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Offline Brass_Machine

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RC Speed boat
« on: September 02, 2008, 02:55:44 PM »
Spent the holiday weekend at my in-laws lake house. Their neighbor had a neat toy... a dual battery cigarette style RC boat. Man, that thing could get up and move. It got me to thinking tho... how cool would it be to build a custom one with a CF body?

So that set the gears in motion for a winter/spring build. I think after I complete the CNC router, I may just have to design a foam plug to be cut on it. use the foam plug to make a mold and from that, a CF boat. i would really use it for anything but to terrorize the fish and turtles in the lake. Now the key question is this... gas or electric? I may not be able to use gas because of the regulations on the lake. But if I were to do electric... how do I make it fast?

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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 03:06:36 PM »
But if I were to do electric... how do I make it fast?

Eric

Start by looking at Tower Hobbies web site or check out a few of the forums. Here's one that may give you some ideas on electrc.

http://www.rcairboats.net/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=3389af4cf9ba99162e8667c42272f092

It's a direct link to their electric powerd boat threads. May fine some useful info plus links to other hobby catalog sites.

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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 10:01:33 AM »
Eric,

For the last forty years, model boats was a passion of mine, from high speed i/c engined monsters to true scale and steam boats.

For one of the best model boat sites, you have to try here.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php

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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 10:11:13 AM »
Thanks for the link John!

This one has been put on the back burner for a few months. At least I have the time now to design it.

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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 11:17:58 AM »
I have to second john's recommendation on the forum great place. they have water cooled electric motors for the go fast crowd,and all many of things. Great stuff

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/portal.php?id=6is another US based, one They have separate go fast forums for electrics.
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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 02:11:26 PM »
Thanks Glen!

I do have a membership at paddleducks. I hope to build a couple of RC ships (along with a plane or 2 and even a zepplin type model)

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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 11:24:01 PM »
I have seen some clips of some FAST electric boats.

This clip is a tunnel hull race looking boat.
Its funny cause when he taps the throttles at first.. it sounds like someone is hitting the boat with a large hammer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUzstyN2ujU

Pretty Fast boat..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMoLFdmECHw

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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 12:12:16 AM »
 :bugeye:

wow.

The 1st video cracked me up... he was running circles around the swans at first, they just didn't seem to care!

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Re: RC Speed boat
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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 08:19:36 AM »
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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 09:19:51 AM »
That first run was done at the same time of day that Donald Campbell did his final run in Bluebird. As a sort of testament to him.


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Re: RC Speed boat
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 01:05:03 PM »
That was amazing John. There's model boats and then there's MODEL BOATS !!!!  Brilliant - - Coniston ?

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