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Old 05-15-2005, 03:12 PM
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Just wondering if a brushless can be put into a reef racer, can the hull handle it???? hhmmm wondering...........anyone done it ????? just a crazy thought....
Old 05-16-2005, 09:33 AM
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Default RE: brushless reef racer

Sure, you can put a brusless motor in the Reef Racer.

Can you run it full throttle?

Doubtfull, as the more powerfull brusless will want to let the boat ride on the last inch of the hull with just rudder and prop in the water; it will be very fast, but virtually uncontrolable. Make sure to tape it watertight, as it will most certainly flip and I don't know if the RR is selfrighting.

I'd get a bigger (better?) hull for a brushless set-up.

Regards, Jan.
Old 05-16-2005, 10:17 AM
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Default RE: brushless reef racer

Muggshot, I didn't stick a brushless in mine. But I did cram a cobalt 400 in there with a better prop and it cooks on the water!



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Default RE: brushless reef racer

I like your prop balancer, did you make it?
Old 05-16-2005, 04:46 PM
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Default RE: brushless reef racer

Thanks for the replies..... I am not sure if I am goin to go with a brushless anymore, I may look into a Cobalt 400, that sounds like it will scream, but is it still controlable?? that hull is so light...
Old 05-24-2005, 12:26 PM
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Default RE: brushless reef racer

I put a park 400 brushless in mine last summer. It was definitely overkill. The boat handled just fine, no skittishness and no flips, and it sure was quick. Problem is, that hull will only go so fast before you start wasting motor. I think I hit near twenty. There was a point where the motor would rev higher without the boat going any faster. I ended up cutting the throttle endpoint to 40% for a bit faster than stock speed and very long runtime. That motor got hot fast at full throttle even with water cooling. This was with six cells.
Right now I have a Mini-AC with way too many turns. Stock speed, 150% runtime compared to stock. Stays cold at full throttle. I have found that seven cells with the stock motor is a great compromise. Noticeably quicker, same runtime, everything is still cool after a run, cheapest way to better performance. I now have three reef racers adorning my mantle. Two stock, one mild brushless.

Edit: Quick question, how did you get that cobalt in there? I had to dremel the crap out the motor mount to move motors around.

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