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  1. Thread: Boogie board

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    Can anyone shed some light on radio antenna...

    Can anyone shed some light on radio antenna placement? Where it's going to end up is on one side of the hull sticking straight up but will only be visible from that side of the hull, will that...
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    Maybe we could start a thread of bloopers and of...

    Maybe we could start a thread of bloopers and of course the funny, I too have yet to post a video on line, apparently quite simple once you join youtube or the like, cheers
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    Hey vintage, for some reason the system didn't...

    Hey vintage, for some reason the system didn't highlight your new post, at least not for me. Looks like a good start on the theme, you could always leave it as is considering your using decals then...
  4. Thread: Boogie board

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    The size of the boat is 37"x19" and I plan on...

    The size of the boat is 37"x19" and I plan on using the TT 61. What I'm considering is this, the plan is to distribute the weight from 1/3 back from the bow with the thrust line and the balance will...
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    Considering the temperature I was kind of glad...

    Considering the temperature I was kind of glad things went wrong on shore and not out on the water and to add to the pressure the wifey was kind enough to come along to video in case something...
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    Well, thought I'd give it another go.....wrong,...

    Well, thought I'd give it another go.....wrong, more problems, discovered the glow plug was weak after all even after swapping it out on an earlier trip and starting the ST inverted is a hit and miss...
  7. Thread: Boogie board

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    Would air rudders be effective at about 22" from...

    Would air rudders be effective at about 22" from the prop to rudders, would there be a significant loss at that distance?
  8. Thread: Boogie board

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    I like the idea of placing the servo's in the...

    I like the idea of placing the servo's in the best location, do you water proof them? I'm still leaning more to a self contained pod with everything in it and the rudder assembly separate so the pod...
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    Nice video's there crispyspa, the SI looks like...

    Nice video's there crispyspa, the SI looks like it handles well with one rudder, and the stunt driving, must have taken a lot of practice Lol.

    Sorry Don don't mean to intrude. I made a spring...
  10. Thread: Boogie board

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    Thanks for the suggestions dadkins, much...

    Thanks for the suggestions dadkins, much appreciated! I was considering 2 rudders made out of an abundant supply of 1/4" ply laying around and considering the nature of the beast it won't be...
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    Obviously everyone has safety at the top of the...

    Obviously everyone has safety at the top of the list and I fully agree that anyone taking up an activity has to be comfortable with what they're doing and provide a safe environment for those around...
  12. Thread: Boogie board

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    Thanks crispyspa, I realize this isn't going to...

    Thanks crispyspa, I realize this isn't going to be high tech for sure but just trying to get in the ball park with the CG. With the rudders extending out the transom being a fixed point how do you...
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    Now that all the bugs have been sorted after 3...

    Now that all the bugs have been sorted after 3 trips to the river it's been pretty cold and snowing everyday so it looks like testing will have to wait until spring unless we get a lucky break. Cheers
  14. Thread: Boogie board

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    Now that it's been snowing for the last couple of...

    Now that it's been snowing for the last couple of days and for the next week everyday with -10 degree temps it's time to hang up the boat until spring and get working on this project to have...
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    Sorry m8 forgot about the paint. Considering your...

    Sorry m8 forgot about the paint. Considering your going electric, pretty much any paint will do, not sure what prop paint is? You can sand the paint with 1500-2000 grit wet paper and get a nice...
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    If all you have available is the 5 min epoxy your...

    If all you have available is the 5 min epoxy your only option is going to be thinning it and considering your only sealing the wood and not using it as a finish surface you should be fine. What I'd...
  17. Thread: Boogie board

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    A few questions in regards to air rudders if you...

    A few questions in regards to air rudders if you guys would be kind enough to share your opinions. Is a single air rudder as efficient as having two and is the rudders more effective extending out...
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    Good to see you back vintage. Good progress so...

    Good to see you back vintage. Good progress so far! From my understanding it's best not to thin out the epoxy, I'm sure someone else will offer their suggestion before long. What I've been able to...
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    Charging up that 14v as I type and see if there...

    Charging up that 14v as I type and see if there is a way to attach connectors to it, always good to have options and the smile on ones face when doing it yourself rather than handing over a fist full...
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    Thought I'd clear this up before someone...

    Thought I'd clear this up before someone inadvertently ends up hurt or worse. As per my earlier description there is a nylon tube installed into the socket to act in a similar manner to a standard...
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    Sorry there m8 think you missed something in the...

    Sorry there m8 think you missed something in the picture, there is a nylon tube sticking out which will act much like a regular starter so it'll slip if needed. With the tube sticking out it just...
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    Thanks 1QwkSport2.5r This will likely end up on...

    Thanks 1QwkSport2.5r This will likely end up on the shopping trip to the States list, if you want to get gouged look no further than North of the border. There is a warehouse on the state side that I...
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    Thanks for the compliment dadkins, appreciate...

    Thanks for the compliment dadkins, appreciate that! Nice to see another face on here been quiet, thankfully I can stand my own company, at least for a little while. Good idea on the battery thanks I...
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    Thanks again there 1QwkSport2.5r I'll keep those...

    Thanks again there 1QwkSport2.5r I'll keep those tips in mind for the next outing, hopefully soon. In the meantime I took 15 min and made myself an attachment for the battery drill to start the...
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    Thanks 1QwkSport2.5r, You may be right in...

    Thanks 1QwkSport2.5r, You may be right in allowing the engine to draw the fuel rather than priming so much. This ST seems to have no issue in drawing fuel with the tank top even with the spray bar. I...
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