Jet powered Flying Saucer?

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Build a flying Saucer with an outboard or a jetski motor?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:59 am

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goodwyrd
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Jet powered Flying Saucer?

Post by goodwyrd » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:59 am

I'm building a flying saucer and I'm considering using jet power. Does anyone have any thoughts or concerns with this.

Ihaven't really gotten started witht the build, is there anything I should be careful of while building?

Thanks for all of your help!
Take your time...the time it takes to fix your "shortcuts" ends up twice as long as if you'd done it right in the first place!

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Post by leakcheck » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:24 pm

Go for the jet !!!!!!!!

Steve

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Post by goodwyrd » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:17 pm

but what I'm wondering about are the problems I'll be facing
Take your time...the time it takes to fix your "shortcuts" ends up twice as long as if you'd done it right in the first place!

upspirate

Post by upspirate » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:12 am

Lots,based from other guys posts.Not sure if the Saucer could stand the extra weight,but a jet unit out of a small jet boat like a Sea Raider or Jazz would be easier I think as far as alignment problems & not having to build a tunnel intake.Frankly,I'm surprised that I haven't seen anyone going this route on any builds

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Post by steve crawford » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:08 am

Frame spacing between #1 and the transome. I lengthend the distance on my TNT. The mods seem to be the same on all the hulls. Just go for it.

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Post by leakcheck » Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:10 pm

Goodwyrd, you are thinking jetski motor..not a jet propulsion system correct?

Steve

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Post by steve crawford » Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:42 pm

I hope so he is in the jet ski power forum.

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Post by marksa1458 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:44 pm

Wonder why no one builds the dyno jet - as this is specifically designed for a jet ski motor.....
Both the below websites detail my build progress.

http://dynojet.fateback.com/Index.htm
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http://www.geocities.com/marksa1458/

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Post by steve crawford » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:41 am

Good question Andy. If I had it to do over again I would.
And I would try to add to the length by extending the back part where
the ply seems to become more straight.
What do you think Andy, could it be lengthned ?

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Post by leakcheck » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:04 am

What do you mean ?? I am building the DYno Jet...(Well, I havent started yet...I have the plans does that count?)

Steve

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Post by marksa1458 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:09 pm

The official word from the website about lengthing/shortening:

Can the hull be extended or shortened? No. We also do not recommend increasing the beam.

For me - extending the boat and additional 6 inches would have made a big difference for me installing the engine...
Both the below websites detail my build progress.

http://dynojet.fateback.com/Index.htm
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http://www.geocities.com/marksa1458/

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