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Old 02-25-2010, 10:06 PM
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Very nice video,Isee how the camera weightin the front affectsbybouncing but still looks very fun , do you by any chance have a video from the outside? I'm still waiting for my batteries to arrive so I can record some videos .



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Another video of the electric version of the Anarchy, from the meet last weekend.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg-FpKExhXY[/youtube]
Old 02-26-2010, 08:39 AM
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYvBI2lm934[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJHHeFMUs30[/youtube]

Taken with a FlipShare video camera. No optical zoom, so you get whatcha get. The upside is it uses AA batteries, and no need to wait for special ones.
Old 02-26-2010, 08:46 AM
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Here's the first onboard video, since I'm posting all of the Anarchy series...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6NZ9Punios[/youtube]
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The video is perfect, no need for zoom. I see that Dennis if I'm not mistaken is only running at half throttle? Thanks for the video.
Old 02-26-2010, 10:45 AM
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Yea, Dennis was driving while I ran the video. It was so cold that day that I couldn't feel my fingers anymore. Forgot to bring my gloves. So I had NO problem letting Dennis drive!

Oh, THOSE batteries. I thought you meant batteries for your camcorder. I ordered 6 batteries (4 for me, 2 for Dennis) from the same place, about the same time you did. I just received a confirmation email saying they've been shipped, finally. I have 2 batteries already, so still have ~ 30 minutes of runtime.





Hope to get some better pictures when Dennis gets his up and running. Really need a bright sunny day to get crisp action shots with the zoom lens.
Old 02-26-2010, 11:11 AM
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I'm actually waiting for my 3S lipos that I ordered from hobbyking, they are closed due to the chinesse new year I'm just wainting for them to ship my order of batteries, CDI ignition for my gasser, and some other goddies, my 3S lipo died on my RC Car when I flipped and the battery took flight and smatched into the ground, that was my only 3S lipo that I had, Right now the battery is sitting inside a container with salt water so I can disposed properly.

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Right now the battery is sitting inside a container with salt water so I can disposed properly.


Please explain.
Old 02-26-2010, 11:51 AM
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I read somewhere that if you damage your lipo by scratching the aluminum or if it's puffy, it could catch on fire so for safety they say try to discharged all you can with a motor or lamp, and then put it for 2 weeks inside a container with water and salt, aparently this will neutralize the battery and then you can dispose it properly.

Mine have been on the container for about 2 weeks now


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Right now the battery is sitting inside a container with salt water so I can disposed properly.


Please explain.
Old 02-26-2010, 03:45 PM
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I had never heard of that before, but I'm new to Lipo batteries.

A quick Google search confirmed what you said: [link]http://www.rctoys.com/pdf/thunder-power-disposal-of-old-damaged-lipo-batteries.pdf[/link]

I've always said, "if you didn't learn something new today, you weren't paying attention".
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I used to have a 3S lipo with very lo C rating and I overstressed the battery with a brushless jet ski that I have and it was puffy (the aluminum bag was fill with gases) this is also a indication of a good battery but not very safe, it could explote or catch fire at any moment.

Also Robert I saw that the 40c battery instantly dies , do you have the lipo cut off feature on the ESC active?

Look at the end of this video, I was using the same brand of battery that you have but with the lipo cut off feature active, and you can see how it slowly lowers the throttle but it doesn't die instantly.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHCov5nFkzg[/youtube]

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I will definitely have to use that feature of the ESC with the 45C batteries. As you saw in the first video, no warning. Just suddenly dead, and I'm lucky to get a couple of throttle bumps to it towards the bank. In the second video, I was using Dennis' 25C batteries. Same performance and runtime, but those gave a decent warning as the power tapered off.

Now to find the ESC instructions...
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Would it be possible to have an emergency battery that you could switch over to using the 3rd channel on the remote?

Have the 3rd channel energize a relay or something to switch from the dead battery to the charged one?
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I know whats the problem, I'm guessing you have the lipo cut off feature on, because is active by default, but the feature cuts throttle to 50%, on my runs I always do full throttle and I'm able to see when the throttle gets cut off, but when run your boat at 1/4 or 1/2 throttle you wont be able to notice the cut off feature kicking in.

I bought several ofthis gadgets but I haven't received them yet , but it has LED and a BUZZER to alert you when the battery voltage falls below 9v.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=7223

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The built version is now available

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I want the built one how much and who do I pay? Also I want one of both the larger one and the micro air boat can you tell me which one is avail to purchase now and how much and also I live in Orlando is it possible to pick it up instead of shipping?
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I want the built one how much and who do I pay? Also I want one of both the larger one and the micro air boat can you tell me which one is avail to purchase now and how much and also I live in Orlando is it possible to pick it up instead of shipping?
You can go to www.claserdesigns.comfor more info and we can meet locally for delivery also.
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Were is it on your website?
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:51 AM
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I updated the page and put the built kits at the bottom of the page
http://www.claserdesigns.com/airboats.html

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The built version is now available

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I will be testing this sponson mod today and see how it works, hopefully it will have better control on full throttle.
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Total Failure, I loose control everytime, going left to right even at low speeds. Sponsons like the one I put didn't work at all.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6snAloPcVI[/youtube]


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I will be testing this sponson mod today and see how it works, hopefully it will have better control on full throttle.
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Back to the drawing board Carlos......you will figure it out!
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Carlos,

You might try locating a couple of skegs as Dennis did on his airboat. These really made a huge difference in the performance & handling. These are in the water a lot more than ones on the sides of the hull. Might make a difference. I plan on adding one on the bottom center of my Anarchy as well.

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I will do this mod next, I just removed the sponsons on the sides, I will try the ones at the bottom, maybe 1/4 to 1/8 tall and see.

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Carlos,

You might try locating a couple of skegs as Dennis did on his airboat. These really made a huge difference in the performance & handling. These are in the water a lot more than ones on the sides of the hull. Might make a difference. I plan on adding one on the bottom center of my Anarchy as well.

Old 03-28-2010, 05:21 PM
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it dose not take much on the bottom of the hull to make a difference.
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Needs a water rudder = )  addition.[8D]

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