Model boat

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Hoople, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Hoople

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    A little off topic but you hit a nerve!
     

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  2. grappleman

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    :):)
    ha yes yes yes . that is awesome. if we had to go off topic that is a fun direction to go. looks awesome. top speeds?
     
  3. glider

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    Love the Arenson type drive with the cleaver prop! :D
     
  4. Hoople

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    Yes it is fun! It's a Mono hull and so far top speed is 54mph using a Stalker radar.
    The Pro's can get that hull in the low 60's. But I am just a weekend worrier.:p
     
  5. grappleman

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    i love it. are they all bolt on attributes, or have you done some per hand modifications?
     
  6. Hoople

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    It only looks big but no, it's 47" and weights in at almost 17 lbs. It is amazing that the engine is only 1 cubic inch and it will fly on a calm day.
     
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    It is almost all custom. You start with a bare hull and install and modify almost everything. There are no directions for anything. You have 2 choices. Either copy someone's else work or blaze new territory. I would have to say in a completed boat there must be over 200 different specialty companies each making just that 1 special part you need. It's a crazy Hobby and just like anything there are people that take it to the absolute max.

    I am glad this Forum came along! :p
     
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    Hoople,

    If that PUPPY gets out of sight and too far away, Is there a HOMING device or how does that work....

    signed....BUBBIE:D
     
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    Very Cool !!
     
  10. Hoople

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    Some people build boats with no safety at all. To me that is crazy. On this one, I can kill the engine from shore or if I loose radio range, the engine will kill on its own. It's best to keep it within 100 yards or so. :s