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    Next boat - looking for a fast mono!

    After a couple of years of building all sorts of rc boats (scale, sailing, 'fast' with 540 motors), last year I built my first high performance boat.

    I enjoy the building process, so started...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    A quick update to this thread!

    I finished the boat, with the following specs:
    Hull: 32.3" RC Catamaran (hull only) from R2Hobbies (reinforced with carbon fibre)
    Hardware from HOR Racing
    ...
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    RE: My aquacraft 1800kv toasted

    A high resistance solder joint will cause a larger voltage drop over the connector. This results in more heat being generated at the connector, but also less voltage getting to the motor. THis will...
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    RE: Bad solder joints = Heat?

    The actual solder joints will get warm, as they have a high resistance, so dissipate more power (in the form of heat).

    However, bad solder joints on the connectors will not cause the pack to get...
  5. RE: Aquacraft ep1 problem (please help!) Urgent.

    I'm not familiar with the EP1, but nearly it sounds like the coupler that connects the motor to the shaft of the outboard has come loose. There should be a setscrew that connects them - does this...
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    RE: First FE flex/strut - OK?

    BackEMF - my mistake - that's actually a X445, not a x447. I've also got some smaller props to try to.

    I'm planning to run 4S1P with 4000mAh, 40C cells, although I'm pretty likely to get...
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    First FE flex/strut - OK?

    I'm constructing my first FE boat - a 32" cat from R2Hobbies.

    There are a few threads on here about this particular boat. The design is nice and the sponsons are very sharp - the only negative...
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    RE: Cat 36” from R2hobbies (Hong Kong)

    Can you have one battery at the front and one right at the back (behind the wood)?

    That might balance it better - they don't have to be side by side.
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    Poll: RE: Do Chicks Dig Radio Control Model Cars?

    The redhead's picture - what's the (servo/battery?) connector handing out the top right of the radio? Looks a bit out of place!
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    RE: SV 27 Rc Boat

    You should be able to bend that back.

    The cable is flexible, so it won't mind a slight bend in the tube. Obviously the greater the bend, the more power is wasted, but if you un-bend it by hand...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    I've read up a lot on it on various forums.

    It seems that when it was initially released (June 2010), the gelcoat was a little rough in places - all the reviews and comments from 2011 boats say...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    I think it'll be OK.

    I'm planning to add a couple of layers of carbon fibre around the points where the motor is attached, the shaft leave the hull, and where the rudder/strut attaches to the...
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    RE: Looking for a new hull

    I've ended up going for a 32" cat from R2hobbies.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10517683/tm.htm

    Andrew
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    For anyone looking at this thread for reference, this is the boat I have ordered.

    Right - that's everything ordered:

    Turnigy/Seaking 180A ESC
    Leopard 2000kv 4074 motor
    32" fibreglass...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Wow - get that boat directly from R2hobbies, and it's £5 cheaper than ebay. Register on their site, and they take another 10% off.

    That leaves that hull at $65 - amazing!

    I've now placed...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Thanks again Brad. My opinion keeps flipping between them - I'm now back to the ebay hull!

    I enjoy making and working on my boats most, and I'm more than happy to reinforce or add more...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Thanks Brad - that doesn't surprise me. I'm sure a HOR hull is going to be better than a no brand ebay one.

    I'll stick with the HOR hull then.

    Andrew
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Another question:

    I've found an almost identical hull on ebay:...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Just to let people know, the cost of all the items from HOR:
    $191 without postage
    $237 with postage

    I'm very happy with that price - I feel that $237 is pretty good for a complete hull with...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Thanks BACKEMF. I think I'll start with HOR's cheap strut and rudder, and move up to OSE's modified one if I find HOR's too much of a pain. 4mm is standard for flex shafts in Europe, so that's not...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Thanks for that, Diesel6401. I'm thinking about using the Leopard 4074 2000kv motor (probably on four cells) - I've found a pretty cheap seller of them ($85 inc P&P).

    So I just need to decide...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    OK - I've decided that I'm going to buy that 32" cat.

    I'm going to go with a single prop, to keep costs to a minimum.

    The only thing I'm unsure about is which strut to get - do I need an...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Hi Diesel6401

    I get most of my enjoyment out of building, painting and getting it ready - I'm really not that bothered about getting all out speed.

    Do you have details of your build...
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    RE: HOR Racing 32

    Hi BackEMF - thanks for your reply.

    I'm only just entering the world of fast electric boats - thanks for clarifying that trim tabs and turn fins aren't needed.

    Regarding the strut/shaft, am...
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    HOR Racing 32" cat

    Hi all

    I've decided I want to setup a new boat (more or less from scratch). I really like the look of the HOR Racing 32" cat...
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