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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Any Other Builds => Topic started by: tica on July 02, 2017, 05:00:50 PM

Title: Bumper Boat
Post by: tica on July 02, 2017, 05:00:50 PM
Just got my Bumper Boat kit home from Modelboatbits.com, please note that if you order it from https://www.lowemodels.co.uk/bumper-boats  (https://www.lowemodels.co.uk/bumper-boats)
you will get the chance to choose between 4 colour options.

I bought the kit + motor pack. So just have to add a battery (2S 2200mA LiPo) and a receiver.

It is a simple job to assemble it, my only modification is that I gave the motor a couple drops of silicon just to fix it a bit better.
I added a 5mm red flashing LED and I'll add some more LED's in different colours when I get the time to do it.

(http://skalamodelskibe.dk/forum/attachments/bumper_boat1.jpg)

(http://skalamodelskibe.dk/forum/attachments/bumper_boat6.jpg)

(http://skalamodelskibe.dk/forum/attachments/bumper_boat9.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XJ3Piu61Ns&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XJ3Piu61Ns&feature=youtu.be)

Great boat for the kids as the bumper will most likely save the day.

Br
Carsten
Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: canabus on July 03, 2017, 05:27:52 AM
Hi tica
Could post some more pictures of the inside and bottom, please?
These sound like an interesting little best for the grandkids!!!

Canabus
Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 03, 2017, 06:34:20 AM



Hi tica
Could post some more pictures of the inside and bottom, please?
These sound like an interesting little best for the grandkids!!!

Canabus


Some pictures on ModelBoatBits website
http://www.modelboatbits.com/BUMPER-BOAT (http://www.modelboatbits.com/BUMPER-BOAT)


Why does the maniac in me want it to go like the clappers & have one of these as the figure
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1486&bih=802&q=rat+fink+images&oq=rat+fink&gs_l=img.1.4.0l10.2349.4418.0.7369.8.8.0.0.0.0.90.560.8.8.0....0...1.1.64.img..0.8.557.9dxPQd4DDlA (https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1486&bih=802&q=rat+fink+images&oq=rat+fink&gs_l=img.1.4.0l10.2349.4418.0.7369.8.8.0.0.0.0.90.560.8.8.0....0...1.1.64.img..0.8.557.9dxPQd4DDlA)



They seem quite expensive to me for what is a very basic hull and a pond noodle.


If Martin will excuse me have you seen this

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/search.php?searchid=61548566&pp=25&page=2


 
Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: canabus on July 03, 2017, 08:20:16 AM
Hi Tug Fanatic
Thank you for the link.
May be it is from your old speedway, car racing or street racing days.
Or running MOONSHINE!!!!

Canabus
Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 03, 2017, 12:22:09 PM

It's my age!


Barbie & Ken are just far too wholesome & Action Man just looks wrong unless you can get a camouflage noodle.


The RCGroups link I gave doesn't work. Try this


https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1640016-Mystic-Seaport-class-noodle-Tug



Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: tica on July 03, 2017, 03:56:30 PM
Hi tica
Could post some more pictures of the inside and bottom, please?
These sound like an interesting little best for the grandkids!!!

Canabus

(http://skalamodelskibe.dk/forum/attachments/bumper_boat14.jpg)

(http://skalamodelskibe.dk/forum/attachments/bumper_boat13.jpg)

I bought it for my nephew, so he has something he can bash around with without breaking it.
Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 03, 2017, 04:02:42 PM


Is that the best excuse you can think of?    {-)   {-)   {-) 


Will you add a length dimension please - either hull only or including noodle as long as you state which it is. It looks fairly large against the electronic bits.


What size motor do they include?
Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: tica on July 03, 2017, 05:01:33 PM
Motor: MFA RE-385
Length 40cm
Width: 34cm
 
Title: Re: Bumper Boat
Post by: canabus on July 04, 2017, 04:53:18 AM
Hi All
The pool noodles in Australia stores made a 495mm x 400mm size.