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Old Mar 18, 2012, 08:56 PM
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This is the very first time in the water..................i set up the cog to just back of 29%..................nailed it i think..............maybe 29.5

My 10 yr old son took the vid, not bad really

I ran out of Lake real quick on the straights and never even got to full throttle

0:43 is the closest I got to WOT

This motor sounds mean....................different than any motor i've heard before!!!

I ran an x452/3, temps were low...............need to get it to the bigger lake for some WOT runs!!

MHZ Racemaster 8s2p maiden run (0 min 56 sec)
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Look mom, no trim tabs!!

Quite some potential there...
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 04:12 AM
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Now the sound works. I went to Youtube last night and saw it was up before you posted it here. It was a silent movie at that time though.
Looks good so far. Now it just needs some more lake.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Nice, needs more water to rev out.

Looking forward to see her stretch her legs.

Regards, Jan.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Hey Scorp
Iv been lurking around LOL watching this build real nice looking hull and good maiden
Defo need bigger water will be watching
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Looks good, the motor definitely sounds mean!
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Thanks all for the kind comments......................it's a very 'different' hull.

Made with extremely high quality, thick gelcoat, and now with the 2 lbs of resin its heavy and sturdy............it just screams 'made with care' when you hold it..............

Its also more narrow than any one of us are probably used to............except of course for Cornelp and Jan.................

Cant wait to move the cg 1/2" forward and give her one of my sgnature WOT runs on the big lake!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Sweeeeeet.............is all can say about my buddies painting ability!!

This is what i have been working on lately rather than running/tweaking it.

Lots of sanding, getting the canopy to fit perfectly etc.................


The canopy is so tight that i couldn't paint the inside lip or it wouldnt fit on!!

2 coats of white
2 coats of Pearl
Added the pinstripes
2 coats of clear

and Bingo.....................I love it!!! The pics really dont even do it justice.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 06:23 PM
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You posted that just right scorp. I got the new photos cherry.

Looks good I'll add.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Thanks Bill................how did I post it just right.............?
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 08:12 PM
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I had just posted in Ray's thread and when the screen refreshed yours was up.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 08:19 PM
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I'm really lucky to work at a dealership and have a paint guy that will do these things for me for free!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:01 AM
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I was using the big Swordfish 240hv for the initial test runs................but its a big honker.

So, i figured i would try a Fightercat 200a 16s ESC to only run on 8s.................There were no dimensions on the ESC specs..................and it looked small like a T120..........................

Then it got here!! My word...!!!.......bigger than the SF240a!!

BUT.................its much thinner due mainly to my cap bank i added on the swordy.

I had to find a way to connect the ESC to the motor wires cuz there are just gold connectors for motor leads. I made some small jumpers and assumed the bullets were 5.5's on the ESC..............NOPE, so i tried 6.5's...........NOPE...............i guess they are 6mm..........kinda odd size to use I think. So, i had to thin down some 6.5's to fit and soldered them to the jumpers with 8mm on the batt side for the parallel connectors.

The ESC sits nicely on top of the motor and the hatch has plenty of clearance now...................gonna get her out for a WOT run on the big lake in the next day or two!!!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 04:51 AM
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There were no dimensions on the ESC specs..................and it looked small like a T120..........................
Hi Scorp,

It seems they are reading your posts, as the dimensions are now available on the site:
Physical size: 145mm x 50mm x 8mm (long and thin to dissipate heat evenly) = 6" x 2" x 1/2" approximately...

The 6 mm bullets are commonly used in Europe, I have them for the Lizard-X too.

How much is this ESC if I may ask?

I'm still looking for an affordable ESC to power the Lehner 2250/5 I have here for the MHZ Lizard-X I'm building on every now and then.

Regards, Jan.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Well I didnt see the specs when i looked.....................oh well.

The ESC is 150 bucks and apparently can be bought for around 115 by platinum memebers which i am not one....................... Price is pretty good even at 150 for a 200a 16s speedo.
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