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Old 11-15-2010, 04:54 AM
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I always attach apiece of kite-line to the O-ring.
That helps getting the O-ring throughLisa's feet.
Afterthe O-ring is mountedI remove the kite-line again (of course ;-))

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Dudes,
Ha Ha Ha.
Yeah, I always wonder how others go about doing that.
I like to use small thick o-rings as they pull the Dude down a lot tighter.
I hate it if the Dude wobbles too much.
But they can be a bit tricky to get loaded up.
I use some metal skewers to keep the footpeg sitting straight above the cup insert and after I have got the bolts threading I remove the skewers and tighten the bolts.
Definately worth perfecting your technique for fast no stress loading.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:27 PM
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Kyosho supplied a hook with the units to install the oring.

To use it, you insert the oring into the foot, use a thin allen key to hold the ring on one side
then grab the other side of the ring with the hook.

Then you stretch the ring with the hook, and place that side over one side of the peg.
Then remove the hook, and place it on the ring where the allen wrench is holding it.
Remove the allen key, and use the hook to stretch the ring over the other foot peg.

This way you won't have to remove the foot peg from the board.

This method will not work with The wing nut design.
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Hello RC Surfer Builders,

I left a message on Alibab on Sat. requesting contact from anyone willing and able  to supply me with between 3 & 6 Unassembled White NQD RC Surfers.

I have had 4 positive responses so far, all are gold certified suppliers.

I have just sent an email to each requesting the following information.

Minimum order quantity.
Price per individual Surfer.
Shipping cost.

and

Positive Confirmation that they will be supplied Unassembled in White Plastic.

For those board builders that are interested, I will post minimum order quantities, prices and contact details when I have finished my enquiries.

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:45 PM
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Crew.. Im using the allen key trick or fishing line if im out sorts and forgot me gears.. seams to work.. ive made wing nut pegs and both seam to work fine so put that in ya pipe and smoke it....[:-]

Here's a blog site for all the surf sounds ya need for working on ya boards... http://www.ratsurfradio.com/
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:50 PM
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Goggz,
Wingnuts Rule!!!
What size nuts are you using?
Are they SS???
Cool to see someone else pick up n the idea.
Thanks again to the legendary king of nose gaurds, Dr Curlz.
I will never have another bolt pull through the deck again, EVER!!!
Those plastic footpegs are OK but sooner or later they will get stripped and ya just can't get spares.
I have a heap of them but after using the SS wingnuts I don't ever wanna use the plastic ones again.

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:01 PM
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Hello Crew,
Nearly summer, geez it is getting warming up over here.
Predicted to hit 35 degrees C or 95 degrees F today.
Will be hitting 40 to 45+ in a month or so.
Time to get some new boardies.

Gotta hit the beach really early before it gets to hot to play RC Surfer.
Too windy most evenings.
No daylight savings here so it is light enough to surf by 5:00am.

Wind has swung straight offshore now and should be NE tomorrow so the swell will drop.
May have to check out the beachies on the south side early tomorrow.
Had a look around the north side early this morning but did not find much on offer.
Goin mad waiting.

Sea Ya.

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:39 PM
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45 plus degrees !!! JEEE- ZZZUUUSSSS !! I'm kinda glad it dosen't get that hot up here !

Daylight savings just kicked in, so no more surfing after work... it's too dark now. We're moving into winter, so weekend surfing is the only option, weather permitting of course. If I can't surf, at least I can watch some new video from you southern hemisphere boys !!
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:46 PM
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Hey Crew,
I read through all the earlier posts on the weekend.
One of the most interesting tips I found was to do with the pushrod - servo connection.
I think it was posted by Techy Joe.
He says to connect the pushrod as close to the servo gear as possible.
He reckons this gives a more finer control over the rudder.
This is pretty logical I guess and probably obvious to experienced RC enthusiasts.
But I never really thought of that before.
Makes good sense to me.
Does anyone posting on here currently do that?
How do you other guys set your servo / pushrod connection?
Has anyone experimented with the effect the different positions have on the surfers performance?
And.....
Where do all the old RC Surfers go?
Do they just kill their gear and give up?
Are any of them still up and running?
Is there any old forum members still activly leaking out there?
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:45 AM
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goggz and jimi

I am using wingnuts also with a bigger threaded bolt (3/16) with a washer and square piece ofneoprene.

I've ended up having 2 running boards a 2s and 3s. I got 3s board out for 2 packs today for its first test run. Not a drop of water inside!!! pretty happy!. Snapped 2 orings.Huge power, the rudder didnt handle it, had to tighten it up a bit tighter and it did the trick.


Ireceivedthe 50o ringsin the mail today,they look to skinny compared to the otheroriginals. No wonder seb is snapping so many of these ,i already snapped 2 ,IthinkIwill re order but get thicker ones.



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Old 11-16-2010, 12:48 AM
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2 x 25mm o-rings are OK
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:24 AM
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Cananzi im using 19 x 2.5 o-rings i havnt broken one yet... touch wood

Jimi i really carnt remember the size of the wing nuts for now but next time im in town i'll cheak em out..

Arrived today one NQD lisa... Im stoked to have a r/c surfie in there basic form..
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Guys,

I do not know what is the best size o'rings when using wing-nuts, However, I do know the 19mm o'rings are a perfect hold for the original foot-pegs when using a Lisa.

I do break an o'ring or two when I'm charging shore-breaks, but if you saw my vid you can see i'm all about big airs and I always land her on or in front of the wave so it always suffers a hammering. 2mm thick o-rings will break before the surfer does which is piece of mind and changing an o'ring takes only 30 seconds anyway. When I surf normal breaks (notshore-breaks) I very rarely break an o'ring.

I do use wing nuts on my larger home made surfers and use and have broken a few 3mm o'rings ( I have broken the figure a few times also) I think the o'ring pulling against the thread of the bolt attaching the wing-nut may make breaking them easier. I put some heat shrink tube around the bolt to cover the thread and haven't broken an o'ring since so thats my reasoning behind the threadbreaking of the o'ring.

Jimi uses wing-nuts and bolts, so maybe best to ask him. I have never had a problem with an original foot-peg un-threading itself, only breaking one of the sides off. In 3 years that's not bad. I use 3mm wood screws to hold the foot-pegs on and maybe because the thread is so wide they do not un-thread the foot-peg.

Anyway, if whatever you are using works, who cares what ever anyone else says, just as long as you are out at the beach having fun withoutregularproblems!

Brett, good to see you are finally on the water. Shame about the surf conditions!

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The original o-rings of myNQD-Lisa-package had been 2 x 25mm.
19mmwillbring more tensionbut may break more easily.
I never broke any of my2 x 25mm o-rings.

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I think the original o'rings were thicker.

Bit hard to break an o'ring surfing on a pond or in 1/2ft surf. When you start surfing bigger waves, you will start breaking o'rings, Iguaranteeit.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:30 AM
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I still have some of the original o-rings - they are 2x25mm
... and what 1/2ft-surf do you mean? ;-)


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Busy Builders,
Best price on unassembled white NQD hulls so far is $21.50 a piece.
(I think they may have taken off 50c a piece for excluding assembly.)
Plus shipping of course.
MOQ = 6

I should have more info tomorrow.

As far as o-rings go, it really is trial and error, whatever seems to work best for you is good.
I have two different kinds of Kyosho Dudes, Wombarra and Surfcurls andeach has a different depth to the loop.
Therefore, I find I like to use a size smaller o-rings for the Dr Curlz Dudes otherwise they are a bit too wobbly for my liking.
I have not any problems with mine cutting on the thread of the 3/16 bolts I am using.
For me, they seem to last twice as long as when I was using plastic pegs.
I do run 'em real hard in some Dude smashing shorebreak like Seb does quite often @ a place called "Sunset Shories" which is the closest beach to my home.
That place is very well known for slammin' hard at the sand and has broken 4 of my Dudes, but Carbo-Dude loves it.
I also often send 'em out in some solid 3 foot surf @ "Greenough" too. (Not just 3 foot faces)
If something is workin' for you in your regular surf conditions stick with it.
If the equipment is not up to it then just keep experimenting until you find the right setup for your surf.
I am continually working on strengthening different aspects of my surfer so I can push him harder or go bigger.
Everything has its limits.
Just go for it and if something breaks make it tougher and try again.

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:56 PM
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Hey Crew,
Been doin' a bit of research about this Alibaba market place.
John Curlz warned me thatsome people get scammed on here.
I definately won't be ordering unless I am extremely confident the seller is legit.
There is quite a lot written about how to protect yourself from scammers when trading with Alibaba members.
First thing I have learnt is that the Gold Supplier symbol means nothing so don't be fooled.
Also, never make the payment through Western Union.
Anyway it is all very interesting and it is not all a scam and there is potential for great prices there.

Trying to talk to the Chinese people via email is like talking to Martians.
You ask them a simple question and they seem to only half answer it and leave you still quite uncertain that they even understand what you have asked them.
Their English is all broken up and very unclear.
What a spin out.

Anyone know anything about this toy company?
Chenghai Pengcheng Toy Ind. Co.Ltd.
They seem legit enough.
Can't find any evidence that they are a scam.
If I decide to do business with my contact who claims to be from this company I will be very careful about exactly how the payment is made.
Still researching how to do safe transactions.
Got any good info on this subject Seb? Curlz? Anyone?
I would appreciate your input.

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:27 PM
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I Was Advised By People Who Deal With Mars (China)
That I Should NEVER Pay Them First, and Always Use A Broker...

The Company You refer To REQUIRES Payment First, Direct to Their Bank ???

Ebay Had An Issue JUST TODAY, And You Mates From OZ Will Get A Kick !

I Love UGG Boots, Need A New Pair And Saw Some On The Bay For $35 Shipped...

I Thought it was a scam, asked the seller a question, and Just Today Was Advised
By Ebay It Was A SCAM ...

If It's Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is

China May Ship, Or They May Not, I Just Don't Want The Hassle
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Hello,
I was cleaning out my video camera and found these old videos.
Nothing special, just bored, no waves today..........jock [link=http://www.maui********.com/Surf-Video.html]Maui R.C. Surfer[/link]

P.S. Visit our friends at: [link=http://www.youtube.com/user/PureDIGITALMaui]Pure Digital Maui [/link]


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxSgfeDLPWo[/youtube]

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Jocktime thats sum sick footage!! You dudes are legends!!!! [:-] Thats sum Kia kaha R/C Surfing!!
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goggz,

Thank you, I have a lot of fun doing video, we are having a lull in waves right now and
I'm a little bored..... Been reading the forum, good fun.... Long runtimes, jock
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WOW!
What was that black thing in the water at 1:35 minutes???
A seal?
A rock?
An alien??
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Maui,
Cool vid guys.

Seb,
The first 3.2mm to 3.2mm coupler that I ordered has arrived, you know, the one with the grub screws on both ends.
It actually has 4screws two on either side.
It is 2 or 3mm shorter than the Kyosho ones I have been using.

40 Degrees C for the last 2 days.

I also have some hand made brass single fin rudders for my Kyosho boards coming in the mail from a guy in NSW.

Sea ya.

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Talking about steel, brass or aluminium rudders:

I removed my aluminium rudder and mounted the original plastic rudder again!
(The plastic rudder with a 4mm-drilling, not with the original plastic shaft, of course)

I fear that in case of a collision (e.g. with a *****head ;-)) a stiff metal rudder may damage or at least bend/deform the M4-thread, which serves as my rudder shaft.
The flexible plastic rudder will absorb collisions much better and save my rudder shaft.

'Just my 2 cents...
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