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Old 01-17-2016, 06:50 PM
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Hey, I'm looking to get into the RC world. Right now I am a blank sheet a paper for the most part. I recently picked up the Harbor Freight Neptune boat to play with and the guy also had this 63" boat laying around. Got it for next to nothing. He couldn't tell me much about it at all. I'd like to do something with it as my first project if it's worth it. I know it needs a lot of work.

Ideas?!?!?

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Old 01-19-2016, 09:41 AM
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I see a couple of problems right off the top:
1) Paint on the props will unbalance them in a heartbeat. They now need to be cleaned, sharpened and balanced. Better still would be to remove them and install props more suited to the boat as the props presently on it are made for racing, not something that boat would be good at
2) The rudder linkages are all screwed up. The way they are now has them turning in opposite directions. They may also be too close to the props. There are several better ways to do this
3) The electronics are seriously outdated. I'd gut all the wiring and start fresh, other than the motors. If they are still in good shape, I'd find modern electronic speed controls and install new stuff
as well as new radio gear
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie
I see a couple of problems right off the top:
1) Paint on the props will unbalance them in a heartbeat. They now need to be cleaned, sharpened and balanced. Better still would be to remove them and install props more suited to the boat as the props presently on it are made for racing, not something that boat would be good at
2) The rudder linkages are all screwed up. The way they are now has them turning in opposite directions. They may also be too close to the props. There are several better ways to do this
3) The electronics are seriously outdated. I'd gut all the wiring and start fresh, other than the motors. If they are still in good shape, I'd find modern electronic speed controls and install new stuff
as well as new radio gear
I could tell this entire setup it outdated. It actually works but I want to start from scratch with it, especially the exterior. Any idea what kind of boat this is or what hull design?
Old 01-20-2016, 08:34 AM
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It would be considered a catamaran but as far as which one, no idea. You might be best served by asking about what to put in it in the electric forum as I'm not one that does a lot of electrical stuff in my boats
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OK thanks. I do want to build it to be operational and then build a more serious catamaran.

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