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Old 11-12-2006, 10:54 PM
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I figure everyone else has started a build thread so why not another.. This is my first scratch build boat and RCU is one of the best place to post the progress as the help here is great!
This is the firefighter rev.1 and its getting a .18 engine in it. the plans are a little off on a few things so Im gonna modify the build a little when done length should be about 22 5/8 long from front of the tub to rear of the sponsons and 13" wide outside edge to edge of the front sponsons and Im going to try to keep it as light as I can, the 1/32" plywood is easy to cut with an exacto and #11 blade but I have to go pawn shop hoppin for a scroll saw for the 1/8" ply, not gonna fight it with a razor, been there done that!

Little rigger links as well as places to get things for them and building supplies.

www.firefighterboats.com
http://idmracingproducts.com/products.html
http://www.finedesignrc.com/
http://www.drcwebservices.com/ffe/
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/MainPage.htm
http://www.aeromarinerc.com/
http://www.towerhobbies.com/
http://www.horizonhobby.com/
http://www.macspro.com/
http://welasercut.com/lasercart/index.php
http://www.bbyracing.com/
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/index.html
http://www.dixieart.com/
http://www.paintwithpearl.com/
http://www.maxamps.com

and a link to piper's prop thread
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3120686/tm.htm

Here is the progress so far, not much yet but its a start! and copymax does a good job printing plans!
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:03 PM
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Nooo Fair. The radious corners look good for razor. Tear it up thats a good pile of links for stuff Wish I could get mine started. Have to get my WT done first. Dave
Old 11-12-2006, 11:23 PM
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Thanks and using a razor leaves room for some sanding so the cut-outs can be used with out any problems! Your not to far away from your rigger building!
Old 11-12-2006, 11:38 PM
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Hey when did snoop start snoring? I dont remember him snoring. Hey the plans look good. The tape dont show up when they scan them? Did you tape the seams all the way across? Dave
Old 11-12-2006, 11:51 PM
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Mike, we love build threads on this site and now's a great time for them as it's beginning to be building season for a lot of us.
Tom was supposed to come out with an .18 version but it looks like he didn't. His .12 plans or kit should be fine.
Seeing how I've got 2 .12 'riggers maybe I can help with some of the odds and ends stuff.
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I use the "invisible" tape from walmart with the help of the wife line everything up as perfect as possible and tape all the way across every seam on top, no loose paper it feeds through their machine with no problems, so far, and you cant see the tape lines and if you do they are so light you will not notice them..Looks like you bought the plans someplace and would never know they were tile!

Yes my snoopy has always done that, and he has also been hijacked by someone else here..
Old 11-12-2006, 11:55 PM
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Yup I know all about the Hijacking off snoop. Ill have to give that tape a try. Dave
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GREAT, thats why I posted it! The foam is going to be a pain to find as lowes only sells it by the sheet and I tossed mine when I quit cutting wing cores.[]
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Mike, we love build threads on this site and now's a great time for them as it's beginning to be building season for a lot of us.
Tom was supposed to come out with an .18 version but it looks like he didn't. His .12 plans or kit should be fine.
Seeing how I've got 2 .12 'riggers maybe I can help with some of the odds and ends stuff.
Old 11-12-2006, 11:59 PM
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Mike whatcha plan on doing with the boat? Heat race or SAW maybe?

BTW we had SAW comps at Legg Lake SoCAl today and I witnessed a .21 CMB rigger go 103!!!

Awsome!!!!!

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Old 11-13-2006, 12:01 AM
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Ya sucks you can't buy just a bit of foam. I just have a couple bits and pieces left. Dave
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dave if I cant find some by the time I need it I might have to hit ya up for some,
what I plan on doing with it,,Run it to death any place I can there are a couple 21 cats to race here and the guy that bought my microburst hull is going to build the bantom .12 so I have some other boats to run with around here
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Check job sites if there doing any building by you. I can help you out if I can afford the shipping. Could be tough in my prior situation. Ya Lowes you can get a sheet of 1/2in.x4'x8' for 10 buck and laminate it. I dont think they sell single sheet fanfold. It would be cheaper probably its 1/4in. I think you have to buy the whole bundle 50 foot I think. Dave
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I've got a big sheet of 2" in my basement, that was fun getting it down there! 4x8 foot wood paneling was a trick geting down there so I had to cut mine in half into 4'x4' as my stairway has a right-angle turn half-way down. Washers and dryers are a real joy to move![:@]
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If I end up needing it I would pay shipping...Ill go to lowes and see if they have any broken sheets to sell cheap..
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Just go in Lowes snap a bit off and ask um how much that you really dont need a whole sheet. I know they sell scraps of drywall. Im sure I can scap the few cents up to ship a bit of foam. I hope. Dave
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LOL oops fell right into that sheet....how much?LOL
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Oh I forgot the old timer next door dumped a bunch of stuff on me a while ago. Auto paint,thinner.Then he asked if I had any use for these little coolers. White foam he had about six of um. I told um heck ya I can use them great little minnow buckets couple ice cubes and the minnows last all day. Good for ice fishin also. he gets his diabetic meds in them. Also gave me all the freezer packs work great for keepin cooler all day. I could send you some of that its pretty dense foam not as tight as the pink though. Im curious how it will sand think it will work good. I will try a piece. Dave
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white foam isnt dense enough with the 1/32 sheeting i need the pink or mabey the blue dont want soft sponsons
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Man I didnt know I even had this channel 19 its the outdoor channel there racing electric nascar they look like there going 60 or 70mph. My Vector goes about that fast and its a .21 I guess its on every week its called INSIDE RC. Ever seen that glow igniter with the audible beep pretty cool it lets you know if your plug is dead. Sorry to jack the thread but this was pretty cool Dave
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white foam isnt dense enough with the 1/32 sheeting i need the pink or mabey the blue dont want soft sponsons
No this stuff would work its dense atleast like the gws planes if not harder its not the stuff that falls apart when you sand it. I just tryed and it sands nice without ripping it up. But I think I have enough of the pink. I just went back down and did the squeeze test the pink is a bit tougher I would use it in a pinch. Dave


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I got some pieces of white foam that comes in 2"x4' lengths that we had at work to set 5,000# rolls of paper on and took those without crushing, really dense yet lightweight that I might try one of these days as sponson material. I did cut some in my hot-wire cutter and it did cut well.
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progress and question
First the easy way to transfer the patterns to the wood, spray the patern with adhesive spray stick to the wood trace around with a pen simple!

Now for the question
on the temp in the picture Im a little lost it says 2- 1/4 balsa, 2- 1/8" glass foam, and 4- .75 foam just a guess here but each sponson gets, in orderfrom inside to the outside, 1/8 ply, 3/4 foam, 1/4" balsa, 3/4" foam then of corse the top bottom and side 1/32 skin all glued together with 2 part epoxy...does this sound right?
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:44 PM
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AHH thats too much work tracing around the templates. I just print extra templates and stick them cut them done. Heres right from the directions
A 1/16 plysponsoninside
B 1/4 balsasponson doubler
C 1in.foam
D1/4 balsa sponsoncenter
E 1in foam
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Mike I am gonna try building the same boat, but I have been looking at the build info on the firefighter sight to see what they are actually doing ( which is a little diffrent than what are prints look like example the sponsons). The 1/8 glass foam i dont know what that is? The other foam is the pink like insulation wall board at home depot??? I am not sure about that, but I priced it today 4x8 sheet was $10. Good luck and good boating.


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p.s. I am gonna try the .09 version of this boat scaled down alittle more.
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I dont know if im correct but the pink foam I think they call glassfoam. I know when yousand enough it sure will make you itch.

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