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Jan 07, 2019, 11:17 PM
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Volantex Atomic Record Speed Run 62.3 MPH (100.262 KPH) on GPS. Worlds Fastest? (6 min 17 sec)
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Jan 08, 2019, 12:15 AM
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62.3 mph Volantex Atomic


Volantex Atomic Record Speed Run 62.3 MPH (100.262 KPH) on GPS. Worlds Fastest? (6 min 17 sec)
Jan 12, 2019, 07:21 PM
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Jan 15, 2019, 12:09 PM
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It is all stock with prop. octura 42mm?
Fantastic speed, congratulations.
Jan 15, 2019, 04:28 PM
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That is quite an impressive speed for this boat with only a prop upgrade but running at close to 40,000 RPM on 6s will no doubt lead to an early demise of your stock electronics or drive train.
Jan 15, 2019, 06:44 PM
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Might be worth an upgrade to a 4mm shaft or even 3/16" if the stock one lets go.
Jan 15, 2019, 10:20 PM
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Over the limit


Hey AirDoGGe. You are absolutely right. The stock flex shaft broke on an attempt to better my best run last weekend. Same perfect conditions as my 62 mph run. No wind, cold water, no boats causing waves. Hit the throttle at 40 mph and the boat flipped (GPS verified). Rowed out to get it and no shaft and obviously no prop. Lost my precious propeller with at least 3 + hours of work to the bottom of the lake. If I'm dumb enough to try and run this boat at these speeds I need to upgrade the flex shaft. Already ordered a flex cable saver from Offshore electrics to hopefully prevent loosing more props. To answer Marcos's question yes the boat is pretty much stock. I installed a motor from a Rage Super cat which is rated at 2000KV instead of the 1800 KV that comes with the Volantex. To me the motors look exactly the same but it may be better, I don't really know. I may do a comparison between the two in the future. Also mounted the metal rudder from the Rage but I don't think it increased the speed any. Also was dumb enough to order a Dynamite A3650 motor and may try to mount it in the Atomic. We'll see. Been corresponding with MrMadd2424 on you tube and on his recommendation I may bite the bullet and purchase a Zelos 36 twin or a Veles 29 and have something that doesn't break or flip all the time. Saving my pennies.
Jan 25, 2019, 09:30 PM
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6s fun


53mph so far on 6s. 2x3s 2200 turningy

GOPR0010 (1 min 26 sec)


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Jan 25, 2019, 11:01 PM
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This little budget boat is starting to show some teeth. Nice job.
Jan 26, 2019, 05:13 PM
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I think you're closing in on the record for the fastest Atomic ever
Nice videos BTW. Can you let us know what cam you are using?
I'm looking into getting something to record my boats.
Last edited by Capt'n Crash; Jan 26, 2019 at 07:11 PM.
Jan 26, 2019, 05:29 PM
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Also mounted the metal rudder from the Rage but I don't think it increased the speed any.

It won't produce greater speeds, but it should prove stiffer for straighter runs and more reliable if you strike something in the water, or it could prove beneficial if the boat goes fast enough that hydrodynamic loads overwhelm the plastic one.
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Jan 26, 2019, 11:21 PM
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Time to get some #400 paper & take the shine off the bottom of the hull & ridepads, Also the vertical faces of the sponsons.
See if it makes a difference.

Should give you a bit more speed.
Jan 29, 2019, 09:49 PM
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If you are asking me about the camera I'm using a go pro hero 3. I am considering blueprinting sponsons because I get a lot of hop at higher speeds and it may be vacuum from the sponsons. I think my next step will be a better prop and stronger drive shaft.
Jan 30, 2019, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 785boats
Time to get some #400 paper & take the shine off the bottom of the hull & ridepads, Also the vertical faces of the sponsons.
See if it makes a difference.

Should give you a bit more speed.
Why does taking the shine off give you more speed ? Sanding could actually work out for me. I had a beach jump in my way and decide to run about 2ft under my boat. Needless to say I was and still am fairly bummed about it. My new boat was all pretty and shiny, not so much any more.The gouges are not deep at all. Do you think I can/should sand the whole bottom of the boat ?
Jan 30, 2019, 10:20 PM
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400 grit will take off the paint. I like to use 1000-1200 grit. Dull the finish to take away the gloss, but don't make visible scratches if you can help ot.

This dulling helps the hull to break water adhesion, reduce resistance and gain a little more speed.

You only need to do the last 4-8 inches of a monohull, depending on hull size. On this stepped cat hulls you'll have to dull the entire bottom of all of the "pads", plus the sloped surfaces leading up to them:



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