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Old 05-16-2008, 12:38 AM
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Default Took the Aquacraft tug for a test drive.

Tried out my new Aquacraft tug today. Was pleased so far with the boat. The esc sucks as the reverse is practically non-exsistent. Other than that i'm happy with it. A nitro gear reduced version would be cool.

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:34 AM
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Default RE: Took the Aquacraft tug for a test drive.

Aquacraft uses some kind of forward pitched propeller.
Most people that have bought their tug and fishing boat have done propeller upgrades and more.

They are good starter boats though.[8D]
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Default RE: Took the Aquacraft tug for a test drive.

It looks really cool!! How big is it?
Can I ask though, since it's clearly not fast, what exactly makes it appealing to you? Is it the scale looks etc?
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Default RE: Took the Aquacraft tug for a test drive.

It's a tug. What more do you need.

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ORIGINAL: Spetz

It looks really cool!! How big is it?
Can I ask though, since it's clearly not fast, what exactly makes it appealing to you? Is it the scale looks etc?

30" hull. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXMPJ8**&P=ML
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Default RE: Took the Aquacraft tug for a test drive.

Grinder: I know all about the weak reverse in the Aquacraft esc's. I have a few.

However, unless you will be practicing mauevers with docking etc that require reverse, let me say it is highly over rated. Reverse is not needed very often. In many cases, going into reverse causes water to ingress the hull up the stuffing tube. If you are towing a line, you will just run over it and tangle it in your prop. If you have a low stern and a powerful reverse, you will flood your deck. Etc.......

If this is your first boat, I suggest you just give boating a try without relying on having a reverse. You will realize you don't relly need it much. If you are already experienced and have lots of other model boats with a powerful reverse and you like it anyway, then just disregard my comments.
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Grinder: I know all about the weak reverse in the Aquacraft esc's. I have a few.

However, unless you will be practicing mauevers with docking etc that require reverse, let me say it is highly over rated. Reverse is not needed very often. In many cases, going into reverse causes water to ingress the hull up the stuffing tube. If you are towing a line, you will just run over it and tangle it in your prop. If you have a low stern and a powerful reverse, you will flood your deck. Etc.......

If this is your first boat, I suggest you just give boating a try without relying on having a reverse. You will realize you don't relly need it much. If you are already experienced and have lots of other model boats with a powerful reverse and you like it anyway, then just disregard my comments.
Well put. I can live without using reverse. It is my 3 rd rc boat. Nitro vee, Fire Fighter 12 rigger, Aquacraft tug. Good points you make about swamping the rear deck in reverse. It's just kinda hard to take when you fork over $300 for a boat, 35 bucks for 3000mah batt and $45 for a charger. I needed a boat for when i'm at my campground for a quick rc fix. It's a small pond, and nitro wouldn't go over very well with the campers.
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It looks really cool!! How big is it?
Can I ask though, since it's clearly not fast, what exactly makes it appealing to you? Is it the scale looks etc?
Now if they had 50" - 60" version ARB ( Almost ready to Boat ) that would be cool. I like the scale looks of the Aquacraft tug and it's complete ready to go.

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