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Old Mar 27, 2011, 08:39 PM
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hobbypartz.com has cooling jackets in stock most of the time too. You'll pay double shipping, but you might also find an ESC that suits your needs from them as well.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Here are some pictures. Decided to be lazy and just do a spektrum theme. All Orange black and white.

When my order gets in and i finish the mods, i'll post more pictures.
Old Mar 28, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Here are some pictures. Decided to be lazy and just do a spektrum theme. All Orange black and white.

When my order gets in and i finish the mods, i'll post more pictures.
I like it, simple and clean!
Old Mar 28, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Thanks Terry. I'll have to come up with some funny action figure heads to mount on the bodies... I was thinking smurfs.
Old Mar 28, 2011, 06:45 PM
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Nice job, looks good!
Old Mar 29, 2011, 06:54 AM
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Thanks Firehawk.

I just painted the canopy, so I'll post a picture when i get some time.
Old Apr 03, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Hey guys how are you water proofing the hatch in case of flips?
Old Apr 03, 2011, 08:53 PM
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Hey guys how are you water proofing the hatch in case of flips?
I think most of the guys are framing the square hole in the top with adhesive foam strips, and then using either the stock canopy or a cut piece of plexi to seal with the foam strips. If you do the stock canopy method you need to seal the holes where the fake exhaust pipes are. I think the more waterproof method is the plexi glass, but I'm sure the canopy works fine. Even if you do the plexi, you can still mount the driver canopy on over top.

There are all kinds of examples of the canopy sealing solutions on the RCU thread.

I'm going with the plexi glass method.
Old Apr 03, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 09:29 PM
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No problem, I'm sure some of the other people here will chime in with there solutions, but those are the ones that i am familiar with.
Old Apr 04, 2011, 02:25 AM
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Got some updated pics, Energy?
Old Apr 04, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Ya canopy is painted now, but still trying to find some funny/cool heads to mount on the bodies. Will post some pictures when i get the heads.
Old Apr 04, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Hey guys how are you water proofing the hatch in case of flips?
I haven't added anything for waterproofing other than sealing the heads and exhaust pipes, (my electronics are more or less waterproof) I just put the stock lid on as tight as I can with the clips. It gets some water in it, but not enough to sink it if it's only upside-down for a few mins. Then you just pull the antenna tube out and drain the water out thru that hole. I also managed to fit 2 of those air-filled plastic packing pillows in the nose in case it really tries to sink. They also keep the battery from launching forward off the velcro if you hit something.

I am considering the adhesive foam/plexi method though, so I spend less time pouring water out and more time on the water.
Old Apr 28, 2011, 07:22 PM
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does anyone know where i can get a replacement jet unit in the us, my impeller broke, i cant find, im looking for the abc hobbies 22mm unit or the graunper mini jet unit, but i can find anything, even if i can just get the impeller for the graupner i can rebuild my nqd unit, please help!
Old Apr 28, 2011, 08:07 PM
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You can use the graupner one, but you have to drill out the drive housing to fit the larger shaft, and get a bigger diameter bushing for the stator.


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