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    IMO; Hull is not designed for a lot of speed so...

    IMO; Hull is not designed for a lot of speed so keep your conversion mild. Stock goes about 12 mph. I put a 12T in one and it squirrely at high speed. Don
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    It's not cheap but the Spartan is FAST! In the...

    It's not cheap but the Spartan is FAST! In the pond i use i can only use 4s. My best guess is that it goes 30 mph.
    Mods to Villain IV are limited because of the hull design. don
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    I have the IV and the EX. The EX is considerably...

    I have the IV and the EX. The EX is considerably faster. both mine are stock. I don't think the stock ESC will take more than the stock battery setup but you could go to lipo's and get a tiny...
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    You are in for some fun,NOT, programming the new...

    You are in for some fun,NOT, programming the new tx is tedious at best. All IMO; Don
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    What was wrong? flex shafts are known to break if...

    What was wrong? flex shafts are known to break if not lubed frequently. Don
  6. Thread: New Spartan

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    Lube the shaft regularly or you will have...

    Lube the shaft regularly or you will have problems. also a drop of oil on the motor bearings. Don
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    I found metal u joints on ebay from China. I...

    I found metal u joints on ebay from China. I searched for the size u joint. I forget if they are 4mm or 5 mm but you can measure them.
    I do not think the blast ever came with VXL so yours is...
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    you can find the manual for the EVX2 online. Is...

    you can find the manual for the EVX2 online. Is this a 27 mhz or the newer transmitter? The lipos are fine. I use lipos in all my Traxxas stuff. Don
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    If you can keep it upright in the water at full...

    If you can keep it upright in the water at full throttle you are doing fine! I put a 12T in one of my Blasts and at full throttle it is not very stable. Don
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    Go with the Spartan, much faster and more stable...

    Go with the Spartan, much faster and more stable at speed.
    I put a 12T in one of my blasts and it is on the edge at full throttle and much slower than my spartan with 4s battery's.
    The blast...
  11. Thread: Boat Season!

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    I have 3 blasts. One with the 12t motor. It is a...

    I have 3 blasts. One with the 12t motor. It is a bit squirely at full throttle! Don
  12. IMO; for sure the rest of my life(74 years old)...

    IMO; for sure the rest of my life(74 years old) and maybee the rest of your life. don
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    I may be wrong but 155 f. is not overheating by...

    I may be wrong but 155 f. is not overheating by most standards. 160f is the acceptable high temp. Mine are mostly brushed motors. If I run in the grass it reaches 160f before the battery runs down so...
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    Gearing and where you run are the main things. If...

    Gearing and where you run are the main things. If you run in grass or weeds you will have to run a shorter time or gear lower. Don
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    Same temp for ESC but normaly the ESC does not...

    Same temp for ESC but normaly the ESC does not get as hot as the motor. Don
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    Get a cheap IR thermometer. (Harbour Freight...

    Get a cheap IR thermometer. (Harbour Freight aprox $15) The generally agreed max safe max motor temp is 160 degrees F.
    Check your motors after a few minutes, when it reaches 160 stop for a while....
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    I am not sure the boat will handle brushless...

    I am not sure the boat will handle brushless speeds. The EX is considerably faster than the villian IV. I would consider converting to an EX. Don
  18. Thread: no activity?

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    My blast goes about 12 mph. I have the XL5 in 2...

    My blast goes about 12 mph. I have the XL5 in 2 of mine and use 2s lipos all the time with no problem. Don
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    As above. I use scotch tape to seal hull. works...

    As above. I use scotch tape to seal hull. works fairly good. A tiny bit of water is not a problem. Using reverse also increases the likelyhood of getting water in. Don
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    How many cells in new battery's? Don

    How many cells in new battery's? Don
  21. I have an old one. They had some motor/ESC...

    I have an old one. They had some motor/ESC problems originally but they have been fixed for a long time.
    If you have a photo the ESC should have "Castle" and "Traxxas" on the lable. Don
  22. Thread: no activity?

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    Maybe when spring comes we will get more...

    Maybe when spring comes we will get more activity. Don
  23. Thread: no activity?

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    no activity?

    why is there so little activity about the Blast and villain? I have a Spartan also but there are days when i do not want the blazing speed and anxiety that comes with it.
    Also not everyone has...
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    I have the Spartan. It can be unstable depending...

    I have the Spartan. It can be unstable depending on water conditions, set up and speed. i do not have the M41 so I can not say from experience but some consider it more stable. don
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    This is my theory about swollen batterys:...

    This is my theory about swollen batterys: Overheating caused by trying to draw more current than they are capable of supplying can cause swelling.
    This means that if you have a fast brushless...
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