This jet boat drive is hand finished and precision CNC machined from billet alloy and comes complete with impeller system and vector thrust system. A powerful and exciting way to power bigger R/C boats.
very few metals will hold up to salt water other than Marine Grade Brass. however if the drive is flushed with fresh water and the entire boat cleaned well, (should be done anyway) then salt water should not be a problem. I would be more concerned with electrical components. (waterproof everything!) would be a blast in the surf! and yeah, generally Alloy would mean Aluminum but hopefully shafts and bearings (bushings) would be made of stainless steel / brass, as galling of similar metals would be a problem. call customer service, I'm sure they should have that info.
Have just recievied my jetpump. Would have given it 5 stars but there is no instruction sheet that should have an exploded view with all relevant parts & number. The unit is very well made and looks more impressive than the picture posted of it. Perfectly finnished and spins over smoothly by hand. All parts fit and move together very well. Highly rate this item. Well worth the long wait for it. Hope parts will be available. Need spare impellor & stator for any misshaps. Well done HK. A fine bit of CNC work.
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Received mine too, the finish is ok. The strengh of the hull is 2mm aluminium. The scews on the bottomplate are still not countersunk, but you can easily make them. Sadly the hull is not 100pcnt waterproof, you have to disasseble the jetdrive and make some sealing. But still, the overall quality of the drive is ok, but for the price I expected more.
here some pics of the drive and www.link
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have received 1 of the 2 pump i've ordered, very impressive looking unit still constructing hull, so I can't check for leaks yet, impeller spins freely, as mentioned by someone else the screws conecting the grate to the pump would have been better if they we're countersunk, but that can be overcome. overall a very good unit (just got to get my hands on the other one).
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I have 2 of these pumps.... one of them is for sale if you cant wait for stock to come back in.
untouched in box ! ..... have no need for the 2nd one as my twin project is no more.
$260 US shipping ?
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It arrived after paying the douane in the Netherlands .
When i opened the box , i was a little bit dissapointed .
There was a gap between the 2 halves of the JET .
Near the bearings the gap was more than 1mm .
I measered the gap and took a knife and sissers and made a gasget 0,6mm thick .
I sealed it with silicon and so it fits and seals perfect .
Bearings are now good in place .
I will use the JET with a geared 49cc .
15000 rpm on the jet 10000rpm on the motor .
Motor is a tuned pocket-bike (gag ) engine 49cc .