Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Boats > Speed - RC Gas Boats
Reload this Page >

Custom rc boat STUCK!

Notices
Speed - RC Gas Boats Discuss gas RC boats right here!

Custom rc boat STUCK!

Old 08-08-2011, 07:13 AM
  #1  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Custom rc boat STUCK!

Hello I am new to this website as to I am new with building rc boats. But I have built and engineered a 5' 2" rc gas boat and have NO idea what motor to put in it nor if its even gonna work. If you could I just need somehelp on what I should do, Just a bunch of ideas! Ill post a pic! I also have the hardware and the prop and have some ideas on water cooling, im only 15 so I dont have all that money to pay for a 2000 dollar zenoah motor, and I have no clue if a weed eater is gonna push this thing!
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	qo41490.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	2.21 MB
ID:	1645933   Click image for larger version

Name:	ez82030.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	2.20 MB
ID:	1645934   Click image for larger version

Name:	ej14149.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	2.50 MB
ID:	1645935   Click image for larger version

Name:	pj17599.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	2.27 MB
ID:	1645936   Click image for larger version

Name:	nz28707.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	2.48 MB
ID:	1645937   Click image for larger version

Name:	tk74969.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	2.31 MB
ID:	1645938   Click image for larger version

Name:	bd67223.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	2.30 MB
ID:	1645939   Click image for larger version

Name:	kj31809.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	2.62 MB
ID:	1645940  

Click image for larger version

Name:	wv33252.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	2.71 MB
ID:	1645941  
Old 08-08-2011, 08:59 AM
  #2  
cheesewizz69
Senior Member
 
cheesewizz69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hialeah, FL
Posts: 761
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Welcome to the forums.

A stock weedeater engine will push your boat just fine at somewhere between 10-15mph. No need to water cool it if you keep it open like you have. You are going to need to beef up the stringers a bit. Make sure you scuff up wood and glass them in.

Tell us what you have in mind for her and I am sure you will get lots of help here.
Old 08-08-2011, 09:49 AM
  #3  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

I have a top for it so I will water cool it for the motor and for looks, I took some floarting pics of it without any insides and it floats funny. it might be to heavy also so I might mold it. those arent my stringers those were there for the making of the frame I will cut those out and make new. I was thinking more of a 20-25 mph so maybe the molding will help ?? or I am a mechanic and I have a bigger carburetor so maybe that could add some power. pics below, the middle sinks more than the back so I figured the motor would help with that but then the gas tank goes infront of it so it might still float funky
Old 08-08-2011, 10:01 AM
  #4  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	ro42012.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	2.78 MB
ID:	1646022   Click image for larger version

Name:	up47269.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	1.99 MB
ID:	1646023   Click image for larger version

Name:	xc79128.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	2.30 MB
ID:	1646024   Click image for larger version

Name:	pi16403.jpg
Views:	200
Size:	2.75 MB
ID:	1646025   Click image for larger version

Name:	wh58748.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	2.67 MB
ID:	1646026  
Old 08-08-2011, 10:46 AM
  #5  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

I need help fast because I dont know what to do next
Old 08-08-2011, 11:05 AM
  #6  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

I wanted to try using a chainsaw but I dont know how I would hook up the drive
Old 08-08-2011, 11:22 AM
  #7  
cheesewizz69
Senior Member
 
cheesewizz69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hialeah, FL
Posts: 761
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

In most cases a chainsaw engine will not work because they spin in the wrong direction.

If you are looking to build on a budget then you should be able to use the search feature an find some threads that talk about what folks have done to modify homlite engines. If you were going to keep it air cooled (which you are not) I would have recommended Tony's builders package from Warehouse hobbies. It would get what you need on a budget.
Old 08-08-2011, 11:36 AM
  #8  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

it will be air cooled EXCEPT the pipe I have a T connection about 3/4s up the exhaust where 2 lines hook up that have a water pickup on the bottom of the boat. I just got some floating pics so I will post them in a couple
Old 08-08-2011, 11:48 AM
  #9  
tman52748
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 227
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Check out this website.....www.modelpowerboat.com
Old 08-08-2011, 12:08 PM
  #10  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Here!
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	sq46894.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	1.94 MB
ID:	1646066   Click image for larger version

Name:	tp46279.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	1.50 MB
ID:	1646067   Click image for larger version

Name:	sx60521.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	1.56 MB
ID:	1646068   Click image for larger version

Name:	dx66945.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	1.76 MB
ID:	1646069   Click image for larger version

Name:	do81247.jpg
Views:	194
Size:	1.58 MB
ID:	1646070   Click image for larger version

Name:	ar99795.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	1.55 MB
ID:	1646071   Click image for larger version

Name:	jl95768.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	2.14 MB
ID:	1646072   Click image for larger version

Name:	ki30189.jpg
Views:	284
Size:	1.55 MB
ID:	1646073  

Click image for larger version

Name:	hg70223.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	2.52 MB
ID:	1646074  
Old 08-08-2011, 12:16 PM
  #11  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

what do you guys think on the photos?
Old 08-08-2011, 02:11 PM
  #12  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

ok guys did some research and im gonna say SCREW the weed eater I have, im going to buy a Homelite weed eater just because everyone uses those because of there price and because of that people make water cooling jackets for them and stuff. That way later I can always make the whole thing water cooled and modify  it a little bit
Old 08-08-2011, 02:25 PM
  #13  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Getting a Homelite, does anyone know if they come with a clutch?
Old 08-08-2011, 02:32 PM
  #14  
cheesewizz69
Senior Member
 
cheesewizz69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hialeah, FL
Posts: 761
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Yes the do. I gave one away last year that powered and olderWHH Gator.
Old 08-08-2011, 02:39 PM
  #15  
hendocap
Senior Member
 
hendocap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 246
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Pm me I have a homelite 25cc you can have just pay the shipping, It has mounts for it also i made.
Old 08-08-2011, 02:41 PM
  #16  
hendocap
Senior Member
 
hendocap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 246
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Old 08-08-2011, 02:50 PM
  #17  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

I live in Midland, MI. I can pay for shipping I just need to know how much it would cost and the time length on it because I did have plans to just buy a brand new one from Home Depot tomorrow. Any way any details ? weight? Does it run? and what the displacement is? Thank you!(: Alot of nice people on here! I have a weed eater except the shaft size is different from my drive shaft, mine is a 1/4" I think and the other ones a little bit smaller
Old 08-08-2011, 02:53 PM
  #18  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

So what do you think on the Photos?? any bad spots that need adjusted or do you like them or what ? I look at it and see disaster but its been a year now and I feel bad because none of my electronics have been used yet nor the boat hasnt touched the lake and I have over 400 dollars into it lol so I figured I should probably get on it.
Old 08-08-2011, 02:57 PM
  #19  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

what about the prop ?? I have a double blade but am wondering if im gonna get more performance with a triple? I was thinking about buying a bunch of props and just testing them on the lake when I get it moving. and pitch ?
Old 08-08-2011, 04:04 PM
  #20  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Need to know how to balance and sharpen prop??
Old 08-08-2011, 04:28 PM
  #21  
Dreamin Hemi
 
Dreamin Hemi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Milton, DE
Posts: 2,638
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Wow do you have a ton of questions. I feel your excitement and desire to learn from here! There are many great members here who will undoubtably lend asistance. Really sounds like you just simply need to go through these threads at RCU. The search feature is great if you give enough detail. Iwould love to be able to answer all your questions, however the answers are not always short and they are easily found by using that search feature. Good luck with your project, I remember how excited (and confused) I was building my first boat......the rewards are great and you learn so much as you go along. Looking forward to seeing your progress!
Old 08-08-2011, 04:41 PM
  #22  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

lol ya ive been through hundreds of threads, but I will write something and then forget to write another thing and it just turns into 5 different replys, but I do have a idea on how to make this project look ALOT better, I was thinking of cutting the hull and giving it more of a sharper look and more of a apache look, heres a picture of my idea as to it was a picture of it sitting in the water...
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	ay75372.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	33.8 KB
ID:	1646194  
Old 08-08-2011, 05:10 PM
  #23  
ISIRC10
Senior Member
 
ISIRC10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blue Bell, PA
Posts: 445
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

Man, don't worry about looks so much... I am 18 (I was 15 3 years ago ) and I remember I did the bathtub float tests and took pictures and wondered if the boat would ride well... you get the point. Just remember this - if you have enough power to get the boat on plane, how it looks standing still will be irrelavent because you will be having so much fun running it. My first few boats looked nice, but they were either underpowered or had serious issues with planing. Now I am happy with a shaped block of foam with a lipo-brushless setup (sure it looks hack, but you should see people's faces when I gun the thing and it hits 40 mph)

Anyway, enjoy the free time you have now and build as much awesome stuff as you can - I started building RCs when I was 14 and now I am going to college to do research with autonomous drones (multicopter style) with a few grants under my belt. I started by building boats.
Old 08-08-2011, 05:12 PM
  #24  
hendocap
Senior Member
 
hendocap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 246
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

The Homelite is 25cc and has a 1/4" square flex end. you can use the shaft off the trimmer with a Ferrul and stub shaft. I would imagine shipping would be around $15-$20 not sure. yes it runs fine , just have no use for it as it just sits in my garage. I also have a stock new in the box zenoah if your interested and would make things alot easier. I have bunch of props and parts email me if you want and we could get more involved if you want. [email protected]
Old 08-08-2011, 05:30 PM
  #25  
BigBoats507
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midland, MI
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Custom rc boat STUCK!

well I messed up the lid anyway, so if I did cut it I would get the look, it would cut the weight down, I wouldn't need to use anymore bondo, I would be able to fix my mistake inside the hull, I would be-able to make a better scoop (And lid) and it would help with future problems I might have and the way it floats and hydroplanes across the water when I get a big motor in it

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.