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Old 10-08-2013, 10:18 AM
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Default My new gas OB F1 tunnel.

Hi guys,
Hope you enjoy a few photos of my newly completed gas F1. Must still do the set-up runs and will include a video if all goes well.
Cheers,
Wennie.
Old 10-15-2013, 10:10 AM
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does anyone have a new style skeg for ypz enigma leg that they would part with
Old 10-17-2013, 11:06 AM
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I was looking for a cowling for my 56 inch tunnel and about 2 weeks ago I asked here if anyone had ever dealt with Ar model boat design. No one seemed to know anything. Well I went ahead and ordered a cowling from Him . It arrived and it is very nice. Great customer sevice and exceptional product. This is what I got
Old 10-18-2013, 07:08 AM
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Here is the new AR Model Boat Design Merci Motor Cowling for a gas setup
Old 10-18-2013, 12:04 PM
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Hi Wennie. I have been following all the posts for some time now. Really like your boat and what you have done. Please post some footage of tests done.

Namibia Regards

Burgert
Old 10-18-2013, 12:05 PM
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Very nice.
Old 10-19-2013, 07:19 AM
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Hello Burgert,
Thanks for your compliment and yes I will post a vid as soon as I have some footage. Unfortunately the weather here has prevented any running of my boats since posting the photos and I'm driving up to Jhb on Monday and also to Ballito Bay on the Natal coast to visit with my children and grand-children for the next 5 weeks. So I'll only be running boats again in late November.
Till then,
Kind regards,
Wennie.
Old 10-25-2013, 05:59 PM
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Hi there Jim!!! Sorry for the delayed reply, don't sign in here much lately. Yep, lots of work on the lake and farm since you came down, a lot more too since that vid was shot. How's that tunnel of yours holding together?? I might have to finish my new tunnel soon as I have a lot of stress cracks through mine these days I got a gs480 on the go like Wennies.
Might bolt some goodies on tomorrow at club day and see what comes of it
happy boating
Dion
Old 11-01-2013, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CapeTown73 View Post
Hi guys,
Hope you enjoy a few photos of my newly completed gas F1. Must still do the set-up runs and will include a video if all goes well.
Cheers,
Wennie.
nice set up . what gear ratio did you go with on your servocity set up ?
Old 11-02-2013, 02:24 AM
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Hi SpecialK1,
I ordered my gearbox with the 3.8 : 1 ratio and during a very short (15 lap) test run, the steering functioned great so I'm happy that my setup should work OK in racing conditions but I'll have to wait for our club race-day on 7 December when I will next have an opportunity to race the boat. I'm using the HS-7950TH Hitek servo which provides final torque of over 1600 ounces / inch with my 6.6 volt LiFe battery.
Cheers,
Wennie.
Old 11-02-2013, 11:16 AM
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Dom, I need some answers about the swivel pin on the Enigma OB leg...after a hard run, the bolts (?) came loose...didn't lose the engine..it remained attached because of the steering cables, but I'm not sure as to the steps to take to repair...haven't had much experience with MM bolts, etc...please advise...the leg works great!

Jay
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thanks ! for the info
Old 11-02-2013, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by CapeTown73 View Post
Hi SpecialK1,
I ordered my gearbox with the 3.8 : 1 ratio and during a very short (15 lap) test run, the steering functioned great so I'm happy that my setup should work OK in racing conditions but I'll have to wait for our club race-day on 7 December when I will next have an opportunity to race the boat. I'm using the HS-7950TH Hitek servo which provides final torque of over 1600 ounces / inch with my 6.6 volt LiFe battery.
Cheers,
Wennie.
i was looking at the 5 : 1 ratio set up , i wonder how much of a difference that would make ?
Old 11-03-2013, 07:11 AM
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jay I have run my enigma leg all year and have not had a bolt come loose. could have been a faulty lock nut
Old 11-04-2013, 01:48 AM
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Hi jpelezo, how's the pivot point holding up on your leg? Has it worn much after that much use?
cheers,
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:44 AM
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it has worn some but not much. have not measured the wear. going to change camber block to non camber for next season. wants to turn to much for our wide oval courses
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You have been able to get a straight bracket and transom mount if Dom have you??? I asked him some time ago but have heard nothing- he did have them though.
Old 11-04-2013, 07:29 AM
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dominic has been busy with his surfboard project, and ob has been slow. I am building my own mount and block, since dominic is busy. I will post a picture when finished
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I don't think things have been slow, I've been flat out and some guys are building new hulls for themselves and others are keen to start, just not been posted. Heaps of nitro tunnel stuff going on too. Post some pics when your done. I have been thinking of getting some stuff made up myself.
Old 11-07-2013, 03:01 PM
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well I will be doing up a tunnel for the 2 time. I will put up some pic of her when I have it done and ready for the water hear are pic of my 1st tunnel !!! the lag did not work out for me so I sold the boat but it did run 57-58 mph for 2 to 15 laps then it would brake.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:50 AM
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Sure would like to get my hands on one of these F-1 tunnels, either inboard or outboard, any body have one they would like to part with?
Old 11-12-2013, 01:43 AM
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Finally some running pic's of my corona: (it was a bit windy but couldn't resist to take here out!)










The real deal:

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Old 11-12-2013, 02:09 AM
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Great pictures Lex, looks awesome on the water. I did have to do the double take on the last picture though, my first thought
was, "man, that looks so real ", then I read above the picture.... hehe

Regards
Chris
Old 11-12-2013, 02:12 AM
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Ghehe, thanks! Sorry for the confusion
Old 11-12-2013, 02:15 AM
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No worries Lex, just great pictures on a very nice F1 tunnel, big and small ....

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