My latest boat builds

Topics not covered by another category.

Moderator: Bill Edmundson

Post Reply
User avatar
vupilot
Posts: 3688
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:36 am
Location: Indy
Contact:

My latest boat builds

Post 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
DSCN2008.JPG
Video of it running. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1BpTw3BvPU

Vintage Shovel-Nose Hydroplane
20130810_214123.jpg
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
DSCN1892.JPG

User avatar
TUGMYWAY
Posts: 393
Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:44 pm
Location: Glendale,AZ
Contact:

Re: My latest boat builds

Post 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

User avatar
areame
Posts: 180
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:13 pm
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contact:

Re: My latest boat builds

Post by areame »

Cool projects. Any idea on the speed of the hydroplane?

User avatar
areame
Posts: 180
Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:13 pm
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contact:

Re: My latest boat builds

Post by areame »

Cool projects. Any idea on the speed of the hydroplane?

User avatar
BayouBengal
Posts: 1127
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:29 am
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Re: My latest boat builds

Post 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?

User avatar
vupilot
Posts: 3688
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:36 am
Location: Indy
Contact:

Re: My latest boat builds

Post 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

User avatar
thudpucker
Posts: 1291
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:31 pm
Location: Cullman AL

Re: My latest boat builds

Post by thudpucker »

Good on ya! I'd be proud of those builds too.

red
Posts: 612
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:54 pm
Location: Milner Ga.

Re: My latest boat builds

Post 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

User avatar
rbrandenstein
Posts: 848
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:51 pm
Location: O'Fallon, MO

Re: My latest boat builds

Post by rbrandenstein »

Pretty cool. What happens if it flips over? Does it ruin the motor or does it sink?
________________
Bob
Completed Malahini (launched 6/24/2012)
http://bobsboatbuild.blogspot.com/

User avatar
vupilot
Posts: 3688
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:36 am
Location: Indy
Contact:

Re: My latest boat builds

Post 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.

User avatar
SeaPea
Posts: 143
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:01 am
Location: Rotorua, NZ

Re: My latest boat builds

Post by SeaPea »

They look like so much fun!! Well done!
Craig

SUP
Riviera

JasonG
Posts: 170
Joined: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:24 pm
Location: Camilla GA

Re: My latest boat builds

Post by JasonG »

Very cool!!
Looks like you need a bigger pond :D


Jason

Post Reply

Return to “Miscellaneous”