Can someone with experience and ownership please give me some advice and information on this boat.
I am thinking about picking one up to do simi-custom build. Gutting the jull. Then laying up the interior with Carbon Kevlar.
Next step would be replacing engine and esc with a hobby wing 180 Leopard 4082 along with motor mount and everything else inside.
My main concern is the quality of the actual boat hull? is this thing worth the project. It would be nice to have the stock electronics and hardware as spares, but I really dont want to order this from HK if the finish is trash, and the hull will require as much work as a new raw hull from elsewhere. thanks guys
hi I didn't buy my genesis from HK I got it off of ebay a ready to run version with everything 3000mah 20-30c lipo, turnigy charger 2s-3s,radio system with 2 channel,esc 100Amp stock motor with 4mm flex drive and 38mm copper prop, and hardware. the boat is solid very well painted the stickers have clear coat over them so no worry about them coming off and with this stock setup my boat is doing 40mph easy run time with a single 3000mah lipo is 10-15mins depending on how hard you run it in the straights and when the battery is dead the motor,esc,battery is barely warm to touch so its cooling really good but I want to upgrade to leopard motor for more speed lol.
Hello HK, you can say to me if the decoration of this hull is painted or made by stickers? If she made by stickers are they over varnished to avoid their tearing? I have several boats stickers of which came loose at the end of some runs, it is not good. Thank you!
Unfortunately, the comment field is a bit short - so i have to keep it short:
- Problems found so far, did three test runs up to now and the boat is still not watertight:
- Almost no grease in shaft
- Rudder Screws not watertightened, needed to take off rudder
- Engine cooling jacket not sealed off properly at connector
- Drive dog contained had issue of not screwing in close enough to the holder, so mod is needed on shaft
- Leaking next to shaft at chassis
- Trough-hole for water hose not glued in
- Antenna screw loose and not watertight.
Pretty disappointing, needs a lot of DIY work..
same happen with me (Almost no grease in shaft - Rudder Screws not watertightened, needed to take off rudder - Engine cooling jacket not sealed off properly at connector - Drive dog contained had issue of not screwing in close enough to the holder, so mod is needed on shaft - Leaking next to shaft at chassis - Trough-hole for water hose not glued in - Antenna screw loose and not watertight. Pretty disappointing, needs a lot of DIY work..)
Ciao,è* uno scafo abbastanza diffuso, se non cerchi prestazioni da record puoi tranquillamente utilizzarlo così* come ti arriva a patto di ingrassare(grasso per nautica) la trasmissione e controllare che tutte le viti siano strette a dovere ,un minimo di conoscenza almeno sull'uso del regolatore di velocità* che dovrai settare in base alle batterie,per iniziare ti consiglio delle 3S 11,1volt 4000-5000mah 40-60C per avere una buona autonomia ed evitare sovrascariche,munisciti di una colla epossidica rapida per rinforzare i supporti servo e motore .Tieni comunque presente che qualche piccola modifica dovrai farla ,magari iscriviti ad un forum di modellismo tipo baronerosso dove troverai consigli e aiuto in caso di dubbi.
received my boat a few weeks ago and have only been able to run it twice after my first run and everything hot as hell i noticed that it didnt seem to be flowing enough water to cool thing. i inspected everything from on end to the other and ended up changing the hoses inside the hull to a larger diameter and in the rudder the small plastic plug on the bottom was pushed up and blocking the intake holes. removed the plug and just used some epoxy to close the hole again. ran it again and everything is cool to the touch. check yours before you burn something up.
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I just got my boat. look better then pictures! thank you hobbyking!!
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EXCELLENT HULL, HANDLES AS WELL AS THE APPARITION. sLIGHTLY WIDER AND TURNS SLIGHTLY BETTER WITH SPEED.
Beautiful factory paint, and great upgrade capability. Just need more of them, My buddy wants one to run too.
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Excellent looking rig awsome will buy more/ AAAplusplusplusplusplusplus tops for serviceAAplusplusplus
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Just got mine today and going to call it a prototype and hope for better in the future. Nice hull & paint but not too sure about the electronics. The included esc would only make the motor "stutter". I plugged in my Turnigy 120 marine esc and solved that problem. Motor looks like a Fiego but heats up quickly like a KB45. Wish it was available as an undrilled hull. If you're going to sell it complete rig it with the Turnigy please.