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    flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    hey guys i have just buyed a new boat its a flying fish A-6 with two 550 motors in and i wondered if the boat is reliable cos i dont wanna take me brand new boat out and lose it in the river and is it quite strong cos i dont want the tide to take the boat away from me cos im really worried thank you

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    you have a pic of it...and maybe the specs??

    im shure i will be able to handle tides, but if you mean like a fast flowing river rapids sort of thing, i dont know
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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    I dont have the boat yet cos its in the post but i got some pictures off the net and i could not find all the features.heres the url for the boat pics. thankyou (the tide is not so strong) http://cgi.ebay.com/New-2Ch-Ready-to...QQcmdZViewItem

    Features:

    Professional Large Torsion Propeller

    Large CapacitY Rechargeable Battery

    Powerful High Speed 550 Motors
    960 mm Long.

    R/C System Included

    Have function in accurate adjustment to make straight ahead
    Air cooling system for motor
    Double-motor-drive system

    Also nearly 1 meter long!!
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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    i had a smaller boat withg a similar setup...it should take the current fine. by the look of it, it has a receiver board that controls the steering by leaving one motor on and the other off, it has no speed control, so its either on or off for the motor, speedwise...

    that thing have a 12 cell batt pack??

    knowing these types of setups, it wont last too long, maybe a few months even if proper maintanance and running procediers are taken. these setups have been known to overheat or just stop working for no reason at all.....heck, i had the same setup and i damaged the hull, droped the motors, and it basically looked like a frankenboat after a month, but it ran with no problems...then when i was checking the radio box for water, it just stopped working....still dont know why...i trashed all the electronics and have the bear hull sitting in my room, waiting for when i get enough cash to set it up with an outboard...
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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    There is a guy that took one of these boats and put a single 700 drive in it and make it wicked fast
    If it\'\'\'\'\'\'\'\'s not broke, fix it until it is

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    Oh Sweet mutha of Mercy!
    They replaced the Twin 380's with 540's!

    Be happy with the Boat Stock as there is no modding it without costing a small fortune...

    Aircooling System means it has a Heat jacket over the top of the motors. like a real skinny heatsink.. its Highly ineffective..

    That Battery is HUGE!
    They do perform rather well stock.. Just dont expect it to be fantastic.. I have the Type 3-80 motor Version and it goes really well but Since it is a Toy boat.. when it dies.. its gonna die with no resurection

    That Boat Should Run on a 4200mah 6 cell and still go really well...

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    saleens7 i have got a 12 cell in the boat and i also found a video of the flying fish it seem it can handle the tide heres the url http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?...rc+flying+fish

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    http://media.putfile.com/Turbojet--Rough--Water

    This is Just to prove I am not pulling You leg.
    This is my Type 3-80 Powered Turbojet.
    I have a Traxxas 2700mah 7.2Volt 6 cell in it..

    On that lake The E-bay Boat was better on the Chop then my Aquajet..

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    hey guys im just wondering because i have no rudder on my boat and only one propeller is on when i turn if i get a new esc will i still be able to have no rudder?? thankyou

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    You would need to either get

    another ESC and reciever to control the 2nd motor wiring up backwards to the first

    Or Buy a V-Tail Mixer to some How Get the Motors to Turn off some how???

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    ok i will actually then buy me a rudder for my boat when i chance the esc thankyou for your help.

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    ORIGINAL: Beekman

    saleens7 i have got a 12 cell in the boat and i also found a video of the flying fish it seem it can handle the tide heres the url http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?...rc+flying+fish

    "I like to move it, move it!!" i like the music in the vid

    yes, that boat should hande the tide to problem....wave jumping is cool too....

    yeah, stick a 700 motor and a rudder in it...it will perform better and it will turn better and you will be able to 'control' the speed and not just have it on or off
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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    yes every day i watch it and me bro is getting fed up with that song.....lol

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    it is a nice boat. mine was slow. i like the hull design, thats why i bought it. I have removed the two props, and replaced them with 1 jet drive. not finished yet. i have installed a mega motor with a barracuda 80 esc. this is a major mod, and very costly. i will try to post picks, if anyone is interested. the jet drive can be used with a gas motor, but for now, the mega motor will do. i had to install a new futaba 6 channel radio, as i will be putting on adj. trim tabs, and a water firing cannon. the wife says i am crazy, she may be correct. wayne

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    where did you get the jet drive? and how much does it cost? because im ganna up grade my boats motors i have stock two 550's and im getting two 850's but if i get a jet drive i might aswell have only one motor or if the jet drive is cheap i might get two jet drives...

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    RE: flying fish A-6 is my new boat reliable??

    LOOK under hobby lobby. the brand name is graupner. the jet drives are not too costly, depends on your idea. the best things about jet drives are, there is no rudder to break off, and no prop in the water to damage. you can run in shallow water, or on dry land, by accident with out damage. the jet drive needs a powerful motor to make it work good. some of them have a water pick up tube. hook up a fuel line to this, and run it to a brass tube around your motor for cooling. the water pick up works at low speed, because it is fed by the pressure from the compression of the jet. if you put two 850's on two jet drives, there will not be a faster boat near you. you may want one with a thrust rev. i find it very useful. any thing else , please feel free to email me, thanks wayne


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