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Old 05-06-2008, 05:04 PM
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I've been searching youtube and rcu videos, and have not found anywhere someone launching their rc boat from another rc car and custom trailer. There's a lot of people who have bought and built trailers, but no one has actually launched one??? I am almost ready to start practicing maneuvering my electric car and trailer so when I'm better I can launch mine, and believe me, I will have my video camera and camera man recording away. So, if anyone else has done this, please post your videos and pics of your setups. Even if you don't have a video, post up some pics.
Old 05-06-2008, 06:04 PM
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Most trailer setups I have seen have used a gas powered boat. Not many gas powered boats out there that have a reverse gear. Plus you would need the motor running before launching.

Fact is the launching part is probably not the highlight of such a configuration. I cant say I have seen many video clips on youtube of real boats being launched either.
Old 05-06-2008, 07:56 PM
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I actually have considered doing it. I just might....
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:26 PM
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ORIGINAL: Kmot

I actually have considered doing it. I just might....

Me too. I just need a ramp.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:26 PM
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Is that all? Well get busy making one!
Old 05-09-2008, 05:08 PM
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Found out that backing up the truck with the trailer isn't really that hard. I wonder if it's because the trailer is a triaxle.
Old 05-10-2008, 04:36 AM
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Provided you can drive the tractor/trailer back up the ramp, lanching is the easy part. Recovery is another story altogether.
I spent a fascinating three quarters of an hour watching some Cypriot fishermen getting a small fishing boat onto a trailer in Paphos harbour a couple of years ago. Lots of advice from the crowd that gathered. I dont speak Greek, but I think I got the gist of the replys.
When recovering a beach launched lifeboat, RNLI practice is to ground the boat, manoever the trailer into position and winch the boat bodily onto the trailer.
Old 05-25-2008, 02:27 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCVir...eature=related

I found this on youtube , launch and back on the trailer
Old 05-26-2008, 11:19 PM
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Thats a sweet video!!!
Old 05-27-2008, 12:54 AM
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Yeah, that was great!
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hope to get a vid of my villain and revo soon, I will show you when i do.
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Im looking to make/buy a trailer. Any one know where to find boat trailers? Ive been looking and cant find them so I didnt know if you cant buy them or what. Thanks for the help.
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I personaly built mine, was'nt that hard. If a 14 year old can do it no problem, you probably could too. You are gunna be looking at alot of money to buy one
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Did you use plans or just build it? I want it to look good.
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i just built it, with wood and some metal gpt the axels.what boat are you making it for?
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Did you use plans or just build it? I want it to look good.
This might help you.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_57...tm.htm#5719861
Old 07-19-2008, 06:10 PM
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KMOT , I am trying to build a villain ex boat trailer. Can you tell me how long you made the boat rests (The pieces that it sits on) and how did you get a cover? Yours is so cool how bout you just tell me where you started and just everything Thanks
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James94 , did you ever get a video?
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no, not yet, my dam reverse servo quit,and my motor toasted.but i will get one, dont worry!
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Kmot, what kind of tires did you use?
Old 07-20-2008, 10:34 PM
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Rundee, you should know that everything about my trailer is over 5 years old.

Okay, the tires are HPI and I do not recall what "model name" they are. X-Pattern or something like that. And before you ask in another PM, the wheels are Hamad Gamad. Also long out of production.
Old 07-21-2008, 07:52 AM
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sorry I just want to know to get a good idea to build a custom trailer for a villain ex.
Old 07-25-2008, 10:03 PM
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hey, I am hoping to get one by next weekend because im goin to my cottage friday, and hopefully my truck will be ready. No promises though, we are playing tour-guide for our freinds from italy.ill try my best
Old 08-18-2008, 06:27 PM
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hey guys, little update. got my truck running but my esc in the villain ex is effed . I had the revo and trailer up at out boat launch and backed it in to the lake and it worked great,
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Default RE: RC boat launched from trailer

dude post some pics i want a trailer for my nitro vee and can you make me one i have tried and not succeded im willing to pay extra for labor

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