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Old 09-03-2008, 01:22 PM
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I built a big swamp buggy quite a while ago, and from my experience with RC planes, I knew that the placement of that fuel tank below the engine seemed a little odd to me, so I added the "header tank" modification to it right away!! I zip tied it to the back side of the engine tower. It works sweet!! Also, I did the pull, pull method for the rudders so that the servo is never under any strain whatso-ever because it never has to "push" the rudders. This is easily achieved by just running a cable from the inside of each rudder to each side of a dual servo arm. I also used a turn buckle type connector for attaching the rudders together, replacing that stupid brass flat bar connector. This is good for adjustment purposes when building to make sure they are parallel...Anyway, I know this ios an old forum, but I stumbled upon it surfing around this site and thought I would throw in my .02....
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:44 PM
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I got a Dumas swamp buggy...I think I will put a 18-22cc gasser on it. I bet she will zim right along!!! Or maybe toss the ignition and run it Gas/ glow!!! Capt,n
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:43 PM
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Almost done with mine...here are a few pics. Anyone have any ideas for a fuel tank holder?...I need a strap or something so the tank dont move around.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:49 PM
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Almost done with mine...here are a few pics. Anyone have any ideas for a fuel tank holder?...I need a strap or something so the tank dont move around.

I not a BSB guy but yes you need a strap or rubber bands to hold it in place. But where? If you had more room I would go with zip ties. But since you don't try rubber bands three in front a three in the back.... one on top of another.

Wake county is not too far away. We have a great pond in Greensboro and we have plenty of different airboats you are welcome to come . I have no idea if you are new to airboats but if you need help were here. Andy
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:30 PM
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Thanks Andy...Yes this is my first air boat, I have had many other boats but no air boats. I was thinking of rubber bands but not sure how I would set that up. Maybe put a small dowel on the top and another one on the bottom, then do the rubber bands cross ways. I only need them in the front because the back is held in by the slant of the engine mount.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:15 PM
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a bunge the girls use on there hair i took one of my daughters black ones and it work great the fuel doesn't break it down i use them on all my boats tanks and radio boxes now.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:54 AM
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Always loved these BSB's. Had one maybe 15 years ago??? Powered first by a .61 K&B than eventually a Supertigre .91...now that was fun!

For the tank, I remember using foam rubber below the deck for vibration as the fuel tended to lean out with the foaming, and using zip ties to hold the tank in place.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:26 PM
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Pete,

Are you still out there? I'd like to talk about how you finished your Swamp Buggy.

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Old 07-31-2012, 03:14 PM
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hi,

i built one of these babyies about 20 years ago and put a .65 on it.  it barely touched the water, i had a small sailboat hull i flipped upside down and glued it to the deck and made a cockpit and pilot to man it.   i'll look for the old pics and post them.  i did it in red and a coka cola theme.

i recently ordered the plans and despite the negativity i have heard about the satisfaction with them i found them excellent.  my boat is going to be 46" long.  with pictures that folks posted of their builds and the fact it is stated that the boat is 31" i was able to determine the width and size the templates to what i wanted.   i had to enlarge the template width to about 340% and the length the template to a little 0ver 600% to make them proportionate.  all the other parts i can sort out once the skelleton is built.  i am going to have someone fabricate the engine mount out of stainless.  instead of those two little rails to screw the proposed engine mount to i am going to make that whole platform a harder wood. maybe epoxy a metal plate under there.

not sure how i am going to power this beast.  am going to build this one to look like an authentic everglades airboat, with a gi joe type driver and all. i may turn the engine pod around and make it a pusher with a 3 prong blade. definately move the rudders further apart and a little longer than scale.

forward ho!
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:24 PM
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I recently picked up two of these, but both incomplete. One is missing the rudders and the other the entire engine stand.

i can figure out the stand from the one i have but need template or at least the measurements for the rudders and how they are supposed to be mounted.

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Old 06-09-2013, 03:37 AM
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Hey bill it's been ten or twelve years now but I only have one with the stock rudder. The others I did had different shaped rudders the last set I did looked like old bomber plane rudders alittle larger than the engine stand and worked the best. I have a single rudder and twins from small to large.
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