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Old Sep 27, 2013, 11:49 PM
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k marine dash 7009 11.5 inch racer

ive read a lot about this tiny micro....for $40 shipped.....hard to beat.
its hobby grade,everything is upgradable,370 brushed motor,9g servo.
this boat is advertised 20mph stock...youtube proven.
just had to have one.
once I received it....its tiny!

ive only pool tested this little bad boy....very impressed.



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Old Sep 28, 2013, 12:59 AM
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Ah, another FT007's "sibling". This one is still MHz transmitter, right? Looking at the antenna. LRP sells this for a while under the name "Deep Blue One":

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Old Sep 28, 2013, 01:14 PM
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yes the 7009 is still 49mhz,going to install 2.4 and lipos,brushless later on.
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 02:27 PM
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The MHz transmitter has one advantage. It works under water. With the FT007 when the boat dives under because it hits a wave for instance, signal is lost, as 2.4 GHz can't penetrate the water. As a result the receiver will memorize the last received command, which is probably full speed ahead, since that's what you do most with a speedboat. This can mean the boat will "play submarine" for seconds, as the motor is still turning, if signal is not restoring within a certain time, the motor will stop, and the boat will surface again. With a MHz type transmitter, which can control the boat under water, you can immediately stop the motor, and the boat will surface much faster, with less risk of it getting too much water inside, during the underwater trip.
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 02:49 PM
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that's good info to know about the different freq rx's

just had my first outdoor run.
beautiful weather,flat calm.
my range is about 40 ft,once I go past that range...boat shuts down.i have to walk closer to get the boat backin,motor will fluctuate rpms till im back within 40 ft.
its as fast as every other stock one,fun,agile.the stock rx /tx has got to go.
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Shame the range is limited. But not unusual for cheap RTR stuff. The range with the 2.4 GHz system of the FT007 will be better, just expect the boat to stay under water for longer, if it decides to do a submarine imitation. I had mine even do some circles under the surface, as it happened in a turn.Was an odd sight, just like a strange fish.
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I have a generic 2.4 ill install with a modern esc from my rc crawler for now.
my 2.4 receiver has a long antenna...maybe that will help....lol.

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ive installed my 24ghz rx/tx.....it has a failsafe feature,so when I loose signal the steering returns to center and throttle off.
also installed my axial esc f/n/r ,bench tested the boat.time to seal it up and go test ride.
while I was there I lubed the shaft,centered thesteering servo.

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Old Sep 28, 2013, 05:46 PM
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she works a lot better with the new gear installed....too bad I forgot to reinstall the screw for the water sensor ground.
this left a 1/16th open hole in the bottom of the hull.i noticed after 45 seconds of running she was getting slower and sittin a lower draft....lol.
so every 30-50 seconds she was 3/4 full of water.
still made a few good passť,rolled her once.shes not self righting at all.
tested range out to about 150 ft....no issues.

handling...I don't like the way she banks hard on turns,ill see what I can do about that,maybe some stabilizer fins.

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Old Sep 28, 2013, 08:10 PM
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Looks like a good place to run an air boat
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Looks like a good place to run an air boat
that was the cleanest spot I found locally...lol.
the bayous are clogged with vegetation this time of year.
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New gear seems a little heavy, you could get just the "brick" from the FT007 and bind it with a GT-2 or other Fly Sky compatible transmitter.

When trying to self right, you do first go into reverse, and then directly in full forward? At first I tried self righting with just giving full forward, but that won't work.
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I have the 'Fast Wave F1' variant of this little boat and the self righting works really well, as has already been said, reverse first. It may also be that the new gear that you have put in has affected the centre of gravity and weight therefore making it impossible to self right.

I can't wait to get the 2030 4200kv brushless in mine!
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 10:26 AM
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.I don't like the way she banks hard on turns,
I have this same thought about my FT007.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 12:23 PM
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I only tried forward to self right....ill tr the reverse,then snap into forward method.
the gear I installed is pretty lite.
im happy with its current speed,not looking for faster.
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Old Sep 29, 2013, 01:19 PM
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I only tried forward to self right....ill tr the reverse,then snap into forward method.
the gear I installed is pretty lite.
im happy with its current speed,not looking for faster.
Just forward won't work. I've been there as well, wondering and wondering at first with my Revell Tide Breaker (FT007 rebrand) why I could not get the boat to self right... Then I learned that I had to reverse first, then forward, to get the boat to swing around back up. Since then I have 100% succes in self-righting.
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