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Old Apr 13, 2013, 04:18 PM
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A night and day difference.
Great comparison.

i took the top off the boat today to tighten a loose set screw, and did a distilled water break in on both motors. that made a difference! i did one and free tested both motors while they were out, the one that ran in a cup of distilled water for 20 minutes ran way smoother and had a bit higher rpm, not that i need more rpm but in my opinion it will inscrease battery life slightly. so who else is going to do this?
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 04:27 PM
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i took the top off the boat today to tighten a loose set screw, and did a distilled water break in on both motors. that made a difference! i did one and free tested both motors while they were out, the one that ran in a cup of distilled water for 20 minutes ran way smoother and had a bit higher rpm, not that i need more rpm but in my opinion it will inscrease battery life slightly. so who else is going to do this?
Oh heck, I thought it was a salt water break-in...now I'm buggered....

Just kidding Be very sure to remove every bit of water residue from the motors before it has a chance to dry, if not, you'll have corrosion problems later on in the nooks and cranny's...
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Nice job on the motor upgrades.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 09:56 AM
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commander1,

What prop RPM did you target? Also, where did you get the universal joints you used? What inside diameter do you need for the U-joints?

Thanks.
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