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Old 04-26-2015, 09:58 PM
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I am new to rc boats, I am a Composites Engineer So of course I have built a carbon fibre boat. 1400mm long (55 inch) with a zenoah 26cc and it weighs 5.5kg (12 Pounds) Is this an acceptable weight?
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Yes it is, actually that's probably a little light for the size of the boat. But then again you built it of carbon fiber (lighter and stronger). I have 2 wood gas outriggers that both weigh under 13lbs. and a fiberglass gas sport hydroplane that weighs about 18lbs.

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Old 05-06-2015, 12:29 AM
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One thing you didn't say was what kind of boat you laid up. For a rigger, that's probably very good. For a sport hydro, it could be too light
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It is a cat. Mystic C5000 replica. I've had it going with an electric motor (Bought the biggest I could find. Probably a mistake) but after destroying numerous batteries and having 2 explode I have put the Zenoah in it. It was definantely a bit light with the electric motor.
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With that type of boat, 12lbs is a good weight for performance. Now, it's just a matter of getting it balanced properly and experimenting with props

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