Hello Guys, goodmorning. just a little offtopic, but also a little bit ontopic:
( I am not trying to hijack this thread so this will be my only posts about this subject).
As I mentioned before I also have a NQD Arrow wind, also does Sundogz. But yesterday I gave it a try and decided to build in my new 60A esc and my new FlySky RX to try it. I always had a big big water leak issue. Several servo's and RX's died because of it. So I now put everything in a balloon and sealed it with hot glue and easy gasket.
But after a couple of runs I still had the major water leak. The entire hull was full of water. I also discovered that the shaft angle was wrong so the nose is pushed down into the water, so the back comes up and than the effect of pulling the handbrake on your car was the result.
So I went looking for a flex shaft, coupler, strut etc. etc. and I discovered that this conversion is going to cost me more than I paid for the NQD arrow wind. I have the idea I never get this Arrow Wind running as good and dry as the Small Bolt so I decided to throw the towel in the ring.
But I wanted a boat for wave jumps and running in rough water, So I went looking on the Hobby King website and I saw a couple of boats wich I thought were good for the job. There was also the NTN-400 boat, and..
.... as a surprise: It has exactely the same hardware (motor and esc and servo) as the Small Bolt. So I let the other boats go and with a little help from the low USD/EUR conversion rate I decided to order this boat. I am pretty confident with the hardware in the small bolt and I still have a 60A esc reserve. After some thinking and youtube movies (they were all running 3s LIPO) I decided this was my best bet. Not in the last place because of all the Small Bolt parts I have as spare. I am going to run it on 4s, just as the small bolt, and I will try my Octura X432 to see if it works. I than maybe going to try a X435 on the small or either the NTN-400.
Maybe if some of you guys are looking for a second boat, to run it on rougher water than the Small Bolt can handle, this might be a great option.