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71dartswinger 09-12-2010 12:56 PM

pics of SI 3 20 build
 
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started thursday on SI3 -20 build
i am making two extra motor plates
one for .25 motor Fox or OS have both
one for Super Tiger .34
one for Asp .46

res3567 09-12-2010 02:27 PM

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I see you put that in the nitro section as well,,,,,you gone take on one of them boys with a Miss Vegas???? Or a Miss Elam???? I am sure there are plenty of em in Florida.....take em on and lets see them EAT YOUR WAKE!!!! HA!!!!
And post vids to...would love to see it!




gatorich 09-12-2010 02:38 PM

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Another SI-20 build, you gotta love it! Can't wait to see it. There will be quite a few at the meet in October, good times ahead. [8D]

71dartswinger 09-12-2010 02:52 PM

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hope to have this one done by then
paint will be the slowest thing because my son lives 120 miles away
hope he can bring slick sand up next time he is up
i have all of the yella and key lime paints including mixed colors for fade job he will bring or i will take to him for pearls and clear

have some guys in lakeland with prop boats that i will invite over when finished for a runoff


crispyspa 09-12-2010 03:45 PM

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have some guys in lakeland with prop boats that i will invite over when finished for a runoff



I think a mono hull will outperform an SI for the simple fact that less care has to be taken when passing over a wake....but I think if it's hydro against hydro...the SI may very well win....or dominate.

If you do this you have to get some good video. Do you have a tripod and an HD camera? Can you get one to use?

71dartswinger 09-12-2010 04:21 PM

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the one guy has gas boats and the other i do not know about his boats
super gator (2) ,traxxas nitro v , Dumas hot shot .21 ,aquacraft tunnel .21 outboard. Slopjockey's boats
yes i have vid camera and can have someone shoot vid

crispyspa 09-12-2010 04:43 PM

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LOL you might want to give the hot shot a head start.

res3567 09-12-2010 04:52 PM

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The Traxxas Nitro V is a slow boat cause it has an electric motor as a backup in case the enginestalls.....more weight.....and depending on the model....the Aquacraft might be a challange. Nonetheless it would be a great raceand I think you would win. Yea....I have been dabbling in the in the waterprop boats...but I still have my airboats.

gatorich 09-12-2010 05:21 PM

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If you have the .46 on and tuned well you could run circles around the lot, but the .21 outboard boat would be a great race with the other motors. Good video of this would be awesome! I hope it happens.

I am sure the paint job will be top notch after seeing the other hull.

BTW I have a traxxas nitro v with several mods and the RTS motor removed, it will still not break 30.

res3567 09-12-2010 05:43 PM

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A bigger engine.... tuned pipe.....better prop....hull mods....check out the Nitro V thread.Or.....start a new one in the nitro section....woukd be interesting to see if you could make it faster.......

71dartswinger 09-12-2010 06:22 PM

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I sent them a Pm about meeting to run
will meet and run logans and alligator tour boat then pull out SI 3

on nitro boats 25 views and no comments


gatorich 09-12-2010 06:55 PM

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I changed the prop on my nitro vee, modded the motor a bit, and took out as much weight as possible. It made some improvement over the super slow stock setup. A motor change to a bit bigger OS or other brand may make it do around forty, but with that kind of expense you could stick a bone stock .46AX on the SI-20 and do fifty. With a turn fin on it it will also turn at those speeds quite well.

crispyspa 09-12-2010 07:15 PM

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I think the only way to make a nitro v go faster is to put in a brushless motor and 12 lbs of Lipo. LOL

gatorich 09-12-2010 07:28 PM

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12 lbs of Lipo.
That's about right, toooo funny.

res3567 09-13-2010 09:34 PM

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LOL!!!!!!
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I think the only way to make a nitro v go faster is to put in a brushless motor and 12 lbs of Lipo. LOL

res3567 09-13-2010 09:39 PM

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Them boys over there don't know to much about nitroairboats.... or if they do...they aint gone talk about it on that forum. Been hanging with them all summer long on the forum with my SV 27....I mention my Airforce....and either they aint never herd of it...or they herd of it butTHATS ABOUT IT.. Our airboats are a great mix of nitro, and airplane know how and a lot of those guys probably started with the fast nitro cars and decided to go fast with the water craft....and probably aint never messed with an airplane engine setup....yet.
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I sent them a Pm about meeting to run
will meet and run logans and alligator tour boat then pull out SI 3

on nitro boats 25 views and no comments



71dartswinger 09-23-2010 04:37 PM

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at a standstill until mini servos get here so i can figure mounting them out
have cut out extra motor plates and will get two ready with motor/tank attached ready to mount on boat
OS .25 and ASP.46
will mount Fox .25 after meet in OCT
I may try the ASP .46 on my alligator tour boat to see how it runs.then Super Tiger .34 on SI 3 20

res3567 09-24-2010 01:05 AM

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Sounds interesting....get it done....and lets see the results........

dvonlangen 09-29-2010 02:40 PM

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when you paint one of these wood airboats do you need special paint like when you paint rc cars, what would be te best paint to use?

71dartswinger 09-29-2010 06:13 PM

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mine will be painted with a base clear auto paints that my son painted my Tour boat with yella and key lime green with pearl in the clear
i think i will paint SI 3 green to yella with purple flames

servos arrived today cut wood to make servo mounts will get mounts made this weekend



71dartswinger 10-10-2010 12:09 PM

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