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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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    RE: Latest Model

    How do you turn it? WS

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    RE: Latest Model

    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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    RE: Latest Model

    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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    RE: Latest Model

    THAT. Looks like a windy ride. Might need some goggles for that ride

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    RE: Latest Model

    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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    RE: Latest Model

    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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    RE: Latest Model

    Those guys would catch hell if a flying fish came up, or anything else for that matter.WS

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    RE: Latest Model

    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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    RE: Latest Model

    Ya lets hope theres no Asian Carp when these boats are around.

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    ORIGINAL: dadkins

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