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10-28-2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By birdo

That boat runs on a battery of 3.7 volts. You...

That boat runs on a battery of 3.7 volts. You might be able to get away with increasing the volts, but looking the battery it's not based on anything RC Grade.
09-26-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By birdo

Dumas makes a Great Lakes Freighter, might be...

Dumas makes a Great Lakes Freighter, might be worth checking out to get ideas.
https://www.dumasproducts.com/?product=great-lakes-freighter-kit-1264
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09-26-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By birdo

Wanted: Radio Control Boat Modeler Magazines from the 90s

I collect Vintage RC Boats from the late 80s to mid 90s; Think DPI, MRP, ABC Hobby, etc.

I would like to find any magazines with articles on the following Models:
DPI:
Ski Natique
Crackerbox
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08-23-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Prop Shafts Epoxied!

My next step is getting my motor mounts installed then Kort Nozzles. Going to wait until everything is turning to solder the Brass Supports to the Tubes.
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08-19-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

I made some PROGRESS! ...

I made some PROGRESS!

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Got them both screwed down, and they're within...
08-19-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

I finally figured out how to create some better...

I finally figured out how to create some better prop shaft supports. Thank you RC Addiction and JakonyRacer for your build threads!
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08-11-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

I have finally gotten out to my garage and...

I have finally gotten out to my garage and started working on this. Took a different route for the Prop Shaft mounts.

updates coming soon!
12-30-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By birdo

It's like adding more cylinders. You will get...

It's like adding more cylinders. You will get more power, but also consume more. They also turn slower....
11-17-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Great to see someone else building this at the...

Great to see someone else building this at the same time. I like how you did your prop shaft mounts. I'm still on the fence with how I want to do mine.

Nice Insta, I've only posted a few of this...
11-07-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By birdo

Just go to a few random posts of things you like...

Just go to a few random posts of things you like and reply, "Good Job". Then you'll have your ten posts
11-06-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By birdo

One on eBay

Kyosho Majesty 600 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/203686057299)
11-02-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By birdo

The only boat that comes to mind is the Kyosho EP...

The only boat that comes to mind is the Kyosho EP Majesty 600. Good luck finding one though, they seem to be back ordered everywhere. Kyosho makes odd runs of products every few years.
10-29-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Making Brass Prop Supports

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My first few tries drilling Brass did not go well, so I invested in a...
10-23-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Hot Glue and Cardboard

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Using hot glue, I tacked the prop shafts at the same length and center...
10-04-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,124
Posted By birdo

His post was from 2009. Boat's probably been...

His post was from 2009. Boat's probably been sold twice by now.
10-01-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Stand built

Using left over wood, screws, and Hydro-Turf, I built this boat stand. I Might add some handles later and more padding, but It's good for now. On to the Propeller Shafts!...
09-30-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Prop Balancing

Found my Prop Balancer, so I went ahead and balanced both of them. I weighed them and they were each within .1 grams of each other(27.2 and 27.1 grams).
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09-30-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Kort Nozzles

I epoxied the turn shafts to the Kort Nozzles. All of my Brass arrived! I plan to build a boat stand next and start soldering up the prop shafts over the weekend. I tried out different motor...
09-27-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,657
Posted By birdo

Railings Done

With the railings done I can turn my attention to the propeller shafts, supports, and rudder shafts. I'm going to attach those before fiber glass and gel-coat.
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09-25-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,579
Posted By birdo

Carbon Fiber in contact with Aluminum will cause...

Carbon Fiber in contact with Aluminum will cause big time corrosion. Carbon Fiber conducts electricity, so they're going to fight for electrons.

That KB engine has a pivot, where the mount and...
09-24-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,579
Posted By birdo

That K&B engine is ABC construction. Aluminum...

That K&B engine is ABC construction. Aluminum housing and mount. He's going to have to put something between it and the hull, or swap out the pivot for a SS mount.
09-24-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,579
Posted By birdo

Be careful with that Carbon Fiber hull

Mounting up and drilling carbon fiber is a science. Read up about it before you go willy nilly.
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09-13-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By birdo

I would get a gas boat if you know how to truly...

I would get a gas boat if you know how to truly tune them. I was just at the beach last month and a guy had a GAS Pro boat. He was having a hard time getting it tuned.

It was 90+ degrees and 90%...
09-08-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,459
Posted By birdo

My Kyosho Blizzard is a skid steer tracked...

My Kyosho Blizzard is a skid steer tracked vehicle. I have it setup using TWO 1060 Hobbywing ESCs, one for each motor and track. I have one 1060 controlled from the left stick and another 1060...
09-08-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By birdo

ABC Hobby made a Delrin gear for the gearbox. I...

ABC Hobby made a Delrin gear for the gearbox. I collect ABC Hobby Boats, mainly the Super Hawaii and the Baltec.

Since I have the Delrin gears, I could probably spare you a stocker. They do pop...
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