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Old May 05, 2008, 09:50 AM
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Pro Boat Miss Elam 1/12 Brushless Hydro


Has anyone else noticed this?

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PRB3550

I have been waiting for a 1/12 brushless hydro for some time, and it looks like it is finally going to happen!
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Old May 05, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Not a lot of info there ...and I can't find anything else on it. I was hoping for a 1/12 fast electric hydro at a reasonable price and figured Pro Boat and Aquacraft (brushless Miss Vegas) would both jump on the wagon sooner or later....it would be nice if they both did. I will keep my eye on this.

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Old May 05, 2008, 12:50 PM
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There is a little more info at the ProBoat site. They're listing 4 parts for the Elam BL: radio box cover; radio box; cockpit; and hull only.
Old May 06, 2008, 02:51 PM
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that is not nice I phoned them last week and they said that they were looking into it.just did mine with the motor and 6 cell lipo and was clocked on radar at 50mph, and I have not trimed it out or hit full speed yet, need biger balls.

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ps great for them just ordered one will let you know how it runs.
Old May 06, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Not due to stock till September! RATS!!!

Someone needs to tell Aquacraft to electrify their Miss Vegas now...

I think I'll do that.

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Old May 06, 2008, 06:50 PM
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not that hard, will post pic's of mine. inside the cowl

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Old May 07, 2008, 09:11 AM
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I agree Hoghappy..... I think the Miss Vegas in brushless form would be my first choice too, but we shall see after more information is released.

I asked Aquacraft several months ago if they were planning on doing this with Miss Vegas, and they were nice and vague about their plans.
Old May 07, 2008, 09:43 AM
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I've been telling them here:

http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/

for weeks now that they need to make this their next boat. Man it's taking all my will power to NOT pull the trigger on that Miss Elam...I already have it on my wish list with all the goodies...

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September....RATS
Old May 07, 2008, 02:01 PM
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September is 4 months from now...this is pure evilness I tell ya...they do this stuff just to torture us!

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Old May 08, 2008, 08:14 AM
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I got my copy of Radio Control Boat Modeler last night and they had a full page ad on the Pro Boat Brushless Miss Elam. They say it will bring new meaning to the term "Hydro Electric Power". ha ha

I don't want to rip the page out and that is the only way I could scan it. I've been looking for an online ad, but can't find one. The pictures look neat, but they are kinda small and they do not show where the batteries would sit. Also, they say that the hatch is magnetically attached! I wonder how this will work. Hopefully they also improved the seal in the radio/servo compartment since that always got flooded on my Miss Budweiser!

The hull design looks somewhat updated especially at the rear "ride points", and the prop strut looks TOTALLY different too. Of course I am comparing it to my Nitro Miss Budweiser so perhaps these are already present on newer boats.

All in all this looks to be the next best thing on the pond....
Old May 08, 2008, 08:36 AM
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I down loaded every picture and scrap of info I could find on it to include the manual over at: http://www.proboatmodels.com/Product...rodID=PRB3550I seem to remember some pics in the manual.

I am really close to backordering this. I need to know if i can use my homeless MaxAmps 4700ma, 8.4v packs in it. "Shirley" someone has tried 8.4s in the BJ already...and it has the same power plant.

What kind of performance should I expect compared to the 7.2s or lipos?

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Old May 08, 2008, 09:33 AM
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I agree.... in 4 months, fall/winter will be on the horizon!

Wow that manual shows lots of good pictures.... including battery trays!

4 months is starting to seem further and further away....
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Old May 08, 2008, 11:46 AM
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got five guys ready to buy, and race. Christmass is comeing soon this year.

As my Bud runs nice on 6 cell I may change the esc to a Castlecreations, just for the high voltage.

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Old May 08, 2008, 01:06 PM
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Tutor.... you converted your Miss Bud to electric? Got any pictures?


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