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Old 11-17-2005, 06:32 PM
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Has anyone bought a Dolphin Hydro yet? And have you gotten it up to it's claimed speed(50mph+)? How's th overall performance.
Old 11-17-2005, 07:17 PM
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3556338/tm.htm read this im not sure if this is the boat your takling about but i think it is
Old 11-17-2005, 08:22 PM
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Yea that's the boat. Did anybody buy it and make it up to 50mph?
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50 MPH only if you drop it down a greased mineshaft! Sorry, but these people really have the audacity to claim those kind of speeds. If it actually could hit the claimed speeds, it would break the current IMPBA "B" OB stock tunnel record that was just broken again last weekend in Huntsville, Alabama.
See the above thread plus do a search in here for other comments on that boat. P.T. Barnum would love those guys.
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But it looks like it has 2 belts on the engine, can that have gears so is could get up to high speeds?
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I doubt it. Remember, your prop is the "gear". It may or not be worth the cost but we'll find out when another member gets his. It's just that the outrageous claims are a joke. We've seen "fudged" numbers from big manufacturers but these are way over the top!
The belt drive is one thing that really screws things up. It is a poor setup as the belt going from the jackshaft to the propshaft could pop off easily, especially if a twig or other debris hits it in the water. Number two, the belt will add unwanted turbulance ahead of the prop.
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Yea those belts are a pian. I would need to buy a couple of belts first then use it. But anyways I could not use it wouldn't handle rough water well.

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