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Old 02-06-2010, 08:05 PM
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1. What was the difference between Reef Racer 1 and 2 ??

2. Do they use the same 7.2 Volt 6 Cell as the cars do ??

3. How good are they at handling wake ?


4. If 3 are running at the same time and have a collision, How will they survive ?

5. What sort of motor do they run ?

6. If they dont use the same packs as the cars, Can you possibley fit the Stick pack in ?


If anyone owns one, what trouble have you encountered ?
Old 02-06-2010, 11:54 PM
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Hi magnat,
I've only owned a reef racer 2 for 3 weeks now. It is not stock, but my friends is. I will do my best to answer your questions. I am surprised no r/r nuts have not written to you?
I have no idea about r/r 1. The stock battery in the r/r 2 is smaller than a car 7.2NiMh stick. It is NiMh 7.2v - 6 x 2/3A 1100MaH. It is almost square, 3 AA like together.
We run in the waves. Boat loves wake. 3 running? Again, no idea, but i'd reckon they would self correct and continue your amusement. They run 370/380 brushed size motors, I think stock. No way a car 7.2 pack will fit the r/r 2.

No trouble, except it is too much fun. Stock or worked, they are great fun mate.

Peter
Old 02-08-2010, 03:51 AM
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So what Battery options are there?? I mean the Stock batts are 1100mah, Are there any other Nimh you can use like a reciever pack or something ? Just to extend play a little bit more..

Cause spare batts are like $45AUD...

Old 02-08-2010, 02:18 PM
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try one of those 20 dollar 9.6 v batterys at raidioshack there nimh 1000mah. but idk if the esc can handle it
Old 02-10-2010, 04:54 AM
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Any Other Battery Idea's ???
Old 02-10-2010, 09:53 AM
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ORIGINAL: magnat

1. What was the difference between Reef Racer 1 and 2 ??

2. Do they use the same 7.2 Volt 6 Cell as the cars do ??

3. How good are they at handling wake ?


4. If 3 are running at the same time and have a collision, How will they survive ?

5. What sort of motor do they run ?

6. If they dont use the same packs as the cars, Can you possibley fit the Stick pack in ?


If anyone owns one, what trouble have you encountered ?
I'm thinking about buying one and did some studying:

1. Reef #1 had a hinged top that leaked badly. The battery was long like a car battery. The water intake was between the prop and rudder.

2. Reef #2 has 2 round sealed 'lids' for access and helps stop leakage. It has a short fat battery because they moved the motor and there is limited room now. The water inlet moved behind one side of the rudder.

3. These boats handle most anything. Wake jumping looks FUN! Brushless conversions can submarine as well!

4. ??

5. I believe it is a 380 brushed motor with coiled tubing cooling

6. Anything is possible!
Old 02-10-2010, 10:59 AM
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Default RE: Reef Racer 2 Question

this very similar to what i have in my pro boat mini cat, 89mm x 31mm x 21mm
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:11 PM
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Default RE: Reef Racer 2 Question

That is an excellent battery, and should fit in the new boats with little or no trouble.
Old 02-10-2010, 01:10 PM
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yeah it is, it fits perfectly where it is now in my pro boat mini c, i got the idea from when i had an rc airplane and the space was limited
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Yeah but I dont wanna go Lipo... The cost of Getting the charger and all that makes the purchase of a cheap runnabout not worth it...
Old 02-10-2010, 03:32 PM
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thats a fair one

the only other batts i can think of are receiver batts or if you have experience then make up some packs

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