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    shovel nose hydro

    i built a 40" shovel nose a have a 540 traxis motor the front is hopping when i run it i cant adjust the strut no more what do i do

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    Nov 2004
    Marysville, WA
    I have a few questions for you:
    1) Where does it balance out?
    2) What prop are you using?
    3) What is the angle on the strut bottom?
    4) What style turn fin are you using, straight or hooked?

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    martno1fan's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    blackpool, UNITED KINGDOM
    A 540 motor might not have the power required hence the hopping,each time she starts to try and plane she drops off because the motor hasnt got the power required.A 40 " shovel is quite a large boat,i think the 540 motor is more for hulls arround 24" size.
    Waveridermouldings,Manufacturer of quality race proven Hulls.

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    the boat is running a 40 mm 1.4 pitch curved fin it balances out at the rear of the sponsons it wieghs about 4.5 with out batteries will a 40 82 leopard 1600 kv run it better

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    Sep 2005
    Dunedin, FL
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    You definitely would be better off with the brushless setup for that size boat.I have a 24" shovel with a 540 motor and it gets on plane ok but I wouldn't say it's fast.
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