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Jan 30, 2013, 04:05 PM
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no one else bided on the engine, it's mine!
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Jan 30, 2013, 11:08 PM
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Good!
You haven't heard back from Tom at Expresscraft? That's unusual for him.
Just a heads-up on his hardware sets though; the HOR Racing hardware isn't really compatable with other brands, especially the flex cable, drive dog and collet. Most of those parts are made at .249" and the HOR is .251". It doesn't sound like much but that little bit does make a difference. I saw one of the 1/4" cables and it was poorly made, nothing that I'd want to use. Now I know why they sell for a cheaply as they go for.
Jan 31, 2013, 09:49 AM
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darn, all the stuff on zippkits is expensive and what's on ebay looks like cheap copys
Jan 31, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Joe's prices aren't that bad as I can show you other sites with much higher prices but at the same time, slightly higher quality. Stay away from most of the eBay garbage as that's what it is.
When I'm not running Zippkits hardware most of my boats have Speedmaster pieces. www.rossisales.com .
Jan 31, 2013, 10:06 AM
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alright i'll get the stuff from zippkits then. what prop size should i get?
Jan 31, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Joe's got a nice selection but I'd stay away from his 470/3. It's aluminum and soft plus a stolen copy of an Octura. The 6717/3 isn't a bad one to start off with but I've tried almost all of his gas props. Consider that I've spent upwards of $83.00 for a prop already done up so his are bargains. They're pretty well sharpened and balanced right out of the package.
Jan 31, 2013, 11:33 AM
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thanks, i'm hopfully going to order most of the parts tonight.
Jan 31, 2013, 04:07 PM
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what's the difference between a shaft tube and stuffing tube? do I need both?
Feb 05, 2013, 06:55 PM
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where'd you go Ron? i'm almost ready to order parts!
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Feb 05, 2013, 11:09 PM
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Sorry, I was out prepping for the Zombie Apocolypse!
There is no difference that I know of as they're just the same thing with a different name. They're also called stuffing boxes although it's not a box. Hey, I didn't name the thing! The box was technically a rubber boot that kept the grease in on the full-sized old boats around the propshaft.
Feb 06, 2013, 09:35 AM
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awesome thanks! i'll order most all the stuff tonight!
Feb 06, 2013, 06:17 PM
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ordered all but trim tabs, turn fins, water cooling stuff, servos and a remote. getting close! hope i'll have this done by spring! I accidently ordered two props, woops! thinking of getting one of these ones: http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-gt3b-carradio-lcd.html
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Feb 07, 2013, 04:51 PM
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they canceled the second prop for me!
Feb 08, 2013, 12:15 PM
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the engine came in today! fuel bulb needs to be replaced because when I pushed it, it shattered. looks like it's bin running rich. everything covered in oil and I need a spark plug.
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Feb 08, 2013, 06:25 PM
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the engine has no clutch! is this servo powerful enough for the rudder? http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...dProduct=29313
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