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.

Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 194

  1. #51

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Wake Forest, NC
    Posts
    40
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hey Craig! Great, thanks for the info!! Yes, it is very very rewarding and extremely fun.  Right now I've got a 90" Mystic styled mono drawn out on paper and I'm inputting the measurements into CAD right now so I can CNC  cut them myself. Teaching myself CAD is also very rewarding and fun! Thank you again for the info.  I was going to order 1/16 birch which is very expensive but now I may sheet it with 1/8". 

    I just got done inputting all the measurements. It is twin stepped, has an overhang, 2 degree slanted steps to improve attack angle,  among other cool things. Are you going to use strakes on the bottom of yours? It will be a week or two before I can get these CNC cut.  The skeleton alone measures 20" x 9" just for one piece. There are 17 ribs. 

    Anyway, thanks for inspiring me to do this. It is a blast and I can't wait to start assembling. Sorry for the bad picture quality,  I was using a drafting pencil and they aren't very dark.         


  2. #52

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi F15
    I can just make out the stern on your mono. looks cool. any chance you can post better pic's?

  3. #53

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Wake Forest, NC
    Posts
    40
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee


    ORIGINAL: cconeill

    Hi F15
    I can just make out the stern on your mono. looks cool. any chance you can post better pic's?
    Hey Craig, sorry I didn't mean to impose on your thread and I'm certaintly not trying to out do you. I've owned numerous 70"+ boats so I wanted to try something bigger. I've also got a 9" rudder just like yours ready to cnc out of aluminum. I'll send you an email with better pictures.


  4. #54

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi Alex
    I was jokeing! I think what you are doing is great. keep posting. Craig

  5. #55

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    the race starts soon if you are interested?


    http://new.livestream.com/sbi/miami12

  6. #56

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Wake Forest, NC
    Posts
    40
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Cool. I'll check it out. Got all the ribs inputted. Working on the scale rudder, drives and air intake scoops now.

    Here are a couple of the basic ones I've put in.

    <a href="http://s398.photobucket.com/albums/pp62/f15pilot1989/?action=view&current=3de1e894.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp62/f15pilot1989/3de1e894.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>

    <a href="http://s398.photobucket.com/albums/pp62/f15pilot1989/?action=view&current=25cf8777.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp62/f15pilot1989/25cf8777.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>

  7. #57

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee


    hi Alex
    the link is no good. Craig

  8. #58

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi Guys
    just some picture. she is going to be a Beaut!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Nl30227.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	108.4 KB 
ID:	1785509   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cx76277.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	104.2 KB 
ID:	1785510   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ej13208.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	98.9 KB 
ID:	1785511  

  9. #59

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Primed the hull. it is going to be badass.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Us53097.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	203.9 KB 
ID:	1786114   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Aw70670.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	202.6 KB 
ID:	1786115   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ns45080.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	307.8 KB 
ID:	1786116  

  10. #60

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    bubbles are so fun to make. it really ties the boat together.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Nk27957.jpg 
Views:	42 
Size:	95.0 KB 
ID:	1786502   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	To44118.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	83.8 KB 
ID:	1786503   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hn25733.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	74.7 KB 
ID:	1786504  

  11. #61

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi Guys
    I opened up the hull and placed my motors. I need rear exhaust RCMK's for it to work. so this will be on my xmas list. she is going to be a very fast boat. Craig

    http://www.gizmomotors.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=56
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ay75897.jpg 
Views:	42 
Size:	97.2 KB 
ID:	1787224   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Rn39207.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	90.2 KB 
ID:	1787225   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Xc78479.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	92.5 KB 
ID:	1787226  

  12. #62

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Wake Forest, NC
    Posts
    40
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Have you tried staggering the engines and have you looked at bh Hanson headers? You can fit them in there I believe. Looks great! 

    I've got an appointment for the Cnc and laser cutter On Thursday so I'm going to cut the ribs then. You work much faster than me but everything of yours looks great!

  13. #63

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi Alex
    I was off all week. going to the race next weekend. so I am trying to get this hull done for the lucas oil team. will be fun to meet them. then someday race these boats with them. got to luv this stuff. Craig

  14. #64

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Illawarra, AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    327
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    can I ask what type of foam are you using?

    By the way cant wait to see the final result...

    Thanks Peter

  15. #65

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi Peter
    you guy's can ask me anything. I will tell you how I do all this. building your own boat is easy, but takes time. 2 inch house foam. go to lowes or any hardware store. it is 30 dollars for a 4x8 sheet. you can make a entire model out of it. that is how i make my U-boats. very fun. on a foam plug you will need 5 layers of 4oz. glass and epoxy resin. Craig

  16. #66

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Back to work tomorrow. so things will slow down again. it is looking great. Craig
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Db84212.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	103.7 KB 
ID:	1787675   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Up46875.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	80.9 KB 
ID:	1787676  

  17. #67

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    getting ready to go to the race this weekend. I can not wait.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Zx70918.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	97.8 KB 
ID:	1788170   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mh19381.jpg 
Views:	42 
Size:	85.5 KB 
ID:	1788171   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Qv54569.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	110.7 KB 
ID:	1788172  

  18. #68

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Illawarra, AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    327
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Thanks for the info on the foam... Boats lookin good, looks sleek and fast.

  19. #69

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Pembroke, BERMUDA
    Posts
    459
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Looking good!!![8D]

  20. #70

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Thanks ss rc boats. it is not the silverhook. but it turned out great. I am going to the race sat. to show it to them. still alot of work left tho.

  21. #71

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi Guys
    I am going to run this hull with one rcmk. I staggered my rcmk's in the hull and just was not happy with it. so until I can afford rear exhaust motors?? I will run on one. Marcel thinks 40-45mph is do able with this setup. we shall see. waiting on new parts. hull weighs 10 pounds. I put 10oz. of glass top and bottom. on the bubble to. she is lite and strong. Craig

  22. #72

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Wake Forest, NC
    Posts
    40
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee


    ORIGINAL: cconeill

    Hi Guys
    I am going to run this hull with one rcmk. I staggered my rcmk's in the hull and just was not happy with it. so until I can afford rear exhaust motors?? I will run on one. Marcel thinks 40-45mph is do able with this setup. we shall see. waiting on new parts. hull weighs 10 pounds. I put 10oz. of glass top and bottom. on the bubble to. she is lite and strong. Craig
    Honestly you should be fine with one for right now. Got any pictures of the hull as it sits now?

  23. #73

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    got my decals today. I had these made before. but there are changes. will be cool on a white hull orange nose. Craig
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Kh17578.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	66.4 KB 
ID:	1791764   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Xs57684.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	71.0 KB 
ID:	1791765  

  24. #74

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    Hi Guy's
    I got my stinger from HOR racing today. Johnny's stuff is really nice. looks great on the hull. I am going to try and install everything this week? Craig
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Tr49327.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	68.1 KB 
ID:	1795859   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Xs58825.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	73.7 KB 
ID:	1795860   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Pn36957.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	85.3 KB 
ID:	1795861  

  25. #75

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    champaign, IL
    Posts
    408
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: 72 inch 77 lucas oil vee

    getting alot done. the install went good. I need a 2 offset header tho to move the exhaust over.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Nk27832.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	91.0 KB 
ID:	1796816   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Je99431.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	69.8 KB 
ID:	1796817   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Kh17846.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	71.8 KB 
ID:	1796818  


Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

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 10:09 PM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.