RE: AquaCraft Alligator RTR
I'm seeing a lot of frustration on here. The boat I can't help to much on that, but the engine, there is help. First off, SuperTiger has good engines that work well on the pusher set up airboat. With any nitro engine, you must have some knowledge of setting the needles. The air craft engine is the most forgiven of the nitros to set. There are some things to understand before hand. Like, it is impossible IMO to have setting that will work every time, much less to have a setting to work out of the box. Ex: You can have your engine set perfect at 8:00 in the morning, then come noon, the engine is running like crap. This is normal, don't worry!! Reasons why, temp and humidity, make a big difference on the needle settings. A good cool crisp day and the nitro engine will run at its best. Hot humid day and the engine will be harder to tune in. Another thing to keep in mind is nitro fuel absorbs moister like a sponge. Glow plugs can also make running the nitro engine a pain. Times the glow plug will glow, but as soon as the engine starts, a bad glow plug will make the engine run like crap. Something else to keep in mind, no two carbs will be exactly the same, on where the needle needs to be. It does not take much to change to change how the engine will run. As time goes by You will learn how to listen to the engine, and the engine will tell you just what it is wanting, give it to it, your engine will be happy and so will you. Its just part of the hobby.
Don't expect every thing to come out of the box perfect, tuning is required to get any boat to run like you are wanting it to. Also remember the cost of this boat, these are entry level boats, not race ready with all of the bugs work out.
When You remove the sleeve TAKE NOTE on where the little notch is on the engine. Replacing the sleeve in the wrong direction will give you BIG headaches in why the engine is not running or why it is really running like crap.