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Old 04-13-2010, 06:22 PM
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I was looking to pick up another supervee 27 for some summer fun and see they were backordered on Tower Hobbies last week and now they are listed as discontinued. Anyone know if aquacraft will be replacing the supervee with an updated model or is it gone for good and have to hunt it down on ebay or go nitro?
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:30 PM
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It says "on order" for stock status when i just looked.
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Probably will be upgraded to a 2.4 radio system and better motor.
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I thought it would be upgraded to the 2.4 also. Reb, it does show on order on the main page, however, when ya go in to order a specific color boat it then says discontinued for each color. I hope they just update the boats to 2.4ghtz but i bet they move to lipo just so long as the esc will let me use Nimh batteries im ok...as ive not upgraded to lipo yet
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Default RE: Supervee 27 Discontinued?

That would be my luck since I just bought one 3 weeks ago that it will now come with the tactic radio. OH well.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:51 PM
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I have one I purchased last year and was trying to pick up another for my son and is why I came across the discontinued status. My luck will be they will move to lipo forcing me to upgrade my battery packs and chargers as all my battery packs are Nimh 6-7 cells...
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How does a potential move to LiPo mean you can't run your current packs???? "force you" as you stated.
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I guess it depends on whats required to operate the boat. Im running 6-7 cell in my boat now if lets say they go lipo will i have enough room to fit my old packs in the boat without mods, will the esc work with the nimh packs. After spending $$$$ on these packs and chargers im just not in a position right now to fork out more $$$ for lipo batteries, chargers, cell balancers etc. The move to lipo has come very fast since I switched from nitro and I can understand why and its a move I will eventually make, if i can get by for a while longer with the older packs I will....take care
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I have a tungy 120 ESC in my second boat. Once you know how it's, very easy to "program" with the transmitter. I'd hope they'd do something like that with it. It would just be a matter of choosing the lipo voltage cutoff (one of the options is 'off'). As far as the pack size, I don't think there would be an issue switching back and forth between Nimh and lipo. If they upgrade the radio they could leave the hole out of the canopy. Maybe go to a solid waterjacket. I can't beleive nobody has produced one out of hard plastic.
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I have one I purchased last year and was trying to pick up another for my son and is why I came across the discontinued status. My luck will be they will move to lipo forcing me to upgrade my battery packs and chargers as all my battery packs are Nimh 6-7 cells...
there is no reason you have to use lipo if you don't want the extra amps or spend money on lipos
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I would like to see an upgraded sv with the ul-1 esc, the tactic radio, and some battery trays with more adjustability. Maybe some new graphics? The sv is a great beginner rtr with a lot of potential. It was my first brushless boat and is still one of my favorites to drive!
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My bet is they will have a new version with the upgraded UL-1 esc, the new 1800kv UL-1 style motor that is coming in the new catamaran and the 2.4g Tactic radio
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That would be sweet if they did that, although they may need to issue a disclaimer if they do. That boat is the most radical RTR from a pilot standpoint that I know of. Not many RTR's are that harry out of the box. Running lipos and a better power system will only make it wilder. No way they'd dis-con that boat. It's still selling well. Many clubs have a race cat just for it.
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I agree, I don't think this boat will go away..
and with better electronics, this mono will really be sweet!
some clubs have a SV class, and they are very popular
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Scott, im with you on your thoughts especially the adjustable battery trays....i would think a new version should be released before summer to catch the summer sales for r/c boats...if anyone sees its been released let us know. Thanks, Jeff
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Default RE: Supervee 27 Discontinued?

think they already missed that. They are typically "fashonably late". I think that's better than being wrong and on time.
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Yep it could be months before we see the new and improved SV..
But I hope not
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I hope not months. It would seem logical if they were going to revamp the boat that they would have started before ending the SV line currently on the market for a quick transition.....but hey i dont run a model boat company either, lol....I guess my aquacraft harbor tug will have to do for the summer, lol......
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Default RE: Supervee 27 Discontinued?

It took months for them to come out with the new version of the Rio 51 after they discontinued the old one...
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4-6 months. They said they are going to do things right this time.
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Looks like just in time for a nice early christmas gift for myself, lol.......thanks for checking....I had a yellow super V that was sooo fast it was dangerous...shot up a nice 6 foot rooster tail and brought all the folks out that lives along the canal to watch it zoom by....man i miss that boat...shoulda never sold the thing....now i have something to wait for in my R/C hobby....
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Default RE: Supervee 27 Discontinued?

Word is out on the new SV (if they keep the name)
possibly it will have a new motor, new cooling on the esc, black hardware, port side turn fin, and Tactic radio!
YES!
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Where are you getting this?
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It was a hint from the one who makes the hardware..
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Ahhhhh! very grim predictions.
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