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Old 06-30-2005, 10:04 PM
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I am looking for a hull that is less then 30" for a .21. I will only be playing around but I want something fast. I was looking at the AM titan .21 but I don't really want to have to spend an arm and a leg on one. Does anyone know where I can get a good hull with a hatch. I like the hatch because it helps keep water out and I think it looks better
Old 06-30-2005, 10:11 PM
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I'm curious, what is it you didn't like about your MM?
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You know. I had no problem with it but I couldn't figure out how to tune it. I tried for a whole day and couldn't get it to run fast. I put my .21 in my NH and that thing is fast[X(] I think it was possible it was over proped but I don't know. I like monos better too for some odd reason.
Old 06-30-2005, 10:22 PM
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Got it. I'm seriously considering buying an MM, although I may opt for a Sprint Cat instead. I've got to figure out the difference between the hardware packs for each. Meanwhile, my plans arrived today. I've decided I need to build a Wild Thing, and I've got a kit for a 1/12 scale electric hydro that I'm going to build for a .21 instead. On to your quest, what's your budget? I see .21 monos being sold on eBay or other places fairly regularly. The prices have ranged from $250 to $400 for boat plus hardware, and some have even included engines. These are usually race boats, such as Seaducer.
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Does anyone know anything about the titan??? It is 169.00 and with the hardware that I need it is 251.00. I don't need there whole hardware kit. I will just take everything out of my NH hull that has the .21 in it right now.
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I just sent an email to someone that's got an extra 20 Seaducer. From what I've read, the Titan is ok, but a Seaducer is faster. I'll send you a PM if he's willing to sell it.
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Default RE: Small .21 sized boat???

Like I mentioned to you before, I had one of the early Titan 21's. You'll need either their drop-down motor mount or a Speedmaster. You can use their new strut and rudder that is made for the Mean Machine .18, that will save you some money. you're still going to have to get some air in there and the hatch does have some NACA ducts that you can open up but they still won't let in enough cooling air. I ran mine without using the hatch as the tuned pipe stuck out anyway.
Your MM just needs time to get it dialed in. All new boats are pretty much like that.
Old 06-30-2005, 11:10 PM
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Hey Piper. I am not going to buy right away. I am thinking of selling out and getting a gasser.[]
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Decisions, decisions, decisions. Gas has its virtues. I PM'd you the info on the Seaducer.
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Default RE: Small .21 sized boat???

ORIGINAL: ejp67

Hey Piper. I am not going to buy right away. I am thinking of selling out and getting a gasser.[]
Well, I did the same thing. I was looking for larger nitro boats .67-.80 and found quite a few in the $450-600 range RTR, but I finally decided to go gas instead. I found an older Super G with the 25cc Homie in it for $400, good condition and ready to go, I just add my radio. I just decided I was tired of paying $28.95 a gallon for 20% nitro and I also wanted something with a clutch, the Super G seems to be a very nice boat. If you are looking for a gasser, look for a used Super G.
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I just decided I was tired of paying $28.95 a gallon for 20% nitro...
You absolutely must find a better hobby shop, they're robbing you. Around here the best price for 20% is about $15, and the worst is only about $19.
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Yep, and I wish I could but we are a one horse town. Metro area has a population of about 750,000 plus and for some reason hobby shops don't stay in business. That price is for Blue Thunder 20% Race Formula. Reportedly there may be a Hobby Town opening though.
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With prices like that it's obvious why they don't stay in business. There are too many reasonably priced online places. Most modelers will not accept being gouged, and $28.95/gal is gouging. At those prices I'd mail order in quantity from somewhere like Red Max.

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