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Thread: X2/900 build

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    Re: X2/900 build

    Today I was able to mock the engine and get a idea of how things will fit before assembly. i WASTED time on the foam thinking it would actually make a difference untill i realized that my exhaust will also hit the foam and need to be almost entirely removed on the left side, anyways it came out great at least. i put on my sponsons, cut out some areas on the hull to get my dash fill to fit properly. I also went to home depot to gather parts for my trim set up. ill work on that tomorrow or in a few days
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    Re: X2/900 build

    still waiting on my crank, got bored and put the engine together, i still need to figure out a color to paint this, or leave it raw and clearcoat it, the clearance is perfect too
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    Re: X2/900 build

    NICE !

    Only problem I see is that you're going to have problems with sealing the case and driving the impeller, without a crank. My vote is, turn the engine into a pulse jet and go with real jet propulsion ��

    Seriously though. Looking good. I love how clean a blasted engine looks. I like the raw and clear coat idea. The trouble is there are so many great colour options .

    I haven't looked into them much, but you can get wood grain and all sorts of other textures of powder coating. I have a set of bike pedals that are done in wood powder and it looks legit.

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    Re: X2/900 build

    So my engine is off to cerakote , and now im thinking about my trim situation, i like the spacer i picked up from here to get my nozzle to clear the rear of the hull, i dont want to cut anything if its not necessary. does anyone know if anyone sells cable extensions for the steering and trim cable? they look to be the same thread and pitch count? my crank is on its way here so ill have more to update soon

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    Re: X2/900 build

    I can't wait to see it. Your build is turning out awesome.

    I'm not sure about the extensions, but I think both cables are M5 x .8 thread.

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    Re: X2/900 build

    got the engine back from being cerakoted clear over the bare aluminum , i like it, time to assemble!
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    Re: X2/900 build

    That looks so good. I knew I was going to like it, but that is way better than I thought. So clean looking.

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    Re: X2/900 build

    i need help setting the studs for the head. how deep go these set? what tool should i use? i used the 2 nut system but that doesnt seem to work good, as of now all my studs are set at different depths, i have the owners manuel and i cant find anything about this

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    Re: X2/900 build

    The studs should all go in snug to the shoulder of the stud. There should be a rounded end and one end that is kinda convex or more square. The squared / convex side usually goes into the thread with the rounded side left out for the nut.

    Make sure to chase all the threads out with a tap before threading anything into them, and clean up all of your studs on a wire wheel. This takes time but it will save you a lot of headache.

    You can use the two nut set up in a few ways. If you have stubborn studs, it is a good idea to use a ratchet and closed end of a wrench to tighten the nuts together pretty tight. Once you have done that, use the ratchet to drive the studs in. Then use the open end of the wrench to hold the bottom nut while loosening the top nut with a socket / ratchet. Just put the studs in snug. They should not be torqued or it could damage the top of the threads in the aluminum.

    This next part is not recommended in any manual, but I always toss some assembly oil, grease or even low strength loctite on the threads to try to stop them from sticking in there, and help them go in smoothly. Worst things that can happen is that when you disassemble it next time, the stud comes out... no big deal.

    But yeah. I think the biggest thing is to chase out the threads with a tap, blow the debris from the holes and make sure your studs are wire wheeled off.

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