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Forum: RC Airboats
01-23-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

If you were around in the 70's you'll recall the...

If you were around in the 70's you'll recall the mahogany doors that were the mainstay at the time, the skins were 2.5 mm, and the entire door could be carried by literally two fingers. It is...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-22-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

The ply you showed in the link looks like some...

The ply you showed in the link looks like some kind of hard board, if it is, it's heavy stuff. What I'm talking about is 1/8" or less and is 3 layered mahogany, the only draw back to it is it...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-20-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

Good day Mark, For the switch I simply use...

Good day Mark,

For the switch I simply use an rc push pull sw through the lid or side of the radio box and put a dab of car wax around the metal rod or vaseline where it goes into the plastic,...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-16-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

No, not like the Swamp buggy, rather more like a...

No, not like the Swamp buggy, rather more like a profile plane. This is a prototype and the basic unit in the pic is 1/2" ply in a single stand whereas the normal is a box type and everything will be...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-16-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,338
Posted By arcdude

Can't beat a $10 build! I knew one fellow who had...

Can't beat a $10 build! I knew one fellow who had small diesel engines on planes and he loved them, get used to anything I suppose. The difference in turning has been a topic in mind and I've often...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-16-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

I see you have tried the monokote idea, how'd it...

I see you have tried the monokote idea, how'd it work out? The 1/16" ply can either be finished with a couple coats of epoxy or 1-2 layers of light cloth, lots of people just epoxy and seem to have...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-16-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,338
Posted By arcdude

That turned out great, in the ball diamond it...

That turned out great, in the ball diamond it looked like you had great rudder control, excellent build!
Forum: RC Airboats
01-15-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

If that is your very first design and build, my...

If that is your very first design and build, my hats off to you on a great effort :). The only concern I'd have is the bottom bow would have a tendency to plow whether it were running on snow or...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-15-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

MarkPrima Seems a bit overwhelming, lots to...

MarkPrima

Seems a bit overwhelming, lots to absorb for sure. The size stated is a good starting point however, that is only one part of the equation. Size and weight go hand in hand so materials...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-14-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

Morning MarkPrima, As you may have discovered...

Morning MarkPrima, As you may have discovered trying to uncover a set of plans is a tad frustrating, believe me we've all been there. The best I can suggest is to acquire basic dimensions which...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-13-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

MarkPrima, I wasn't trying to sway you from your...

MarkPrima, I wasn't trying to sway you from your plans, merely pointing out the alternatives. Another option is to do the traditional style boat minus the wood ribs and form it out of foam and cover...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-13-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,138
Posted By arcdude

MarkPrima, nice to see a fellow Canadian onboard....

MarkPrima, nice to see a fellow Canadian onboard. I can relate to the winter blah's and one suggestion that may be of interest is an rc snow board airboat. It can be custom made out of foam to your...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-11-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 54,708
Posted By arcdude

Mr Cajun Gator Hopefully through your efforts and...

Mr Cajun Gator Hopefully through your efforts and others posting these models will entice some new blood to have a go at building their own boats. Thumbs up!
Forum: RC Airboats
01-11-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,108
Posted By arcdude

vintageshack, the boat coming along nicely, the...

vintageshack, the boat coming along nicely, the cockpit looks similar to a second world war fighter plane, looks great!
Forum: RC Airboats
11-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By arcdude

Can anyone shed some light on radio antenna...

Can anyone shed some light on radio antenna placement? Where it's going to end up is on one side of the hull sticking straight up but will only be visible from that side of the hull, will that...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-24-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 34,265
Posted By arcdude

Maybe we could start a thread of bloopers and of...

Maybe we could start a thread of bloopers and of course the funny, I too have yet to post a video on line, apparently quite simple once you join youtube or the like, cheers
Forum: RC Airboats
11-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,108
Posted By arcdude

Hey vintage, for some reason the system didn't...

Hey vintage, for some reason the system didn't highlight your new post, at least not for me. Looks like a good start on the theme, you could always leave it as is considering your using decals then...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-24-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By arcdude

The size of the boat is 37"x19" and I plan on...

The size of the boat is 37"x19" and I plan on using the TT 61. What I'm considering is this, the plan is to distribute the weight from 1/3 back from the bow with the thrust line and the balance will...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 34,265
Posted By arcdude

Considering the temperature I was kind of glad...

Considering the temperature I was kind of glad things went wrong on shore and not out on the water and to add to the pressure the wifey was kind enough to come along to video in case something...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 34,265
Posted By arcdude

Well, thought I'd give it another go.....wrong,...

Well, thought I'd give it another go.....wrong, more problems, discovered the glow plug was weak after all even after swapping it out on an earlier trip and starting the ST inverted is a hit and miss...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By arcdude

Would air rudders be effective at about 22" from...

Would air rudders be effective at about 22" from the prop to rudders, would there be a significant loss at that distance?
Forum: RC Airboats
11-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By arcdude

I like the idea of placing the servo's in the...

I like the idea of placing the servo's in the best location, do you water proof them? I'm still leaning more to a self contained pod with everything in it and the rudder assembly separate so the pod...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,173
Posted By arcdude

Nice video's there crispyspa, the SI looks like...

Nice video's there crispyspa, the SI looks like it handles well with one rudder, and the stunt driving, must have taken a lot of practice Lol.

Sorry Don don't mean to intrude. I made a spring...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By arcdude

Thanks for the suggestions dadkins, much...

Thanks for the suggestions dadkins, much appreciated! I was considering 2 rudders made out of an abundant supply of 1/4" ply laying around and considering the nature of the beast it won't be...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 34,265
Posted By arcdude

Obviously everyone has safety at the top of the...

Obviously everyone has safety at the top of the list and I fully agree that anyone taking up an activity has to be comfortable with what they're doing and provide a safe environment for those around...
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