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Just wanted to let everyone know that we ran the boat tonight for over 40 minutes and still had 2/3's of a tank left. What an awesome boat and gas is the way to go. The boat will easily do 50MPH out of the box with the M5 conversion. We did have the driver(little orange guy) fall out of boat and we were able to save his life thanks to the boat running over him and my young boy using a stick to pull the little orange guy on shore. SW

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Comment by Jun Mangahas on October 15, 2010 at 4:01pm
I am glad you are enjoying it. What prop are you using?
Comment by Steven A. Watkins on October 15, 2010 at 6:04pm
I am using std prop 70mm I think 2 blade. Any sugestions???
Comment by Jun Mangahas on October 15, 2010 at 8:59pm
Try an RMB 703. It will lessen your prop walk to the right. You will need to slightly re-tune.
Comment by Steven A. Watkins on October 16, 2010 at 3:23am
Hey, I got a question. On this team pro, the futaba throttle servo when I push on it with my hand it makes a stripping noise. I will turn but a little pressure by my hand starts the stripping noise. This boat has had a lot of problems, and now this. I am excited for the my new Super G, hopefully I will have better luck as this Team pro has been a disaster, wish I could trade it in, cause I would. Thanks, SW Now I am going to have to buy new servos as the ones in the boat came stripped. Wish I could get a new Servo, since this one has been a lemon.
Comment by Jun Mangahas on October 16, 2010 at 12:22pm
Dude, no offence but I do not know the history of your servo but why are you turning your servo by hand unless you are just testing it (I hope)? First off let me state that I do not cheerlead for anyone nor will I be politically demeaned or involved in any discussion.

If your boat did not work from the beginning you should have consulted with the hobby shop you bought it from. Most hobby shops will bend backwards to help their client specially the shop that you bought it from because they also manufactured it too. Remember you are also on his website. If you had bought the servo from WHH ask them if they will warranty it and if not it because they do not really have too. It is your job to chase FUTABA for warranty with your receipt. Now, onto the subject.

Why servos hum or strip;
-the servo is up against what it cannot do. Servos should be trim set to throw only enough to do its job. Set the servo that it allows full opening of the carb without the extra throw and never hold it down for more than 2 – 3 minutes pegged at a time. Remember, you do have to turn or avoid others from hitting or being hit by them. Analogy – imagine you are pushing a door to open with all your might past the 3 minute mark, you will definitely get tired and make a noise or get lazy and yet all you really needed to do was turn the door knob and push the door open with your finger. This is the same with the servo.
-wrong trim settings. As with the above, when using a failsafe on your throttle servo, trim or set it that when you do loose the signal that it will not close the carb passed it closing point as it might obviously take you time to get your signal back which can cost you a bent carb shaft or replace a tired servo for that matter.
-stripped gears. Servos from the manufacturers go through QI where it is torqued down and tested before shipment. Gears strips because the servo horn was not tightened down onto the spline with the supplied screw causing the carb not to fully open and or in time cause wear on the spline and servo horn. An aftermarket anodized aluminum horn was purchased and it came with a longer screw causing it to contact the servo motor shaft to hum and or pull the spline off the shaft. Servo was opened by owner for whatever reasoning be it water proofing or curiosity and the 4 hold down screws were never torqued down properly or the gears fell out and set in wrong causing the gears to slip then fail.
-glitch and hum. Servos glitch or hum due to water penetration caused by dunking or condensation. If your servos are clean and free of water as well as your receiver (RX), then replace your battery pack with a rechargeable NiMh, LiPo, LiFe, pack no less than 1600 mA at 6 V and definitely seal your radio boxes.

There are more but these are only few important ones and always turn your TX on first before you turn on your RX then RX off, TX off = No Run Away. I have been there and done that.

I am the 10th year of my 2nd childhood and I refuse to grow up…


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