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bandido

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:27 am
by Gilbert
Any body know if there is any bandido builds currently going at this time. I am trying to decide between the bandido and the cruise missle. Trying to also decide which is more cost effective. Any help and suggestions would be great.

Re: bandido

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:11 pm
by jamundsen
Well I want to build either or both of them. I have the plans for the cruise missle and the study plans for the Bandido. I also want to finish the one I'm working on first. I really like the Cruise Missle so I think you should build that one so I can follow in your foot steps. I think the Bandido would be more cost effective as you need to keep the missle really light to be fast. I was looking at aluminum sbc blocks and a surface piecing drive for the missle. I think the cost would be high and the learning curve steep for the missle. But nobody else has one so you would be the first.

Re: bandido

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:00 am
by Gilbert
jamundsen wrote:Well I want to build either or both of them. I have the plans for the cruise missle and the study plans for the Bandido. I also want to finish the one I'm working on first. I really like the Cruise Missle so I think you should build that one so I can follow in your foot steps. I think the Bandido would be more cost effective as you need to keep the missle really light to be fast. I was looking at aluminum sbc blocks and a surface piecing drive for the missle. I think the cost would be high and the learning curve steep for the missle. But nobody else has one so you would be the first.


I think i am going to go ahead and start the cruise missle in the next month. I will be using jet drives along with two small block chevys. I like a challenge and i really like this boat. I have three years to complete it since my youngest will be off to college around then. We plan to relocate close to the ocean so i am going to give it a go.

Re: bandido

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:34 pm
by JasonC
Did either of you guys start your builds yet? I'm keen to follow someone else!!