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  1. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    It's 1/16" thin wall tubing, burning through was...

    It's 1/16" thin wall tubing, burning through was a concern... but I could have overlapped the corners a little better.

    Hey, you should have seen my welds a year ago!

    :p
  2. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    I'll have to check again, but IIRC, both motors...

    I'll have to check again, but IIRC, both motors running is about 9 Amps @ 12 V (full throttle). I'll have 14 AH of batteries onboard. The math says about 1.5 hours at full throttle. Considering...
  3. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    Took another video this afternoon. At least you...

    Took another video this afternoon. At least you can SEE the boat in this one. :rolleyes:


    http://youtu.be/JkXS8dWyfQY
  4. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    http://youtu.be/V0QsKUAvD8w Sorry for the low...

    http://youtu.be/V0QsKUAvD8w

    Sorry for the low light video. Just a quick test of the setup. The 12V battery was stuck to the hull deck for the test. Consequently, made the bow too light. The...
  5. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    [QUOTE=Jeremy_H;11758264]Beasty :). What are...

    [QUOTE=Jeremy_H;11758264]Beasty :).

    What are you going to be rescuing with it?

    With your welding, maybe try dwelling a little longer at the edge on the vertical side of the fillet as you wave...
  6. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    The truck is clean only 'somedays'. Today ain't...

    The truck is clean only 'somedays'. Today ain't one! But sometime soon...

    In the meantime, made a little progress.

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/rescuebarge/dscn9670.jpg
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  7. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    Busted, I'm an electronics tech. Got hooked on...

    Busted, I'm an electronics tech. Got hooked on using Amphenol 59250 crimpers at work. Couldn't afford the $1K price tag, so I bought a used one on Ebay for $100.

    Love my truck too. :rolleyes:
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  8. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    Making progress... ...

    Making progress...

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/rescuebarge/dscn9661.jpg

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/rescuebarge/dscn9663.jpg

    http://2manytoyz.com/rc/rescuebarge/dscn9667.jpg
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  9. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    Very odd indeed! The controller is available...

    Very odd indeed!

    The controller is available here: http://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/sabertooth2x25 Same product is available on Amazon, same price. Here's how the DIP switches were...
  10. Thread: Rescue Barge

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    Rescue Barge

    I've been out of the hobby for 2 years. We bought house, moved, sold the old house to my uncle. He passed away, and it's been a headache selling his house, and taking care of his estate. Now that...
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    With the video receiver antenna sitting on a...

    With the video receiver antenna sitting on a workbench, I can get fairly clear video around my yard. By putting outside on a mast, should be able to cover most of my end of the block. It's easy...
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    Been a while for me too. Packed up all my stuff...

    Been a while for me too. Packed up all my stuff when we moved a year and a half ago. Been busy getting settled. Flown my Parrot AR Drone a bit, and put a FPV on an RC truck to chase raccoons, but...
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    RE: Anarchy Airboat morning run (pics)

    Your first link comes up as "private". No can view.
    :eek:
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    RE: 2 cy powered step boats

    Dunno, looking like a trailer queen... :D

    Too purdy to race it!
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    RE: 2 cy powered step boats

    Needs more motor!

    :D
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    RE: Alligator Tours - Replacement Step Hull

    Do you mean take video from onboard the recovery boat looking towards the stranded boat? If so, I do plan to do this.

    No doubt I'll have another opportunity to push another boat back to shore...
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    RE: Alligator Tours - Replacement Step Hull

    Met with Dennis yesterday at the Lowes pond in Titusville. Both of us had motor problems. By the second run, mine started dying. He bought a used motor, and the o-rings are probably shot.

    At...
  18. RE: what u think about my new 6 blade prop ( got a 5 blade ready to test)

    The sad part is you KNEW what I was referring to!
  19. RE: what u think about my new 6 blade prop ( got a 5 blade ready to test)

    Looks like the blade used in the movie Krull...

    http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/krullglave.jpg
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    RE: Pics from Dunnellon meet today

    [sm=thumbs_up.gif]

    Tired, sunburned, but grinning ear to ear!

    Thanks again to everyone that helped set it up, and made it a memorable event.

    You boyz that are still running today,...
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    RE: Pics from Dunnellon meet today

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO3NgoFZEkU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ6_XKN7iAc

    Videos from onboard my Alligator Tours, with Terry's replacement step hull.

    :D
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    RE: Alligator Tours - Replacement Step Hull

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ6_XKN7iAc

    Five full tanks of fuel, no flips. Ran it full throttle most of the time. I can't remember the last time the stock hull didn't flip.

    :D
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    RE: Alligator Tours - Replacement Step Hull

    Took some onboard video from Terry's step hull (replacement Alligator Tours hull)

    First video looking backwards. The second video looking forward.

    Runs great, no hint of flipping! Thanks...
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    RE: Pics from Dunnellon meet today

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_R1aFc1PNs
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    RE: Pics from Dunnellon meet today

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkEfi09lW9I
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