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Old 04-14-2014, 07:22 PM
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Found this helluva deal on craigslist. Broken sponson though. How do I fix this? I think it's just plastic. Cut out and fill with wood and glass it?
Hull ID?
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:16 AM
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Looks like the previous owner hit something with it. I'd superglue the bottom back together as best as you can and, if you can access it from the inside, patch it with fiberglass fabric and epoxy. If you can't access the inside, same deal, use .5 ounce glass and epoxy on the outside to seal it back up. As far as identifying the boat, I'll leave that to Jerry Dunlap or OBnut, they know much more about them than I do
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I was thinking of maybe just cutting it out and fitting a piece of foam or balsa in to act as backing for a layer of glass. Would be hard to feather the epoxy with the existing though are my thoughts. And when feathered thin like that, I can see the epoxy chipping off quite easy. Thoughts ?
Otherwise , can I get a new glass tunnel for a reasonable price ?
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Would this work:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUYD4&P=7
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That's not a bad price on the VS-1 as it's normally $150.00. That hull was originally designed for stock K&B's. It was at first made by Mike Zaborowski as the Villain when he had his own company, Power Surge Products before he went to work for AquaCraft, It won 2 national event titles back then.
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I have fixed cracks like that with permatex plastic weld 84115. It actually melts into the plastic. I have found regular epoxy never really sticks. I would fill the gap with it and sand it smoooth.....Of course your best bet would be to get a boat not made of plastic. But I have had good luck with this product. That vs-1 is for a 3.5cc your engine is 7.5

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What fuel do I run in That motor ?
Nobody has a boat ID?
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She's an oldie, pre-2000 for sure. I'm thinking that it is an MRP (Model Racing Products) hull by the Mach II decals on it. If it is an MRP, they made several boats and a Monster Truck that was light enough to float.
As far as fuel goes, run a mix made for boats. These little K&B's love the nitro, 30-45% will do. AquaCraft GrimRacer fuel is a good choice if you have to order it. You can buy it from Tower Hobbies or a hobby shop can easily get it for you.
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Thanks Ron
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Do you run boats at any of the local ponds in town, Love2FlyMN?
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This is pretty much my first boat. I have an old atlas van lines that I couldn't get to run correctly.
I was thinking for this boat I would take it to ravine park and bring the kayak out there. Where do you run?
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Originally Posted by Love2FlyMN View Post
This is pretty much my first boat. I have an old atlas van lines that I couldn't get to run correctly.
I was thinking for this boat I would take it to ravine park and bring the kayak out there. Where do you run?
I run airboats so I try to use ponds with a decent shoreline should I need to retrieve. Pine Tree Pond and Hidden Valley Pond are my two main ponds of choice. The long pond in Hamlet Park is okay too but the wildlife can be annoying there; plus parking is a pain on Hadley.
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Noticed a screw missing from the LU.
Where's the best place to order parts for this?
Or does someone know the thread/length or should I just pull one of the others and match it up at the hardware store?
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By the way I got the sponson all glued back up and the servos installed. I just have to set the end points for the servos and fire it up!
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:27 AM
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The screws K&B used (I believe your engine is a K&B?) are all SAE however some were of an odd size like 5-40. I have two K&B aircraft engines that use 5-40 head screws and muffler screws. You will not find 5-40 screws locally. If nobody chimes in with the proper size, checking different screw sizes at the hardware store might net good results. A 4-40 screw will thread a 5-40 hole but be loose (obviously). Sorry I'm not much help...
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5-40's are at hobby shops if you know where to look if the store is well-equipped. Team Losi and Team Associated both use them.
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Originally Posted by Ron Olson View Post
5-40's are at hobby shops if you know where to look if the store is well-equipped. Team Losi and Team Associated both use them.
Eh, you sure? I have Losi stuff and they're completely metric. 5-40 are similar to metric, but the thread pitch is slightly different. Chinese crap is all metric. K&B isn't Chinese crap.

To add: no hobby shop in my 7-county metro area carries 5-40 screws and most of them are very well stocked. No hardware store within 20 miles of my house even knows a #5-40 screw exists. They can however be found online if they are needed.

The OP lives near me and uses the same shops I do. He will be hard pressed to find a 5-40 screw locally if he needs one. If someone knows what size screw he indeed needs then please share so he can source it and get the boat going. I have a bottle of fuel for him and am dying to see that baby run!

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Old 06-13-2014, 04:08 AM
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Yup. I'm sure as I have some dowm on my pegboard. The stuff has been hanging there for many years though.
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Yup. I'm sure as I have some dowm on my pegboard. The stuff has been hanging there for many years though.
Must be back when they assembled stuff in the USA if they did that. I've never ever heard of any RTR company using SAE anything in their models, ever. I've been involved with R/C for over 17 years and I find myself skeptical. I stand by my comment about our hobby shops not carrying the odd stuff. I think the OP will need to obtain some different screws and test fit them. I think RTL fasteners carries many odd size screws and in quantities that save money over a hobby shop. I'll verify this.
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These were from the days of yore when we actually had to assemble them themselves! [Gasp!] Why anyone used 5-40's instead of 4-40's, I don't know.
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Thanks guys. I'll do some more digging to see if I can find some.
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Looks like McMaster has them if I can't find anywhere else. There's a hardware shop by my parents that I almost guarantee has them as well.
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These were from the days of yore when we actually had to assemble them themselves! [Gasp!] Why anyone used 5-40's instead of 4-40's, I don't know.
From a Kit, I believe SAE to be more likely. But I've not been in RC long enough to have a kit. Everything was and has been RTR which have been metric thread pitch. One of my LST2's I built from scratch with a screw kit from RCScrewz which were SAE, but the thread pitch of those screws are not the same as the same screw from a legitimate LST2 RTR truck. The screw kit screws are in fact SAE. Nonetheless I myself will do a little digging to find out what I have and what the thread pitch is to satisfy my own curiosity.

J - hope you find the screws you need. Let me know what you find out.
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Well, the screw I found that is almost identical is one used to hold on light switch cover plates. The only differences are that it has a slotted head and it's a little bit rounded, not flush. This will be OK since it's above the water line anyway.
I set my end points, I just need some fuel line, an antenna tube, and some nice weather.
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I took a couple of videos today, want me to post them to YouTube and post the links? Thought it might help diagnose the weird "hop" issue?
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Yeah sure. I think the whole motor needs to be lowered and give it less neagtive trim.

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