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Forum: RC Airboats
06-11-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

My sposons were leaking a little - I wasn't willing to rip the tops off though- so I drilled passages thru to the bow and can sort of drain them.
I am thinking about drilling a 1 -1/2" hole or two...
Forum: RC Airboats
05-14-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Zimm,
great story !
Nothing verified here other than I know it looked fast - One mid winter Saturday when it was about 10 deg. out, we ventured out onto Duck lake with 6" of new fluffy...
Forum: RC Airboats
05-14-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

I never had mine going fast enough on water to find out - just kind of cruises around barely on plane... meanwhile the little .40 is screaming... shed some weight !
Forum: RC Airboats
05-12-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Nihat, That BSB goes pretty good - although that porpoising looks a little scary especially when it jumps completely out of the water. It looks like it corners really well.
Nice videos - remind me...
Forum: RC Airboats
05-01-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

That looks to be about identical in speed to mine with a .40 nitro. The plexi flatbottom insert gave it a couple mph more.
See post 219 for a good pic of that.
On the right snow that thing...
Forum: RC Airboats
04-24-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

I ended up using a pair of rudders in the end - these are the second set before they were finished / painted. Note the unique hardware for the linkage - (bicycle brake parts) works very smooth.
Forum: RC Airboats
04-24-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Ya, the rasp gives you more control than the belt sander - may take a little longer - but much more control.
And yes definetly go with the rudder upgrade, I had good luck with a single rudder...
Forum: RC Airboats
04-08-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

MJ - that is not my motor mount - that is the rudder bracket and gas tank mount, made of mahogany sanded to an airfoil shape.
My motor mount looks like this - works on all my medium size boats.
Forum: RC Airboats
04-07-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Hey MJ here is how I did my batteries in front - hot glue 4 nicads in front of the bobblehead mallard.
I would think an electric is going to have a LOT more batteries. My hatch had about 20 little...
Forum: RC Airboats
04-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

I see about 2 feet of open water on the lakes - looks like winter is FINALY coming to a close - time to get those BSB's up and runnin. I might add another engine to mine the .40 is not enough for...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-08-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Hi John, I used pretty heavyweight glass cloth - as that was what I had on hand at the time I used light weight body filler to fill in the "weave" It was not pretty - but it was smooth and tuff, I...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-07-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Hey John, When I glassed the bottom of mine I ran the glass up to where the top and sides meet and attached a rubber -rub rail over the seam.

Noah, On water they don't slide much at all - mine...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-03-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

I would mount it as far forward as possible - but not overhanging the bow. That is where it will have the most leverage /affect.
Forum: RC Airboats
12-17-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

John, That TT.90 ought to get her going pretty good ! NICE !
Tim, keep pluggin away I want see you guy get these finished.

keep up the good work !
Forum: RC Airboats
11-27-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Last one, this shows the killer planing plates that don't seem to do anything - but might, if there were a .61 on there.
Forum: RC Airboats
11-27-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

OK - almost done.
Forum: RC Airboats
11-27-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Here is a shot of the hatch covers - thin aluminum held by teeny alen head wood screws.
Forum: RC Airboats
11-27-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Ok - these pictures are huge and it is only letting me do 1 at a time.
Forum: RC Airboats
11-27-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

And a few of the topside including the driver/duck.
Forum: RC Airboats
11-27-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

N8mkr,
As promised here are some pics of my BSB. showing the added bottom filler.
That's not me in the pic- my son Jake .
Forum: RC Airboats
11-26-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

The brilliant part is the way the u-channels are mounted they are the lowest point on the sponsons and take most of the ice /rocks/sand hits - you will see in the pictures. Thea channels are of...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-26-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

I will see if I can get some pics tonight. It will all be very clear after seeing these.
In my experience -it is a better snow runner without the insert in. The insert did however help my...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-26-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Mine has a removable plexiglass piece that fits in to u-channels facing each other on the inside of the sponsons. my bother built the hull with those mounted -before he passed it to me I made the...
Forum: RC Airboats
11-20-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

Kinda makes me want to resescuitate my big old swamp buggy. Good luck to ya - I hope you have as much fun as I've had w/ mine.
Forum: RC Airboats
02-16-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,082
Posted By dadkins

RE: Big Swamp Buggy ??'s

I actually made the top back piece into three hatch covers and have had to dig in a couple of times to replace/ repair servos.
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