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HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« on: August 19, 2015, 02:25:46 PM »

While I'm waiting for Wind....!
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51662.0.html

Lets have a go with this beastie!



http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__57338__Quanum_Aquaholic_Brushless_Deep_V_Racing_Boat_740mm_ARR_.html

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The Quanum Aquaholic is the ultimate Deep V Racing Boat offering high speed, excellent handling and killer good looks. The vibrant race inspired paint scheme and expertly applied decals are sure to turn heads wherever you go!

A potent watercooled brushless power system comes pre-installed providing extreme power to the prop. The motor is an outrunner which produces massive amounts of torque. This allows the boat to get on step almost instantly upon hitting the throttle. The precision machined alloy rudder and pre-installed high torque steering servo makes for crisp steering response and keeps the boat upright during hard cornering.

The hull is constructed from lightweight yet durable ABS - this is where the Aquaholic differs from the others. The hull has a beautifully painted gloss finish just like fiberglass, yet it's offered at a much lower cost. The decals are applied before the final clear coat, sealing them from the elements and providing a top quality look.

This boat will be ready to run in about 10 minutes after opening the box thanks to the high level of pre-assembly. You will simply need to bolt on the rudder and propeller, connect the steering linkage, install your receiver and you're ready to go!

This is hands down the most fun, exciting and easy to setup brushless race boat we've ever had our hands on here at the HobbyKing office, we know you'll love it too!

Features:
High performance watercooled brushless power system
Vibrant race inspired paint scheme
Lightweight ABS hull
High torque steering servo
3mm direct drive flex shaft
Powered by a 3S 2200mAh lipoly battery pack (sold separately)
Almost Ready to Run - simply add your own radio system and battery

Specs:
Overall Length: 740mm
Hull Length: 650mm
Beam: 180mm
Weight: 1140g (w/out battery)
Motor: Watercooled 2815 brushless outrunner (included)
ESC: 50A watercooled brushless (included)
Servo: High torque standard size (included)
Hull Material: ABS

Included:
Quanum Aquaholic Brushless Deep V Racing Boat (ARR)
All necessary hardware
User manual
Spare propeller
XT60 plug
Tools

Required:
2CH transmitter and receiver
3S 2200mAh lipoly battery
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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 12:17:58 AM »

..... %) "This boat will be ready to run in about 10 minutes after opening the box thanks to the high level of pre-assembly"  {-)

Are they the same in origin of minutes as are those curious Chinese amps?  O0

I reckon that would take me about {:-{ about 10 weeks .......Derek
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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 09:36:45 AM »


10 minutes may be a bit optimistic but certainly a leisurely hour.  :-))
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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 05:08:57 PM »


Still not had a chance to run the Bat1 again, I've still got a definite lack of wind!
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51662.msg534595.html#msg534595

So let have a closer look at the Almost Ready to Run Deep Vee Brushless boat.

Comes in in a nice strong box...













NB:  The beer bottle is for scale .....  and because Gazou doesn't like Coke!
 


 
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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 05:29:43 PM »

Comes in a nice strong box and well packed...









The is a bit small but extremely strong and once put together, IT I NOT COMING APART without the aid of a couple Army tanks!




   



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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 05:36:21 PM »

 
Excellent clean & slick lines....























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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 06:10:26 PM »

 
Nice clean and efficient looking internals.










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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 07:21:58 PM »

Was this from international or uk warehouse? Looks a fun boat

Have you had it on the water yet
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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 09:05:54 PM »

Mine came from HK.

Hope to get her bum wet this week!
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 09:50:51 PM »

I see by pic 5 that you've already changed the kinked plastic tube on the ESC to silicone!   :-))

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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 09:55:43 PM »


Well spotted that man!

I also upgraded it to thick wall tubing I had laying around..... which I found after a 2 hour search of the attic!  >:-o

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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 10:19:26 AM »

Might just be the light but is the area where the hull meets the shaft watertight?

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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2015, 10:38:49 AM »

TugCowboy Usually they are sealed inside by means of hot glue gun or similar already done for you.

Martin I take it from the pics that you got the cat as well to play with


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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2015, 10:57:15 AM »


TB, I'll post photos tonight of the insides.

Stav, I think your right about the sealant, can't remember at the moment.
        No, no Cat but I'll ask!
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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2015, 08:19:49 PM »


As suspected, big dollop of... something   inboard!




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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2015, 08:43:33 PM »

Hot glue gun strikes again ha ha Same stuff they use on all the rtr stuff to hold esc down etc etc etc

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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2015, 08:51:17 PM »

 
As a keep eyed viewer spotted on Facebook, there is a kink in the water cooling silicon tube, on the ESC.
I was going to leave it 'stock'    but I'm not like that!
I knew I had some silicon tubing somewhere, a brief 3 hour hunt around the house and I found some in the attic!

I like the thick wall silicon tubing, you can tie a knot in it and it still doesn't kink!

No markings on the ESC... so we'll see how much punishment it can take!






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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 09:30:59 PM »


While taking photo, something started rattling around inside the hull, never a good thing!
An Allen screw dropped into view but I couldn't find out where it had fallen out from.
Eventually found it was from the rudder horn.




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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2015, 09:35:06 PM »


Back outside, the hull has two drain points.




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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2015, 09:39:41 PM »


The boat is sold 'Almost Ready to Run' so very few thing need to be fitted.
The yellow thing is a female XT60 connector, in case your batteries is a different type of connector.
XT60 are very common with the aero and quad copter boys.




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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2015, 10:05:17 PM »


Fitting the rudder is easy enough and nice fit.
The strut is plastic, the rudder is metal but it doesn't till upward.








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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2015, 10:18:06 PM »

ER what about fitting the prop before the rudder suerly you cant get it on after that has been fitted ????



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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2015, 10:34:57 PM »

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This looks like it has a cable shaft, if so, does the esc have reverse??? the cable unwinds inside the outer tube, when going the wrong way!!!!


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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2015, 10:48:28 PM »


The pickup pipe looked too near the prop hub so I decided to shorten it.
I toyed with the idea of drilling through  the plastic and pushing the pipe straight through but decided shortening was easier.... mistake!
There then followed a four hour hunt for my Dremel ( which also resulted in the house being relived of 2 black bags of 'rubbish' and 2 more bags for the charity shops! ). The pipe seems to be stainless steel as it was pretty hard to cut!








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Re: HobbyKing - Aquaholic!
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2015, 10:49:43 PM »

This looks like it has a cable shaft, if so, does the esc have reverse??? the cable unwinds inside the outer tube, when going the wrong way!!!!

Dunno!  Haven't started it up yet!
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