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    Atomik ARC 58" elect cat

    Has anyone run one of these yet? I read a review in one of the rc boat mags. Just like to know if its worth the money.

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    its been discontinued for the time being due to motor problems

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58


    ORIGINAL: Col. Buckshot

    Has anyone run one of these yet? I read a review in one of the rc boat mags. Just like to know if its worth the money.
    Stay away bro!
    same company with new name with same issues.. [:-]
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    If the Atomik ARC is'nt anygood. Who makes a good large scale electric cat or mono hull?

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    I would like to know who makes a good large scale electric as well. Ijust picked up my first electric (Revolt 30) and am already looking at getting something much bigger (58" on up). My local boat guru (he has 19 boats and races most weekends somewhere in the state) told me to stay away, far away from the Atomik ARC 58.

    Any suggestions?
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    Hey MadDog, I'm in your area...
    From what I know there is no RTR big FE boats other than this turd..
    And if you want to race, this hull is not the direction to go with

    You could always build one?
    Lots of knowledge here and on OSE who can help
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    srt10: Thanks for the info. Not interested in racing, Just wanted something bigger but also not interested in building as shooting sports takes up most of my spare time. What little time I do have left I like to get out and run my RC stuff. Ihave an 800 size scale Black Hawk helo that is not finished yet and I started that project over a year ago. RTR is the way to go for me. I just startedlooking at the Bonzi line of gas boats as they are huge, come RTR, and have power plants just like my 1/5 scale SC Truck so I am very familiar with tuning and the operation of those engines. Ihave had three custom built power plants for my SC Truck so far and am currently running an OBR 29.5cc full mod long rod.

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    couple weeks ago at the Weld County building doing some boat running with Chris, was that you?
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58



    Why yes, it was me. Just put a new OBR 29.5 full mod long rod in my HPI Baja SC and will probably run it on Sunday after which I will be at the Weld County pond to see how the Revolt 30 runs. Chris is still working on my nitro mono hull and may have that working by Sunday as well.

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58


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    Why yes, it was me.* Just put a new OBR 29.5 full mod long rod in my HPI Baja SC and will probably run it on Sunday after which I will be at the Weld County pond to see how the Revolt 30 runs.* Chris is still working on my nitro mono hull and may have that working by Sunday as well.

    MadDog

    right on man..
    and from what I got from you of what your looking for, this venom boat will make you upset ...
    the Revolt is a nice runner!
    I may be able to bring a couple boats there this weekend..?
    I'm sending off 8 props today to get worked over, and I think I have one or two I can try on my PMono
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    i don't think you can get the components to build a fe boat of that size for close to 1000 dollars. am i wrong?

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    FWI
    The motor in this hull is only 50bucks
    Esc is about another $60
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    srt10:

    I will be out at the Weld County Building pond this Sunday at noon with my Revolt 30 and my Nitro mono that Chris built for me. Last night I found my Garmin GPS that I never use so I guess it will now live in my Revolt so I can see just how fast these really are. I will be at that gravel pile near the pond at 10:00 running my HPI Baja as I just swapped the powerplant out for an OBR 29.5cc full mod long rod.

    Speaking of larger boats, since there are no real good large scale electrics, I am on the lookout for a largeThunderboat class gasser. Chris tells me there are three of you in your club interested in the Thunderboat class but it takes four club members to make up a class. If I can find a used one I will buy it and join your club.

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    Well Atomik is re-releasing the ARC 58 electric cat in february. Did they get it right this time or is it still junk ???? Enquering minds want to know.

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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    First...the BAD
    Other than the internal rail system and paintjob, the hull is the exact same as the Venom King of Shaves/Segad gas version. Venom is now Atomik. The Atomik hull has all of the open air vents that the Venom does. NOT SUITABLE for FE. Theres a video on youtube of the atomik with an onboard cam, then it flips. You can see it quickly fill with water. Im not sure why Atomik didnt seal up this hull for their electric version. On top of that, the motor and esc they use are junk as SRT10 mentioned.

    Now...the GOOD
    I love my 58" King of Shaves. I converted mine from gas to FE this past fall. I dont race either, just a weekend runner. Instead of waiting on Atomik to re-release this boat with sub par electronics, might I suggest finding a gas version of the King of Shaves or Segad, and adding your own electrics. I saw a craigslist add a few months ago for the gas KOS, dude only wanted $300 for it because he could never get it running right. If you find the right deal, just take out the gas parts, sell them and help fund the electric conversion. All you really need is the motor, mount, esc and lipos. You can run the stock prop if you stay with a low Kv motor, and you wont need a super spendy esc either. Now that im much more well versed in the electric world now than I was 6 months ago, I have to give props to SRT10 and the suggestions he made to me when I was about to build mine. Turnigy XK5692 540 Kv motor for $101, a Turnigy 120amp esc for $50, then 2x4s or 5s lipos and you're set. I thought this setup was rediculous at the time, but now I realize this would have worked, and worked well for that matter. What im using in mine is a Leopard 5698 910kv, Castle Creation Hydra 200HV2 esc spinning a octura x452 on 8s, and Im right around 50mph if I had to guess. I'll be investing in some quality Dinogy 5s lipos this spring. 60mph+ easy. My build is on the 2nd page of this electric boat forum if you want to check it out. If you decide on the Atomik ARC, or go the conversion way, prepare to seal it up with a lot of silicone to protect the internals.
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    I wanna see yours run bro!
    any videos of it??
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    RE: Atomik ARC 58

    Not as of yet. I ran it once on a set of 4s 40c Turnigy packs. Checked the readings after, and my ripple voltage was above where I want it to be. I've got 8mm bullets ready to install to replace the 5.5mm that are on there now. Going to upgrade to the Dinogy 5s 65c packs this spring once the ice is off the lakes. Im not sure if the culprit is the lipos or the connections, but swapping out both should cure the ripple problem. The day I had it out, it was maybe 50 degrees, and windy as a ****. I was so excited about running it, I didnt even realize how cold my legs and feet got. It was handling 6-8" chop really well, had a few short bursts at full throttle...it was dancin on those waves...AWESOME! I did pick up the new GoPro Hero 3 Black, so I will get some quality vids up this spring.
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    I have this boat.... Ran it twice before the receiver lost contact with the transmitter which caused the boat to go FULL THROTTLE and into a dock. There is no failsafe with the factory electronics. BE VERY CAREFUL if you are running this boat on the factory transmitter and receiver. For what this thing cost I am in COMPLETE shock that this happened. This isn't the 90's anymore where we are limited to 512mhz receivers. What a very cheap thing for Atomik and Venom group to skimp out on.

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    Here is a run video on 6s all stock before it lost contact with the transmitter and was uncontrollable thus hitting a dock. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have spent the money on this boat.

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    Did something get wet?
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    Hey they sell the hull with out esc and motor. try that it's cheaper and you will be happy knowing that what you put in is quality that will stand up to use. Use the HK180 esc and a big 56 series motor that can move big props. I run twin motor in my 58'' Genesis with counter rotating 5717/3 stainless props. I use 8s lipos and 1200kv sss5694 motors with fliermodle 280 amp esc's.
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    any good places for low prices on the Hull Hardware combo?

    another setup choice could be a Castle 200A 12S esc + 56xx motor on 10S
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    It comes with hardware for the motor there is only one place http://www.tppowerusa.com/motors/bui...series/tp-5850 get the 6D wind run on 6s or 8s lipos free shipping 185.00. And for a quality esc
    http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...d=hef-HBF1300L 289.99 plus shipping
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...NDLLR&P=FB&Q=1
    and if you join there club you can get free shipping. there is a dicount code that willl save you another 51 dollars so you only pay $559.00
    You set this boat up with this set up and you will be 70 mph with the right lipos
    So for 929.00 you get a smoking fast boat that is bomb proof and will be one of the fastest boats on the lake. I would up grade the drive shaft to 1/4'' strait off!!!! that will cost a little but with the power this system is running (over 10 hp) it is needed!!!!!!!!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alu-rudder-s...item1e60f5bd40

    PS; if you run this set up and can prove it I will send you a 6714/3 polished and balanced prop free if you will post a video of it with the prop in the water! Prop is 1/4 shaft size.
    So for under a 1000.00 dollars you will have a bad ***** boat. I don't know if the motor mounts will need to be up graded or not. should be easy to make or buy the right one.
    Last edited by twissted; 03-08-2014 at 10:38 AM.
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    Nope, nothing got wet! I would suggest using quality rx and tx in this boat. I am done with this thing! It's not very well made at all.

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    if you want a hull with little damage to the front end, I'll be selling one if Atomik doesn't stand behind their product.


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