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Old 12-08-2012, 06:10 PM
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Here is my latest airboat built earlier this year. It was a proof-of-concept model for a design dating back to the 1940s. For awhile there was established international racing for these boats. Anyway, here is my rendition, along with what the originals looked like. This is a fun boat to run and a bit different than most.

Floats - 34" for a .40-sized plane
Motor - Scorpion 4020-8
Props - 13x6.5 and 13x8
Voltage - 4S1P/5000 mAh
ESC - Castle ICE100





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Old 12-10-2012, 05:16 AM
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How do you turn it? WS
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Maybe its control line ? I doubt the full size was though... That Is the first Ive seen of the full size float plane minus wings - wish I could see a side shot.
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Control line - LOL! My R/C model (this is RC Universe isn't it?) has an air rudder under the aft fuselage. This was a racing class in the 1930s and 1940s, not modified airplanes. The racers use water rudders for control. Here's a different racer from the side and a model of another racer.





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THAT. Looks like a windy ride. Might need some goggles for that ride
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Probably no worse than any open cockpit airplane. Oh wait, in the boat you must get pented with high velocity water spray all the time..... [X(]






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I see six pipes, six or twelve cylinders? I bet twelve. WS
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I see six pipes, six or twelve cylinders? I bet twelve. WS
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Those guys would catch hell if a flying fish came up, or anything else for that matter.WS
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The top boat is a six cylinder, see the front view of the same boat below. Lots of variables back then for hulls and power....




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Ya lets hope theres no Asian Carp when these boats are around.
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Ya lets hope theres no Asian Carp when these boats are around.
LOL Instant carp pâté.
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