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Feb 12, 2008, 05:03 PM
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i think the sv would run better in chop and recover easier from flipping
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Feb 18, 2008, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by lowdive
i think in the long run you'd be happier with the sv27 over the bj26. or, why not go bigger and get the gas powered aquacraft Rio 51!

http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats/aqub43-main.html

that looks like a fun boat.
I'd love to, but my local lake is restricted to electric:


http://www.avongov.org/egov/apps/sli...1&lID=13&id=16
Feb 21, 2008, 10:26 AM
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The super vee is ok but limited it needs smooth water and doesnt handle the speed it can achieve all that well - the BJ cat can run hard and is very stable in a straightline - at 50 mph I dont think the SV would be on the water - once setup alittle the BJ cat is rock solid. The flex shaft and uni arent too bad and you wont loose a prop if the shaft does break and if it does its a great excuse to replace it and add a ruder or change to say a solinger hardware set The BJ cat can be setup to corner very well. It costs more over time but its the best $value speed available, will teach you a heap about baots and eats SV27s
Feb 22, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew Gilchrist
The BJ cat can be setup to corner very well. It costs more over time but its the best $value speed available, will teach you a heap about baots and eats SV27s
Great information. Thank you! I'll be running it a lot on Norris Lake too in Tennessee. That's near my Dad's house. You can see in the photo below the kind of water surface it is. I was thinking the BlackJack might do a little better on that. We were sailing our Victor V32 sailboats on Norris Lake that day...

Where do you get the upgraded hardware for the BlackJack that you mentioned?
Feb 22, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Scott

www.fastelectrics.com or email me at andrew@fastelectrics.com. The hardware is a wire drive connector and Solinger hardware kit.

regards
Mar 03, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew Gilchrist
Scott

www.fastelectrics.com or email me at andrew@fastelectrics.com. The hardware is a wire drive connector and Solinger hardware kit.

regards
I visited the site. Excellent stuff. Man, the sharing of information on this website is amazing. 10 years ago, I'd only have magazines to hope to find answers in or my LHS.

Thanks Andrew!

Scott
Mar 04, 2008, 05:57 PM
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a supervee would do well on that water, too it's all in how you trim it, then how you drive it. the blackjack takes a little care as well, especially if there are little waves about. if the left side comes up, steer right and vice versa. otherwise, it flips over. if there isn't flotation up front already make sure you put some in there.
Mar 05, 2008, 10:18 PM
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Here goes my BJ I modified it.

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Mar 14, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Great photos! Where did you get the new top?

Your "lake" looks a little limited dude!

{:>)
Mar 15, 2008, 02:29 PM
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Thats my pool...I made the top
Mar 16, 2008, 09:56 PM
gumbo ya ya!
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new red supervee 27 for sale


I have a new supervee 27 for sale if anyone is interested, it's a steal......$250.00 bucks this includes the Batteries. I have pictures posted at the below link.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834875

Sorry, I edited this post. it originally stated $200.00. - type-o
Last edited by skotbro; Mar 18, 2008 at 12:56 PM.
Mar 18, 2008, 12:57 PM
gumbo ya ya!
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Nice vessel RCprince!
Mar 26, 2008, 06:05 AM
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Thanks Skotbro
Jul 18, 2008, 12:26 PM
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I wound up getting a Supervee 27. There's three others in my small town that have them and so we are racing locally. Made sense to go the "one design" approach.

I bought a white one, and rather than airbrush mine like I'd planned, I used Monokote trim sheets to come up with some good graphics. I can change the graphics later that way.

I'm running with two 4200ma NiMH packs. She flies!!!!!

Photo below is with my Mini Rio. Modified graphics on it too.
Jul 18, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lowdive
if there isn't flotation up front already make sure you put some in there.
There is in the factory model. BUT, there is not for the top hatch! I found that a little foam carved to fit and epoxied in place solved that. If you are running in a lake, you will lose the top at some point. Put foam in and you won't! This didn't happen to me, but it did to my buddy's boat.


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