Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Boats > Speed - RC Gas Boats
 looking for DaVette TAF flat >

looking for DaVette TAF flat

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

looking for DaVette TAF flat

Old 11-28-2008, 02:57 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: santa maria , CA
Posts: 51
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default looking for DaVette TAF flat

Could someone point me in the right direction on contact info for DaVette boats, so I can purchase myself a TAF flatbottom for Christmas ? (merry Christmas to me!) have seen this bad ass boat on a lot of posts, but never with any info on how to get one!!
Old 11-28-2008, 04:36 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Yukon OK
Posts: 791
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Here I am ) . Just PM me and I can give you all the info you need .
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Nk27791.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	108.5 KB
ID:	1080396  
Old 11-28-2008, 11:07 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: , MO
Posts: 690
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

They are way cool looking[sm=thumbup.gif]

Jake
Old 11-29-2008, 12:37 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 1,803
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

You will not be dissappointed. Dana, makes a very nice hull. It's easy to make one look purty
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Jh15069.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	103.3 KB
ID:	1080607  
Old 11-29-2008, 06:45 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
martno1fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: blackpool, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 11,390
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Dana as its xmas does he get buy one get one free and if so can i have the free one ,have to say serriously i love that hull.
Mart
Old 11-29-2008, 06:52 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: perth, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 826
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

that is a very nice boat, just curious what is the length of it
Old 11-29-2008, 08:09 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Yukon OK
Posts: 791
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

There 46" long .
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Ay74606.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	66.1 KB
ID:	1080701  
Old 11-29-2008, 01:39 PM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: santa maria , CA
Posts: 51
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

looking to buy one of your TAF flats, tell me how!!!!
Old 11-29-2008, 02:13 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 1,385
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat


ORIGINAL: blownjet 468

looking to buy one of your TAF flats, tell me how!!!!
Dana already told you, drop him a PM and he will advise.

Glenn
Old 11-29-2008, 11:41 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 439
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Dana....do you sell them with the window already cut out and the clear windshield installed?

Dean
Old 11-29-2008, 11:43 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 439
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat


ORIGINAL: Paul M

You will not be dissappointed. Dana, makes a very nice hull. It's easy to make one look purty
Paul, what is your wing from (off of...you get what im trying to say)

Thanks, Dean
Old 11-30-2008, 01:26 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 1,803
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Dean, I scratched the wing and the windshield.

The wing is made from arrows and a few ribs from a piper cub, but you could make something out of solid balsa easier. The supports are arrows wrapped with chrome vinyl.

The lip of the windshield is made 6 oz cf molded to the inside of the capsule. The windscreen itself is 3 mm polycarb molded over a plaster mold of the inside of the capsule.

Here's a couple pics.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Om32458.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	60.2 KB
ID:	1081232   Click image for larger version

Name:	Up47607.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	67.7 KB
ID:	1081233   Click image for larger version

Name:	Jp32445.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	52.4 KB
ID:	1081234   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sm27949.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	71.6 KB
ID:	1081235   Click image for larger version

Name:	Qb37312.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	56.3 KB
ID:	1081236  
Old 11-30-2008, 08:59 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Yukon OK
Posts: 791
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

I'm in the process of making a wing for my DaVette . I went to my local hobby shop and told an employee what I was after and he handed me a broken carbon fiber helicopter blade . I told him that would work great . The blade is all carbon with a foam core . I cut the blade at 10" and removed 3" of foam on each end . I then made some sheet fiberglass and cut it to the shape I wanted for the ends . I installed two screws , those will be my anchors . I filled each end ( one at a time ) with 5 min. epoxy and placed my end caps on until it hardened . The reason I filled 3" on each end of the blade is because when I install the mounting brackets I wanted the wing pretty solid in that area .
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Rp43286.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	78.9 KB
ID:	1081319  
Old 11-30-2008, 09:15 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 439
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Thanks guys, both of the wings look great!

Dean
Old 11-30-2008, 09:17 AM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: pembroke pines, FL
Posts: 561
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

nice
Old 11-30-2008, 09:40 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 1,803
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Dana's is by far the easiest and looks as good if not better than mine, but being an old airplane guy that was the first way I thought of
Old 12-06-2008, 08:33 AM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Yukon OK
Posts: 791
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

I now have the wing & frame work rough in . Now I'll paint it and polish up the alum.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Yw67785.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	66.6 KB
ID:	1084769   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bw72514.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	61.8 KB
ID:	1084770  
Old 12-06-2008, 02:32 PM
  #18  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: santa maria , CA
Posts: 51
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Thanks for the PM. Dana on ordering info. My wife was looking over my shoulder the other day,(read post) and shut down my purchase untill after christmas!! (got 2 kids ya know, besides me) so gotta spend $$ on them!! WILL BE ORDERING BOAT FROM YOU FIRST THING BEGINNING OF JANUARY!!!(Wife looking over shoulder again!) got the OK FROM THE BOSS !!not flaking out, thanks again, C.E. (PS.- CHECK OUT pics of my other toy in the rc vids/pics section under attatchments in profile)
Old 12-06-2008, 04:26 PM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Yukon OK
Posts: 791
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

No problem C.E.
Old 12-06-2008, 06:56 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 1,803
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

looks awesome Dana especially after the aluminum is polished.
Old 12-06-2008, 11:02 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Yukon OK
Posts: 791
Received 13 Likes on 12 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Done and ready to take her out again .
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn36623.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	75.1 KB
ID:	1085202  
Old 12-07-2008, 09:57 AM
  #22  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 1,803
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Love it. Be interesting to see what effect it has on performance. I never ran mine with the wing.
Old 12-30-2008, 10:03 AM
  #23  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: santa maria , CA
Posts: 51
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

I'm a happy camper, Dana will be shipping my TAF hull today, also have a new Zenoah 260PUM & A set of Gen II motor mounts from TOPSECRETBOATS on the way. Next purchase should be hardware- what kind of radio/servo box have you guys used? I also picked up a NIB futaba 3pk radio, fm w/ the fast (digital) reciever. from a LHS that was going out of business for $140.00, and a futaba digital servo -marked $79.00 for 27.00should this radio/rec. combo work in my app? it sure has alot of functions that I know I'll never use (maybe 3rd channel cav plate?) & (of coarse it's not a 2.4g) but I figured I couldn't pass it up for the price! Also, do I need to run one of the larger size 1/4 scale servos for my rudder? do they make them in digital, and are they spendy?
Old 12-30-2008, 09:20 PM
  #24  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 1,803
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

I used a WHH box on mine. But the Hammond boxes are nice as well. Looks like you got some good deals. You can use a 1/4 scale or a high torque. These guys have some good prices on servos http://servocity.com/index.html

Have fun and post pics of your build
Old 12-30-2008, 09:42 PM
  #25  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: santa maria , CA
Posts: 51
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: looking for DaVette TAF flat

Thanks for that info Paul, I already hit Dana up on buying from WHH, seems like Tony is a good guy to deal with, and he sounds like he really knows the ins & outs of the '' GAS BOAT WORLD'' . BTW, LOVE YOUR BOAT!! It's my favorite color! , don't worry though, I'm gonna paint mine as close as I can get to my full size toy-minus the capsule of coarse! love the lexan windshield in yours, why don't you fab up a few extras & sell them, I'd be first in line! could handle the install, not too sure about forming the actual window though, I'll be sure and post some pics of the build tho' I'll even set it on the deck of the "blownjet" for some comparison shots!CE

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.