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Old 03-16-2006, 12:11 AM
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well, i was bashing my trucks in a boat ramp parking lot, and the grass portion where i used to run was flooded[sm=drowning.gif] it looks kinda swampy place so i got limited space for bashing and i think [sm=idea.gif]of airboat will be a perfect thing for this...wish i have an airboat so that nothing can stop the fun....will somebody donate their airboat[sm=lol.gif]
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:19 AM
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Mines about 75% done as of now. Going to be ready for the spring time.

You still have time to build one, you always have time. Do you have the resources/money? Maybe an old airplane could be donner parts
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Go into your garage or look around the house for something that will float. O.K. ? Good ! Now put an engine with a propeller on it, hook it up to your servos, and see if it goes. If not, come back here and ask questions. We need pics or vids though.
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Go into your garage or look around the house for something that will float. O.K. ? Good ! Now put an engine with a propeller on it, hook it up to your servos, and see if it goes. If not, come back here and ask questions. We need pics or vids though.

That's a great way to start! I've seen them made of boogie boards, soda bottles, plastic storage bins, flat sheets of foam, plastic or styrofoam meat trays[X(], you name it...

Give it a shot
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you know what!!!!!..... Thats what i love about Air boats.
it doesn't really mater if your first Air boat is slow as a snail.
my first air boat (fragile) was made out of cardboard just so i could get use to
the frame work off my real wood one that I'm planing on making, but than i decided the
make it electric just for fun,
It was slow as hell, but hay i had heps of fun making it,

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ok guys thanks for the replies,,, just came back from bashing trucks again in the same place, the flood water still high and still [sm=idea.gif]thinking of airboat,,,i can't resist the temptation to go to the water so i tried running the monster truck in the puddle until it went to a deeper side that the air filter got soak and engine stall[sm=spinnyeyes.gif] but after drying it a little the engine fired up and the electronics is fine,,kinda scary though[sm=surprised.gif],,so the verdict is: i'm goin to build an airboat from scratch and the cheapest, i prefer nitro engine but i don't want to spend at this time so...here's what i got:

1) johnson motor
2) tx n' rx
3) couple of 7.2 v batt

i'm looking for styrofoam and what kind of ESC do i need for this kind of motor?
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Gee, I wish that I had an R/C truck, can I have yours?
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Ron , you kill me ....





Hey ... as long as we are all wishing .... I wish someone would give me a pair of QD's .... oh what the heck .. make that a pair of TWIN QD's ... ( engines that is ----- pipes with them would be nice also )
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You know about wishin in one hand and ---- in the other .
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