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Old 11-01-2014, 05:17 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm building an R/C Airboat that I want powered by Nitro. The boat will be about 23" long.

Was browsing Tower Hobbies and Horizon and found this but not so sure. I wanna be able to produce some speed and yet, not over powered. Also want to stay under $100.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGGV7&P=ML


The boat will be like the one I have shown but just bigger. Any ideas for a Nitro engine?
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:41 AM
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I built an airboat 20 years ago and it was just over 3 ft I power it with a k&b 60 it had plenty of speed and power for both water and land just keep in mind prop size and pitch is just as important
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Also what size Bushless motor would fit the bill?
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that's a tough call not knowing the weight and a lot of other stuff and im not good at figuring that out anyway
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In the process of building.... Won't be exactly as pictured, putting a little different touch on it.

I will be ordering an RC Cox 49.
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A 049 maybe too small for an airboat nearly 2ft long,an added weight.

I have acouple of plane engines.You can PM me if your interested in one.
I cant remember what size.I think one is a 46...
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The floor that is in contact with water is 16.5" long.

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