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Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Dostacos

I am running 2, 1700 mah, 5cell, 6Volt, NiMH battery packs. That gives me 3.4ah, at 6Volts. Approx 45 min. to an hour, at full throttle. I find the boat runs great at 10 to 25% throttle. Full throttle would only be used for pushing. CB
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:04 AM
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How is everybody else doing on there boats?? No ones been posting anything, recently. CB
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Lifes been busy so need some time to finish mine off.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 02:38 PM
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I finally found some batteries and some other goodies, need to make my stuffing tubes with a fill line
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Ran boat again today

Today was one of our club run days. I had the boat on the water about 1 1/2 hrs., just ran it around and did a couple of dead boat recoveries. Let some of the other club members run it. It seems to do everything I was hoping, and then some! Between today, and the INS Regatta, I am very pleased with how the boat has come out. Charlie
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 05:21 PM
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What, no pics from today...?
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Battery Life

I charged my batteries back up, and my guess is, they were only 35-50% run down, after all that playing. Granted, the boat was not being used hard, except for my rescues, but, I think that is pretty good battery life, since I am using a Speed 400 motor. Continued running will tell, but I am happy at this point! How are the rest of you doing? Charlie
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:51 PM
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I'm getting the propulsion & steering worked out. Thinking about an ESC too.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Hey WB, I think she would run better with an esc
You gonna maiden her at Balboa or Hansen Dam ?

Manny
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Yep, better than an on off switch. HD fer sure.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Anybody establish a waterline for this TTB?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 04:04 PM
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been too busy to get one established and back in the water for some domestic tank testing. Make it as deep or shallow as you want to really. Make a: high water mark, tropical mark, summer/winter mark, and salt water mark. Can have variouse markings with no set waterline that way......
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Truckable Waterline

Pat, I am running mine with the bottom of the push knees, just in the water, and at the stearn, a minimum of halfway up the transom. Mine sits deeper than that at the transom. Look at the photo's of mine at Riverside, it was at, where I am planning on running it. The bottom of the rubber, is approx. 3/8'' to 1/2'' out of the water, depending on running conditions. Weight is 3.75lbs. Charlie
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Thanks guys.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:37 AM
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Continued test running

I ran the boat again Sunday, at our club run. I think the ElectriFly T-400 motor, and the 3 to 1 gearing, is the right combination. Even with only the two 1700 NiMH battery packs, I was sill running strong, when I pulled the boat out, to go home. Charlie
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