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Old 12-24-2012, 10:38 AM
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They sell cooling tubes for the brushed motors...

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXSF3&P=7

so you can use your favorite one...I used to make my own out of soft copper tubing, winding it around the motor by hand. the copper tubing was of greater diameter that what is available retail...so the water flow was greatly inhanced.



note: that rubber coupler made for the smoothest running model I have ever ran...
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMNP1&P=ML



Do not understand why you would want to though?

Brushless is so cheap these days and the maintenance is so much less than the brushed motors...

This is the last one I bought and it runs great!
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17717


This motor looks real good for the smaller production boards.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Brushless.html


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Old 12-27-2012, 09:44 PM
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Best Wishes To All Rc Surfers' For A Healthy & Happy 2013 !!!




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Old 12-28-2012, 03:51 AM
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Kitekook Hey thanks for the photo and info. I have a tekin marine water cooled esc. I want to build another board. The esc is used with a brushed motor. I think the size of the tekin will fit great. Check out way the water will flow thru the esc. I will run a lipo 2 cell battery. Happy new year!





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Old 12-28-2012, 04:01 AM
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Wow that rubber couple looks great. I check out towers page. I never knew that made something like that. The rubber will flex. Do you think it will last for a while. I bet it will.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:35 PM
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Aloha from Maui,

Working various film shoots & preparing all for Red Bull contest has kept me away from rc surfing for nearly 2 months now.
Today I got 2 battery packs in with Silver Surfer in Paia Bay in 4ft-6ft waves - my surfing is slightly rusty after having spent toooo much time working!
Waves are supposed to pick up to 25ft Sunday - hope to get a few rides in early before filming over the next few days.
Here's hoping you all get some great waves at end of 2012 & begin 2013.

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Old 12-29-2012, 01:11 PM
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you have a hole team of rc surfers .. see you at the beach ,just fininshed a new one ,, maui john



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Old 12-29-2012, 01:12 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:46 PM
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Yo John,

Board looks very fast.....scale of surfer dude much more in line with da kine
Did you bury the tail in the cement floor?
or is it a squash tail?

Wave were too small for me to go out early Sat - Saving it for early Sunday +25ft yea....

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:49 PM
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MJ

I love where you are going with this......... High performance short board!!!!

Maui Poison Dart

The component layout is very clean.

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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Hey! Your Supposed to be working on that House of Yours!

New board looks great! That dude is Huge!

Couldn't see his ears...is he Navi from the movie Avatar?

length/width???
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:03 PM
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thanks


i tested him today waves were small ,, he is 33in. long 10.5 wide 5 cell lipo . 36 x 55 prop .. yes i am trying to to make the man more to scale ..


kite

dont tell my wife , she thinks i am building a room for her new washer and dryer LOL


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Old 12-30-2012, 08:48 PM
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Nice Board MJ

I'm gonna call that one the "Green Flash"

Happy New Year Everyone !
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:13 PM
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surfcurls........

I already name him "Maui Poison Dart"

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:57 AM
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i like that name ,, i hope it works like the name, and all you see is a green flash,


larry you are very lucky you have the best rc surfing right in your back yard, cant wait to see pics from you and mark


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Old 12-31-2012, 03:40 PM
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Saw some videos of Skowski on the utube and had to buy one. I found the surfer girl from Hobbytron for $50 shipped with all the coupon codes. I am working my way through the 300 pages of posts. I figure I will replace the motor/esc/radio when I get a chance. Will it run okay before all the mods? Cold where I live, but hope to get it out when the postman brings it. I live inland so I will have to do my surfing wake style.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:47 PM
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hey Digg

Just my opinion but best tohave a starting point beforedoing anythingreccommend you run it stock a few times on flat water then do the wake... reading all the pages will take a while too.
Once aware of the woefulstock performanceand leaky hull/lisa construction, but still keen.... be aware you willeventually have to spend much time and money to modify/change everything.
Btw the wake of a boat will suck the power unlike the waves... wakeboard style jumping wake to wake could be interesting but

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Old 01-02-2013, 12:08 AM
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maui john

new year's green flash lookin good ...... thinkin and building outside the box always good..... lookingforward to some flash ofgreen wave vision 2013

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:51 AM
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Hey Bearcave - Happy new year to you and the family!

2013 will be an interesting one in many ways - for all Globally !


I received a very cool mail from one of my clients this morning, who took a surf holiday up the East Coast close to Plettenberg Bay. ( J Bay area)
( 16k = $ 2000)

Hi Dominic,

Well bro........ Talk is cheap bannanas cost money!

I could have sold 5 yesterday..... Highest offer for bro R16k, a couple from California.

So definately a market. We should go into business?

Bro survived and epic session at Roggebaai. Big surf, clean waves.
He is rock solid and can take a hammering! He also survived massive air!!! Very impressed!

I was like the " piedpiper" ...... More crowds than the Gunston 500!

So another session on the cards for later.

Thanks again.

When do we start production .....

Regards

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:18 AM
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what a day ,blue water perfect waves , and you surfer is ripping, got to love bro man surfer, he never wipes out, he is allways on his feet.


bearcave thanks , hope she surfs good




dirkydiggler ask questions , we love to give our two cents ,,[/b]Skowski or seb is one of the top rc surfers in the world ,, what he can do with the stock board is amazing.



go to RC Surfing - The Best of 2010 on you tube to see seb ripping

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:33 PM
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Happy New Years to All!

Work finally tapered off and we have a sweet swell hitting SoCal...

Charged all my batteries and headed to WindanSea....got there around 10ish...been so cold early in the mornings.


It started off pretty nice.



Yep, got the helmet cam fixed....at least for now...we'll have to see how the repair goes. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it finally broke...I backed up all my photos from 2012....187 GB!!!! [X(]



It didn't stay this nice for long...



Soon it was a dishwasher, so we moved up the street after the second battery.

I have always wanted to Surf here at The Cove in La Jolla. It can get HUGE here and so close to shore...I have seen photos of 20+ ....not today, sorry



Sometimes the Surf give you the courage to try anyways.



It wasn't so bad...just had to beach it between the Jagged rocks



Ran into a couple photographers with those big white lenses...gave out my card hopefully they come through with some photos...I missed a lot of shots today with the helmet cam...unlucky today I guess...


Good Surf again on tap for tomorrow...repairs are all done and the batteries are charging...

See you in the Surf!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:17 PM
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Just got these in an email from one of the photographers I was telling you about....

Scott Beard photography....Thank You!




Slash took some head tramua at WindanSea on the second battery...a local Grom, who witnessed the carnage, said if Slash were humanoid...he would have broken his neck!

But that abuse did not end our day...I did have to shape a new head this evening though.

We moved up to La Jolla Cove for batteries 3 and 4....here we met Scott and that beautiful White Lens...



For sure the biggest Surf we have been in all year!










Now...I don't remember it being this close...this is what Scott's Canon saw....






as I peeled off to give way...




Scott cropped the picture to give effect...




and finally, I am off the back...






That was Close!


Thanks again Scott!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:05 PM
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Kite.....

Fantistic photos of an epic day of RC Surfing!!!!!

I like your photos best....... But it is really fun to have a professional notice you and take pictures.

What was his name?

PS I had a 4 pack go out today at San Clemente Pier....... great waves.

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:04 AM
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Hey Kite.

Awesome pics via kitecam and mattcannon. Big waves hey yeh but the pic of no-head slash is priceless.... looks like a mutant frog dude lookin back spittin sand sayin "omg who the hell ripped off my face and omg where is my toungue" LOL

YPC.... yeh new year lookin good thanks for the wishes same back. Talkin bannanas reckon up to $2000US is a fair price for an RTR bulletproof Bro, as it should be for all you guys doin the custom builds.

maui john..... if green flash doesn't perform as you expect i know you will fix it and yes Seb's best of 2010 is one of the bestvids i've seen ofwhat can be acheived with amodified mass produced board.

So much to do so little time wish i had a money tree in the back yard. Regards bear in cave without a tree just weeds.
Crap weeds and crap grass oknot real weed... lol
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:19 AM
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those waves look unreal , looks like the north swells are pumping right now ,, cant belive you did not do more damage , the rocks are deadly there ,. wish maui had some waves like


that,, wind and rain is all we get maui john

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