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Forum: RC Airboats
11-25-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,367
Posted By dadkins

My kids are coming home from school today for the...

My kids are coming home from school today for the long weekend -perhaps I can enlist one of them to edit/post it on the tube, I will watch so that I can put up some classic vids of yesteryear.
Then....
Forum: RC Airboats
11-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,367
Posted By dadkins

That reminds me... I have THE funniest video of...

That reminds me... I have THE funniest video of taking my family out to the frozen lake for airboating - someday... I will learn how to upload a video and post a link on here and hopefully others...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,367
Posted By dadkins

Nice try with the last ditch effort. We had a...

Nice try with the last ditch effort. We had a really nice weekend in the 40's bordering on 50, and after a couple weeks below freezing felt downright warm out!
No matter how prepared you are there...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By dadkins

22" seems a little far... they may have to be a...

22" seems a little far... they may have to be a little bigger. How big of boat are you making ?
Forum: RC Airboats
11-18-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By dadkins

I usually run my servos exposed in the best...

I usually run my servos exposed in the best leverage locations and put my receiver and batteries in a sealed Tupperware type waterproof container using heavy duty Velcro to position them in the box...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By dadkins

Hi Arcdude, I have run several boats on snow...

Hi Arcdude,
I have run several boats on snow from a big swamp buggy with 4 air rudders and single rudders. I don't think it matters if there is one two or more as long as it is in the prop wash, ...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,367
Posted By dadkins

Hi Arcdude, Nice looking build by the way! Cant...

Hi Arcdude, Nice looking build by the way! Cant wait to see it run. As for the lectric starter -I took it one step simpler and used the battery from my cordless drill (14 volt Lithium Ion) to power...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

WHOOOA. That looks WAY to cool to go thrash on at...

WHOOOA. That looks WAY to cool to go thrash on at the pond - That looks like a shelf Queen! Beautiful work Jeremy. Although i must say everything you have built so far leads me expect nothing less...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-25-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Regular glass cloth on the bottom ?

Regular glass cloth on the bottom ?
Forum: RC Airboats
11-25-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Looks like you are doing pretty good to me - that...

Looks like you are doing pretty good to me - that cf is going to look good on the topside!
Forum: RC Airboats
11-04-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Jeremy looks like you made some foam dust...

Jeremy looks like you made some foam dust there... WOW that thing is sleek as hell ! Since you are doing the laminated construction - maybe take a trick from the surfboard guys and put a piece of...
Forum: RC Airboats
10-25-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Jeremy, Why the two different size motors? I...

Jeremy,
Why the two different size motors? I assume its just what you had laying around(I wish) but being brand new... and of similar displacement why not 2 of the same ?
I had some hair brained...
Forum: RC Airboats
10-25-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

That is super cool...Literally. Hopefully.:)

That is super cool...Literally. Hopefully.:)
Forum: RC Airboats
10-22-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Should be EASY to make a 9 pound boat out of foam...

Should be EASY to make a 9 pound boat out of foam - use lighter weight glass cloth and epoxy.
Forum: RC Airboats
10-16-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Jeremy, you are the mini machining master! Hats...

Jeremy, you are the mini machining master! Hats off.
Forum: RC Airboats
10-14-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Nice work Jeremy, that is looking robust and...

Nice work Jeremy, that is looking robust and compact - a few holes here and there to lighten it and that looks like it will work well. Are you going to use a single mast to hold the motors - I am...
Forum: RC Airboats
10-04-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,262
Posted By dadkins

Very Nice - Interesting too. When you get the...

Very Nice - Interesting too. When you get the hydrodynamics right I think you will have a winner. As for the chine I always tend to go for a hard chine and I tend to think your a bit narrow to "Flat...
Forum: RC Airboats
06-04-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By dadkins

RE: Refirb

I just had some cheapo bondo brand resin laying around - polyester - with pretty heavy glass cloth.
so sand lightly then degloss with acetone, or just acetone before applying the next coat of...
Forum: RC Airboats
06-04-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By dadkins

RE: Refirb

Tim, After scuffing this surface I plan to lay down one or two more coats of resin - not sure if I will squee gee it on or paint it on to fill in the glass weave then like you say a water based...
Forum: RC Airboats
06-04-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By dadkins

Refirb

So my cedar strip over foam wasnt holding up to ice and snow and gravel with just the varnish finish. I decided to strip er down and take the bottom down about 1/8" with ... a belt sander then a glas...
Forum: RC Airboats
04-16-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By dadkins

RE: BSB questions

Sounds like your getting it dialed in. Bring a gps with next time to test the speed.Ohhh and a passenger in the bass boat with a video camera.
Forum: RC Airboats
04-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By dadkins

RE: BSB questions

My BSB before I gave her a new home. Complete with plexi filler to make it a flatbottom. And My son giving an extra weird look...
and trim tabs.
Forum: RC Airboats
04-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By dadkins

RE: BSB questions

well at least your able to... all the lakes are still frozed over here, and it is still threatening to snow Wednesday/Thursday!
Forum: RC Airboats
04-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By dadkins

RE: BSB questions

Good to hear. Ya I had trims tabs on mine that helped a little.
Forum: RC Airboats
04-15-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By dadkins

RE: BSB questions

Nice set up. The reason for the idle speed handling being poor is not much wind is being created to push the rudders. goose it with short busts to change direction. The leaning you talk about - thats...
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