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    Blast on the way

    I have a ebay blast on the way. It is the 27 mhz version but has a lipo ready XL5 ,stinger motor and the water cooling addition.
    It comes with a TX but I have many TX's for RC cars. Any reason I should not use one of them ?
    Now I need to find a local pond that will let me play in it. I have 3 within 20 miles but I'm hoping to find one closer.
    Are these fairly reliable? Do I need something to retrieve it in case of failure?
    I do have several fishing rods for retrieval . Any thing work better? Thanks; Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontrinko View Post
    It comes with a TX but I have many TX's for RC cars. Any reason I should not use one of them ?
    Nope, you should be able to use them.

    Are these fairly reliable?
    Yes. The Blast is a pretty simple boat, so there's not a ton to go wrong with it. Just keep an eye on the motor temps and keep everything lubricated properly.

    Do I need something to retrieve it in case of failure? I do have several fishing rods for retrieval . Any thing work better?
    Some folks have dedicated retrieval boats, but a fishing pole with a tennis ball is a good way to do it. I wouldn't go to the local pond without some sort of retrieval method. You don't want the boat to be dead in the water and have to wait for it to drift ashore.
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    thank; Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontrinko View Post
    thank; Don
    You're welcome! Enjoy the boat!
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    It came in yesterday. I got permission to use a pond about a mile from home. Nice pond, no cattails and very little algae.
    Ran fine . tended to porpoise at full speed but I had a small lipo in. I'll try next time with a big lipo and bring tools to adjust the trim. motor temp on the motor above the cooling coils was 155 after about 5 minutes. Cooling coils were 105. When I cleaned up after I could see some water in the hose to the cooling coil.
    Lots of fun but it was a little noisier than i thought an electric boat would be. Don

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    Good to hear! A lot of the noise is probably coming from the u-joint. Also, that motor temp is starting to get a little hot, so keep an eye on it. The Stinger motor always ran a little warm, but you don't want it to get too hot.
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    Yep on the heat. It looks like there is room to add the heat sink. i will probably do that. i have a count down timer I use with my helis. I'll set it and stop when it goes off. Don

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    A heat sink will not do a whole lot in a boat due to the restricted airflow inside of the hull. What you could do is install a larger cooling coil.
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    Thanks; It has the Traxxas cooling kit. I guess i need another boat to play with while I let the Blast rest!. don

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    There are aftermarket cooling coils that have more coils; they would help cool the motor down more.

    As for the other boat...you can't really go wrong there!
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