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Old 05-31-2009, 05:34 AM
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I have no idea on the trim tabs. Looks to me like it was made to run without tabs.
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It used to run trim tabs and it still has the holes.

Steve, here is a photo of how my trim tabs were set after I got my mono from Johno.

I also have a ride pad from transom to half way along the keel.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:53 AM
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LOL there is that milk crate again. Yea Mike Johnno said it needs to have tabs as it gets a bit flighty atspeed. I will putthem on and see how it goes, if not needed i will back them off and have themfor show.
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She did some FREAKY $#*$ without tabs. Been down that road.........................spent ALOT of time pondering that one. Initially I thought it wouldn't need them also.

In the end the tabs settled her down just nice.

That said, give it a crack without them............couldn't hurt to give it another go.

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Sweet dude I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 05-31-2009, 11:19 AM
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Homeboy61,

You mean my 'Black Pearl' ????

She is one of a kind....as far as I know......

Check this link for a video of her....s218.photobucket.com/albums/cc35/macleod220973/

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:17 AM
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Well today we cut the radio box with the small CNC router, It all worked out in the end but we had to change the drawings,It turned out a bit big I might use this one in the wood cat and make a smaler one for the mono. It turned out 5inX7.5in long. we could have knocked an inch off the length. It was a good learning curve to use the cnc foe both myself and my uncle.
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Box looks good, I would make the sides a little longer so they stick out past the ends, then you can use that tab to bolt the box in without making holes on the inside.
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Now that's a good idea. thanx
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Got all the bits for the transom today, stinger,rudder, tabs, fins, flex, waterproof switch, drive dog, shaft saver, prop nuts, 105deg header. all looks good, thanks Colin. (http://www.ozrcboatsupplies.com/index.htm)
I got a square drive set up, round collet on the motor but a square a the prop shaft.
All I got to do now is fill a few holes in the transom.
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What you do.....Rob a bank......You big spender......Got any left over for a real ZEN engine.
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ORIGINAL: Macleod

What you do.....Rob a bank......You big spender......Got any left over for a real ZEN engine.
lmao

looks good Steve, ive seen one or two of these boats run and they're real good, probably the quickest and best handling mono at my local pond

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Hey, Steve
What's going on with the Maxcat of yours? Have you dropped that project? I sure hope not. I am almost done with mine. Hope to christen mine on the weekend.
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Hey mate, the cat is just on the backburnerfor a while, come on show some photos of yours.
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I Need help with placing the stinger, Mount it in the centre? or a tad to the right??
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<span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Comic Sans MS;"><font>Just measure the distance across the transom, divide by two, and mark that location. This is the center of the transom that should line up with the keel.

Others do offset from centre to counter prop torque (2 to 3mm), but that's up to you.

I counter prop torque with the trim tabs. My prop is on the centre line.

</font><font>Most manufactures drill the hole for the stinger at anywhere between 9.5 (3/8") to 15mm (5/8") up from the bottom of the keel. But we are both running a ride pads on our hulls.

Will check my hull tommorrow for you.</font>

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Had a bit of time today, filled unused holes on the transom, filled a few bash marks, and started on the transom set up.
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Decided to chop up the radio box tonight. Took 30mm out of the length and glued it back together. Also it will be sitting across the stringers instead of between them.
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good to see you bissy building steve.

cheers mark
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Looking good steve, All your hardware for the boat looks the same as mine on my Easy-vee,, Col sells some good gear hey... Wonder if I will get a discount on my next order now for the plug..
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looking good bro ya just had to put something home made and wooden in there didnt ya
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Hey Mark, yea always tinkering out in the shed, when i get this thing going, we will have to get together for a run. Hows the 1/4 scale speedway going???

Nooh, Colin has all the good stuff and at good prices too. Did you get the square drive for your stinger or the welded flex??

Bentley, had the toys to play with so why not the pipe bracket will be cut with the cnc as well and prob a few other parts. I think you are just jelous, I have the use of toys over here.

Steve
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Did you get the square drive for your stinger or the welded flex??

Had a welded flex laying around so I used that, will see how my boat goes over the week-end..

Take care m8...


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[quote]ORIGINAL: STEVE MARSHALL

Hey Mark, yea always tinkering out in the shed, when i get this thing going, we will have to get together for a run. Hows the 1/4 scale speedway going???

yer steve, give me a ring some time . im due to take the boat out for a runn , been a whylle since ive been out ,,,,,, mate the 1/4 scale racings goin great , just having winter break for a mounth or two , back racing end of july, so bissy re building and lookin to build a nother car, and getting a sprintcar built for me .and always out in my shed making or tinkering........
if you know enny one after enny parts let me know.
only a call or email away...
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Thank's Mark I will keep you in mind.
Had a play in the shed after work today, got all the transom drilled and every thing in it's place.
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