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Old 10-20-2009, 01:19 AM
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the motor im running is a standard 540 electric motor and the prop i am using is one that i have made.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:45 AM
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nearly finishish just got tofinish off the deck and paint it, i hope soon to have some aquatic fun with it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:22 AM
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So will you be sailing at Tygum Lagoon?

Perhaps you will get a chance to push the big ships. [8D]
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:47 AM
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probs not at tygam lake, i will take it for a run in my local wading pool where there is a sail boat club.
It would be fun to push those big ships
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:48 AM
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ORIGINAL: jianlun

may i ask what kind of motors and prop are you using for your project? i am new to the world of RC tugs and am interested in starting.
The 'legal' size for a Springer prop is 1.5", three blade.. thats if you intend to play Springer football with others..

If its just for running around with, then any size is ok...

I've got a Springer with a 3.75" prop in a 4" kort...
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:50 PM
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i am planning on building a springer tug for a rescue boat for my sub (and just because they look like fun), but i see everybody is using wood. can fiberglass be used or is that a tug no no? it turns out im better with fiberglass than with wood plus i feel it will be stronger in the long run.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:05 AM
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ORIGINAL: t3prongcoolness

i am planning on building a springer tug for a rescue boat for my sub (and just because they look like fun), but i see everybody is using wood. can fiberglass be used or is that a tug no no? it turns out im better with fiberglass than with wood plus i feel it will be stronger in the long run.
Mine was built up from plywood, and balsa, and fiberglassed...
If you are not competing in "Springer" events, then it really wouldn't
matter. But for the most part as long as motor, propeller and dimensions
are the same as spec'd, then I am sure most official springer event
officers would welcome a boat whether wood, metal, plastic, or fiberglass.

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Old 12-15-2009, 06:33 AM
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Just remember Kort nossles are not allowed for springer ball action either Great progress on the build, can't wait to see some video of the aquatic 2D action[8D]
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:47 AM
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There is always a chance for "3D" action....  a little bit of "sinkage" action.
Have you considered a rescue sub Alex?
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:11 AM
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yes i have, if u put a brushless in ur boat so it can save mine when it does some extreame aquatic 4d
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:25 AM
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4D aquatic hardcore action is awsome, I enjoy 4D on a regular basis especially with springer push boats.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:19 AM
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same gotta love 4d aquatic axction, my spinger tug build has slowed down for a time being as i have been working on rebuilding my old go kart
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:24 AM
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All i have to do now is just paint the deck and make some more bollards and my springer tug will be finished soon I hope.
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the tug is nearly finished the paint on the deck is drying as i speak, will put some more pics up tommorow
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:18 PM
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here is some more pictures of the tug

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:29 AM
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just some more pics of it, well after a couple of months of stop start build i have finally finished it, i hope in the future to build another scale boat
will put up a video when i get a chance to get it wet

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:39 PM
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Looks great Alex.

I hear that the club at Tygum Lake runs every Sunday, as well as Wednesday.
You may get a chance at docking those large scale ships if you have free time to visit.

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Old 04-15-2010, 02:35 AM
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thanks umi, that sounds like fun, do they have a website
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This is all I seem to come up searching for, Logan City Marine Modelers.

http://www.rcdownunder.com/rc-club-l...arine-Modelers

http://www.ourbrisbane.com/lifestyle...t-running-days

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Old 04-15-2010, 04:19 PM
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thanks for that, should have a vid up soon
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:27 AM
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the springer tug performs well in the test tank, also had to add some lead blocks in it to get it donw to the waterline
just waiting for new battery to arrive then it should be ready to run
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Hi,
Yours looks a lot like my Springer, the classic truck-able towboat
Here's the New website for us, just noticed Umi refering to us

http://logancity-marinemodellers.110...html/home.html

There a few other clubs dotted around Brisbane

http://triple-s.org.au/

on the north side is a great club as well

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thanks, i'll check that out
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:22 AM
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soon i will put up some more pics of the side rail posts i put on, have to get some brass chain soon to put on aswell
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Aimee got me started,now im hooked too.Got one in the works for Pumkin regatta,she showed me the rules and here I go.Got hull almost ready for glass,not sure what top Im going to use.Its built with a pink foam core,ply sides,balsa bottom,1/2" ply front and rear,550 brushed for power,dumas 1 1/2 for prop,glued together with 5-30 min epoxy,work time so far is about 2hrs.Started on a second while the glue was drying.,core has been cut,sides been cut,started collecting the internals on ebay.Speed control,Receiver and couple other goodies.Most of the stuff I have from building planes and running cars.While I was lookin for stuff,found a Bristol Bay on craigslist.I traded some glow engines for it and it has only been in the water twice.When will it stop!!,Im hooked BAD!!!!I have ten boats now!!Time to get a trailer,LOL.Guess its not as bad as 24 planes ready to fly and they are small not 1/4 scale hangin on the ceiling.Well back to work,See ya at the regatta,Oct 22nd in Tualatin Commons
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