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Old 06-11-2015, 06:38 PM
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Default New Project... ( Fiberglassing Freedom Rz )

Just doing this one for fun. Not sure how it will work out for me. Converting my ABC Hobbies Freedom Rz from outboard to inboard. I have gutted the boat and have started the glasswork. I have to admit it was not an easy task, but it has turned out not to shabby. Lot more to do on it still a work in progress. My plans are to install a K&B .40 for the powerplant for now. Anyhow bear with me as I am loading pics and posting with a phone. Thanks for looking.
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:00 PM
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Here are some more pics of the hull. I will post more pics as I progress. I still need to install hardware, stuffing tube etc. I have had the K&B .40 mounted on aluminum angle mounts, with rubber isolaters, and rail spacing at 5". No tuned pipe at the moment. Just going to run the heliball muffler. I had to modify the muffler to go on upsidedown, so the reason for the hole in the cowl out the side. More to come. Enjoy.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:23 PM
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Here is the converted K&B. Simple swap from air cooled head to water cooled head. Not super satisfied with the heliball muffler, but I don't want to spend any money on upgrades to the K&B. New motor in the future? Something that spins some more rpms would be nice. You can see the stuffing tube still needs to be set. I will install some of the hardware soon and post some pics for you guys. No rudder at the moment though. I will be looking to buy one. I think the K&B will be a better improvement overall than the original outboard this boat came with. It had a S.P.B.D. ( Super Prop Belt Drive) I believe. That coupled with the dynamite .12 air cooled buggy engine. Speeds weren't incredibly fast. Maybe 20 mph. Boat with this set up wasn't very stable. It seemed to be top heavy and torque roll. I hope with the inboard will lower the cog and prevent this. I am shooting for 27-30% cog from the transom. Thanks for looking and I'll try to keep updated.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:22 PM
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Got the engine mounted finished. Some hardware installed. I have been looking at rudders online. Thinking about a 130mm rudder w/ 75mm-80mm standoff. Here are some more pics. Trim tabs and turn fins installed, and a surface drive from promise hobby. Also installed o-ring style cowl lock.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:43 PM
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I still need to mount fuel tank and radio box, servos, etc. Also need to buy a 3/16" flexshaft with welded stub. The flexshaft I have is for use with brass ferrule. Any good links for one stop shopping? I have been looking at funrcboats.com. Thanks for looking.
Old 06-20-2015, 11:50 AM
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Default Fuel tank setup?

So I have started looking for a way to mount my fuel tank. I am going with a 16 oz. tank. It has a fuel inlet, and pressurized line for muffler. I am not sure if I need to add a pressure fitting to the helo ball muffler. I have done a lot of searching with no luck. I did however read somewhere that with a perry carb you do not need the pressure line. What to do with the pressure line from the tank. Please help me with this problem.
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I have seemed to find a thread on rc groups about the pressure line problem I am having. It seems it will run without the line. If all else I will tap the muffler for pressure fitting.
Old 10-11-2015, 01:41 PM
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Here are some more progress pics. Glassed a small block for an aluminum tank mount to be screwed down. It needs a velcro strap to hold the tank down though. I started running some water lines. I'm out of resin at the moment, so stuffing tube alignment will have to wait. Radio and servos are set up and ready for radio box to be built. Coming along slowly, but will continue with progress.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:03 PM
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Here is a better pic of the step. Also a pic of the bottom of the hull. All the reinforcing of the bottom of hull was done from the inside of the hull.
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