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Posted by GabeWind | Apr 01, 2019 @ 04:33 PM | 681 Views
Last time I wrote, the boat was in very bad shape.
Just to recap even to myself: Motor bearings changed, have a new prop for it, and the biggest mistake (for myself at least): broken the top cover.
In the meantime the new transmission arrived, as well as the new top cover.

Since I had time for it, I tried to find the problem, what is the source of the vibration, and found two things.
The first is that from factory the motor and the shaft is not aligned, in fact not even on the same level, the motor sits higher than the shaft, what is even more confusing is the back motor poles are higher...
It was an easy fix though , all it needed was my handy rotarty tool and a digital caliper, and a lot of patience.
Measure the motor holder one by one, sand a bit with rotary tool, measure again, put in motor, check level, begin again. The process took more than an hour, done really slow, becouse I dont have another hull, and frankly dont want to buy another
Checked how it turned out: pushed the shaft outer housing in the half of the dogbone on the motor. No binding, motor turns fine around the shaft.
Should be 90% perfection
I think it will make positive difference...

While I was at it, lowered the white plastic motor shield, as decided to keep it just to be sure, so now it wont touching the new tubing... oh, iam ahead of myself, first things first.

Anyway said it will make a positive difference, but cant test it to be 100% sure - found out the another problem:...Continue Reading
Posted by GabeWind | Feb 19, 2019 @ 03:37 PM | 1,104 Views
Ever since last summer I boght my FeiLun FT007 brand new, is was longing for a bigger and faster boat, and becouse iam new in RC hobby, i was eagerly waited for my first brushless setup... so i was dreaming that one day i will buy the FT012.

You might be asking why not FT011? Well two reasons, need to step up somewhere
And also on that scale, i have other plans... but that is another tale, we will see

So back to the topic: one day I was browsing Facebook, when i saw it: a used FT012 fairly cheap, according the seller, only 1-2 times in the water. Perfect.
Of course i couldnt let it go, so contaced and bought it. I was waiting it was reeaaaly long waiting.... well actually only a few days, but when you are waiting for something...
But on January 15, it came home at last, it was here, and it was mine.

Maan it was so much bigger and heavier than FT007.
The first thing came to my mind: This is a BEAST. (Vadállat in my native language).
So i named it: VADÁLLAT.

Infact just a few day ago i got from my friend a label printer (Thanks for it, love ya man ), so the first mod was printing the name for it!

And then came a long waiting since its winter, the lake was frozen, so other than the bathtub no place to ride

Of couse i needed to do something, so a few mod's came:
(This is the right time to thank everyone in the forums! You are a really big help - Thank You Guys!)

I read about the water leaking problem, so my first thing was on that evening I...Continue Reading