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Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-25-2011, 12:16 PM Reply   
So we decided to strap my buddies brand new GoPro Hero on my Traxxas Spartan running two 3S 5000mah 40C Lipo packs. The boat does 50-55mph. Well after plowing through a group a geese the GoPro came loose after the boat got a bit squirly. Long story short the GoPro sunk like a rock to the bottom of Lady Bird Lake(formerly know as Town Lake) in downtown Austin. We decided to go back the next day to try to find it with just 3mm/2mm wetsuits on and googles. With the water temp at an even 50 degrees it was nearly unbearable free diving at depths of 15feet without a neoprene hood and gloves/booties. Luckily a University of Texas student witnessed the GoPro go down and happened to be a scuba instructer. After giving it a shot ourselves we called him to the rescue. He spent about 10 minutes on the bottom on the lake and sucessfully found it!

http://vimeo.com/19156526
Old    Matt (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-25-2011, 12:22 PM Reply   
Thats cool
Old    Luke Jones (WRider)      Join Date: Jan 2011       01-25-2011, 12:28 PM Reply   
Awesome video! Did it still work after you found it?
Old    McGavin (Shooter)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-25-2011, 12:30 PM Reply   
Those geese must hate you
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-25-2011, 12:33 PM Reply   
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Awesome video! Did it still work after you found it?
Yes - it was in a waterproof housing. We never stopped to think it didnt float though....oops
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-25-2011, 12:34 PM Reply   
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Those geese must hate you
hey...i could have fired a 10 gauge at them...
Old    Luke Jones (WRider)      Join Date: Jan 2011       01-25-2011, 12:38 PM Reply   
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hey...i could have fired a 10 gauge at them...
Maybe that's the next thing you need to mount on the Spartan
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       01-25-2011, 12:40 PM Reply   
Very cool video
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-25-2011, 12:43 PM Reply   
Before



After

Old    Shawn B (ShawnB)      Join Date: Oct 2010       01-25-2011, 12:44 PM Reply   
I put a marine key float on my waterproof housing to avoid this scenario. Great video!
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       01-25-2011, 12:48 PM Reply   
Similar result while snowboarding (I leash mine now):

Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-25-2011, 1:50 PM Reply   
That's a cool video! Glad you got it back!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-25-2011, 4:19 PM Reply   
That was fun to watch!

Gopros are tough as nails. Mine so far has taken a crash on the race track from my street bike, where the bike tumbled at about 80 mph. Plus it has been smacked off of my dirtbike helmet at about 30 mph by a tree branch. Nothing seems to hurt it.

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Old    Peter Uehlin (peter19u)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-25-2011, 4:38 PM Reply   
How do you like the spartan. Picked one up a few weeks ago but haven't tried it yet. Are you having any overheating problems
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-25-2011, 4:57 PM Reply   
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How do you like the spartan. Picked one up a few weeks ago but haven't tried it yet. Are you having any overheating problems
Running 4S total i have no temp problems - runs very cool. Running all out balls to the wall on a huge 6S pack the ESC will go into thermal. However this may be do a dry flex shaft. I finally lubed it today after several runs. You need to lube it after every pack you run with the Traxxas oil or get some flex shaft grease which should hold up much longer. I ran a 6s 20c, totaling 8000mah and didnt not over heat but it did get very hot.
Old    Peter Uehlin (peter19u)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-25-2011, 5:00 PM Reply   
That's what I've been hearing. I idid the water intake upgrade so we'll see how that works. What flex shaft grease would you recommend. Just ordered some new Lipos so I can't wait to take it out.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-25-2011, 5:43 PM Reply   
Your LHS should have flex shaft grease - doesn't really matter which brand. What Lipos did you order?
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-25-2011, 6:00 PM Reply   
Which water intake upgrade did you do? Send me the link. Unfortunately I don't think this will help the problem. They should have made this 5s setup in my opinion.
Old    Peter Uehlin (peter19u)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-26-2011, 11:49 AM Reply   
I opened up the water intake and ran thicker tubing to the motor and esc and teed it. If that doesnt work im going to get a bigger cooling jacket. Tons of info over here:

http://traxxas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?81-Spartan
Old    Peter Uehlin (peter19u)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-26-2011, 12:01 PM Reply   
I ordered two of these http://www.hobbypartz.com/gensace3s40c.html and two of these Turnigy nano-tech 5000mah 3S 45~90C Lipo Pack to compare
Old    Rob Flaherty (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       01-26-2011, 12:29 PM Reply   
Nice turns on the snowboard video. And on the RC boat, I cant believe you found that thing. Nice work
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-26-2011, 6:21 PM Reply   
Pure comedy here:

stang_killa_ss calls me his buddy yet 40 minutes later calls me a douche... classy my friend

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showt...78#post2887978

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