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Old 07-22-2004, 05:33 PM
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I was hoping to get it wet this evening, but the North wind is too strong.
Is this ugly, or what...!
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:20 PM
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Default RE: Big Ugly Red

Reminds me of a shoe horn.

Hopefully you get better weather soon!
Get us some video footage!
Old 07-22-2004, 11:10 PM
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Sir Walter,
That boat is sooo simply made that it's Brilliant!!! Thanks for showing me why I've been saving those old pill bottles. I'm a fan of reusing things for other than original purpose. How about hot gluing a couple empty 2 liter plastic bottles in the hull for flotation?? IMO, a great boat!! Best to ya!!
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Old 07-23-2004, 01:17 AM
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Default RE: Big Ugly Red

That doesn't look bad at all. I too like the simplicity!

One thing I do question is the rudder linkage. I think you'd find that it would work better if you move the control horn up to the front of the rudder and shorten the arm on the servo.
Old 07-23-2004, 01:50 AM
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Is that an MDS on there???

I agree with Keith's comment........

Where the horn is located will put stress on the rudder and servo and also limit the throw to the rudder.
By moving the horn closer to the rudders pivot point, the rudder will be more free and stress free. Line up the holes on the arm with the pivot point and it will work a lot better.

Here is a pic to show what I mean.........
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Old 07-23-2004, 01:55 AM
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Another picture.........
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Old 07-23-2004, 06:58 AM
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Good idea Gordy...!
Old 07-23-2004, 07:03 AM
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Default RE: Big Ugly Red

I agree with you Keith.
The reason I have it in this position is to get Maxium (almost 90deg.) rudder control.
I'm prepaired to make field adjustments if needed.
I don't know yet what this thing might do?
Walt
Old 07-23-2004, 07:06 AM
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Thanks for the picture Mark,
I'll move it and try it before I head out.
Old 07-23-2004, 01:52 PM
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Default RE: Big Ugly Red

I would also be concerned about the size of your rudder - especially in a strong northern wind.
Old 07-24-2004, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: Big Ugly Red

Ugly ???? No ....
Toss some matching red paint on the wood sections and there ya go .....
Get yourself a bigger rudder on her and then take some video footage for us to see .
Thats whats SOOOOOOO GREAT about airboats . There is NO right and no wrong way ( just a few basics ) and experimentation is what its all about .
Old 07-25-2004, 06:51 AM
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Default RE: Big Ugly Red

Here's another experiment

Some more photo's an a very short vid: [link=http://home.no.net/heliweb/]Snowboat[/link]


Old 07-25-2004, 07:57 AM
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Was able to see the pics but no video...Would love to see it run!!

Nice!! [sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
Looks like its very light and with the .90 sitting on it, its gotta be very powerful!!!
Old 07-25-2004, 08:13 AM
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Hi

What problems did you have with the video ?
I'v just tested it, and it should work fine:

http://home.no.net/heliweb/snowboat.mov
Old 07-25-2004, 08:53 AM
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It comes up as a broken file.
What are you using to view it with?
Old 07-25-2004, 09:30 AM
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I'm using quicktimeplayer:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Old 07-25-2004, 04:35 PM
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hEY DADADDYRO.................

another green boat.......[X(]



Just HAD to get that in there......... lol
Old 07-25-2004, 07:51 PM
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Pro....

Snowpulk....Great video! Thanks for sharing!

Have you had it on water? How much does it weigh?
Old 07-31-2004, 06:30 AM
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Have you had it on water? How much does it weigh?
I'v never tested it on water, just snow and ice. The weight i
dont know, but it's a tad on the heavy side.
Old 07-31-2004, 09:59 AM
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Snowpulk,
So is mine a little on the heavy side.
The only way to get more speed is go with a larger motor. I guess...!

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