 x Gens Ace 5300 mah 3s 25C lipo packs
...So far so good on the setup after 25 runs, with the last 8-9 being lipo although I have a few concerns....
...The stock prop seems to provide cooler ESC temps (165-190F) compared to the Octura which I think was causing a high temp shutdown. When I would bring the boat back in, I was seeing around 225F, which seemed hot! The motor and Batteries are consistently around 100-115F. I am starting to wonder if the lake/pond water I drive in isnt cool enough to help disipate the heat? Its probably around 65 degree water or so.
...The stock driveline seems to be holding up well so far. I remove, dry and grease everything in between runs which might be overkill but allows me to check the condition and doesnt take much extra effort. I am thinking the next mod will be an upgraded .150 or .187 drive line. I am also having the common issue of no grease left in the driveline after the run since it all augers out, this doesnt bother me as long as the driveline stays together.
Thats it for now, when I can I will post some pics!