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Old 05-21-2008, 08:49 PM
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Hey guys. I hope all is well. I have read pretty much every forum about the villain boat. I have had a traxxas blast for maybe 7 years now..I have only used it a hand full of times. I modded it and put this old car esc i have and hot 12 turn modified motor. That thing flies but i learned i cant open up the throttle full out bc the boat is just too fast..Its too skinny, its like an arrow across the water. But anyways i knew that would only last for the time being, i have been researching boats. And decided to narrow it down to a few boats. Now i know brushless and lipo are the future. Considering i upgraded my offroad and onroad cars to brushless and lipo. ANd i love the difference it gives me. I have narrowed it down to the Villain EX, Supervee 27, and Brushless Black Jack 26...
I like the villain ex, bc i have noticed it seems to be more stable, in any kind of water, whether it be a beach or a calm lake. It seems to have a good speed of about 20 mph depending on the batteries. And for some reason i feel like 2 props are better than one..But i see the only downside maybe you cant really upgrade the motors to brushless without spending 200.. or more..And also i like the inside alot more..It looks much better.And it doesnt seem like it flips over as much. I saw that one thread that coolecool put about there about how to mod a villain, but it doesnt seem it will be near as fast as a brushless boat.. i was thinking of maybe running two traxxas 12T motors in there, since it would be less maintenance..and i believe the EVX 2 can handle as low as 12t size 550..but i read on the website it said you should not run two 12t's together..there meant for single motor applications. Can anyone explain what the harm would be, since i would upgrade it too water cooling and deans plugs..i mean i dont really care about a super fast boat..but i want something that isnt slow..maybe about 25 or 30 mph..and i like the villain..and i thought about maybe buying the villain and hooking up novak super duty esc with hot motors, but i wonder if you can hook up water cooling to that esc..

I liked the supervee and blackjack obviously bc there much faster and there brushless. And the blackjack you can run lipo, i dont know about the supervee..NOw the supervee i see flips over alot, and i dont wanna mess with that at all..But i presume that may be bc its so fast and low to the water..And i know the black jack seems to flip over as well..but i have heard its not as much as supervee..and i presume since the hull on the blackjack is a catamaran body style, it seems to be more stable then the supervee's design...but one thing that bothers me about both of these boats is there is no reverse..which is a big thing for me..for maybe if i run into something or need to reverse out of it..and i read somewhere that if you buy the blackjack you need to change the steering system bc its not very good at all..and one thing that bothers me about the SV and BL is that there electronics box look like somebody just put there electronics in some tupoware...doesnt look very appealing at all.. From watching videos it seems like the villain might turn a little better than the SV and the BL..

I see their is a new boat named the Pro Boat Fastech brushless, this boat seems promising..any ideas?

I know this is alot guys, but i could use some help, i know you can upgrade the villain but it would cost way more than just buying a SV and BL ready to run..
any suggestions? And i guess explain your reasons please.
Old 05-22-2008, 01:37 AM
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The choice you make depends on what you want to do with the boat. If you want a boat to just to go fast straight then the BJ26 is just for you. The BJ26 to sits to high out of the water and is too narrow, the boat wants to lean into the turns and lifts the sponsons, I admit it looks cool but gets old quick.The BJ26 needs too much mods to make a descent turning hull.
The SV27 seems like a good boat, with the right set up: prop angle, prop,trim tab settings, battery position, the boat handles pretty well. Now if you are thinking of using lipos you will be on the lid alot, lipos really wake that boat up.
Have you ever thought about a gas boat? For the amount of you'll spend for the boat,lipos,and charger you could get a gas boat? With longer run times. Then you have the draw back of gas: the noise, size,smell.
Good luck with what ever boat you choose, and most important is have fun that is what this hobby is all about.
Old 05-22-2008, 11:28 AM
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KNahinu thanks for replying. Well i just want a all around fast boat that will be stable..in any kind of water, where i live in texas the lakes and ponds are usually choppy..i already have all the electric gear i need, batteries and chargers, since i have electric cars, i dont really care for gas to much. Do you know anything about the Formula Fastech brushless..this seems to be a good boat. but im reading mixed reviews.
Old 05-22-2008, 03:27 PM
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Sorry never seen the fastech.

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