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Old Jun 23, 2015, 08:53 AM
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I like that 3d printed battery tray! What kind of run time are you getting with those 1650's?
Its defiantly north of 6 minutes, I'd like to say 10 minutes to cutoff but I didn't time it. I'll make you a tray if you want one.
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 09:11 AM
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I did some wave jumping in the ocean. Pretty much stock boat with a 2,200mah zippy 2S lipo.

https://youtu.be/btQ68Q1j-E8
Nice, I had my first run in Destin a couple weeks ago. Jumping waves and riding the surf is so much more fun than a calm lake by far. Salt water is brutal to the electronics tho. Mine survived but when it went under for a few seconds I know those seals couldn't handle the pressure and some seeped in. I think that's what destroyed a cell in my stock battery and corroded contacts. Definitely make sure she's sealed up tight and hotmelt/ silicone openings on batteries for sure if running sea water.
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 10:16 AM
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Its defiantly north of 6 minutes, I'd like to say 10 minutes to cutoff but I didn't time it. I'll make you a tray if you want one.
I can't find the zippy-traxxas 2200's anywhere for a reasonable price so the 1650 look like a good alternative. Don't really want to mod too much to make something fit.

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Old Jun 23, 2015, 11:17 AM
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I did some wave jumping in the ocean. Pretty much stock boat with a 2,200mah zippy 2S lipo.

https://youtu.be/btQ68Q1j-E8

great video, bad influence,

I'm going to the beach for 5 days next weekend... I see waxy spray on all electronics.


My FT009 fresh water river frolicking:

RiverRacing1 (1 min 5 sec)
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Old Jul 02, 2015, 09:44 AM
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Hey guys, over 100 pages in this thread. Hoping someone can just easily answer for me, but what's the absolute maximum LENGTH of a 2S battery I can fit in this thing? I have the boats on order and looking to get the batteries for it before it arrives.

85mm? 90mm? 95mm? 100mm? I don't mind having to trim the sides abit, as long as it doesn't affect the canopy seal of course.

Thanks.
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Old Jul 02, 2015, 11:31 AM
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Nice, I had my first run in Destin a couple weeks ago. Jumping waves and riding the surf is so much more fun than a calm lake by far. Salt water is brutal to the electronics tho. Mine survived but when it went under for a few seconds I know those seals couldn't handle the pressure and some seeped in. I think that's what destroyed a cell in my stock battery and corroded contacts. Definitely make sure she's sealed up tight and hotmelt/ silicone openings on batteries for sure if running sea water.
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yup - destin is such a gorgeous spot -
and those waves are gently ' timed ' so you have those in between moments
to recover from your jumps --and then prepare for the next wave -
down here in southeast florida --we have mostly hard unpredictable wind CHOP -
so its murder for the boat and for controlling it
the salt water has completely destroyed my first ft012 and the steering on my ft009-- but it sure was fun -
now i have new replacements -but for the flat lakes ONLY
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I have done quite a bit of salt water running with the FT009. Barely any water gets in even when submerged. I got lucky on the deal and canopy fitment. My neighbors takes in more water then mine even on a flat pond. I rinse the inside after salt water running and dry the boat inside and out. No issues so far! Everything stock and original except the battery is a zippy 2s lipo 2200. I love the wave running and jumping. It is a blast!!!!
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Old Jul 02, 2015, 03:40 PM
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Hey guys, over 100 pages in this thread. Hoping someone can just easily answer for me, but what's the absolute maximum LENGTH of a 2S battery I can fit in this thing? I have the boats on order and looking to get the batteries for it before it arrives.

85mm? 90mm? 95mm? 100mm? I don't mind having to trim the sides abit, as long as it doesn't affect the canopy seal of course.

Thanks.
Anyone? Please?
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100mm fits snuggly. This positions the battery straight across the boat and not diagonal so therefore stays away from the twist-lock tabs. This also requires that you fully remove the battery tray and trim some of the useless plastic along the upper edge of the hull.
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Old Jul 03, 2015, 08:02 AM
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100mm fits snuggly. This positions the battery straight across the boat and not diagonal so therefore stays away from the twist-lock tabs. This also requires that you fully remove the battery tray and trim some of the useless plastic along the upper edge of the hull.
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