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Old 03-16-2019, 02:20 PM
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Default Prather Funcruiser Turbine powered !

As the weather here in the UK has been terrible I have been in my workshop putting a turbine powered Funcruiser together for a bit of fun this summer. Turbine will probably be a Wren 70 I have spare .
The hull mouldings were taken many years ago and originally started as a Funcruiser .
I will upload photos when rc universe allows

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Old 03-16-2019, 10:05 PM
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Sounds an interesting project! I have a "Jetcruiser" which was a variation of the Prather hull with a flattened vee that incorporated an MHZ Water jet.

Regarding image restrictions - it is something the site owners have put in place due to a large amount of spammers. I am not sure how long before posting is available but if you like just shoot me a PM with images and I can upload to your post.



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Old 03-17-2019, 12:27 AM
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Many thanks for the offer I will attempt to send the photos via a pm, I have been a member on the site for many years but for some reason it would not generate a new password link so I just re joined.
I Used my name Euan in the past and contributed to various threads but changed e mail address and never got back on .
I have opened TROUBLE TICKET 32921 to try and link the old and new if as a mod you can help that would be great
thanks Euan.

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Sorry but the pm will not allow photos ,
cheers Euan.
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Originally Posted by euan galloway View Post
Sorry but the pm will not allow photos ,
cheers Euan.
Euan,
You old account,
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/members/euan.html

You can send pic by PM if you post links from pic programs available all over for free.

Imgur is the best one IMO.

This was a link posted in the reply. Once you save or send then it becomes a picture.

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sadly no response from the forum admin , I have been a member since 2006 ? and not allowed more than 4 posts in a 24 hr period ? whats gone wrong at RC Universe ? thanks to the members who offered advice .

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I originally purchased what I thought was a Jetcat P 80 but after having it serviced it turns out to be a 120 and far too much power for this hull , plan b is to use a wren 70 that has been on one of my gliders .

donor wren 70 turbine



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Some more progress on my Funcruiser , its now ready for the turbine and test runs on Saturday .
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After testing the Wren 75 turbine in one of my gliders it:s now installed ready to run.
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Originally Posted by euan galloway View Post
After testing the Wren 75 turbine in one of my gliders it:s now installed ready to run.
Pictures look good now we want video !!! Lol.
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Pictures look good now we want video !!! Lol.
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Makes a lot of noise,but not enough to disturb the geese.I had a big Canadian goose almost sink my r/c boat when I was bringing it in. I don't know what provoked it,the sound of the Zenoah engine or the yellow color of the boat.
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Nice work. Remember watching a turbine powered Canard many years back on youtube - thing did surprisingly well. Gave me a few ideas but still have not gone turbine!
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Originally Posted by Justaddwata View Post
Nice work. Remember watching a turbine powered Canard many years back on youtube - thing did surprisingly well. Gave me a few ideas but still have not gone turbine!
thanks,
it was just for a bit of fun , I have a new turbine boat project on its way but this time a Jetcat marine turboshaft and a sensible MHZ hull with twin drives from MHZ it needs a bit of tlc but was a good deal ,
should start posting some photos later this week
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Originally Posted by euan galloway View Post
thanks,
it was just for a bit of fun , I have a new turbine boat project on its way but this time a Jetcat marine turboshaft and a sensible MHZ hull with twin drives from MHZ it needs a bit of tlc but was a good deal ,
should start posting some photos later this week
Thats a project I have been wanting for some time!! All the talk of twin turbine cats etc - I would much rather have a setup like you mention. Have a few MHZ twins - maybe I will just snag a turbine and make it happen. Please keep us posted!!!
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