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Old 12-10-2012, 07:00 PM
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thanks rich the rader mast was my first place thought i think when i also put up the light pole is should be tall enough
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:56 PM
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Also keep in mind the antenna Bill accurately replicated as a possibility. This one would be good to make the actual receiver antenna. That's how I currently plan to 'hide' mine... (photo credit to Bill of course!)

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:36 AM
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Well you will never see mine in a photo. The beauty of 2.4 is that you don't need to have a long antenna outside. The rcvr on my Dauntless only has short whisker antenna and it is inside by the deck. You just have to be sure it is above the waterline. None of my fleet of 7 boats have an outside antenna and the range is as far as I care to control a boat.
On that note the farther away you run a boat the more likely you are to get a plastic bag, limb or other floating debris in your prop cause you just can't see them.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:48 AM
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Bill is right, with a 2.4 system there is no need for running the wire anywhere because it will penetrate through the boat. At this point you can add the radar mast and the other antennas to be just for show.

It might be challenging for me to get the same benefit on 2.4 because most of the my boat structure is sheeted in aluminum..

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:50 AM
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Hey Deepsky...your pictures above with the seats & helm look fabulous!! Great job!!

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:18 PM
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well my u joints came installed the motors tested the esc works fine on dry land one more esc and the 12 volt batterys and it will be almost time to get her hull wet to see about ballast still tons of work but im realy looking forward to sea trials but is going to snow here this week
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:01 AM
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Hi Deepsky.... As long as the pond isn't frozen you are in business!! I sailed my boats with snow on the ground.

By chance, are you located near these folks? If so you will have a good crew to sail with...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1343491&page=4

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:32 AM
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OK captains...stop messing around.....there is a pair of Astroflight Super Ferrite 25's on e-Bay right now with a starting bid of $50 each. These are brand new old stock. (NOS)...they don't make these beautiful power houses anymore which I believe was one of astroflights biggest mistake..

Each one is being sold seperately but they are the same seller...Here is your chance.... take a hammer to your piggy bank and win these!!!

They don't come up for sale very often...trust me...And (NOS) never...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123

See the gentlemans other listing for the other one..

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:31 AM
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Man those are the Rolls Royce of Dauntless boat motors for sure. Good find and thanks for letting us know. I'll keep an eye and bid if the price stays within my reach.

Also Rich check out this 1:16 scale figure. True to the Dauntless era and actually 1:16 scale. Pricy but maybe worth it to your museum-quality build?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120mm-Nose-A...21165573976%26


Or search on: 120mm Nose Art Figure #5 Little Miss Mischief (B-17)




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Man those are the Rolls Royce of Dauntless boat motors for sure. Good find and thanks for letting us know. I'll keep an eye and bid if the price stays within my reach.
Yes, they are certainly the Rolls Royce of motors... I hope you get them, wrap em' up & put them under the tree...

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 AM
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Also Rich check out this 1:16 scale figure. True to the Dauntless era and actually 1:16 scale. Pricy but maybe worth it to your museum-quality build?



Or search on: 120mm Nose Art Figure #5 Little Miss Mischief (B-17)




Very Very NICE!! I wish there were more figures in 1:16 scale that work for Dauntless...it's very difficult to find men in suits or in leisure clothing in this scale..This is why I settled for 1:18 scale...a bunch of short people runnin' around...

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:14 AM
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hi caps here is some pix of motors and u joints i havent mounted esc yet i tryed velcro with 5 min epoxy and it fell off the esc not quite shure how im going to mount them i still want to paint the inside of the hull anyway makeing headway
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:52 PM
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Man those are the Rolls Royce of Dauntless boat motors for sure. Good find and thanks for letting us know. I'll keep an eye and bid if the price stays within my reach.
Yes, they are certainly the Rolls Royce of motors... I hope you get them, wrap em' up & put them under the tree...

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Update on those motors....they sold for over $200 each.....Quality isn't inexpensive anymore......Hey Dauntlessfan....by chance are you the lucky owner of those masterpieces?

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:42 PM
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Rich unfortunately they went well beyond my wallet, I was not the winning bidder.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:51 AM
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New member as of today. Have just purchased the dauntless by dumas. Been reading all the information posted over the years.
Most members like the running gear by Mack,Witch I would like do. However their web site is down do to the storm.Can I go else were to purchase running gear.
Thanks guys you have a wonderful site here. Frank
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:56 AM
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Welcome Frank! If you go over towww.rcgroups.comgo to the scale boat forum and look up the userFrankG, that is Rich Kroland heis the owner of MACK products. He managed to save some inventory and is selling that via PMs on that site. He just might be able to supply you. There are a few threads over there about MACK and Sandy so that would be where to look for him. He has been able to help out several buyers since the storm.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:39 AM
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Hi..

Reach out to Rich at MACK. Many of his products survived the flood so hopefully he could help you out. He has been posting updates on the RCGroups forums. Try Dock talk or the scale boats forum. He responds under the name FrankG.


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Funny but I was writing this when Bill beat me to it!

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:31 PM
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Thanks. Trying to locate now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:44 PM
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Frank you might make contact more quickly by sending Rich a PM. Click on the envelope below his Frank Gname and send the message. That will cause him to get an email telling him he has a PM.

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:07 PM
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Interestingly enough..my first post of the day vanished!!!

Anyway, I am preparing for the next wave of work to be done on Dauntless. I will be posting a bunch of progress soon!

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:05 PM
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Thanks nuch.Did make contact
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:28 PM
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Wishingall whom celebrates...a Merry Christmas!!

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To all the Captains and their families a Blessed Christmas from myself and my lovely wife.

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