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Old 05-09-2009, 08:53 PM
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Ok. I'm trying to get a cheap start into rc boats. I have $140 to spend and want something that has good speed and is reliable because Ill sacrifice speed for durability and less breaking. I was looking at the proboat mini-v and mini c. Which one would you choose out of those or is there a different boat that you would recommend? I do not want a zig zag. ew.
Old 05-09-2009, 09:48 PM
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For an extra 29 bucks you can get this, its a great boat and highly upgradable down the road. Plus its 26" long, not a midget boat.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PRB3100
Old 05-09-2009, 10:41 PM
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This sirew is worth a look also: http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/ . The Mini Rio and the Mini Thunder are both $110.00.
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Do you know what the stock speed for that would be? I only ask because I could only find modded ones on youtube
Old 05-09-2009, 10:59 PM
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If you're asking me, I've only seen a modded Mini Rio run so far. One of my brothers got one for Christmas but I haven't been out to his house to see it run yet. The Mini Thunder just came out recently and I saw my first one at the Toledo show. Both are using the same everything pretty much, motor, ESC, radio system and the like ut I'd think that the Mini Thunder should be a hair faster.
Aquacraft does have a video on their site with the Mini Rio.
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I have decided to get the mini rio, and want to know what upgrades I should get if any. Preferably from an online store that sells the mini rio too.
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The one I saw last year we tried my Octura X-430 prop on and that alone did help so I gave it to the person. Now I'll probably have to get 1 or 2 for my brother as after his wife got him that one he bought another for when his grandson or somebody else stops by. He's got a small pond beside his house so he doesn't need anything too fast.
Try www.offshoreelectrics.com , Steve sells everything that you'll need. Great person to deal with, I've never seen a complaint about him and have bought a few things from him myself.
Don't forget to get some grease for the drive cable. My brother called me after his started slowing down, that's what the problem was. The Grimracer grease works well but is a little on the stinky side, kind of like axle grease.
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Do you know what the shaft size is for it? EDIT: I found it. 1/8"

I only ask because I cant find the x430 on their site. EDIT: I found it.

Does the prop increase the speed alot?
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http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/products.php?cat=86 , second one down. Counter-clockwise.
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Are there any other modifications that are easy and would increase the speed?

Thanks so much for being so helpful![sm=spinnyeyes.gif]
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Check down on the electric boat forum. I don't mess with electrics much any more. They lost me when motors went brushless...........
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will do. thanks.
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