I found a deal on a used Neptune sub I could not pass up and decided to finally get one.
Like I said, late to the party as usual.
A lot of my friends have the sub and are quite happy with them.
Besides being a good beginner sub, they are a solid platform to base a build on or just for a knock around boat.
My plan is to hopefully some day wrap it in a different body.
(More on that later)
For now I want to just have some fun running her.
All my friends that have the sub decided to repaint the body a different color than the beautiful yellow it comes in.
Not naming names,
I have decided not to change the looks and concentrate on the guts. Or more specifically the motor.
The one problem I think the sub suffers from is power or lack of it.
The others have actually done a good job adding a larger prop to take more advantage of the high torque low RPM motor that it comes with.
A 1.5" prop and 6000 RPM do not move a sub with a profile of a rounded brick very well.
But in the subs defense a slow speed makes it better for beginners and the small prop is very fuel efficient as the stock battery is only 2200MA.
But hey not being known myself for slow watercraft I need more power. (Cue the evil laughter)
No comment Mr Pita.
I have attacked the power issue on two fronts.
First adding a fan type pump jet prop I had in my parts bin.
Second was adding a Venom 60 turn rock crawler motor in place of the stock 550 can motor.
Even though the motor is actually smaller in size than the stock motor the power output is much higher and the RPM is 12000.
The installation was basically plug and play too and was very easy.
Now doing this mod means my run time on a 2200 battery basically went in the crapper.
But not to fear I have also added a larger 5000 MA Lipo battery.
This also being done by most of my friends to increase there run times.
Now just because I have this extra power does not mean I have to use it.
Or does it.