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    World's fastest airboat????

    Has it been done???, is there a current speed record for the fastest rc airboat??? What's the record if so??

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    I think TERBObob holds the world record at 97.6. I wish I could have seen that.
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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    Terbo, see what you done started...LOL
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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    LOL ... ok , ok ....
    Seriously ... I thought it was th Japanese with the "funky" looking boat and doing somewhere close to 90'ish ? MODEL BOATS is the place where I thought it was written up .
    \"experienced \" is just another way of saying that you already did all the mess ups and should know better now !

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    Try to find the site for us.
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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    Here is what they say for the airboat -->B-Hydro air boat 194km/h

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    http://www.hi-ho.ne.jp/snoopy/Snoopy_Boat_Team.htm
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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    I was looking through that page and the fastest posted speed for an air prop driven boat was 205.128km/h set in 1999. The link to that page is here.

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    Just barely faster than the current R/C water-prop-driven boat record - set by an electric boat BTW.

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    So............who wants to go to a SAW and show them that airboats are not to be laughed at and be taken seriously instead?
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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    Have anyone here the plans of B-Hydro air boat 194km/h?

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????


    ORIGINAL: canadianjosh

    I was looking through that page and the fastest posted speed for an air prop driven boat was 205.128km/h set in 1999. The link to that page is here.
    The comment says the F class "can be" air propped, but does not say it has to be?? Does anyone no if the record was set by an airprop? Video of it somewhere?

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    before i got my boat it went 567 mph or 913 km/h

    but it was on a jumbo jet fasted i have had it is around 80 or 90mph when it is the back of my car lol

    When i get it going right i try my gps on it see how fast it go,s think it only do around 25 to 30mph but in a wee duck pond that is fast lol


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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    you guys need to see what a dumas swamp buggy can do with a thunder tiger pro 90 on it with a14x6 prop and only weighs 8pounds

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    So show us.

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    RE: World's fastest airboat????

    If I remember right, back in the early 90's there was an article in RC Boat Modeler (I think) that showed a Japanese outrigger style hull and claimed it went well over 100 MPH. I ever heard of it again, but I did take the photo and used it to calculate scale and made my own. Mine was constructed of pink foam, skinned with 1/16th ply, and it HAD TO HAVE an elevator (like a plane) tocontrol the angle of attack at high speeds.
    This was before GPS, and since it was all foam/wood it never tracked on radar. It had a YS .45 with rear exhaust/pipe. The whole thing weighed only 3lbs without fueL.
    After many attempts to go super fast, and find the "sweet spot" in the elevator, it finally destroyed itself. But I will say, I have never seen an airboat going as fast!

    In 1987 I did built a semi-flat (very little V) boat, put a K&B .61 on it and BEAT my 18' Skiff with 65 HP Evenrude!!! Ran circles (literally!) around myself as I had a friend drive the skiff as I ran my airboat around it.
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