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    Show us your unusual builds...

    I've seen some funny custom builds online over the years, like a 2-liter soda bottle made into a fast electric RC boat. Wondering if anyone wants to show off their crazy ideas. Mine is a duck decoy and parts from a toy store hover craft. I was about to trash both when I came up with this idea. Something I could run around a typical swimming pool and not worry if it got close to kids or ran full-on into the side...

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    LOL i like that Why flap your wings when u have fan's on your tail lol.

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Hi Dauntlessfan,

    That's a great idea. I think the coolest projects are the one-off ones that are different from the rest.

    I'm flirting with a folk-art project. I have a children's book called the Summerfolk. The book is about a kid and his adventure with his boat called a "Floatilla" . I used to love this book as a kid so I want to build it for my son when he gets a little older. It will be different from the Dauntless build because it will be a simple project that should only take a short time to build.

    -Rich.
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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    As long as you don't get too involved with a "scale" model of the "Flotilla".

    Bob

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Hi Bob,

    It will likely be scale and look like the one in the book but I don't have to take the extra time needed to make it "pretty". It will be a fun rustic project though.

    -Rich.

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Hey Dauntlessfan,

    How does the duck work? Wheredid you makethe opening for batteries & RC gear? Denfinitely post pictures of it in the pool!!

    -Rich.

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...


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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Back when arfs were really taking a leap in sales.. I thought so many of them were less aerodynamic than the box... i always wanted to take a ugly arf trainer, and use the box as the fuselage...beef it up so that it would work, but make it look so dang funny..

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    The Spar Platform, and the Shearleg Crane was the unusual build last year.

    The spar platform can float on it's own, or be anchored, the crane is operational, and was
    built for tugboat competition. Two or more tugs must maneuver and hold the crane in postion while
    the crane's load is lowered into place on the spar patform. The challenge is based on an event first
    held in Belgium in 2009.

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    Nyow!
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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Sheetboat Killer
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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Totally awesome!!

    Someone needs to sail this in NY's Central Park....

    -Rich.

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    kmot, I gotta tell you

    that thing cracks me up ! it makes me want to build a hopped up nitro dual paddle wheel with those grinding blades on the wheels like in the movie BEN HUR !!! Go out there and DO BATTLE with you ! hahahah

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Thanks!

    Yeah Rich, and when those stuffed shirt sheetboaters come up and tell me "hey, sail boats only!" I can tell them "shut up you frigin' morons, it is a sailboat! It's a Mini Soling!"

    http://www.vimeo.com/5345000
    ~Tom~

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Sheetboat killer crosses the bow of the new Oracle 12m catamaran.
    No one went through the windshield, but somone does go through the sail/wing.

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    That looked like a pretty wild ride!
    ~Tom~

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    Kmot,

    Doesn't look like "Project X" was built to play nice...

    Building a 20,000 leagues under the sea "Nautilus" to take down to NYC, are you?
    John KaBang

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    RE: Show us your unusual builds...

    https://vimeo.com/52789433

    rescue and service rc boat


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