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Old 12-21-2006, 03:02 AM
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after 4mths of waiting, i finally got my aqua jet yesterday, im happy with it so far....... but still have not run it, i went to start it today but my glo igniter was dead, i cant waite to get this thing in the water.
has anyone got any hints and tips b4 i hit the water?
i am going to run it on 25% nitro because that is all i can get, unless i mix it myself
does anyone know what is the best prop for this boat? CHEERS
Old 12-21-2006, 04:04 AM
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Hi,

Congrats to the boat. If you have more qusetions, pls enter the "Official Aqua Jet page"
Old 12-21-2006, 10:00 AM
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An Octura X-637 works well on it. The stock prop throws a nice roostertail but no speed.
Old 12-22-2006, 02:15 AM
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i put 4 tanks through the aj today, its still running heaps rich (justg getting worm), and im going to start leaning tomorrow
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Hi,

I am using a Octura x-437 and it goes like a dream!
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im looking at getting the offshore electrics 40mm carbon modified prop, are these props any good?
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/MainPage.htm
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try to use corrosion-x on your reciever and servos and try to put the recv. in a ballon it will save you a ton of time and frustration ,also rember to lube drive shaft often. its also good to get a rechargable battery back it will have more push for ur servos and more time at lake
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couple more things you might want is to paint the inside of the hull to protect it from the nitro eating it, and use simple green to clean up at end of day. definatly rip out chunk of foam and cut pool noodles to fill bow section and side rails by reciever tray thats tip # 1.only fun to see it sink once!
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radio fail safe is good and taping the transmitter battery tray closed is good one too , one day watched my 51" gasser fly away half throttle because when launching my hand hit leg just right a batteries jumped out going in the water before i found the 5 that went swimming it had taking out a fence getting stuck half throttle till i paddled over to sut it down now that was fun
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OK, a few tips. First, I rotated the cooling head 90 degrees. I don't like the idea of having the water inlet line over the carb.
A waterproofer is a definite need for this boat. Corrosion X, Aeroplate or The Stuph are 3 good ones to use.
When you get to where you want more run time, pull the tank out and replace it with a Sullivan SS-4 (4 ounce) tank. It's a nice snug fit that will go right where the original one was.
If you get the pistol grip version (some come with a stick radio), there is a third knob that controls the steering throw. You can adjust that if it has too much or not enough steering.
The 40mm carbon fiber prop is fine as that's what Steve Vacarro at Offshore Electrics advises for it. Get a couple of them as if you hit something they will break.
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thanks for the tips guys
: i have a bigger tank, and will put it in today
: the pool noodle is a good idea
: i wraped my receiver in a couple rubber gloves and zippy ties
: i got the futuba mj pistol radio, so it allows me to controll the throw each way on each servo
: i will order a couple 40mm carbon props from offshure electrics
: fale safe is also a good idea....i hate runaways
: insted of using paint to fuel proof the hull, can i use epoxy resin?

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