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Krille 01-13-2008 05:41 PM

Challenger 48"
I purchase this boat 2'nd hand for about 4 mounth ago. Nerly finished (all things un used) for a realy good prise.

The projekt goes slow due to winter and ice.

Engine: Zenoah 26 PUM
Pipe: Un known, I think it is a China black-coated pipe.
Octura rudder and strut.
1/4" Flex cable.

What i have done so far?
I have installed radio box, servos, fuel tank, hatch fittings and a bracket for the pipe. Fixed gelcoat cracks and puted primer on it.

What left to do? The paint job and then re-instal all the hardweare.
Realy thinking of having the boat only primer paint, but I think i gone get bored on it in some time. And it gone be hard to see. But it loocks realy angry right now.
The paint gone be blue with blue flakes. And on that some flame work. And maby some other airbrush touches.

Gone post some different pics frome the projekt.

Here is all the pics


nvs motorsports 01-13-2008 09:17 PM

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You doing a great job restoring the boat a friend of mine had one of these boats a while ago with a mod zenoah in it very fast boat an handles nice as well

ken0276 01-13-2008 09:27 PM

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What is the CG of your mono?

Krille 01-14-2008 02:36 AM

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I dont know where the CG is or should be. Have not checked it. I just asumed that it should be where it is. The erlier owner had mount the engine. And he hase mount it in the same place as a frind of he that has one of that boats, and he have also driven RC boats for a whild. But when I have lifted the boat it seems that the CG is pretty much as other boats.

martno1fan 01-14-2008 04:25 AM

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wheres the strut for the shaft to run in ?:D,good work on the restoration though .

ken0276 01-14-2008 12:52 PM

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The CG should be 33% of its length, about 16" for your mono that from back of the transom to center of the plug.

w3bby 01-14-2008 01:52 PM

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Pic nr 3 Mart;) under the pipe mount:eek:

Krille 01-27-2008 03:40 PM

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Now i have stardet to paint the boat.

The paint does not look even right now. But thats because the clearcoat/flakes mix. Gone loock good later when the finish clear coat comes on.



martno1fan 01-27-2008 04:59 PM

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Pic nr 3 Mart;) under the pipe mount:eek:
must be my monitor then cos i see a strut bracket but no strut :eek: all i see is a bare stainless steel shaft coming out of the transom.

w3bby 01-27-2008 05:17 PM

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ORIGINAL: martno1fan
......all I see is a bare stainless steel shaft coming out of the transom.
OK, you're officially blind then :D Time to hit the wife up for a new monitor, it's there, attached to what you are calling a stainless shaft, skeg on the bottom.....

Nice blue Krille, bit more response here than the Swedish site eller hur?

glennb2006 01-27-2008 08:15 PM

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Am liking the colour - looks kind of familiar though, not sure why.....


martno1fan 01-27-2008 08:23 PM

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must be blind its not there[:o]

glennb2006 01-27-2008 08:26 PM

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ORIGINAL: martno1fan

must be blind its not there[:o]

It reallly is Mart. Pic three. Next to the rudder. It's in disguise as it looks like the rudder. It has a keel on it.


Krille 01-28-2008 02:12 AM

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Here you got a modified pics :)

Krille 02-10-2008 03:06 PM

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The boat is ready for clear coat!
Gone leav the boat to a pro car painter to get realy good clear coat.





htawfik3 02-10-2008 06:03 PM

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Very nice paint and matching color, which paint did you used , it normal automobile paint or epoxy paint for fiberglass.

martno1fan 02-10-2008 06:16 PM

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Here you got a modified pics :)

see i knew it wasnt there you just drew it on lol ;),nice paint job i wish i had a spray gun [:o].will the clear coat have flake mixed in with it?.

Krille 02-11-2008 02:20 AM

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@ htawfik3
The paint i have used is normal spray can primer first, then i use Faskolor airbrush paints for the colors. And finaly car clear coat.

The flakes is already there. (on the blue) it gone be seen bether when the clearcoat is on.

I hope I gone have the clearcoat on this week :)

martno1fan 02-11-2008 05:07 AM

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Hi i wasnt sure if that was just the metalic paint then you were adding flake to the clear sorry,looks good will look better when its cleared for sure.What sort of air brush do you use was it expensive.

Krille 02-11-2008 05:15 AM

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Ok then i understand

I use an aztec 470 airbursh, cost about 70$
Its not that expensive and realy good. I have seen PRO's paint with it and i know its not the airbrush thats the limit :)

Krille 04-20-2008 03:59 PM

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Back frome clear coat.

I realy like when I walk beside the boad, the flakes realy stand out! bling bling :)




martno1fan 04-20-2008 04:02 PM

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Looks really good mate when are you gonna be able to get it wet :D.

Krille 04-20-2008 04:30 PM

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Probobly in 5-6 weeks :(

The ice on the sea just started to melt, the winter hold on long this year [:'(]

martno1fan 04-20-2008 05:02 PM

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Bet you cant wait [)],youve done a great job on the boat she doesnt look like the same one you started out with to be honest.

Krille 04-21-2008 03:24 PM

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Im realy looking forward to test the boat in the water, see if she runns as wel as che locks

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