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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. pavmentsurfer's Avatar
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    Spartan on 4S... will it live?

    So, I want a Spartan... but ive been watching and waiting for the cooling issues to be sorted out and I now have 2 questions... well, maybe more.

    I finally gave in and bought an Aquacraft UL-1 unlimited hydro. Its fun but its only even remotely stable if the lake is glass... I want a V-hull so I can run in 2-3 inch chop. Im running the boat on 4S and its probably running 35-40 tops... probably closer to 35.

    My question is can I run a Spartan TOTALLY STOCK with no mods on 4S and get 35-40 ish out of it with no heat issues? I dont want to go any faster than the UL-1 ive got... its more than fast enough. But im a Traxxas guy and would prefer to own a Spartan.

    My next question is, how do I know if I buy a new boat that its going to come with the new castle motor and speed control? Does the updated boat have a new part number? Or do I take my chances ordering from tower that ill get old stock with the older electronics?

    Thanks for the help guys. Id really like to have a Spartan that I could run 4S day to day and be happy but run 6S when I want to really impress the neighbours.

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    Yes it will live on 4s.
    New or old, who knows
    You'll get maybe 32, you can get more out of it with a larger prop, but then you're back to heat issues. The new system should work fine with it.
    However there is no "updated" electronics

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. pavmentsurfer's Avatar
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    Sweet, thanks guys. I'm selling some stuff and will likely be placing an order soon.

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