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05-08-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ron Olson

OK, that's the Daytona hull. The first version...

OK, that's the Daytona hull. The first version had a plastic deck while later ones were fiberglass.
04-28-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Ron Olson

Joe and I were working on basically the same...

Joe and I were working on basically the same thing at the same time but I was using parts from Servo City. His turned out much better.
Here's more of a close-up of a normal throttle setup. ...
04-28-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ron Olson

Rookie! :D I've got something like 8 or 9 gas...

Rookie! :D I've got something like 8 or 9 gas bats now, just sold one a few weeks ago. Just finished up a new Phil Thomas gas sport hydro then won a Herzog Hurricane in a raffle that I built for my...
04-14-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ron Olson

As far as racing goes, it's almost a dead class....

As far as racing goes, it's almost a dead class. One year here the .21 OB tunnel class went from 13 entries at one race to only 2 entered the next year. Other district races have completely dropped...
04-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Ron Olson

33% forward of the transom.

33% forward of the transom.
04-01-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,524
Posted By Ron Olson

Zippkits and Gizmo Motors both sell them.

Zippkits and Gizmo Motors both sell them.
03-31-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ron Olson

The K&B was the old workhorse standard back in...

The K&B was the old workhorse standard back in the day. The Thunder Tiger was dud unless people knew how to modify them and only one guy was good at that before he died. My first K&B 3.5 OB cost...
03-30-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 117,796
Posted By Ron Olson

Epoxy-glas. Not too many manufacturers make them...

Epoxy-glas. Not too many manufacturers make them like that, Prather did.
03-30-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Ron Olson

It was a custom piece as the guy made one like...

It was a custom piece as the guy made one like that, plain top and one with zig-zags. He didn't make a lot of them....
03-29-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 117,796
Posted By Ron Olson

Another one I've been working on. a Phil Thomas...

Another one I've been working on. a Phil Thomas Gas Sport Hydro. Gizmo modded 30.5, Speedmaster and Zippkits hardware, Insane Boats turn fin, Futaba radio, and Das Boata prop....
03-28-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By Ron Olson

Call Gary Preusse at 630-279-2451 as he's a K&B...

Call Gary Preusse at 630-279-2451 as he's a K&B dealer. He's old-school and doesn't have a website but he's always been worth a phone call whenever I needed anything. The Gold carb is fine though.
03-28-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ron Olson

That's an older OS .21 but they are going for...

That's an older OS .21 but they are going for insane money as they were cheaper when they had competition from K&B and Thunder Tiger. the newer version they added an extension to the muffler....
03-27-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Ron Olson

They for sure fit 23, 26 and 29 engines.

They for sure fit 23, 26 and 29 engines.
03-18-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By Ron Olson

What you're doing is adjusting the end points to...

What you're doing is adjusting the end points to limit throw, I do this with rudder and throttle.Some rudders don't need any more than 50-65%.
03-17-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By Ron Olson

It doesn't hurt to go with more torque in...

It doesn't hurt to go with more torque in anything. I ran the Hi-tec 645-MG's for years in my gas boats which isn't much more them 100 oz./in. I'm just happy now that I can get big torque for not the...
03-15-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Ron Olson

I didn't see anything on their site and half a...

I didn't see anything on their site and half a world away I did have theirs saved. Try eBay for throttle linkage setups.
Mine are kind of like this: ...
03-14-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By Ron Olson

The best bang for the buck right now with...

The best bang for the buck right now with high-torque servos seems to be in the RC crawler market. They're using kg's instead of oz./in.. I just bought 3 of them off eBay for something like $27.00...
03-09-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ron Olson

Contact Tom McCarthy at Expresscraft to see if he...

Contact Tom McCarthy at Expresscraft to see if he can track it down.
I just last week got the 30+ kit from Bruce at Gizmo and ill be using the Zippkits pipe.
03-02-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Ron Olson

I've got an oiler with a valve so that controls...

I've got an oiler with a valve so that controls it some. Aeromarine has a seal that controls the mess at the engine side but then you've still got it leaking at the prop....
03-01-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Ron Olson

When I ran one I used a 50-50 mix of STP Oil...

When I ran one I used a 50-50 mix of STP Oil Treatment and 20-w-50 racing oil. I took it off after what a mess it made.
02-24-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Ron Olson

Any pipe setup for any 26-30 cc engine will work....

Any pipe setup for any 26-30 cc engine will work. I use a lot of the Zippkits pipes.
Marc, they're fast engines out of the box but not legal for stock engine classes.
02-23-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Ron Olson

If you have the tapered trim tabs kind of like...

If you have the tapered trim tabs kind of like what I'm getting the angles should face inwards, I made a set like that years ago for a nitro boat.
02-23-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Ron Olson

Usually 2 inches out on each side will do it;...

Usually 2 inches out on each side will do it; Some go further out but once you go too far the trim tabs become ineffective once on plane. This is on a 45" Assault but the same thing on my 48"...
02-09-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,450
Posted By Ron Olson

Sadly Rod I've seen the demise of nitro boating....

Sadly Rod I've seen the demise of nitro boating. When my son raced a 3.5 OB tunnel at one district race there were 13 boats entered in that class. The next year they had trouble getting 3. Gas is...
12-18-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By Ron Olson

Sadly, the OB tunnel classes around me quickly...

Sadly, the OB tunnel classes around me quickly died off for no real reason. One race that drew 13 .21 boats one year couldn't get 3 the next. It used to be one of the most popular classes around....
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