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Old 09-01-2004, 07:15 PM
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Default Unofficial Nitro Hammer Thread

I have seen alot of Nitro Hammer threads. so i made this one to help sum up all the threads and help other people with their hammer.

In this thread you will post anything to do with the Nitro Hammer. Feel free to post advise, tips to make it go faster, pictures, anything to do with the hammer.
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:04 PM
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does anybody have ride pads? i am goin to make them once my prop gets here. how do you like them?
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I have ride pads. I love them. See what every one says from this website.

http://www.radiocontrolzone.com/foru...d.php?t=176048
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Old 09-01-2004, 09:12 PM
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where do you get stock props from? towerhobbies.com doesnt have any in stock. i cant find them anywhere else.
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Old 09-02-2004, 10:29 PM
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I have a Nitro Hammer that i enjoy running but i have a question about floatation, the Hammer has none. I have had the boat upside down a couple of times during trimming and no problems. Seemed to trap air inside, I have since installed an auto bailer and believe this will let the boat take on water quickly if upside down. is sealing the front bulkhead enough to keep the boat afloat or should I add some floatation? I have read about some people trying the spray foam with bad results, ie too much expansion, deck/hull separation ect. What works best. thanks
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Old 09-02-2004, 10:37 PM
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i would add some flotation stuff. never use the expandable foam.

i dont know if the autobailer will let water come it.
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seal the front and put some foam on the sides. a noodle works good for foam. It doesn't take much to keep it a float.
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i heard that you can tape a empty bottle inside your boat and with the top on tight so no water can get in. so its just a big air pocket.
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Old 09-04-2004, 03:03 PM
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well today i got my octura X427 and tested it out on my hammer. it worked really good. so tonight im goin to start making my ride pads. did you use anything to water proof the paint stir sticks? wish me luck.
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on my NH, where the tuned pipe connects with the engine, there is exost coming out. does this mean i need a new muffler gasket?
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Default RE: Offical Nitro Hammer Thread

RG501,

I experienced the same thing. Those 2 screws have a bad habit of vibrating loose. I did have to replace the header gasket, there wasn't much there at all. You can get a pack of 5 for $2.39 here:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go

After you replace that, get some Loctit Threadlock for those screws before you assemble it. It will hold up well. It will also increase performance because, it's defeating the purpose of the pipe with the gap there. good luck
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ok, thanks.
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Oh yeah, forgot to mention, you'll have to slap some silicone on both sides of the gasket too. Also, don't use the permanent high strength threadlock (the blue) you'll have to cut it apart if you ever want to change the header. I used the low/medium strength (the clear), that's strong enough and I can disassemble it if I need too.
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where could i get the low/medium threadlock at? should my LHS have some?
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I got it at Menard's (hardware store). Medium will probably work too, just don't use high strength. It will say on the back of the package if it's permanent or not.
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what does a failsafe do? what would it do if i put one in my nitro hammer?
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Sounds like a device to kill the engine or turn the boat in circles if you go out of radio range but, I'm not sure. I'm sure someone will prove me wrong. If that is what it is, the Hammer already has that feature. The boat will make small circles when you go out of range until it runs out of fuel or you can get closer.
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i was running my hammer yesterday and it looks like i striped the screw part where it connects to the engine. I was thinking of getting longer screw and putting a nut on the end. something like this:
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Did you get the ride pads on yet. Did the prop make any performance gain? Sorry I was gone at the lake all weekend
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That will work, I'd still put threadlock on the nuts due to vibration. You could also re-tap it and make new threads but, it's more trouble than it's worth if you don't have the right tools.
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yeah, i'll definatly put some threadlock on it.
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Hey, I'm going to save my money and do a surface drive set up. I am just want more speed out of the hammer. I went to the big lake this weekend and it rained most of the time. I did get to run it once and it just ran o.k. I wasn't really happy with the way it was running. I didn't have it tuned very good though.

There is a lake by my house but it says electric or hand propeled water craft only. Is the nitro hammer considered "water craft". Someone told me it was a toy, not water craft. What do you all think?
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when i think of toy, i think of little 7 year olds playing with stuffed animals. not nitro boats. so to me, the hammer is not a toy.

what surface drive are you going to do? when are you going to start working on it? have you though of just buying a fast boat? lots of questions!
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Well I wouldn't say the hammer is "Watercraft." Do you think I would get in trouble running it over there. I would do the surface drive from offshore electrics. I need to paint the boat first though and save some money. I thought about a faster boat but just want to mod this one till it is imposible to do anything else to it. I was thinking about paint it black with red stripes of some sort, what do you think?
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black with red stripes would be good. what surface drive are you useing?
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