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    RE: RC Surfer

    "... So while I am sure you will still have a great amount of fun operating your Radio Controlled Boat with a Ton Of Lead Glued Underneath and a Top Heavy Girl standing on top of it, chances are, your model will Never Ever actually look like it is really surfing..."

    I'm not sure if that's going to help selling those expensive Dude figures, Jimi.
    To me both 200,- and 100,- is way too much for a rubber doll, as well. That's more than I pay for my complete surfer.
    Remember, there are loads of vids showning Lisas surfing very well.

    'Just my 2 cents...

    Take care!
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    RE: RC Surfer

    Most of The Video's are not lisa's, They are Kyosho Dudes, at least the good ones, or the maui custom surfer.

    We're just stoked, we have a few dudes to offer into the market, They are extremely Rare.

    One thing to consider, lets say someone has a dude that needs replaced, do you think they
    would be stoked to replace it with a china lisa ?, Ask Dave's Forum, and those
    Guys would attack !

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Rainer,
    You missed my point Mate.
    I said twice now that some people actually have "Great Success" at operating a RC surfer with a "Lisa" figure riding on top.

    SKOWOWSKI IS ONE, and his videos prove this. This guy surfs great with his Female riders.

    My comment about the difference between boating and surfing is to do with SURFING and developing an Understanding Of The Ocean.

    You know, the bit about WAVES, WIND, TIDE and SWELL and STYLE.

    I am sorry guys, but I do not believe you will ever achieve that in the bathtub or even on the pond.

    That is why I said study Pro Surfing Mags and Vids, because, if you don't have an ocean nearby, simply looking at the pictures of what real surfers are doing and reading the article will definately help you gain a bit more insight into just exactly "WHAT SURFING IS".

    The knowledge gained will DEFINATELY help you achieve a higher standard of RC SURFING performance and STYLE.

    No need to take offence at my comments just because you use the Barbies.

    PLEASE RE-READ WHAT I SAID!!!

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    RE: RC Surfer

     Jimi Findrix    You're correct, I don't know how to read the water, waves, tides etc. I probably will check out some surf mags to get an idea. The main point is, I don't care if it dosen't look realistic and like it is really surfingit is easy to tell it is not real because it is only 2 feet long !!.  I'm more than happy to use  it as a boat, as you call it, lead and heavy Lisa included, and scoot around the rc boat pond or the ocean. Who knows, maybe I'll learn to actually rc surf with it. Others have, so can I . If I don'tso what ?  I'm just happy having a RC model that is different from the normal tug boats or sailboats.  And yes, I do have RC boats, and yes,  they do have barbies in them.  I don't take the rc hobby to seriously I'm in it for fun. In the end, they are just TOYS.  So, I will take my Real Barbie and her Real surf BOAT, to the Real boat pond to Really be enjoyed ( like it is supposed to ) and be photographed by Real amatures. When I take it to the pond, it always attracts alot of attention. All positive, I might add. To each his own, dude.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Hi Kevin,

    We Are All stoked you took interest in the rc surfer.
    when you take it to the ocean, its a trial by error thing
    which all in here have gone thru.

    This forum is to help you when you need it.

    The cool thing about this product, is that it CAN Surf, and surfer's
    Enjoy it ALMOST as much as real Surfing !

    Thats A Cool Thing.

    We Are Here To Answer Any Questions Or
    Give Tips When You Need It.

    John


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    RE: RC Surfer

     Thanks, surfcurls. This site has been very usefull. Lots of info- just long, i'm still going through it all !! Sure, I'd like to be able to actually make it "surf", that would be cool. I'm eventually going to try, but not untill I'm confident that it is reliable so I'll get it back!  I live in Victoria British Columbia, Canada, so I'm about 9 minutes from the ocean. I should be able to get lots of practice in. For me, building/modifing is half the fun so I'm enjoying tinkering with it. Lisa is now water tight and the cooling for the motor and esc is all worked out. Maybe I will never be as good as the surfers at Tofino ( if you call yourself a surfer, you know where Tofino is , right ?) or some of the rc surfer videos I have seen ( jimi findrix, jocktime to name a few ) but I'm OK with that. I'm still having fun with a great little machine. Who knows, I may turn hardcore once I try it in the waves and be calling you for a Dude figure!!! Enjoy these little surfers ( Lisa or Dude) however you like, and remember to have fun ! Oh yeah, I'm using a Spektrum Ds6 2.4 system. Is it true that you lose reception when under water?  What about behind or under a big curling wave? thanks everyone.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Believe Me,

    Once you take it 9 min to the beach you will be hooked for life
    and Hardcore !

    Make sure it is water tight, as salt water and heat is the only enemy.

    As For Spektrum, It Has Worked For Some, And Failed For Some...
    We Reccomend a simple 2 channel Pistol Grip Transmitter.
    Either 27 or 75 Mhz, which ever is allowed in your area.

    I will Definetely Put A Dude On Hold For You ( At The Discount Price) When You Wish To Up Grade.

    It's Guys Like You That Keep This Sport Growing In The Right Direction.
    It's Guys Like Jimi, That Test The Products To Extreme Levels
    To Make The Best RC Surfer A Posssibility

    It's The Passion We All Have in Here To Make This Work.

    From Jason Hall ( Inventor )
    On Down

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Kevin, once you take your Lisa to the open ocean (9 minutes - lucky you!!)you'll know how tosurf in a few minutes.
    It's not too difficult and WAY easier to do than real surfing! ;-)

    Take care!
    Rainer

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Hi Guys,
    Did a remix on a few videos.....Maui RC Surfer

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QQwvhv3dl8[/youtube]
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxONp0CFzJU[/youtube]
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    RE: RC Surfer

       Rainer, Surfcurls,- Wow!, now I'm  excited to try her out in the waves!!  Hmmm, I think I'll check the weather report for Sunday. Hope it's nice.  Thanks for the encouragement, guys

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Nice job! That looks great!

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Cool guys.
    Just trying to help.
    On top of all the various issues that I guess would arise with any radio controlled models, running a radio controlled model in the ocean waves presents a whole range of problems to contend with, Water, Sand, Wind, Rips, Reefs, Weed and some times REAL SURFBOARDS or perhaps even SHARKS..

    If you do go Surfing in the Ocean with your model, one more piece of advice, BE PREPARED TO SWIM FOR IT!!!
    Sooner or later you will have to.

    I don't know a thing about other kinds of RC Toys, but for me it is simply the fact that these particular ones RIP.
    I know you guys will be able to give me some good advice when it comes to buying RC gear for my little toys, I certainly will need it from time to time.
    Just like the LiPo's Rainer put me onto!!!

    Alright, the balancers have just arrived at the door, batteries should be here any day.

    Hope you "All" have a great time with your models, whatever you do with them.
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    RE: RC Surfer

    Maui RC Surfer is so sick.
    I love it.
    You guys are "Legends"

    J. K. F.
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    RE: RC Surfer

        Jesus ! I never thought about sharks !! Yikes.  I don't think we have sharks up here in Victoria, but i'm not sure.  I guess if a shark ate my surfer, it would be kinda funny-later.  We do have lots of seals and eagles, though! Swimming for it doesn't appeal to me, but I assume is inevitable.  Jimi Findrix LiPo's rule in every electric rc thing I have! they can really wake up a slow car/boat/motorbike/plane. I have a 4000 mah 11.1 volt I think might fit in the board ! Now that I think of it, I also have a 14.8 volt battery, and I think my motor and esc can handle that voltage.  Ohh baby !! That should overcome any extra weight I add ! 

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Cool Mate,
    Yeah, I thought a video of an "RC Surfer Shark Attack" would be pretty spectacular.

    Rainer put me onto some 7.4v Lipos to start off with, I know Seb uses 11.1 and flies.
    There is not much room in the surfer so I guess knowing the size of the packs is crucial.
    Seb actually modifies the battery area to make it bigger, but I don't really want to do that.
    So if you know any 11.1v hard packs that will fit into the surfer please let me know.
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    RE: RC Surfer

    I charge my LiPos from my car battery (12V). That's one important argument for 7,4V LiPos.
    I think the 12V car batterywill nothave enough over-voltage for charging 11,1V LiPos.
    Anyway, 7,4V LiPos definitely have enough power for the surfer!

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    RE: RC Surfer

    hey guys...

    I thought i would start modding the board while i wait for motor n esc etc.....

    I want to put better water inlets in what did you guys use to mould the copper piping in? does fiberglass resin stick?

    also i tryed to get the board open to put weights in !! OMG!!! what a mission! i gave up on it lol


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    RE: RC Surfer

    5-minute-epoxy will do for the water inlet pipes.

    Glueing lead to the outsideplus some epoxy putty (to make it smoother) ismuch easier.


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    RE: RC Surfer

    Cananzi,
    You should contact Seb Skowoski.

    He know how to open 'em up and seal 'em better than any of us.
    I have never done one myself but I wish I did!!!

    One day I am gonna get game enough and do it once and for all.
    I am forever fixing cracks in the seam seals and draining my board.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Laminateone or twolayers (stripes)of fibre glass over the seam and you'll never have to seal or repair it again.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    thanks rainer ill try the epoxy.


    yeah Jimi I had trouble getting the shaft out , its stuck in there soo solid!! so
    I gave up. I did manage to get both sides apart but the shaft is what stop me. I will have to do the shaft eventually when it rusts anyway but im not looking forward to it lol
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    RE: RC Surfer

    i think ill go with what you said again
    Rainer. fibreglass strips seems an easier solution. Ive got work to doo!!! arrrrrrrrr
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    RE: RC Surfer

    Kevin,
    Tofino is beautiful.
    Are you very far from there?
    Sure is plenty of waves around there, but it looks pretty cold.

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    RE: RC Surfer

    Jimi,
    Thanks for the kind words. We really enjoy following the forum.
    Always good information from good people. Thanks again, Jock Maui R.C. Surfer
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    RE: RC Surfer

    Cananzi,
    My experience is that 5 minute epoxy will work for a week or two of heavy use then it will fail and leak, then you are gonna need a bildge pump.
    I recommend using better stronger epoxy and taking the extra time to let it set, it will last way longer.
    That is my experience anyway.
    If you have already used it, that's fine, just keep a close eye on it, sooner or later I have a feeling it will fail on you.
    Just try anything, if it holds up over time and is reliable, let us all know.
    Good Luck.
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