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Old 10-24-2010, 02:27 PM
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hi all again,

wow im getting a regular on here now. a question regardingmy joysway offshore warrior lite.

is it possible to make it turn as quick and reponsively in both directions ?in the instruction it says its on oval racer or something so its kinda designed to turn in one direction better than in another according to the manual.

can i modify it in anyway to make it turn equaly as well in either direction. or do i need to invest in a different boat ?

if i go for a different boat would i need one where the prop is directly behind the rudder as opposed to where the rudder is to the right of the prop? or is that not the cause of the turning issue.

thanks all

Old 10-24-2010, 08:59 PM
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how about bigger rudders or one side bigger? i have a large 5' pt boat that i had to make bigger rudder for made a big inporvement on turning,rye
Old 10-25-2010, 12:28 AM
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I'm not too familiar with the boat, only by the link that was posted in another thread.
See if there is an end point adjustment (EPA) setting on the transmitter. If there is, turn it up. If possible, move the steering linkage up on the servo arm and/or inward on the rudder.
Old 10-25-2010, 07:10 AM
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Hi Tony,

What you describe is typical for a surface piercing drive, as your boat has, it's called propwalk; the rotation of the prop, combined with the fact only one blade is in the water, will make the boat turn right much easier and narrower than left.

Putting the rudder behind the prop doesn't change much, other than that you'll have more propwalk, as the rudder next to the prop, as it is now, counteracts propwalk.

If you want a boat with an equal response left and right, go for an eco, small underwaterprop and a rudder behind the prop, it'll turn on a dime.

Regards, Jan.
Old 10-25-2010, 08:53 AM
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I went into your other thread last night and saw your transom shot. I see that you can move the steering linkage in one hole so doing that will help some. The rudder is long enough so the boat still should turn left really well.
Old 10-26-2010, 03:12 AM
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thanks for the ideas guys.

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