Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 10 of 10

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    SomersetSandys, BERMUDA
    Posts
    281
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    Scale rc outboard engine covers

    I was just wondering if there is anyone who produces scale looking lexan outboard engine covers ? I just purchased a vacuum former and was wondering if anybody besides myself was interested in something like this ? I was thinking along the lines of the new and old style Mercury covers as well as OMC style covers . I'd love to hear some feedback .

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Waterloo, NY
    Posts
    49
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    my first thought is to make replacement parts for amps outboards. depending on what lexan can hold up to (heat, nitro, etc). next thought is if the former is big enough then you can do hulls. if not you could do engine scoops and accessories.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    West Bend, WI
    Posts
    64
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    I would be very intrested in these, especialy the old & new Merc's. You could make these to fit the K&B's of all sizes & the OS & FE's as well. Sign me up!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    clevedonsomerset, UNITED KINGDOM
    Posts
    890
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    start of with making blanks of what you want to produce out of wood, that way you can let your imagination run wild

    dont think making hulls out of lexan is going to be strong enough unless the materials about 6mm thick
    amps give power, more amps, more power :-)

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    SomersetSandys, BERMUDA
    Posts
    281
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    BBY has plastic hulls ..... they seem to work  ..... I have made a couple of wooden molds havn't had chance to try them yet . As for the AMPs thing ..... I wouldn't know where to get the originals from .

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    West Bend, WI
    Posts
    64
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    I think a few guys on the AMPS forum already seem to have the replacement parts on the way, they have quite a bit of orignal tooling already. Starting with a new, current engine cover would be a step beyond AMPS covers.

  7. #7
    specialk1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    fort lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,146
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers


    ORIGINAL: lapistola28

    I was just wondering if there is anyone who produces scale looking lexan outboard engine covers ? I just purchased a vacuum former and was wondering if anybody besides myself was interested in something like this ? I was thinking along the lines of the new and old style Mercury covers as well as OMC style covers . I'd love to hear some feedback .
    come on over to the AMPS thread http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7065963/tm.htm
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fd92530.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	25.0 KB 
ID:	1379842  
    www.browardmodelboatclubsite.com district 3

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    hamilton, ON, CANADA
    Posts
    1,355
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    i think that if you were to make engine cowls for te k&b s and set the os engines you would have no problem selling them i have been toying with making a couple for my engines k&b 7.5 and 11 cc to make my hull look scale if you buld them they will sell ias far as lexan holding up to heat and nitro all yhe car bodies are made out of it

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Yulee, FL
    Posts
    70
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    Yes would be interested to see how the Merc and Omc cowls come out.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    SomersetSandys, BERMUDA
    Posts
    281
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Scale rc outboard engine covers

    I still would need exact measuments or be able to purchase a couple of covers to be exact replicas of the AMPs ones . If not they might be slightly different . If this is no big deal then cool .Any idea on where to purchase these bits ?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:17 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.