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Old 04-08-2011, 11:02 PM
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not sure what you ment by model...

my 3s board is a NQD with 2810kv(black motor like you got), 60amp esc with 5000mah 3s lipo. havent been using the lepord motor becuase my 120amp esc carked it.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:28 PM
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Hey I meant if it was board shark, Kysho,ect?
Wheres the video?

I have my RC surfer up on Ebay right now kinda hoping it dosn't sell, but at least if it dosen't I know it will rip!!

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Old 04-09-2011, 02:57 AM
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Cananzi,
Cool story bro.
Glad to hear you got her back.

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Old 04-09-2011, 03:10 AM
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hey cananzi what size and kv is your leopard, im kinda thinkn i might get one. i think i remember you saying it hammered, any insight into this motor would be good. thanks mate.
thats sick the lifesavers helped you out, i will definatley up my donation next time. they do a awesome job.

does anyone know a good place to get flex shaft ,stuffing tubes and coupler etc besides offshore electrics. they are out of stock of what i need and im keen to get this stuff asap. cheers

hobbyking has opened a shop front store in sydney so will be checking it out hopefully this week. will let yous know what its like. hopefully they will have some good battts for me.

dan hows that icebreaker crackin. have ya had it on some waves yet.

curly what str8 solid hard shaft you runnin if i dont do a bent shaft i might go a str8 solid hard one if i can find the right one. cheers ps still havnt heard from my mate about the board shark stuff but thanks again for the offer.

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:25 AM
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the leapord motor i have is a 3180kv 1700watt and can take up to 18v. draws 94amps. i was running 3s with 36mm prop at one stage with that motor and the thing was ridiculus probly to much power for a rc surfer.

atm im running in the3sa 33mm prop on a 2810kv(cheaper motor) seems to be the happy medium.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:56 AM
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We Use Original Kyosho Straight shatfs. they fit all kyosho and NQD Hulls.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:51 PM
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cananzi that would be around same rpm ill be gettin with 2300kv motor on 4s so thinkin ill have to change motor to lower kv like 1800-2000. that 36mm prop how did it handle, it should have had some awesome exceleration.

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:14 PM
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Testing Speedy the last two days........jock


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Old 04-10-2011, 06:02 PM
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I ran my guy at Doheny again today, it was 1-2' and fun. I put in the new seal and it works great. But I have a problem with the motor over heating and shutting down (older brushed Chameleon 19T). I can run one battery but on the second battery it shuts offs. This is the 3rd time. The ESC seams cool but the motor is very hot, the water cooling seams to be working but....So I pulled the motor it smelled burnt. I pulled it apart, the com was a little burnt. The com cleaned up easy enough but the bearings front and rear are toast, not smooth at all. It may be friction from the bearings thats heating things up. I'm also trying to align the motor and drive shaft but its a pain. I'm waiting on a brushless system from China so I think I can limp along until that comes. I wish I had some pix or vid of it in the water but no one to come along and shoot at this point.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:11 PM
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Brushed Systems Were a good start Years ago.
When you get your brushless set up, It should rid the heat problem
of that 19 turn motor. The Coils can only cool so much,
But the tunnels on brushless is like surround sound !

I'm working on The Kyosho Hull set up for you, and should have pics
sent to you by Tuesday.

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Old 04-10-2011, 07:21 PM
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Hey, rc surfers ! I'm back !

Holy crap !! The last time I posted on this site there were about 50 pages. Now there are over 90 ! Wow, it's gonna take me awhile to read all the new posts, and see what you guys have been up to.

I took my board out today for the first time in many months. I forgot how much fun these things are ! It worked great and there were also some pretty good waves. The wind was blowing onshore, but so what, it was still fun. Also, my board stayed totally dry inside !

See ya !
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:55 PM
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Welcome Home !!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:25 AM
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yo just finally ordered flex shaft and all bits to make. also ordered a thrust bearing it goes between the coupler and motor and is supposed reduce heat and bearing wear in the motor which sounds good to me. so should have all parts to get this girl back in the water in the next 10 days,cant wait.

jimi how is your flex doin.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:06 AM
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Fishman,

Not good.

Still breaking cables.
Lost the stub and an expensive brass prop.
Back on plastic props, Lol, NOT!!!

Considering switchin to Seb/Can shafts .

Staying dry inside at the moment.

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:32 AM
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jimi good to hear you are stayin dry, but flex breakin not good. where are they breaking?. hope i can get good results with the .150 i got coming.

any ideas on what the cause is. im gonna have a look over other forums and see if i can find some info.

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:58 AM
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Hi all

Well went for another test run down the river on flat water on Sunday, put some Dow Corning Number 4 around the seal not a drop inside and fixed up the leaking tubing so that all good

now onto the not so positive my surf is to fast and has way to much Grunt i took it out nice and slow first testing it and lined it up on the straight in the river and gave it to it the dam thing took off like a rocket it hit some major speed and flipped lol you guys wait till you see the video tomorrow

anyway the 32 mm brass prop work way to well lol i will need to put some out riggers on my board to stop the hull rolling when i give it full stick

i will also have to remove one of the bearing from the stuffing box its putting to much load on the prop shaft it was getting kind of warm
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:05 AM
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justin

its a good time to work out the bugs before the brushless set up comes, make sure no water i s coming in side, the old brushed motors run really hot, the new motors run alot cooler and more power

justin i am coming to so cal in a month we got to get together and surf, my friends live in san juan capistrano and they rip we surf T street. state park ,trestles


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Old 04-11-2011, 05:56 PM
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Maui,

It is nice and dry inside now with the new seal from Curly.

Surfing sounds great. I typically longboard Church between San Onofre and Tressels. I'm a 51 year old geezer. But still love to surf.
Let me know when your around.

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Old 04-11-2011, 06:13 PM
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Fish,
Breaking off right at the coupler.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:10 PM
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Invite Me, I wanna Play In Some Salt Water Too ...

Eh Justin, We're Not Getting Older, Just Have More Talk Story.

Years Ago, I Got To Surf Cottons point and Being A Goofy, I Could not wait.
As You Know That Legend Left Point Break Rarely Hits.

It was HUGE, Like 15 + foot faces. In The Line Up, I saw Something out back.
As Only A Few Of Us out, I Started Paddling, And Then I saw The First Set Wave Beast
And Yelled Paddle, Paddle, PADDLE ...

We All Got Caught In Side This Five Wave Set, That Broke 100 Yards From
The Line Up. I Still Recall That Hold Down. That Place Is Fun And Scary At The Same Time.

Aged 50 Years Young and CHARGIN ( Rc Surfers At Least )

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Old 04-12-2011, 03:36 AM
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Funny video of the dudeless surf from Sunday RDO be aware there is some language in the video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJtig-g1e5k&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:42 AM
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dan

maybe we should all go dudeless , that thing works really good ,theres no bouncing and it turns on a dime good work dan.

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:29 PM
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The boards running strong mate nice one. Is that 3s?? i wouldnt worry about your run time becuase in the surf you wont use full throttle all the time. i hardly get to use half throttle on my 3s board until the lipo gets near the end of the run.


strap ya dude up and get that baby out in the surf!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:12 PM
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Curly,

Anytime you wanna come on down and surf is fine.
Cotton's can be the biggest left around. It's Corky Carol's favorite spot when big.

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Old 04-12-2011, 05:40 PM
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Cool man, Ya That was a great day. Slow Rolling Take offs on Huge Lefts, Then It Got Steep Towards Inside,
As Trestles Rock Reefs Normally Do.

I Got To Know Corky Carol Back in The Day, He Did Some Stunts on KROQ Radio.

Anyway, I'm Working On Your Kyosho Hull Right Now. Just Wanted To Clean it up a bit.

I'll Send You A Few Pics Manana.

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