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Old 06-06-2010, 08:56 PM
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The hull appears to be similar in size to the "Windy" kit but nothing the rest looks to be pretty custom[8D]
I would love to see some video of it in action!
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My new Airboat.



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Heres a pic of mine
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Hi: My first post! Here is some pics of my new airboat.. Having trouble finding a place to run it.. My first attempt at building one. My brother painted it and helped also. I don't think it turned out too bad,, Be more excited when I find a place close by to test it etc. Ron

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Nice!!

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Hi: My first post! Here is some pics of my new airboat.. Having trouble finding a place to run it.........Be more excited when I find a place close by to test it etc. Ron

Whats wrong with the spot you were at?
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I live in Indiana and it seems like most ponds or lakes are on private property. I'll be able to run it but maybe have to travel at least 30 miles...Will probably have sometweaks to getting it running goodbut Iguess that is the fun of it. Experimenting with props right now I have at hand 16x10, 18x10, and 18x12 props, Thanks for the comment!

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I live in Indiana and it seems like most ponds or lakes are on private property. I'll be able to run it but maybe have to travel at least 30 miles... Will probably have some tweaks to getting it running good but I guess that is the fun of it . Experimenting with props right now I have at hand 16x10, 18x10, and 18x12 props, Thanks for the comment!

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I'm in Indiana too, we have a couple lakes & rivers close by though for some fun. You have a very nice looking boat !
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:07 AM
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i am in indiana 3! I have a few places to run boat but indiana is still boring


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I live in Indiana and it seems like most ponds or lakes are on private property. I'll be able to run it but maybe have to travel at least 30 miles... Will probably have some tweaks to getting it running good but I guess that is the fun of it . Experimenting with props right now I have at hand 16x10, 18x10, and 18x12 props, Thanks for the comment!

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I'm in Indiana too, we have a couple lakes & rivers close by though for some fun. You have a very nice looking boat !
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Thought I would add a few action shots.
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That first shot turning is so awesome.
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That first shot turning is so awesome.
Reminds me of these pics.....
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GETTIN' IT in the corners, good stuff. Big attaboy to asmithnc for the turn fin.
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soem of you have seen thie before. I call it the Hull Force. it has a 1.08 is 42" long and 21" wide. its a bit overbuilt and im sure could survive a full speed impact with a wall, but shes super stable at any speed. WOT is very controllable.



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My new Airboat.



Does it float?
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here is my alligator boat widened 4" and custom paint by my son Troy
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Looks real good! How does it run after the widening?
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will know this weekend
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u going up to ocala to run?
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no i have company this sunday
i have a meeting at water ski lake next week looks good for us to run there
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Does it float?
Sure it floats.
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Below , pictures of my airboats made in fiberglass.

The first plan of manufacture according to the hydro-spark (CHISPA 40). the second reference used in the first, but changed the half-tunnel and third sense based on plans tedjones, U7 and thirfwaytoo ...


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Just found this thread whlst looking for some Hovercraft pictures, and have spent a little bit of time admiring the models.

However, although I don't know anything about Airboats as I'm generally into R/C Aeros, I did noticed that a couple had the fuel tanks fitted 'backwards', i.e. With the filler at the back (and presumably) the klunk at the front.

Therefore, I wondered if this was correct and, if so, what kind of fueling set-up was installed in the fuel-tanks to overcome starvation when the fuel surges rearwards during acceleration?
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got my first boat, dident even run it had to upgrade it. But I plan n getting a better one later but this will be a good start.



Upgraded all to Traxxas, running Lipo power.
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AlphaRomeo, those are valid questions. I only own 1 airboat(the Cox powered Dumas Lil' Swamp Buggy pictured earlier in this thread) but have lots of rc planes. In my airboat, I use a hard brass line as a fuel pickup in the bottom of the tank. No need for a clunk since it should always be upright when running, no twisting or inverted maneuvers HOPEFULLY. Mine accelerates slow enough that the pickup location isn't too critical. As a matter of fact, I've run my tank facing both directions without any noticeable performance changes.
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