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Old Mar 09, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Rc jet boat build

Hey guys i know iv been asking alot of questions here but does any body know where i can get a small jet drive to run brushless maybe a Graupner Mini Jet Drive? Every where i look they're either out of stock or the shipping to get it here (south alabama) is like the same cost as the drive itself. I read where some people got a $50 jet boat off ebay and stripped it of every thing but the drive and hull but i was worried about the quality of something that cheap. Also i wanted to build my own hull.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 08:41 PM
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Get the NQD Tear Into from raidentech.com and strip it out. The knockoff drive holds up to brushless fine with a few minor modifications. Plus its pretty much like building the boat yourself because you have to tear it apart and build in all the cooling lines, servo, ESC, rx etc. You can have all the parts for around $120.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 11:16 PM
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You must have seen that:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1402387
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 06:25 AM
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You can also get them here:

http://www.xenonproject.com/rc-boats...jet-p-291.html

Similar pricing to raidentech, way better shipping to Canada.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 01:43 PM
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You can also get them here:

http://www.xenonproject.com/rc-boats...jet-p-291.html

Similar pricing to raidentech, way better shipping to Canada.
How is $15 more than what I paid thru raidentech way better shipping to Canada?
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 03:21 PM
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To bad the shipping is 70USD and the boat is 40USD.
Lol paying 250sek for the boat and then 460sek to get it sent to me.
Well would hawe bougt it if the hipping was max 20usd just to have one if i feel like playing with it in the feature. I'l look at the swe webshops but then I prob need to pay like 900sek, and then there is no point.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Weird, last time I looked (a couple months ago) their shipping was like $15 to my address. Now it's much higher at just over $30.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:22 PM
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Looks like I got the last one from raidentech anyway, says sold out now for both the white and the yellow one.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Tried to find somone selling it in swe but could not.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 09:57 AM
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You can also get them here:

http://www.xenonproject.com/rc-boats...jet-p-291.html

Similar pricing to raidentech, way better shipping to Canada.
Thats where i got mine. It did get here, but took a week to process at their warehouse. Other than that, I'm happy with their service. They also assured me that that isn't standard processing time. I guess they were busy???

I was given a $5 coupon that i redeemed for this boat as well, so that put my total with marine grease and liquid nails to about $80.

My boat upon un-boxing was slightly deformed at some of the corners of the boat. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but its not a big deal.

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Annyone know if I can get thes boat in EU shipped to sweden?
And not pay a fortune in shipping. 20-30$ shipping is ok to me.
I'm realy tempted at buying one.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Annyone know if I can get thes boat in EU shipped to sweden?
And not pay a fortune in shipping. 20-30$ shipping is ok to me.
I'm realy tempted at buying one.
Have you tried EBay?
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 11:42 AM
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I never dared ordering annything on E-Bay there is no swe E-Bay they removed it because it was not poppular enough over here.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 11:45 AM
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I never dared ordering annything on E-Bay there is no swe E-Bay they removed it because it was not poppular enough over here.
Ah, fair enough.

I found one on EBay in the UK.
http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-JET-BOAT-6024...item1c19d8abc1
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:34 AM
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That uk one would be more expensive when shipped.
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