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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:07 PM
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IMO, plastic hulls and nitro don't mix well... especially older brittle plastic hulls. It would take some serious reinforcing to make it handle the weight and vibration of a nitro setup.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Hi guys.

Graupner sold the Systems in an electric and a nitro version.
But due to the fact that the abs hull looks very brittle, i also would try to find a new hull if you like that very special boat. Donīt waste money and time for that old hull.
Unfortunately Graupner doesnt sell the hull as a spare part anymore.

By the way, a pretty fast (75kp/h) and brand new systems can look like this :

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HERE you can read my building report. Unfortunately its only in german.

Roland
Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Duck tape cant fix that
I've been thinking about patching it up a little and converting it to nitro .I have a small nitro motor available and I dont have a battery charger or speed control for this old boat:-(.
So I honestly haven't decided yet.
But your boat looks pretty sweet thanks for sharing the info and the pic.
Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Beautiful boat!
Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Thanks .

Meanwhile i replaced the plastic rudder und strut by much more precise aluminium parts.
The boat ist now very stable and runs great at a speed of around 47mph.

Roland


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