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Old 10-07-2009, 09:53 PM
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There are epoxy specific dyes that are like $5 to $10 for an ounce (more than plenty).

I used 30 minute expoxy with a little dye (look back a few pages for my boat; orange hull with grey interior). I didn't thin my epoxy but you certainly could. If you've run your boat, the real trick is to get the hull clean before you coat it. I had really clean mine. Used alcohol and sanded it well - especially in corners - to get it clean.

PS - be careful about covering the motor mounts. Can raise the engine height messing up the stuffing box alignment. I left mine uncovered. Also, don't fill too much under to collette lest it run and you have to grind it out.

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Old 10-07-2009, 10:06 PM
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hey dan you say you added the testors paint to the epoxy, did it harden up like it should?
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:15 PM
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Mike,
yes it hardened, it doesn't need a lot just a few drops.
it took a little longer to cure but it did.

I have been running it for 4 years now.

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:50 PM
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cool deal was just wondering, sometimes you go to adding things to epoxy and you end up with issues.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:12 PM
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I got my vegas put together and looking to start breaking in my engine.My question is this what prop should i use to break in my engine and then once i get it broke in what would be a good prop to race it with?I've got a GO.18 with the older version exhaust and a 3/16 flex-shaft.here's a few pic's of it....




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Old 10-15-2009, 05:48 PM
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does anyone know what the hp and rpm numers are for the aquacraft
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:22 PM
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Ok need some advise. Duece with the .32 nearing 55mph th hull starts rocking from side to side, and if I don't back off the throttle you see it go skipping across the water..
Do I need to add weight to the front or what?
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:46 PM
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We might be able to give better advice if we had a video of it doing that...I had to add about 6 oz. of weight to my left sponson to keep it on the water once I got it over the 50mph mark.

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Old 11-01-2009, 09:33 PM
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Ok need some advise. Duece with the .32 nearing 55mph th hull starts rocking from side to side, and if I don't back off the throttle you see it go skipping across the water..
Do I need to add weight to the front or what?
Mine started doing that when I went with a really high pitch prop. I then changed to a lower pitch, but larger diameter, and no problem.

Also remember, this hull really wasn't intended to be going this fast.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:46 PM
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Does anbody know where I can get a rudder for the Vegas besides Tower Hobbies.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:53 PM
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ebay?
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:16 PM
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if looking for stock hit up ebay, aftermarket hit me up
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:36 PM
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anyone know where a solid backplate / cover plate can be found that will fit the dynamite .32? similar to this http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN0922
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:25 AM
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Still looking for .32 solid backplate?? Anyone know where I can find some .18 engine mounts? Would rather not fabricate. Thought I had them on way but guess not:

1...Sorry there is a slight shipping delay in this item. We will have this item out to you in a couple of days. Once again sorry for the delay.
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2.. Dear waldorfrccom,
I have not received these items yet? Is there a hold up?
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the engine mount is on back order.
- waldorfrccom

Terrible ebay store..ironically, I live in VA. and receive product faster from Tower Hobbies than I do from this guy the next state over.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:17 AM
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Thank you for the kind words Trespass.
Yes your item was out of stock.
It is posted that sometimes items are out of stock that are not indicated and a refund will be given.

I am offering a 10% discount to anyone on RC Universe that mentions this post when ordering.

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Old 12-02-2009, 12:15 AM
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Thank you for the kind words Trespass.
Yes your item was out of stock.
It is posted that sometimes items are out of stock that are not indicated and a refund will be given.

I am offering a 10% discount to anyone on RC Universe that mentions this post when ordering.

Great idea, unfortunatly 10% means nothing when your don't receive what you ordered. I will post your link for you : http://www.waldorfrc.com/servlet/the...-Engine/Detail

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Old 12-15-2009, 10:37 PM
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Hey TrEsPass!

Sitting here watching all the white stuff coming down outside. Be awhile before the Vegas gets back on the water. [&o]

Just wondering if I mentioned the upgraded carb I put on my .32? Direct drop in from Super Tiger. Made a noticeable difference - much bigger carb opening.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFW08&P=ML


Talk to ya soon!
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:47 AM
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I received miss vegas couple of days ago. I found the lid of the fuel tank is leaking and the boat is crack. this boat's design is very good. but the quality is not impressive at all. you guy have the same problem ? is all miss vegas made in china ? [sm=confused_smile.gif][sm=confused_smile.gif]
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:37 AM
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Yes, A leaky fuel tank is very common...that's one of the first upgrades most guys do.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:18 PM
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Sullivan 8oz tank will do you well.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:29 AM
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only really need a 6oz but longer runs with 8 lol!
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:39 AM
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hey everyone runing a .18TZ what props are you runing and have tried. Im useing a x440/3 and it seems to pull just fine with unmodded engine just looking for more speed. I also have a modded .18TZ on the way and need to know a good starting point for props?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:56 AM
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I have a full mod .18TZ in my vegas and I tried all of the run of the mill standard Octura props with decent results, however I didn't start seeing what I would call best results until I tried the higher pitch props, but I was looking for all out speed and I wouldn't recommend them for racing. The fastest so far for me were the Octura 2137/3, 1938, V937. I also have a 2140/3 that I haven't tried yet because of the weather and other things, but I intend to try sometime this season. The 440/3 and the 640/3 were the best racing props so far with consistant results and performance. I also noticed that when my Vegas gets in the 50mph range it starts acting a little funny and wants to self destruct, but that might just be my hull and setup cause it's all stock for now and just and upgraded turn fin....but that's just me and my experience.

Here's a vid I did some time back using a 2137/3..

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Old 01-27-2010, 02:56 AM
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That's a mean little mill in those boats! [:-]
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Thanks for the prop info FX4L2CX that should save alot of money playing with props! I also had trouble with the stability of the hull at high speeds but adding weight to the left sponson and doing my sponson mod really helped alot now im not scared to go faster! I have watched your video on youtube about 100 times now and thats been my target for about 1 1/2 years and now I hope to be not to far off your vegas! what nitro% are you running in that vide? I have been running 50%
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