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    Cajun Gator Electric

    Well I was talked into building a electric powered airboat, here it is what ya think?
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    is that a ty-rap holing the motor on? does it hold?
    Great looking hull as with all the boats i have seen from you, good quality and detail.
    How about emailing the plans over

    Look forward to video!

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    The motor is setting on two sadle blocks that hold it inline with the center of the hull, then there is a block on the front side of the motor to keep it from moving foward, and a ty-rap(heavy duty) holds the motor down in place.
    Short test run vid
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    nice job it looks great

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    Well i did a good job of talking you into building it hehehehe
    it looks really good btw
    Oh i havent had time to work on the baby gator lately but i should
    have it finished here real soon i hope , all i have done is float tested it
    to make sure it wasnt over weight


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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    Looks good. I think you ould be REALLY happy with a brushless if you happen to have one on hand.
    but as is it looks great, hope my nitro one will be that stable with the mods i am just completing.
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    guys! nice boats!! i've been thinking about making electric airboats also, can you please give me basic specs (dimensions) of the boat, and also prop sizes.
    thanks a lot!!!
    will these electric boats go as fast as nitros?

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    Yes, if your wanting to spend the extra money. Some brushless motors have the power that is compairable to nitro engines. I have not done a lot of searching, have come across electrics with over 2hp, in which is comparable to a .61 nitro. The electric I have here pushes this boat about the same as a .12 would(not a hopped up .12)
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    Boatman is the man that talked me into building a electric airboat, and he is the one that has the very first Cajun Gator Electric, the Cajun Gator, "Baby Gator" twin electric
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    To tell you the trouth, I've never seen a bout from Mr Cajun Gator that I haven't been inpressed with. Keep it up! looks good.
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    actually i will only use a 540 size motor, maybe two of them. i actually thought about this after a disappointing trip to the riverside, lots of garbage and waterplants, i cant run my jet boat.

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    20" x 11-1/2" deck measurements, 8 x 6 prop. Best material to use is 1/16" 3ply burch plywood. Take it easy on the sealer and paint. Foam is also a good material for electrics.
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    When You have nothing else to do...LOL.....vid...Taking a ride
    the crewboat is 60"x16" and guessing at the weigth 45lbs
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    is that crewboat a kit or did you build it. that thing is huge i need one of those. a brushless motor with a lipo setup would be nice in your electric airboat. i run mainly brushless in my planes and the power is amazing but expensive.

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    This electric is basicaly just a beginner boat. Its not super fast but fast enough. It handles great, I don't ever think it will flip or blow over, unless washed over from a large wave, then you should not be running it at that time anyhow.
    The crewboat is one of the boats I build, its all scale down to the speed. If your interested in seeing a vid go to the home page of http://cajungatorairboats.com/ click on any of the pictures and it will take you to a vid of that boat running. The .61pusher, the crewboat and the twin .46 the single .46 has a vid of a small race.
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    i sent you an email about the crewboat.

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    The proto-type of this boat has been donated to the MABA. Check it out here.
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    Hey guys. I have an airdrive boat design that I have used since the 1963. The first one was a single channel using an excapment. It was powered by an .020. I built a larger one about 7 years with a OS.10. I am thinking about going electric. How do you guys keep water out of the motor, or does it not matter BOB MOORE

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    So Cajun, can you PM me about building me an electric airboat like this?

    All I need is the hull, I can supply the motor,prop, electronics.

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    From what I've seen, it's the ESC (electronic speed control) and the receiver that need to be kept dry. The motors can get wet. In fact I know a lot of folks actually break in their electric motors under water.
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    Hey guys , thanks for the info about electric motors BOB MOORE

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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric


    ORIGINAL: jasperrc

    From what I've seen, it's the ESC (electronic speed control) and the receiver that need to be kept dry. The motors can get wet. In fact I know a lot of folks actually break in their electric motors under water.
    thats crazy!!! you would think that the water would cause problems or short the motor out. its amazing the things people come up with these days.
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    RE: Cajun Gator Electric

    Hello all this is my first day on Rc universe and im already seeing some really cool boats. I have not ever built an electric one before they look pretty fun.


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