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Feb 04, 2020, 08:41 AM
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New tfl osprey setup and mods help

Hi everyone,

While we wait for the motor and esc to arrive for the genesis my friend decided he would pick up the osprey lol,

Maiden trip this afternoon went horribly

Ran it on 6s and it just cavitates like crazy, will not get on the plane no matter how hard we tried,

Adjusted the strut up and down, tried weight balancing aswell,

first mono hull for either of us and we are obviously doing something wrong,

Stock motor
Stock esc
Stock brass prop

We tried on 3s and it behaved the same aswell

Anyone ran one of these or something similar that can help us total noobs out

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Feb 04, 2020, 10:51 AM
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The sonicwake 36 has a similiar problém. If it has a detongued prop try a regular one.
Feb 04, 2020, 03:17 PM
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The main problem is that the little 40mm stock prop is not big enough to push that big 41" boat, while spinning at 48,000revs on 6s.
Plus I would say, that the prop has not been sharpened & balanced. That makes it even harder for the prop to grab the water.
The boat needs at least a 45mm - 50mm prop to really get going. But not with a 2200kv motor on 6s. The X445 will work on 4s though, with that motor.
2200kv is totally wrong for 6s in such a large boat because you can't put a big enough prop on it without blowing something up. Most probably the stock ESC.
My race setup on 6s is a 4092 1350kv motor spinning an X447/3 blade or X446/3 blade, with a 200A ESC.

Hope that helps a bit.
Feb 04, 2020, 08:14 PM
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bugger, thats kind of what i was thinking it might have been, will order more stuff lol

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