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Old Jun 18, 2012, 10:09 AM
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New to boats

Hi guys its my first time posting so take it easy

I come from an RC car background (1/10 BL touring car) and my nephew and I have decided that it would be fun to get into RC boats. He is 13 and wants to build it from scratch, he likes the idea of tinkering with it to get the maximum speed out of it.

Anyway I have done a bit of research and the 22.5" Arowana Mono 1. First question whats the difference in performance between the Polyester and Epoxy?

Also what is a good motor and ESC for it. I do like the value you get from Hobbyking We are both going to get the same electrics and race on setup.

I'm sure I'll have more questions later like rudder, trim and prop selection. I do like how these boats are very customisable. Its a lot different to RC cars where you adjust settings rather then installing different kit.

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Old Jun 18, 2012, 06:31 PM
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FighterCat

Check out FighterCatracing.com you have to sign up to get to the store but I found it was worth it when comparing my 22 1/2" Arowana to the quality and cost of a Fightercat and as a bonus they're right here in the USA. I bought a 37" Daytona, motor, strudder, ESC and motor mount the shipping was only $16 , when shipping got delayed by them for a day they sent my stuff priority getting it to me before Fathers Day. I'm sold on them as I have had lots of trouble with quality from China, when you have any issues with their merchandise they want it you to pay to ship it back to China and it's not the same price it cost to ship it here.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:44 PM
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Hi guys its my first time posting so take it easy

I come from an RC car background (1/10 BL touring car) and my nephew and I have decided that it would be fun to get into RC boats. He is 13 and wants to build it from scratch, he likes the idea of tinkering with it to get the maximum speed out of it.

Anyway I have done a bit of research and the 22.5" Arowana Mono 1. First question whats the difference in performance between the Polyester and Epoxy?

Also what is a good motor and ESC for it. I do like the value you get from Hobbyking We are both going to get the same electrics and race on setup.

I'm sure I'll have more questions later like rudder, trim and prop selection. I do like how these boats are very customisable. Its a lot different to RC cars where you adjust settings rather then installing different kit.

Cheers,
Hi, I've the same boat with a Leopard 2848 2 poles 3570kv, esc Turnigy Marine 120A, battery Nanotech 3S 3000mAh 25-50C (I'm going to buy a 4000mAh), alluminium propeller 34,5mm x 1,4 pitch etc.. but you can choose various and different setup. The hardest step is to setup the self-righting system.
This are two videos of my boat (with the stock motor, not leopard);
MAH00302YT.MP4 (1 min 5 sec)

VID-20120313-00012.3GP (2 min 49 sec)


P.S. Sorry for my english
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 12:11 AM
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Check out FighterCatracing.com you have to sign up to get to the store but I found it was worth it when comparing my 22 1/2" Arowana to the quality and cost of a Fightercat and as a bonus they're right here in the USA.
Hmmmmm now I'm really liking the look of the 32" Bling Rocket V Hull from FighterCatracing. I don't have a pond to play in so its going to be in a protected bay off the river so the extra size should help.

I can't find any information on here about it though.

Edit - Ahhh its a pursuit. Any recommendations on Motor and ESC combos
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 09:02 AM
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salt water is no friend t rc boats.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:50 AM
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salt water is no friend t rc boats.
So I have heard.

I'm planning on running with a Turnigy XK4074-B-2000KV Brushless Inrunner motor and Turnigy 180A ESC.

I'm looking at getting the following:

32" Bling Rocket V Hull - Bare
FC Rudder - 130mm w/Pickup
FC 4 Bolt Profile Series UNIVERSAL 4082 - 4092
FC 3/16" Mono Stinger - 78mm
FC Turn Fins 65mm Pair
FC CNC & Stainless Trim Tabs Pair - Medium
Howies Hockey Hatch Tape - 90ft Roll
FC Laser Cut Wood - Sponson Battery Tray
FC Laser Cut Wood ESC Platform
FC Water Outlet - Large
FC Rubber Boot
FC Rudder Control Rod - With Hitch Cap

I think I just need to add a shaft, prop, servo and servo mount. I've been trying to do some research on the last parts but no one seems to list which ones they use. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:45 AM
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http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...-pursuit-cable

Pursuit boat is pretty simular to the one you have bougth, this would be a nice addition.
Octura m445 prop and you are laughing
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Is there a good guide on how to install motor mounts, all the kit to the transom etc?
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Steve at OSE has a pursuit that he sells , just needs a rec. and servo . Good deal at a fear price .He has it posted in the for sale thread at his ose forums
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