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Old 11-01-2011, 01:00 AM
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That thing looks unreal. i think the green eye monster is coming out in me.
WELL DONE!
Old 11-01-2011, 01:43 AM
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Hi Mick looks good mate,if i were you id consider having the pipes coated to keep the heat inside the hull to a minimum as steel pipes give off a lot of heat.Im wondering how the mod you did to the hull for the carbs will effect the handling of the boat as the tunnel has now changed somewhat,might not be an issue just a thought.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:05 AM
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Awesome looking project!

This question was already asked but I think I missed the response, Where did you purchase all your hardware especially the rudder assembly with the faux hydraulics?

I can't wait to see this project finished!
Old 11-01-2011, 12:25 PM
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http://cart.rcmk.com/zen/
Old 11-01-2011, 01:25 PM
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 Hi All, thanks for the coments,   i am going to put some 0.015"  titanium heat sheilds on the inside of the hull for the heat, also am custom building some low profile intakes for the flow of air, this will be more evident as the build progresses.
 The wedges i put into the tunnel to aid clearance for the carby's, could have lifted the engines up to eliminate the need for this or put angled carby blocks in but i don't have too much more cash to buy  the blocks and putting the engines up will put the weight too high up.  The wedges i don't think will affect the handling or performance anyway,  it was just an easy fix.
 For those who are supersticious about ebay things then don't read this, but the whole exhaust system was purchased from VX Performance and Promise hobby, all cost about $550 complete.  I have had great success with these products and will continue to use them.
Thanks Pete for adding in the link.
Mick
Old 11-05-2011, 04:02 PM
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This stuff works to keep heat down,a friend uses this on his rally car and he tells me it works very well,same idea as the ceramic coatings you pay a lot more for.Just use the spray on its own Dont use the bandage wraps they rust the pipe.
Mart
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:40 PM
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 Hi Mart, i was just going to put in plenty of air vents and a Stainless heat shield,  this should be enough.
 Didn't get much of a chance in the man cave on the weekend, hoping to catch up on it this week???
Mick
Old 11-06-2011, 01:36 PM
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If you use this stuff you probably wont need a heat shield,you will need plenty of vents though and remember its 1 in 3 out so whatever air you have going in you need 3 times that going out to avoid heat buildup.
Mart
Old 11-10-2011, 12:47 AM
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Mick is this boat on the water yet!!!!!!!! lol hows it coming along?
Old 11-10-2011, 03:06 AM
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He is taking way to long. Must maybe leave the women and beer and get building.

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:20 PM
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Sorry guy's,  looking after a baby takes abit of time, and the time on building is unfortunately suffering.
 I have got the engines mounted finally, Header pipes are finalised and fully welded,  hoping to have the drive line in this weekend and then i can get abit of an idea on how to mount the exhausts,   Currently working on a  Air duct mold out of silicone  , to put 2 vents on the cowl,  the sparkplug lead hits the bottom of the cowl by 1-2mm , and i need to get some air into the top of the engines somehow anyway.
 Finally purchased the props , ABC 3317/2-50-10   , it is a starting point, maybe a little too much pitch but we will see.
 The radio box mold is done, starting the layup in it today, should have a finished product out by the end of the weekend,  so should have some more pictures in a day or so, hadn't added any as of late because it wouldn't have looked any different

 Patience guy's,  this is costing me a little more than i expected and the time spent customising everything to make it work is longer than expected.
Cheers Mick
Old 11-11-2011, 01:11 AM
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AS long as you keep on showing pics even of nothing important we will forgive you.

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:41 PM
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Ok Then just a quick update,
Driveline is in, trying to figure out how to mount the exhausts and make the exhausts outlets.
Idea's welcome.
Regards Mick
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:57 PM
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Wow making some progress Mickie. Keep the good work !
Old 11-25-2011, 10:31 PM
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Well, made a little progress today, got to mount up the 2-1 part tomorrow.
Mold is done and tested for the intake scoops, radio box is nearly there.
Mick
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:35 PM
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Hello all, i know it has been a while since last post but am building 2 boats at once .
Got the first base coat on now , will be laying down the candy top coat next, wait a few days to cure then lay down the bottom colours,
thanks for your patience
Mick
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:47 AM
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very nice, can I ask whats the blue stuff for the mold?

thanks

Old 01-03-2012, 01:23 PM
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very nice, can I ask whats the blue stuff for the mold?

thanks


Hi the blue stuff is silicone, i have used this for the Intake scoop and Naca duct molds, it is very flexible and is much better for molding things with negatives as it just peels away to release the item and returns back to shape. I am thinking on maybe building a whole boat mold with the stuff as it is less messy and you mostly don't need to do any repairs on it even after 20-30 items .
Mick

Old 01-03-2012, 02:36 PM
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Im glad you havent given up on this girl mick, Not that you were going to. Boats comming along just fine. Keep up the good work .
I was down your way yesterday.
Old 01-03-2012, 07:58 PM
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Hi Pete, haven't given up on it, was just a little delayed.

Here is today's latest, Candy is layed down, may even be able to get onto the masking tomorrow scene it has been a scorcher here today, paint should be cured enough???
Keep posted as more progress will come soon
Regards All
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:59 PM
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A little progress today, not quite happy yet but getting there.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:13 AM
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Ive thought of trying the rtv silicone myself on smaller parts,i used to use it years ago for making plaster fireplaces its great stuff but very expensive,to make a boat mould would probs cost a heck of a lot though and im not sure if it would keep things as straight as needed blus id think it wouldnt take long for it to get damaged as it cuts very easily.
Boats looking good .
Mart
Old 01-06-2012, 08:22 AM
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HI Micki
The paint job is looking real good.

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Ive thought of trying the rtv silicone myself on smaller parts,i used to use it years ago for making plaster fireplaces its great stuff but very expensive,to make a boat mould would probs cost a heck of a lot though and im not sure if it would keep things as straight as needed blus id think it wouldnt take long for it to get damaged as it cuts very easily.
Boats looking good .
Mart
Hi Mart,
You would be surprised on how chaep it is to actually use Silicone, i think for 1kg it was $30 delivered, i found it on ebay, i thing 4kg was $82 delivered, as for cuts and stuff, unless you intend using a razor blade there is no real reason why it would get cuts, you can streach it to get the parts out easy enough. If you were going to do a full boat you would back it up with a resin/matting support anyway.

Thanks Pat,
There will be more photo's being posted here within the next few days as i get onto the airbrushing.

Regards
Mick

Old 01-07-2012, 06:51 PM
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Hi All, got the Airbrushing done this morning, pretty happy with it so far, still got to add the windscreen and the lettering down the side yet before i can lay down the clear.
Regards Mick
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