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Old 06-07-2004, 12:15 PM
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Default Some questions.

I have some questions:

1) How do I make a Deep Vee Mold, for a GAS Boat?

2) I have a Cox .049 (No throttle Control), can this be used in any type of boat? Maybe like an AirBoat?

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Old 06-07-2004, 12:56 PM
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Default RE: Some questions.

Well from the various link I have buried in that "favorites folder" comes this build up.
It is for a body cast, but the process would be the same for any master plug, or boat hull.

http://www.studiocreations.com/howto...ast/index.html

And the Nautilus
http://www.rc-sub.com/molds.html [8D]

Some GOOGLE'd links (google is your friend)

Someone duplicating a dashboard
http://www.markscustomkits.com/Fabrication.html

http://johnrsweet.com/Mold.html

http://www.fibreglast.com/contentpag...ction-170.html


The .049 is a very popular small airboat motor. I am sure the Airboat guys can giv you a lot of ideas on its use. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Airb...mid_246/tt.htm
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Default RE: Some questions.

Thanks for the links. I forgot all about the Plug, what would be the best material to make a plug out of? I could use clay, but I would like to to test the hull before I make a Mold just incase something is not right.

Thanks Again.
Old 06-07-2004, 01:47 PM
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Default RE: Some questions.

If you want to build a "one off", make the hull out of foam, cover it with glasscloth and epoxy resin (wear gloves to prevent an allergic reaction!) to the desired thickness, cut out enough of the foam to make room for the motor and batteries (or engine and fueltank), leave as much foam in place for rigidity, make a watertight radiobox to house the electrics, and off you go!

Writing it down like this makes it sound a bit easier than it is, but it's a learning process and the fastest way to get a working prototype on the water.

If the hull is to your liking, make a mold from it.

More questions?
Just ask!

Regards, Jan.

P.S.: If you're interested, I could mail you the frames of the DeepVee I'm building and use them as a template (pics in my gallery).

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