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Old Oct 09, 2004, 03:11 AM
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Aqua Jet with 775 or Villain EX

Which is faster/ better as I can import AJ for the same as getting the EX in the UK?
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Old Oct 09, 2004, 04:20 AM
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The AJ with 775 is faster, especially on smoother water. Better is very much a question of personal preference.
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Old Oct 09, 2004, 04:42 AM
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If you really want to race don't use either - they are fine for fast sport use though.
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Old Oct 09, 2004, 05:14 AM
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Yes but I am a novice and want a ready built fast electric. Any other ideas?
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Old Oct 09, 2004, 06:21 PM
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dont u have a villain iv already, arent u fro mthe traxxas forums.
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Old Oct 10, 2004, 01:43 AM
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No longer have the IV wanted a faster boat hence more questions.
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Old Oct 10, 2004, 07:19 AM
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IIYAMA, the problem is that most who think of fast electrics immediately think of races with class rules etc. If you just enjoy sports running go for it. You could also look at catamaran's which are generally faster still.
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Old Oct 10, 2004, 11:02 AM
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Thanks. Wish there was a UK or English speaking supplier in Europe but I cant find one that does 775 AJ
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Old Oct 10, 2004, 03:02 PM
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Alan of post #3 above has a good website with a number of other boats and all the bits and pieces you need. He's down in the southwest of England and really helpful. You might consider the Sidewinder, Straycat or Wizzard are about the same size as the AJ and I'm sure Alan would give you some hints on getting the most out of any of them.
http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/product...election=hulls
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Old Oct 11, 2004, 11:21 AM
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English?

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Thanks. Wish there was a UK or English speaking supplier in Europe but I cant find one that does 775 AJ
Hi IIYAMA,

You can mail to most European manufacturers in English and get some answers too....

You speak of building a fast electric, but with a RTR AJ there's very little to build, unless you buy the kit (I think Krick in Germany is the European importer).

If you want to build a little more (and be faster in the process) get a hull, motor, propshaft, rudder and all the things you'll need from one of the smaller manufacturers like Hydro & Marine, Hopf, MHZ, Gundert and all the others you can google up.

www.hydromarine.de
www.hopf-modelltechnik.de
www.mhz-engines.com

Regards, Jan.

edit: just got an answer from Krick; they only sell the 550 motor version (which is a dud...), so no luck there.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 03:28 PM
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haha you should have jsut kept tohe iv, put soem 15 turns in it, new esc, new props and it would fly, i saw a vid of one, villain ex's are good sport boats, but there not very fast, mine does almsot 20 on 6 cells. soon to be upgrading to 7.
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