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Old 09-26-2008, 04:01 PM
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airboat for sale on rcuniverce and ebay enforcer airboat gas converted to electric any questions call 2544203920 patrick
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:30 AM
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ec-145, nice looking boat! Nice cage. I like it.

Any other new pics are welcome too. Yippee page 3

Again anything (airboat) goes, your buddies boat, project hulls, finished hulls... heck, full size hulls... whatever.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:39 AM
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Although this isn't real, it's quite interesting...

"Prop vehicle airboat"

I forgot who it was but I think somebody on here created a similar wood hull with a nitro engine in the middle, I think it was a .40 puller

It's 2:30am here in Florida gotta get to bed[sm=bananahead.gif]
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:12 AM
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500lb, I think that's from Half Life 2 lol - or at least similar.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:10 PM
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My last build.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:28 PM
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Nice work Don!!! That cage is the best part! Did you make it? Info please if you did. Thanks.

Just saw this on the home page... So I'm posting it for SI
SI3 in action
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koolaid man,

Thank You

Yes I built it for the M.AB.A contest for the best RC Boogie Board Airboat .
I took 1st place. I really enjoyed building this airboat.


http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7379897/tm.htm
And

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_67...mpage_3/tm.htm
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:31 AM
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Super cool pic koolaid man!
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Just saw this on the home page... So I'm posting it for SI
SI3 in action
That particular SI belongs to my good friend NITRO. We captured that pic during some speed runs. The boat hit a small wake and took a hop. I slowed the video down and captured the pics. The boat did not fly. Here is the run shots I captured from the video.
Thanks for posting that Kool-Aid!

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That has to be one of the coolest series of pictures Ive seen- That boat looks like it HAS to be haulin ass !
Nice work on the boat Nitro, Nice work on the video editing SI - and sweet design too for the boat.
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Thanks for the comments!

The boat has been GPS at 57.6 mph with an OS61AX. It runs 55+ constantly.
Yes, Nitro has done a fine job on his boat and I enjoy videoing the action!
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:42 AM
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SI, that speed is crazy. Cool to see the full set of pictures!
Must be a hefty priced camera.[8D]

Also, Don, thanks for the links. That boat is so unique.

Appreciation sure does show in the airboat forum, in my opinion, it does more than anywhere else in the RCU forums. Also less flaming and inappropriate content than anywhere else I visit on RCU. Maybe that's because we're one big family?!?!?[sm=71_71.gif]
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:33 PM
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I've seen that boat running, in person.....The jaw drops and the head shakes every time the throttle is opened...It's amazing.

Koolaid, you are right, airboaters seem to be a touch more on the friendly side and the family atmosphere is prevalent whenever we get together either in person or here on the forum.......

Which reminds me, where has Cousin Terbo been lately? LOL
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just a couple pics.
scratch built tunnel hull.




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My Second BSB.

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wow lots of great boats! here is mine.
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Dumas could make a killing on BSB's if they would use pictures of the BSB's on this thread. Alot of beautiful boat's guy's. Some real nice finishes. And you are right about the overall atmosphere on this site. Everyone seems more interested in helping others and seeing there boats than playing the "mine is better than yours" game. I wish I still had my BSB from 20+ years ago. Dennis
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Dogbite- That has to be one of the best looking BSB's I've seen. Make's me wanna get mine out and rework it -... someday....
And Dennis I agree this is THE most civil / helpful / forum Iv'e run across.
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dadkins, search back 4 or 5 pages in airboats to find additional photos and info of my building experience for this one.








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These are my boat from Mims Florida.
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just a couple pics.
scratch built tunnel hull.




Just a quick thought, have you used this boat yet? Seems as though the antenna would bend back while under power and be chopped to bits by that prop![sm=eek.gif] Nice boat by the way, I love the scratch builds.
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just a couple pics.
scratch built tunnel hull.
Just a quick thought, have you used this boat yet? Seems as though the antenna would bend back while under power and be chopped to bits by that prop![sm=eek.gif] Nice boat by the way, I love the scratch builds.

I cut about a foot off the tube for running, it went on the lake for the first time saturday. it was GREAT.

that is 1/4 inch pushrod tube. I would have to go about 80mph to make it bend back that far. it doesnt even flex at full throttle.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:40 PM
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I've just found this thread and would like to know where I can find plans and advice on how to build these. In particular, I'm concerned about how to determine balance points and CoG.

Call me optimistic, but I'd like to build one powered by a 25cc Homelite gas engine (already built, tested, flown...but not on water).

Any suggested links for plans and design info?
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This is a good set of plans that you could enlarge. There's at least one other good site for airboat plans, I just can't seem to dig it up. And weird how the pictures currently aren't working on the link I'm posting.
http://cajungatorairboats.com/v-web/...topic.php?t=54

General tip for airboats CG:
for hydro's, 50% from the rear(dead center)
mono's(more common, flat bottom usually) 30% in from the stern
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