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Old 04-01-2013, 05:55 AM
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:06 AM
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MJ,

I agree with you about the importance of avoiding issues with the other surfers in the lineup. I use the words "other surfers" carefully because we are also surfers, who surf from the beach, but we share the lineup.

I have first hand experience in what happens when there is a lineup issue. Once at Bro Down #2 and once here at the SC Pier. Frankly, both times it was the my fault.

I often surf at the south side of the San Clemente Pier or T-Street, which are both popular spots for the local surfers.

Personally, I have made a firm rule against surfing near other surfers in the lineup. Here is the logic that helped form my persoanl rule.

At SC Pier, I surf within a few hundred feet from and in full view of the Lifefguard Tower located on the pier.
If I am reckless, dangerous or create a problem with the surfers or swimmers........ they will ban us from surfing there. I take this responsibility seriously. Very Seriously.
The Lifeguards know me well and I have expressed to them the logic of my rule. They agree and have mentioned that they have no problem with the way I conduct myself in the lineup.
MJ is correct, most surfers are really stoked when they see how well we can surf and enjoy watching us perform. Very few get hostle and they are the same guys that confront other surfers over territorial stuff.
This problem will only get worse if we are seen as wild, crazy, catch every wave, model boat/kinda looks like a monkey on a tiny surfboard wave hogs.
Another piece of logic is very important to ALWAYS remember. Our RC Surfers can be very dangerous. High speed, Spear shaped with a razor sharp 30,000 rpm spinning prop. Be careful, one mistake and we might really hurt someone. If this happens...... only once, we are toast. Even worse......... someone has been injured.

I really love watching the videos posted here and on YouTube. 99% of the people viewing are seeing our RC Surfing sport for the very first time.

Here is what they see.........
Videos of our RC Surfers riding waves at a level that impresses even the best professional surfers in the world.
This shows the world how skillful we are as RC Surfers.
Videos of a miniture surfer running amonk in the waves, racing about, jumping 20 feet into the air, catching every wave and surfing like the video is in "Fast Forward".
This shows the world what you can do with a fast model boat at the beach, in the surf with swimmers and surfers everywhere.
Personally it reminds of the early days of Jet-Skiing at the river. Just add beer and the rules are for boat mentality..... suddenly the river was a dangerous place.
As for "Big Air" launching ........... either ramping on the way outside or hitting the lip........ unless you can clearly see that the landing area is clear...... abort.

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:32 PM
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:12 PM
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I have an assembled Kyosho Surfer with radio (AM) that I've never used. Unfortunately the rudder is missing but I've noticed that there are a couple of online RC surfing sites that sell replacements. The surfer dude could also use a little cosmetic work on his arm (see photo.) I bought this board used a while ago and it's been in my closet ever since. It's never seen the water (at least not by me.) I'm retiring shortly and am moving to Ft. Myers, Florida and don't want to take it with me. I have place down there and have 3 other Kyosho board waiting for me.

I have a similar ad posted on the RC Universe classifieds but so far no response.

My ultimate goal is to have a custom board built. I was close to having one built last year but I just didn't go through with it. Now I wish I did. I'm gong to have to reign in the big boy toy spending for sure when I retire. [&o]

$400 plus shipping. Or best offer.

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:56 PM
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Dom - always thinking inside/outside da box.
Eagerly await your detailed feedback.

My new figure with receiver in head was able to go out + 250 yards in storm surf conditions.
- I could only tell which way I was pointing by using throttle & seeing the wake line.
- best reception I have ever had, considering all carbon board & figure - no fiberglass used at all.
I hope that receiver stays in BIND to my transmitter or I will be performing brain surgery & spinal tap electrics....
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:23 AM
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G'day Peoples,
Well said there +1, me personally i follow a very similar set of rules with r/c full stop, i think it's just common sense. There is always the something could go wrong factor, i've got some larger scale stuff with big gas engines that could do some serious damage/potentially death if they were to colide with a person (touch wood the only person i've hit so far is me lmao). On my gas stuff i run safety/kill switchs incase of loss of signal but even then it's still got mass (10kg) and momentum and that's not including the human error factor. I guess i do have the benifite of living in a less populated place where there is always uncrowded/unpopulated space to be found at my finger tips though.
Maybe i just don't like crowds in general, i'd still surf a break by myself or with a couple of m8's, even if it's not as good as the break next to it where the crowd is?? Well most of the time and depending on the spot i guess.
Any way common sense, courtisy and respect goes a long way to everyone having fun
Wow 250m in blown out conditions, you've got to be happy at that. I think you've on to a winner there Hugh

Yah my parts have arrived, so with any luck i can get this baby up and running and just in time for the Autum/Winter swells that are about due to hit....Yeeeew

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Old 04-03-2013, 02:57 AM
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h47qVzXS1l4[/youtube]

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:18 AM
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I've put my KYOSHO PRO MODIFIED RC SURFER RTR up for sale

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemid=907750&electric=0

Email me for additional pictures -



SOLD!

On it's way to Kaneohe, HI ~ Keep an eye in the line up for this lil fella smack'n lips and get'n shacked!

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:41 AM
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dom


those waves are sick,, wish we got waves like that in maui,, new board almost done


pics of hughs antena

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:34 AM
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MJ,

Wow....... Your latest is sick.

InDaTube's Brother!!!

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Old 04-03-2013, 01:36 PM
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MJ,

InDaTube has a new Left Arm.........
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:07 PM
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left arm looks better than new,,, dont hit the pier again,,, lol lol
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MJ,

It's so much easier for him to paddle now!!!!

I will try not to hit the Pier again.......... I didn't know his name was "Pier" lol

I tested InDaTube and he still retains his self righting capibilities as before.

I added a tatto on this right arm and a divers watch just for fun. Did you notice that his hand is attached to the knee?

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:47 AM
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Dom - you are getting so spoiled surfing LBeach in those perfect early am waves.
I actually look forward to your latest video on the days that I do not go rc surfing mysef - keeping me stoked!
Have you tried to surf the big barrels that break approx middle of the L-O-N-G Beach?
- you would need a horse or beach buggy to get there as it is too far to walk - yes in early 70's we used to walk there from the car park where you are now surfing. Horse would be best, so you do not have to get wet/cold and your higher vantage point for best line of sight would be improved.
How's the wakeboard coming along.....?

Report on Head mounted receiver:
Reception, balance - I could not be more pleased. It even impressed the likes of MJ.
Problem - I put antenna sticking out top of head - WRONG as it gets damaged when landing on head.
Next one I will put receiver & antenna in such a place so that antenna comes out of shoulder or base of neck - so head protects the antenna when doing head smashes!

Next swell to arrive Maui is tomorrow - all fixed (from crashing into Jock), charged and ready for more waves.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:17 PM
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Hugh performs brain & spinal surgery on new rc surfer....see pictures.

With reports of large surf I drive 50 miles today only to find small surf & my head embedded receiver not working on my newly painted rider.
Switched to old Silver Surfer model & got some screamers with Jock & MJ - reception was spotty at best.

Got home and played doctor by removing old receiver & embedded another receiver lower on shoulders with antenna protruding below head level (better protection.
Filled old open wounds with foam, covered with carbon & epoxy. Now wait for all to set up so we can hit waves again tomorrow.

New head mounted receiver model before surgery:


Model during surgery showing removal old receiver:


Model showing shoulder embedded receiver & head protecting antenna tube, ready for epoxy & carbon:
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:44 PM
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Forgot that I took few shots of MJ today with Canon 200 lens:

Sometimes a simple shot is still OK



You never know what MJ is going to do on the waves.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:14 AM
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Nice work Dr Hugh

Carbon fibre is strong state of the art but also visualy cool... Hugh your dude is a work of art.

So cause i can't help myself and just my 2c.... was thinkin a carbon sleeve, leg or even arm band on your dude tattoo like would look sick showin whats just under the humanoid paintskin..... was also thinkin the antenae could be a wisp of hair from the skull or does it need to be far away from that carbon?

Anyway just sayin to keep ya's all thinkin... even though most thinkin i see already good...

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doc hugh



was the surgery a success , here is the ESC ,, but there is no BEC ,, i think there is to much voltage for a BEC,,, it can take up to 12 lipo cells and has a 180 AMP out put


big power for big waves,, man its very large 94 + 38 +14 mm



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Old 04-06-2013, 02:54 PM
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Here are the latest photos of my 48" RC surfer...nearing completion.

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DUDE - that is HUGE
await news once on water & what internals you are using.
I am researching using 6C & higher on my 38" model for the bigger waves now that I can go further out

Ran 2 bricks today in windy beach break conditions - outer reefs were +20ft
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:35 AM
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dam looking good ,,, thats a world record 48 in,, cant wait to see it in action,,,



the guy has a great stance ,, he is ready for the tube,





ypc i dont know what to call it ? wake board surfboard ironing board.. no new wave rc surfboard..... LOL
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