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Old Jul 15, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Use fuel made for boats only. Yeah, that might be tough to do as most hobby shops don't carry it. Tower Hobbies sells AquaCraft GrimRacer fuel that is made for these floaty things.
The boat doesn't need high nitro but we have run up to 65% nitro but we're crazy, 30-40% will be fine.
The boat does have some small issues so look out for them. First, check all of the nuts and bolts to make sure they're tight. The flex cables had problems out of the factory with some of them where the solder wicked up the cable then would break where it goes in through the transom. Also leave a gap of around 3/16" between the strut and drive dog to compensate for cable wind-up.
Factory needle settings are way off, especially the low-speed needle so it may have idling problems.
Get it running first then I'll give you some tips on making it a little faster that are no-to-low cost things.
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