Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Boats > Speed - RC Nitro Boats
 CONVERTING A MISS BUD >

CONVERTING A MISS BUD

Notices
Speed - RC Nitro Boats For all your rc nitro fuel burning boating needs.

CONVERTING A MISS BUD

Old 10-03-2005, 02:55 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: SANTA CLARITA, CA
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default CONVERTING A MISS BUD

Need some of you experts to give me some advise on this one if you would please. I have several boats so I will understand what you advise. The thing is I bought one of the bud 1/12 scale first version boats to do a boat bash job on, as I have one of the second versions now, but want to leave it alone. This early version is the one I want to make some changes on. I bought a Picco TS 125 .15 engine to install which is a car motor and will have plenty of air across the head. This engine is rated at 1.4 HP at 34,000 RPM and is known to be a killer car motor. I was going to change this boat to the flex shaft but wondered if I should leave the stright shaft in it as it might help keep the front of the boat down with so much more power to the prop. What do you think? Also, what kind of rear hardware would you recommend?
Thanks, Chris
Old 10-03-2005, 04:08 PM
  #2  
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Spicewood, TX
Posts: 364
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: CONVERTING A MISS BUD

from what ive heard about when people upgrade their bud motor they install a whole new flex shaft and strut setup. thats for people with big motors going in though. you could mount it in the stock spot and the flexshaft might last a few runs.
Old 10-05-2005, 09:38 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: SANTA CLARITA, CA
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: CONVERTING A MISS BUD

This bud is the early version and has the straight shaft, and I am going to change it over to the flex shaft but thought I should try it out with this new motor first. With the prop having this slight down angle, won't the nose be pushed down a little? I thought maybe this might help with blow over as this boat should have more speed with this high rpm engine.
Old 10-05-2005, 07:43 PM
  #4  
 
Hydro Junkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 10,536
Received 130 Likes on 123 Posts
Default RE: CONVERTING A MISS BUD

You're forgetting something. Your high powered car engine runs though a gearbox BEFORE going to the drive wheels. In a boat, you are looking at a direct drive. This means you won't be getting the high RPM numbers and, therefore, the high HP numbers. I'd recommend installing the engine with a QUALITY flex drive system. Plan on a heavier rudder servo, larger rudder and skid fin, as well as having to rebalance the boat. Be sure to get a kick-back type rudder and skid fin brackets. They can prevent serious hull damage if you hit something in the water

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.