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Forum: RC Airboats 07-06-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Nice! That with a coarse pitch prop should make...

Nice! That with a coarse pitch prop should make it go pretty good! It's been so long since I started this project, it would be nice to actually see it go!
My son is going to be excited about the...
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 05-17-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By vintageshack
I tried using washers on the back wheels and it...

I tried using washers on the back wheels and it tightened it up quite a bit! It makes a difference in performance as well!
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 04-16-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By vintageshack
No I didn't end up doing anything with the rear...

No I didn't end up doing anything with the rear yet.. It really needs something back there tho! There is way too much play.. I know if it had actual bearings there it would improve this car so much!
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 12-28-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By vintageshack
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2194769
I decided to try the hobby grade shocks and they fit perfectly! Well, semi perfectly.. I had to remove the plastic cover from...
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 09-29-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By vintageshack
I haven't had it apart yet because my son plays...

I haven't had it apart yet because my son plays with it every day! This thing is fast!! I'm not sure, but its possible it has a brushless motor to begin with! The battery seems pretty good too.. a...
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 09-24-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By vintageshack
Topmaxx Jet Panther

Hey guys, I just bought this car for my son, and it seems to have a bit of potential for a toy grade rc! I can't find much about it,but has anyone here done any kids on one of these? Seems like hobby...
Forum: RC Airboats 09-23-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Well, the boat is still on hold! The funds...

Well, the boat is still on hold! The funds weren't there for me to finish it this summer, and I may of gotten a little distracted with another project... ...
Forum: RC Airboats 06-14-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Oh, I ended up with two holes in my side! They...

Oh, I ended up with two holes in my side! They put the first one in, my lung inflated too quick and started to fill with fluid, so they had to put me under again and install a larger tube that went...
Forum: RC Airboats 06-12-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Good to see your boat is complete! I,...

Good to see your boat is complete! I, unfortunately, have run into some delays with mine.. I ended up with a collapsed lung at work (Iqaluit) and was hospitalized up there for 7 days.. Then, to make...
Forum: RC Airboats 02-17-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Hey ossum! I read through your build on...

Hey ossum! I read through your build on instructibles, very impressive! Looks much easier piecing everything together with the cad drawings! pinky_d_brain, I am having a bit of problems fitting a...
Forum: RC Airboats 02-08-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Do you have any pics or videos of your build?

Do you have any pics or videos of your build?
Forum: RC Airboats 02-08-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Thanks for the compliment! When I was researching...

Thanks for the compliment! When I was researching it there wasn't anyone actively building one that I could find.. All I did find (besides the plans) were a couple grainy YouTube videos!
Forum: RC Airboats 01-11-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Thanks arcdude! The cockpit is from a 1/16 scale...

Thanks arcdude! The cockpit is from a 1/16 scale F6F-3 Hellcat model I had when I was a kid.. I never finished it because my cat decided to jump on my desk (which the fuselage was pinned to) in the...
Forum: RC Airboats 01-02-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
That's pretty neat! I didn't realize it was an...

That's pretty neat! I didn't realize it was an actual kit!
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 12-07-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By vintageshack
I couldn't open up the rear tire, so I did the...

I couldn't open up the rear tire, so I did the next best thing, I got some wheel weights, melted them down and sandwiched them between 2 thin strips of metal and fastened it to the narrow area of the...
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 12-05-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By vintageshack
Well, I have the paddles and skis finished! The...

Well, I have the paddles and skis finished! The light is an old headlamp I had lying around.. Seems to work pretty good. I brought it out for a test drive tonight, and it didn't work as well as I was...
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 11-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By vintageshack
Bigger wheels in the front was my initial...

Bigger wheels in the front was my initial thought, but I think I'd do more damage than good trying to remove the old ones! The next step definitely will be a better motor and battery.. Not sure if I...
Forum: Toy-Grade RC Products 11-22-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By vintageshack
Tyco Terrainiac

Hey guys, here is a Tyco Terrainiac that I am modifying for my son. It is advertised to be able to go on all types of terrain (grass, snow, water, etc) but as soon as it gets in snow or grass deeper...
Forum: RC Airboats 10-27-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
I'm not too sure yet.. Maybe something similar...

I'm not too sure yet.. Maybe something similar to what is used to secure rc truck bodies..
Forum: RC Airboats 10-26-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Looking good! It should be plenty strong made...

Looking good! It should be plenty strong made mostly out of plywood. I used the 100% waterproof gorilla glue so I'm hoping it is true to its word!
Forum: RC Airboats 10-19-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
I used nutplates epoxied to the underside. I ran...

I used nutplates epoxied to the underside. I ran a tap through them first because they would of ripped out of the wood the first time I screwed down the screws.. ...
Forum: RC Airboats 10-19-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
The rudder servo and radio are now hooked up. You...

The rudder servo and radio are now hooked up. You can also see the cockpit is pretty much done (except the pilot.. captian?). The radio is a FlySky GT2B and I think it'll suffice for what I'm doing....
Forum: RC Airboats 09-30-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
I'm not exactly sure how critical it is.. The...

I'm not exactly sure how critical it is.. The instructions call for a fair bit of accuracy, and the drawings show an exact centre of gravity. Yeah that's what the engine offset is for
Forum: RC Airboats 09-12-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
Detail pics of the rudder assembly. ...

Detail pics of the rudder assembly.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2119543
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2119544
Forum: RC Airboats 09-07-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,640
Posted By vintageshack
A little more progress on the boat.. The forward...

A little more progress on the boat.. The forward lower fuselage is almost complete and the rudder is cut out.. ...
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