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apennicardwood1

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Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« on: August 13, 2012, 06:46:13 PM »

Hi All
This is my Viper S i got it from ebay for 20 as it was missing a bit, the batt cover.
I would like to put on here the rebuild and upgrading that i am going to do to this boat, hope you will all like what i am doing.

Ok now in the first step this is the boat (sorry about the car, i was trying to use it as scale but everyone was asking how big is the car..)

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Next i made a stand for the boat to sit on out of some packing that i use at work.

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Now i have got as far as making a mold to make the batt cover.

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I will post more as i do it.
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 09:45:16 PM »

Looks like an interesting project. Certainly an unusual-looking vessel.

Judging by the pictures I have seen online of the original batt cover, the fitment was really poor, so your home-moulded one will no doubt be an improvement.

What upgrades are you planning?
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 07:23:23 AM »

I am planning on put a ALIGN 500MX Brushless Motor (1600KV) and 100A Brushless Motor Speed Controller RC ESC Water Cool with a 3600mAh 50C Max 55C 6S 6-Cell 22.2 Volt RC LiPo Li-Poly. I will also change the radio gear of my Turnigy X9.

What do you think?
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 11:13:36 PM »

Should go like stink! Do keep us posted as the project progresses. Are you going to try to reproduce the vertical fins on the original cover, or go for a different look?
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 05:39:25 AM »

They had an old episode of the Gadget show on TV here last night and this boat was in it.... breifly
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 07:05:10 AM »

I hope i will go like stink too, and no i'm not going to reproduce the fins i know its how the boat came out of the box but i think it makes it look a bit tacky. I was going to go with a stream line look.
I will get some pics as i go.

They had an old episode of the Gadget show on TV here last night and this boat was in it.... breifly
Do you know what they said about the Viper S on the Gadget Show?
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 07:40:07 AM »

It got a mention and was in a selection of boats they had to choose from, but was quickly discounted as it was "unsuitable" for the challenge at hand... they ended up using a King of shaves cat and a Traxxas deep V
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 07:31:36 PM »

It got a mention and was in a selection of boats they had to choose from, but was quickly discounted as it was "unsuitable" for the challenge at hand... they ended up using a King of shaves cat and a Traxxas deep V
Thats cool thanks, if they had what im going to make they may have changed there minds.  {-)
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Re: Viper S Rebuild and Upgrade..
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 06:15:22 AM »

Hi all
Just a small update, i tryed the boat in the water at the weekend and found that the rudder dose not very much at all unless it is moving fast. I was thinking of moving the rudder in line with the prop.

If i move it will it help and is there a min distance the rudder should be from the prop?

Oh and i also found that the boat try's to sink quite fast as there is a split in one of the wings  :embarrassed:
this is the next thing to fix.
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