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Old 08-15-2004, 09:00 PM
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it was on sale for 35% off so i had to.. ya its slow, makes little wakes haha.. what kinda motor can i put in it to make it go faster.. gimmie some ideas! diff propeller sizes, which electric motor would be the best??!!

i am thinkin about using the controller and transmitter box from the duratrax delphi i took apart. so i just need a motor and a esc..... unless a 20 turn delphi motor is good enough for some nice speed??? thanks
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:19 PM
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Sorry but you're outta luck as far as upgrades go. Keep it the way it is and if you want something faster get another boat. It will be cheaper and easier that way.

Nikko uses printed circuit boards and on/off servo control. You would have to upgrade EVERYTHING except the hull to make a half way fast running boat.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:41 PM
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well i already have a controller, steering servo, and a 2 channel am receiver, all i need is a esc and i would have everythin i would need. since that would cost me 30$ its no biggie.. i know i can adaprt everyting to it, and since i have everything it wont cost much on my end anyway. unless a 20turn motor isnt enough power for it.. then i dunno what motor.....
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Just go ahead and try it!
Upgrading these boats it fun!
Take a look at the faces when people see a "toy"boat take off on the plane....

Start with a small prop on that 20T motor, you wouldn't want to fry it, and work your way up, propwise.

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prop as in propeller? id say the stock one is 1.2" across... what should i look at
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Yes, prop as in propellor, your stock 30mm prop should work, but, to be on the safe side, start with a 28mm.

Let us know how things go.

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Old 08-17-2004, 07:38 PM
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wow i just googled that, found a neat looking boat, 800 mm thats like an average mid size monohull. thats cool. and it says "mabuchi motor" so im guessing its got a 540. you could see what itll handle, if the crappy printed circuit board fries u could get a cheap esc that will do a 20 turn motor or you could get a 550 and that thing would move.
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:29 PM
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lol ya i dont feel like testing the crappy circuit board and having to swim out 100 feet in scary water to get it back. as for the prop. is the bigger the prob more strain on the motor? and i assume i would want a triple or quad wind for this boat if the 20 turn doesnt suit my speed needs?? or will double do just fine. maybe a 16 turn would do fine lol... any other tips, suggestions?
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:02 PM
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJA78&P=7

to much if i dont like the 20?
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Default RE: nikko super cruiser

The boat is probably a bit heavy, due to the construction, but it is big enough to handle a 600 motor on 7or 8 cells, see what the boat will take without sitting too deep.

Let us know how things work out.

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Old 08-18-2004, 04:37 PM
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id say the boat weighs about 10 lbs. gimmie a couple weeks and u should be up in the water again with the 20turn and see how it goes.. il post back when i get it done. thanks guys
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Lol that towerhobbies motor would turn just a little fast heh. Go as cheap as you can for a modified, maybe a HAVOC motor?
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Old 08-28-2004, 11:10 PM
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steering servo is installed. gotta figure a way to mount up the 20 turn single wind engine, buy an esc and see how it works. gimmie a month or so lol... workin on mammoth right now. might put a bilge pump in to, just for precaution
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well changed mind, gonna run brushless and about 16V of power Making a ALUm plate for it now. Just gotta save up for the brushless system and figure out how to install it. Still got a bit of designing to do. Hope it hauls over 20mph.. And should I run one of those gear reduction boxes? If it makes it slower then i wont, Cause i want MAX power
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the boat empy right now, top and bottom shell, weight 2.5lbs. Now if i go with that brushless novak system and power it to the max with i think 12-16cells, would I be able to get over 20mph?
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:53 PM
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problems with how to mount the cooling lines..... this could be a doer or a quitter
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Could this be the/a solution?

Or do you have other problems/questions?

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Default RE: nikko super cruiser

ya the problem is where to hook it up.. That might be a good place to put the pick up. Can it just stay in the bottom like that or does it have to extend to the front of the prop?
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ITHURTZ,

Did you ever finish rebuilding your NIKKI Super Cruiser?

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Old 12-29-2005, 12:51 AM
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i have that boat lol i want to put the traxxas titan motors in it
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No I never got finished. The hull was in my closet while I was designing the mount for the engines. Everything was installed until I found the hull with a huge crack in it, dang plastic.
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how long is it well if it is like over 15 inches put a 15 turn double rc car motor in it it will make it fly.
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It was atleast 15" long. People would be better off with 1 motor to save weight
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