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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Hi Bill - I was using a single EVX for many years when I had tame Mabuchi 555 motors. But once I upgraded to the 700 motors, one EVX couldn't handle it and died.

    DS - On Big Dauntless those seats folded out of the way as needed, so that would be cool to add to your model as well!

    Rich - Awesome pics, she's a beauty on the water. And who knew Dauntless would make such a cool looking monster truck in that first pic !

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    hi caps i found a dauntless o e bayunder dumas dauntless starting bid 99.99

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    on an outher note im am going to try my evx-2s traxxas makes the water cooling kit 3.95 and they are used on the traxxas villan boat and outher of ther boatsthey tell me they will handel 1 700 motor since im running 2 evxs 1 for each motor im going to try it i have 2 of them the worsr that can happen is ill have to start over

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    i also have a question i was reading that some of you captains have had bad luck with dumas dog bones who makes the 5mm to 3/16 u joints

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    DeepSky - yes those Dumas dog bones will get chewed up like... well... a dog with a tasty bone. Go to the Harbor Models website and order from their selection of couplers instead.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless


    ORIGINAL: dauntlessfan

    DeepSky - yes those Dumas dog bones will get chewed up like... well... a dog with a tasty bone. Go to the Harbor Models website and order from their selection of couplers instead.
    +1

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Hi Deepsky,

    The Dauntless above once had a buy it now price that was outragous. It seems like the owner decided to be more realistic on his starting price.

    -Rich.

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    ORIGINAL: dauntlessfan

    And who knew Dauntless would make such a cool looking monster truck in that first pic !
    Dauntless is a great monster truck...she cruises through the toughest terrain with ease and she doesn't break my back cause I don't have to carry her...

    I am able tofit all this in a small Toyota with ease...

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    I am able to fit all this in a small Toyota with ease...
    Shame about those 2 children having to ride on the roof though!

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    Shame about those 2 children having to ride on the roof though!

    Bill

    Sadly they have to follow in another car!!!

    but the boat fits...

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Hi Bill,

    I took the week off from work so I won't be in the area for a run. When I ran the boat this last time I found out that itwas the prop shafts that need regreasing..Hopefully I will have that squared away in the next few days.

    Now that I have the week off I am remodelling our bedroom...there's always something on the honey do list. Our room looks like granny's craftroom with all the old floral wallpaper & such. Its the final frontier in our home that needs a makeover.....It's time to bring itto modern standards..

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    When I ran the boat this last time I found out that it was the prop shafts that need regreasing


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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless


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    Hi Bill,

    Catching the issue was not very simple. A while back when I was removing a part of the rear keel It split away from the hull causing the glass to crack which resulted in a leak under the owners cabin. I since sealed it but I was worried that it came from there.

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    What did the grumpy old man say at the park when he asked about oilites?

    Bill

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    yep you were right. Today I dropped the shafts and regreased them. This should do the trick for a little bit. Now I need to finish up those water wells I started making for the shafts.

    I also removed the sound module and got it ready to go back to Canada.

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Just finished the running gear on Sandy B and will get her wet after lunch in Pound Ridge. Lessen learned. I have baid aids and blood all over the place from fitting motor mounts and tightening screws in such tight quarters. When doing a smaller craft do it all before planking or make the entire cabin removable!

    Still not very confident with the only coupler I could find with 3 mm for that little 440 motor. Folly will be standing by.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Good luck on the run and let us know how she ran.

    I've also donated lots of blood to this hobby of ours.

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    She ran very well............................for awhile. Then the motor started smokin so I ended the run. I think she could do with a smaller prop and one that is reversed direction. The motor runs faster in the opposite rotation due to timing I would guess. I have a smaller prop but same rotation.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Hey Bill funny you should mention running hardware access, I'm scratch-building a different project and pondering the subject right now. Luckily I mounted the motors before planking and incorporated large access hatches for the motors as I planked that area. The real boat I'm modeling had big engine access doors so I got lucky there. Now I have to figure out how to keep access to the aft steering servo and rudder linkages...

    Dauntless is nice in that nearly the entire hull is accessable and nothing's sealed off.
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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    yeah DF you have to plan ahead for sure. On the boat I was talking about the cabin roof comes off for access to motor and electronics but not much room for big mitts on a 22" boat.
    I usually make an oversized hatch for rudder servo and linkage access. On this one I had to use a micro servo because of space.

    What is the boat you are building?

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    ORIGINAL: Sound Sailor

    What is the boat you are building?

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    Show us more Dauntlessfan!!

    -Rich.

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Rich & Bill - She is a Vietnam-era Swift Boat. I'd like to do a "build thread" here or at RCgroups, any recommendations are welcome...
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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    hi captains happy turkey day i made my seats not done yet im going to put coke can backs and sides on them i cut out the parts for the radar cabnet just wonder what you captains used on the face of your unit for the screen i also got thr hinges glued on for the folding seats and made the cradle for the dingy not glued yet still have to paint roofs grey
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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    Hey DS looking really good! The round screen on my radar unit was pretty simple - I carefully cut the bottom off of a small clear plastic cylinder I found at the dollar store. It was in the craft section and held glitter. A pack of four cost me a buck .

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    RE: the unofficial home of the dumas dauntless

    thanks a lot ill look next time im there


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