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    RE: Fastest Engine

    That was impressive. In the real old days, when we had a bad day at the field, we would say, "I'm going to buy a boat". Now I know what they really meant.


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    RE: Fastest Engine


    ORIGINAL: hooty301

    Well guys heres a little water vid during some testing. The wind wouldnt let up, making the water a little too choppy for my liking.

    http://rcuvideos.com/video/Testing-rigger-90-Jett
    I finally had a chance to see this video at home.....

    Thats insaine dude

    Sorta like running a 410 sprint car on a 1/4 mile track
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Holy cow, that is impressive! I like the fact that you need a launch brace and you that need to keep the speed up for floatation. It shows that you are pushing the envelope by minimising displacement to a bare minimum. I agree that pond is not big enough to do your boat justice. What prop pitch and diameter are you using in the video?

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Im glad you like it fellows

    Still plenty more tweaking planned, running a 11/7 in the vid. Im getting it ready for a airboat meeting/race were having first week of September in NC, Ill let you guys know how it goes.

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Were rooting for ya!

    I don't think you'll need much help if you can keep it floating
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Have you had a chance to really open it up yet? [8D][8D][&:]
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Were rooting for ya!

    I don't think you'll need much help if you can keep it floating


    Have you had a chance to really open it up yet?
    Havent had it on the water since the vid, but plan to shortly[8D]

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Well guys I just got home today from the NC airboat meet , met some very nice people ( spent a few day in Cherakee also).

    Heres my record run [link]http://www.rcairboats.net/Videos/Hooty/IHydroWater7040908.wmv[/link] Enjoy!

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    I couldn't read the screen. What did it say?

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    I couldn't see the top speed. How fast did you go?
    It looks very cool
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Yea it is a little hard to see. It was 70.1mph.

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    RE: Fastest Engine


    ORIGINAL: hooty301

    Yea it is a little hard to see. It was 70.1mph.
    COOL! Boy, you're not screwing around when irt comes to airboats. Do you think there's more speed there?

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    I never thought speed boats could go that fast. But hey yeah, this is not an OS.
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Congrats thats quite an accomplishment.

    I'm not into boats, but I think your setup can even go faster. Keep playing with props, I think you have more on the table.

    Nice job.
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Now that is awesome.......

    Up here today it was rather breezy....... good thing you were in the carolinas !

    Great work
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Pretty cool.
    I'm surprised it corners as well as it seems to with all the mass up so high.
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Great job Hooty ! Sorry I came in on this thread so late

    I guess I am going to have to get out of the top speed contest. I can't compete against a Jett [&o]

    I saw this boat in person and it is definitely not reaching top speed.
    I thought the pond was perfect, but the "Hooty Rocket" needs even more room to reach its potential.

    The boat is well engineered and balanced at high speed and did not flip once.

    The speed is a testament to Hooty's research and design.

    That motor did not hurt either.

    Maybe I need a Stingray redesign (sorry guys - inside joke)

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Do you guys have any photos of the other boats that were at the meet ?
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Sure Bob. I will risk the "off topic" flames since you asked for them

    These are Hooty's boats and a few others. BTW Impressive motors Bob [8D]

    Here is my tribute video for Hooty.
    The Hooty Rocket isn't in this video, but still a blast to see a boat with double the designed displacement haulin' the mail with more to spare.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m70SANf2Keg
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Thanks for all the kind words fellows

    Hello Brad!

    Im glad you guys like it!

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Hello fellows,
    Done a liltle running with the jett a few weeks back and thought Id share it with you guys.


    [link]http://rcuvideos.com/video/Sunday-fun[/link]

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    Thanks for sharing. You said in the video that you had to "adjust the wing down, it's way too high." Are you talking about the elevator adjustment? What do you look for during a run to you tell when the elevator is adjusted correctly? I was also wondering, have you ever rolled or lifted a pontoon in a high speed turn? Have you ever held full throttle for more than two seconds on a run? Brad seemed to notice your boats stability as he mentioned that it didn't flip even once. Are the other racers redesigning their boats yet?

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    RE: Fastest Engine

    I just had a great idea! Behold, the Heavy Duty Hooty Rocket.
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    RE: Fastest Engine

    From what I can tell you never really got on the pipe. Not saying you aren't going like yesterday's stink but I think there is a whole nuther gear in that thing when you hit the higher rpms.

    It's very cool
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    ORIGINAL: vicman

    From what I can tell you never really got on the pipe. Not saying you aren't going like yesterday's stink but I think there is a whole nuther gear in that thing when you hit the higher rpms.

    It's very cool

    Yeah, it sounds like an aircraft starting a takeoff roll, then backing off just as it starts to bite. More room! Stay on the throttle! More rpm! Easy to say, harder to do, I know!

    Man that thing goes like boiled snot. What prop are you using, dunno if that info is buried somewhere in the last 9 pages..

    I just impulse bought my first real RC boat, a Sprint Cat c/w OPS .45.. shame the ponds are all frozen now. Sigh. Something to fool with when the temp and sun cooperates but the air doesn't. Got a big municipal lake about 10 minutes from here with permission to do stuff like this at the far end. As a lifelong airplane guy it might be a struggle to come to grips with starting a .45 with a 1.5" prop..

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