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Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Hi,
Final report. The boat performed surprisingly well with full proportional steering and speed. Top speed was perhaps about 20-22kph, not the 30mph some sites advertise but still an exciting run.Appears to be very stable and turns very sharply when required. The water cooling also seems to be working with the higher speed but I question how effect water cooling is for a brushed motor given the very limited heat conduction via the bearings and brushes. The boat has a gentle bobbing movement at top speed on a glassy lake.
All up I very pleased with it now but I may still change the motor or battery or both.

If you can pick one up cheap (discontinued stock) then the upgrade is relatively easy thanks to the standard servo mount being molded in already. The performance won't disappoint.

Cheers,
David.
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