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corrado

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Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« on: December 18, 2006, 12:30:24 PM »

Have finally finished the boat..she is a fibreglass body planked in Western Red Cedar......46 inches long and 16 inches beam   weighs 14 lbs. Powered by 2 x Graupner 700bb turbo motors and 2 x 11.1 LiPo batteries connected in parallel driving 2 x 35 mm props and reaches scale speed very easily.  She took 600 hrs to complete but enjoyed every minute of the challenge....here's a couple of photos.
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 01:21:14 PM »

Corrado

Well done, lovely boat and excellent finish.

Onwards and upwards.

Cheers

Doug
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 02:25:58 PM »

Really is a wonderful finish. You don't really get it wet do you ?  :'(

Richard ;)
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 07:30:48 PM »

You have made a superb job of that, well done.
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 09:22:26 PM »

Beautiful boat, well done :D

Would love some pics on the water just to prove it does get wet ;D ;D.
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 09:43:52 PM »

Had to put my sunglasses on.  The shine was making me  ::).        ;D.  Very nice.  More pics ( on the water ) please.

Alan.
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2007, 10:32:00 PM »

what say a germany guy,mhhh,in germany   eine super arbeit,in english,nice job.

mfg paul          (translation mfg----mit freundlichen grüssen--with friendyly greetings)
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007, 06:48:27 PM »

 Can you say a wee bit how you achieved that finnish??

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corrado

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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 12:10:26 PM »

Hi Chromedome,
The finish was achieved by rubbing down the planking with firstly 80 grit Dry, then 120 grit dry and then 180 grit dry.  Then 3 coats of epoxy resin was applied and allowed to harden for 7 days each coat. Each coat was rubbed down dry with 180 grit.  The last coat was rubbed with 400 dry.  Then 2 coats of automotive 2 pack clear were applied and that's it.  The gloss is straight from the gun & has not been polished at all.   It is very important to allow the epoxy resin to harden fully and it's easy to do in Australia when the temperatures are so high.   I'm also in the fortunate position of having access to 2 pack automotive paints which do not deteriorate or lose their gloss like the Acrylics.

Cheers.......Corrado
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007, 01:19:21 PM »

Thanks for that mate ;)
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007, 07:19:59 PM »

A superb looking boat, it would be great to see an action photo at speed.

Alan
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corrado

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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2007, 12:44:04 PM »

I'm taking her to the lake tomorrow and I will take a couple of photos.
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corrado

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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2007, 10:16:31 AM »

Alan,
 here are some photos...not sure how many I can post thogh.
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2007, 10:20:02 AM »

Sorry,
 I stuffed that one up.....here they are.
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2007, 11:32:26 AM »

Looks great

BTW this afternoon I was reduced to watching Barbie the movie in Chinese on DVD. ::)

Happy Chinese New Year ;D (Yeh!)
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2007, 03:12:43 AM »

Wow! That is a gorgeous rendition of the Cobra. O0

Any video, mate?
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2007, 09:02:35 PM »

Hi.. Superb model, immaculate finish.....  well worth the effort i'm sure..
P.S. Where did you get those babe's from in the driving seat?

Regards

Paul
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Re: Chris Craft Cobra Turtleback
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2007, 04:48:53 PM »

Hi Paul,
the chickie babes are actually Barbie Dolls.....since that photo was taken, I have put "Ken" in the drivers seat.   I am thinking of fitting 2 Brushless outrunner motors as well....should fly!

Cheers......Corrado.
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