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Old Apr 16, 2009, 07:51 PM
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Prop upgrade for Apache 24?

Hello, I am new to RC boats and recently aquired the Pro Boat Apache 24. I'm already thinking of upgrading to a Formula Fastech, but I'd still like to make the Apache as fast as I can without any major modifications in the meatime. I'm wondering if there is a prop upgrade anyone can reccomed for the Apache 24.

While I'm at it, can anyone suggest a prop upgrade for the Formula Fastech? I need speed.
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Are you planning on running all the factory gear but just switching the prop?
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 07:55 PM
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Are you planning on running all the factory gear but just switching the prop?
I was. I read somewhere that switching the prop on a SV27 gave it another 10 mph. I'm sure starting with a lower top speed (according to my eyeball, my Apache only does 15-20mph right now) I wouldn't see that kind of difference, but I figured it'd be worth a look if a $15 prop would add some speed.

BTW - I just ordered the Formula Fastech and 2 - Losi 5000mah lipos and I can't wait to get it.
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 08:43 PM
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I was. I read somewhere that switching the prop on a SV27 gave it another 10 mph. I'm sure starting with a lower top speed (according to my eyeball, my Apache only does 15-20mph right now) I wouldn't see that kind of difference, but I figured it'd be worth a look if a $15 prop would add some speed.

BTW - I just ordered the Formula Fastech and 2 - Losi 5000mah lipos and I can't wait to get it.
Well that should be a little faster than the Apache .
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 03:52 PM
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I was. I read somewhere that switching the prop on a SV27 gave it another 10 mph. I'm sure starting with a lower top speed (according to my eyeball, my Apache only does 15-20mph right now) I wouldn't see that kind of difference, but I figured it'd be worth a look if a $15 prop would add some speed.

BTW - I just ordered the Formula Fastech and 2 - Losi 5000mah lipos and I can't wait to get it.
Have been fooling with Shockwave 26 witch has same components as Apache and I am beginning to think it may be overpropped from the manufacturer. I may still be having trouble with getting the trim set right. It is just as fast with smaller prop. My run time is very poor too. What is your run time on what kind of batteries? Good luck with your Apache.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 08:30 AM
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Apache 24 prop

Hi, I use a Venom EKOS 36mm x 1.4mm pitch on my Apache. I use a small
brass tubing sleeve to make it fit. It works super. Attached photo from
Tower Hobbies. Regards
Norman
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 08:32 AM
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Apache Prop

Here is the photo
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