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My latest boat builds

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:04 pm
by vupilot
Thought you guys might like to see my latest boats I have been building. They are of a little bit smaller scale than the Zip but the hydroplane is probably faster, check the video links below the pictures.

1939 Presidents Cup winner, Miss Canada III
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Video of it running. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1BpTw3BvPU

Vintage Shovel-Nose Hydroplane
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Here is video of the first couple test runs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tumjTCs_ ... e=youtu.be

Still working on the r/c Glen-L Zip
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Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:19 pm
by TUGMYWAY
Very well done! Love the speed of the hydro!
You want to ? race? 8)

Just playing.
If I get to one of the G'ssss we could put on a show? Well you could put on a great show! :oops:
Randy

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:30 am
by areame
Cool projects. Any idea on the speed of the hydroplane?

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:30 am
by areame
Cool projects. Any idea on the speed of the hydroplane?

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:26 am
by BayouBengal
I just knew you had to be building something, and now we know. The boats all look great. Will the scale model Zip also be powered?

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:26 am
by vupilot
I haven't put a GPS on the Hydroplane but based off others that have I know its gotta be in the high 30's or right around 40mph tops. Maybe I should put my cell phone inside it with the GPS on next time and find out for sure.

Yes, the mini Zip will be powered with a Aquacraft EP-1 electric outboard on 7 cells. The battery should just fit under the seat base. http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/prodde ... h-aqub7861

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:32 am
by thudpucker
Good on ya! I'd be proud of those builds too.

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:31 pm
by red
Chris are you running a lipo battery in the hydro and if so what size 2,3,or4 cell and if not think what it will do on a 3cell 3200 or 4000 lipo

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:18 pm
by rbrandenstein
Pretty cool. What happens if it flips over? Does it ruin the motor or does it sink?

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:49 pm
by vupilot
Red, I am running two, 2s Lipo's in series for 4s=14.8 volts, 5000mah.

Bob,
The motor and electronic speed controller are water proof and water cooled as well via a pickup hole in the rudder. The batteries are hard cased and insulated. The radio receiver is not protected so it is wrapped tightly in a plastic baggy and the wires/antenna tightly zip tied where they exit the baggy.

Most of the extra bare space inside the boat I have cut foam to fit. So it should have positive floatation. The hatch has foam in it too should it come off in a flip. The hatch also gets taped in place along the seams when running with a strong clear tape similar to basic scotch tape. So in a normal flip it will not leak and if it does you just pour it out, re-tape and continue running, no damage done.

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:39 am
by SeaPea
They look like so much fun!! Well done!

Re: My latest boat builds

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:44 pm
by JasonG
Very cool!!
Looks like you need a bigger pond :D


Jason