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Old 08-04-2010, 08:43 AM
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Default Pro Boat Miss Bud 1/12, any good???

A friend of me have a Miss Bud 1/12 nitro, brand new, never run, and he want to trade it for my 1/8 truggy.

I don't want to race r/c truck anymore, and i want to try something different.

His this Miss Bud is a good choice??

I want something's fast, easy to play with, and reliable.

His this boat need to change something on it to be better??

Thank you!

David
Old 08-04-2010, 09:12 AM
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OK, it sounds like you want to be a first-time boater. I don't beat around the bushes so here goes.
Pro Boat sold a LOT of these Miss Bud's to not only boaters with some experience but to many people like you because of what it represents,a boat who millions of people recognize all over the world. Unfortunately many of those people were clueless as what to do with it once they bought one.
Your previous experience with truggies is going to help you somewhat as boats are a little bit different from the 4-wheelers as I also found out as I came back to boats after running nitro trucks. The carb has to be set so that it has a slight lag when you blip the throttle as when it hits the water the prop will place a load on it leaning it out just a tad.
The boat is made to be run fast most of the time, not just for puttering around and in a clockwise oval fashion, it doesn't do left turns well. A little underhand toss helps to get it up on plane when you launch it, don't just flop it in the water otherwise it might not go anywhere, the prop will cavitate. Bring the RPM up some just before the launch.
The boat won't handle like the full-sized version, more like a flat-bottomed boat with sponsons as because of the way that it had to be built, it's on the tail-heavy side.
The first thing that I'd change would be to replace the plastic prop for a metal one. AqauaCraft makes a nice one, I think that it's a 36mm prop that is well-balanced and fairly sharp out of the package.

Pro Boat made 2 versions of the Miss Bud, one with a straight prop shaft and the other that uses a flexible cable. The latter is the prefered one.
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Default RE: Pro Boat Miss Bud 1/12, any good???

OK Ron, thank you very much.
So explain me two thing, because my english is not very good.

First, when you say that the carb should be set with a slight lag when i blip the trottle, this is when i hold the boat out of water? And to have this slight lag, you obtain it with a richer HSN, right??

And second, for the prop shaft, the better one is with a straight prop shaft or flexible one??

Thank you
Old 08-04-2010, 10:20 AM
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Yes on both accounts. The flex cable version is the better of the two.
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Default RE: Pro Boat Miss Bud 1/12, any good???

well i have to say the strait shaft is alittle bit faster then the flex drive version. maybe less drag could be the factor. but on other boats like the miss vegas has adjustable strut that is helpfull to adjust the prop depht and angles. my wife put the miss vegas adjustable strut on her second gen miss bud.
Old 08-05-2010, 12:44 AM
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Default RE: Pro Boat Miss Bud 1/12, any good???

My recommendation would be to run it as you receive it for a while. Once you learn how everything works, then start changing as desired. If you're not sure about something, ASK QUESTIONS
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Default RE: Pro Boat Miss Bud 1/12, any good???

OK guys thank you, but i think i'll not trade it. I don't think that i'll like to run a boat that only can turn clockwise. I want a boat to have fun, run it in some waves and who can turn as good right than left.
So i think that a "V" will be better for me.
Old 08-05-2010, 07:46 AM
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Default RE: Pro Boat Miss Bud 1/12, any good???

If you just want to run for fun a mono of some sort would be a much more forgiving boat. A turn fin on both sides at the back you will get good turning performance both directions. I little hydro like the bud doesn't like much chop on the water, more than a few inches and you begin to have unpredictable things happen.
It is also generally easier to set up a mono than a hydroplane.
If you have a spare air cooled car engine there are quite a few free plans available for something you could build a wildthing mono is a fun one lots of guys build. As long as the motor compartment is open a car engine with the big heat sink on top will run fine.
If you have the radio and engine you could probably build a wildthing for about 100$ from scratch, it is a really simple boat to assemble, less than 20 pieces to glue together! Most guys are scaling them to 24-26 inches long. You can cut most of the 1/16 ply with ax x-acto knife, if you are really careful a jig saw could cut the rest.
Don't give up on the boats they are too much fun!
Old 08-05-2010, 08:14 AM
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Yes i have a Picco 28 EB Mods, some boats tune pipe, a Futaba 2.4ghz with 4 Rx, somes good servos...

But where i can find plan for this project??

thank you!

David
Old 08-05-2010, 11:10 AM
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Default RE: Pro Boat Miss Bud 1/12, any good???

Here's a link to where you can download a free set of Wild Thing Plans, take the file to a print shop and they can scale it and print it on one page for you.
[link=http://www.aircapitolhobbies.com/Plans_and_Info.html]Plans and Info[/link]
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Thank you friend

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