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Old 11-28-2005, 08:32 PM
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Here she is. http://www.rc-airboats.com/gallery/v...ame=The-X-boat This boat is pulled by the lowly os engines LA 40. she is roughly 30 inches length, 24 inches wide amd weighs about 3lbs. I tried to use many traits seen in other boats. with some tweaking she has gotten up to around 30 mph, maybe more (she has had stright line issuues-engine torque, I think.). I'll try to get vids soon. Sean
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:39 PM
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Got to see that thing run!

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Old 11-29-2005, 09:27 PM
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The design is similar to Japanese made airboats.
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:06 PM
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Yes, as stated, probably at a different site, this boat was an attemp to blend the manuvering of one of my prior boats(tail/rudders) with the speed of the Japanese boats, and to try the teardrop or spoon shaped pontoons - hence the name of the boat, X for experimental. Looking at the way the boat rides(she likes to ride on the last 3" of the port side pontoon - and nothing else), I may be getting some WIG going on, too.
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