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Old Oct 18, 2014, 02:05 PM
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Are Exceed RC Hulls any good?

Because they sure do look pretty... Seriously though, does anyone have any experience with them? Is the fiberglass thin? Do they handle fairly well? How is the hardware that comes with the kit?

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Greg
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Old Oct 18, 2014, 03:27 PM
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Hi Greg,

I have two ARPRO 700 hulls:
http://www.nitrorcx.com/99b-10016-pink-700-ep-artr.html
My son and I ran them in competition, here's the thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1065830
The ARPRO handles well, not particulare well on a triangle course where it struggles on the tight turns, on a oval the boat runs fine.

A buddy ran the Sword monohull:
http://www.nitrorcx.com/99b-10018-630-ep-artr.html
Blisteringly fast, but hard to control in his upgraded version.

The hulls are relative thin, sufficient for everyday running, but definately not for competition where the 'occasional exchange of paint' can and will cause massive damage to the vinylester hull (see the pictures in my thread).

This is due to the way these hulls are manufactured; huge amounts of gelcoat and thickened resin to smooth out the sharp angles of the hull, before glasscloth is added (for ease of production).

A small hit will cause hairline cracks in the gelcoat, a major hit will cause whole sections of gelcoat to crack and fall off.

The hardware is usable; I replaced everything for competition racing.

These hulls don't come close to the quality of the JetChopper30 (of which I have a hull on the shelf, waiting to be kitted out).

Regards, Jan.
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Old Oct 18, 2014, 03:37 PM
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Thank you very much for the very informative post.
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