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Ericehess

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Hey all. I'm upgrading my Vector SR48 with a bigger shaft and 35mm metal prop(plus 4000kv motor and 60A quickrun esc) and ran into an issue. The prop will hit the rudder on big turns. I can either cut the driveshaft and outside driveshaft sleeve a quarter inch or find a way to extend a bit and have prop past the rudder. Is it a bad idea to have the propellor past the rudder? Will this cause poor turning or excessive shaking and overall instability? I'd rather not cut part of the boat off if I dont have to. Thanks for any info.
 

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I look at ways to extend rudder arm bracket so I can move rudder beyond props you can have prop past rudder ..having a rudder past prop is easier it will also increase the way it turns it should make boat turn sharper..
 
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Ericehess

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I look at ways to extend rudder arm bracket so I can move rudder beyond props you can have prop past rudder ..having a rudder past prop is easier it will also increase the way it turns it should make boat turn sharper..
Thanks for the info, I figured that was not a good idea bit wanted to be sure. I think moving the rudder out would be more difficult than shortening the driveshaft.
 

Ericehess

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Never mind, got the esc connections soldered and hooked up the receiver and servo and the rudder wont hit the prop..have a quarter inch to spare at full turn..sweet! Thanks
 

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