Yesterday I brought the VOSPER to work, but there was no water in the pool so I went and found a nice place to try the boat out. This time I was using the two new 3s 600mAh. I was still using the 20mm propeller and the deck wasn't mounted. This time it also worked really well. It's a quite small boat, so it won't handle much waves. It went really fast for it's size. I didn't really dare to go full speed with the deck not mounted. I didn't get much water on the inside, but I did find a little, so I would like to have the deck mounted. The deck won't make it waterproof, but it will make it more resistant to the waves. The boat still handles really well After the test I set the rudder control to -50% EXP so I get smaller movements in the center but I still get the full movement at full stick input. That should make it easier to control the boat at high speed.
I did a little calculation about operating time: The max current draw from the motor is about 12A. My battery is 1200mAh. That would give me 1/10 hour of operation. That is 6 minutes at full speed...
Very soon I will make a test, where the deck is mounted to see how it behaves. I'll do that test before I fix the deck to the hull.
As it may be visible in the pictures I have made a new boat stand. It is much better than the one supplied with the kit and I believe it won't scratch the boat as the original one did It isn't perfect though but it will do.
As promised in the previous post I have made some pictures. Here they are: