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Forum: RC Airboats
09-16-2004, 02:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By Slayer-RCU

Scale Hydro Airboat Update - Boat Bag

Hi All,

It has been awhile however the boat is now finished.......again CoG has been moved forward to just aft of the rear sponsons (almost corrected for a scale hydro). The rudders are now...
Forum: RC Airboats
07-25-2004, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By Slayer-RCU

Scale Hydro Airboat Update - Finally

Hi all,

Its been a while however the boat is almost complete and ready for some high speed (I hope) testing...should be this weekend.

The boat now has a cockpit which the main fuel tank...
Forum: RC Airboats
05-08-2004, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By Slayer-RCU

Scale Hydro Airboat - Update

G'day all...Its been awhile thanks to work, school holidays etc however time for an update (thanks Pro for the reminder)

Late Feb 04 - Ran the boat and a couple of things happened, the...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-16-2004, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Airboat - Spoilers

Another idea....

Instead of using canards off the cockpit, I was think of placing spoilers on the front of the next to the cockpit, they should work just as well ie change the areodynamic shape...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-14-2004, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Airboat - Emergency Propulsion System (EPS)

Time for the next mad idea....

I was thinking about how annoying it is to swim out to the boat when it stops some way from shore....yea I could just get a kayak...but what fun is that. With the...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-12-2004, 08:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 42,664
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: PICS OF YOUR AIRBOATS

This is Version 1 of my Boat.

Stay tuned for pics of Version 2 when modifications are complete.
Forum: RC Airboats
03-09-2004, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Airboat Control Systems and Sensors

I will attempt to answer all your questions,

Currently the boats weight is not an issue, as it is a scale hydro and with the relocation of the CoG (6-14% fwd as it should be for hydros not the...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-08-2004, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Bumps and engines

It could be a number of factors such as:

1. Air in the fuel lines (loose or ruptured),
2. Fuel tank pickup,
3. Carb knocked loose
4. Lack of fuel pressure for exaust

I was suffering a...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-08-2004, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Airboat Control Systems and Sensors

Thanks for the support Pro.

LtDoc,

As this system works on the acceleration of the boat you are talking about seconds before the boat will reach top speed, the response time for the sensor...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-06-2004, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Airboat Control Systems and Sensors

Pro,

It really depends on the price of the sensor chip (if I order 20 cost is 7.90 US each but thats from the States), but I would hope total cost to be under $20 AUD.
Forum: RC Airboats
03-05-2004, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Airboat Control Systems and Sensors

Pro
I have heard of it, we have or had Radio Shack (Crap is correct) stores here, the equivalent shop is Dick Smith Electronics or Tandy - not a hope in hell they would have it either.

I...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-04-2004, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

Airspeed Sensor

Onward with this project.

I have found a person to program and flash a chip to intergrate the sensor and drive the servo... all that is needed is the Motorola MPX 2010DP pressure transducer chip...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-04-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Airboat Control Systems and Sensors

Yes I agree because the Airspeed sensor uses the speed of the boat to adjust the wing position, it is not responding to changes in the hulls pitch, at max speed the boat should be trimmed for that...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-04-2004, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By Slayer-RCU

Airboat Control Systems and Sensors

Thought I would create this thread (I don't know how to tx info from other threads) to capture information about control systems and sensors that people may want to install on there airboats, instead...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-04-2004, 12:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,972
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: RE: RE: Airboat planes 34"

This is my idea for a system:

Theory of Operation

As the Boat increases in speed the control surface is moved (providing or destroying lift) to keep the hull at a pre determined angle. The...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-03-2004, 08:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,972
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: RE: RE: Airboat planes 34"

Brother,

I agree it would work however it would be the same as having one servo with two links. ie when one moves the other will to and you have the same problem as before, if is connected to...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-03-2004, 04:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,972
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: RE: RE: Airboat planes 34"

I was thinking along the same lines. Use an airspeed sensor (mechanical or electronic...I'm still looking for the bits required), a bit of electronics and place it in line with a servo (much like a...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-03-2004, 01:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,972
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: RE: RE: Airboat planes 34"

The only problem if it provides too much lift...over the boat goes
Forum: RC Airboats
03-02-2004, 11:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,972
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: RE: RE: Airboat planes 34"

The full moving elevators on my boat did seem to work however with the CoG so far out results could be a little out. I agree remembering to adjust the 3rd channel was a challenge when the boat was...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-02-2004, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Newbie waterproof question

Trung,

Glassing is the common term for fiber glassing.... a glass matting that you lay on the wood and coat with a resin or epoxy glue until the glass matting is transparrent, once dry provides...
Forum: RC Airboats
03-01-2004, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: first scratch built...what do you think!???!

Easier to setup?

Depends on the boat:D

Slayer
Forum: RC Airboats
03-01-2004, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Scale Hydro CoG

TERBObob,

I hope the elevator will compensate for this and I will flatten the battries in the kids hovercrafts first:D

The cockpit will be made from balsa and fiberglass as the boat needs a...
Forum: RC Airboats
02-29-2004, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,175
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: airboat web site

What can I say I agree.

Slayer
Forum: RC Airboats
02-29-2004, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: Scale Hydro CoG

Thanks for that Pro...most helpful although as for the steering tip, the boat was steering erattically anyway (could have been the driver:D), i'll see how it goes, might use the gyro for heading...
Forum: RC Airboats
02-28-2004, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,175
Posted By Slayer-RCU

RE: airboat web site

I guess I should add a bit more and whilst tearing around on the lake, dam, grass or ice(although not here) whatever, is where the majority airboat builders want to be... you know the end state of...
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