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New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« on: November 23, 2010, 05:34:10 PM »

Well here it is not finished but defo my best build so far i reckon
The hull is 32"L x 12-3/4"W.
This hull has been designed to run the REK leg and leopard 4074,2000kv,on 4s/5s, with a 42mm,1.7mmp,3 blade stainless steel prop.
what iv tried to do with the build is to make it so cornering can be achieved without backing so much but will see when it gets wet also iv reduce the the entrapment height at the rear of the tunnel/sponsons this will mean using a higher lift prop to get it on plane but should decrease the risk of a blow over by allowing the air to pass through more efficiently,but also designed the centre wing for more aero lift at the front of the hull rather than relying on the angle of the outboard/prop to lift the nose reducing the the load/draw on the motor and electronics again should be more efficient running.
But all will be revealed in good time and hopefully the results can be seen once it hits the wet stuff.
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 05:34:46 PM »

Canopy





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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 05:35:37 PM »

Canopy starting to take shape:




Hope you like.
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 07:35:54 PM »

Test fitting:




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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 10:11:13 PM »

Hi Daz shes looking great cant wait to see how this one goes m8  :-))
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 04:51:56 PM »

Cheers mart
yeah cant wait really looking forward to how this turns out and how she goes,hopefully with good results %)
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 05:06:47 PM »

Canopy sanded to required shape and cut the rear out for looks and clearance,also glass clothed for a dinkproof finish hopefully LOL.




more pics soon  :-))
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 05:24:55 PM »

Lookin' Slick Daz !

Whens first test flight booked for?
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 05:58:32 PM »

Hi steve,thanks
As soon asap,but youll see it first in the flesh  %%
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010, 05:59:10 PM »








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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010, 06:39:08 PM »

She looks stunning Daz,i really like the looks of this one.
I think your right it could be your best yet  :-)),good luck with the maiden  :-))
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 06:53:20 PM »

Thanks mart,will keep you posted bud :-))
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010, 06:17:18 PM »

Had a good day on it today,managed to get the sides of the sponsons/hull sanded and shaped,put some braces across the centre pod for suport and to latch the lids under to seal it,also got all the brass tubes epoxied in for the steering cables,motor wires and cooling for the esc.
And finished the rear of the hull aswell.





Just gotta cut the lids,and get her sanded down and abit of filling ready for sealing,may even glasscloth the whole hull,or just the sponsons.
Will keep you posted.
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010, 07:44:03 PM »

Well got the lids done for the centre pod,put a lip on the 1 end of each to hook under the supports iv put in but will be hatched taped to hold them once shes up and running.



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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 08:39:00 AM »

Looks good mate  :-))
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2010, 10:35:27 AM »

Cheers mart looks like the weather is gonna hold me now,was oping to beat it,but no chance now
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2010, 11:46:05 PM »

Disnt venture out to the pool saturday either Daz, it looked way to chilly, even for me matey! [ha ha.

hope you dont mind, but did copy some pics of your new build and post on the Chasewater MBC blog. Dont forget, you can always email me direct with anything you want uploading on there and I'll sort it for you, no probs.

Mind you, if this weather holds, think I might be converting the bows of my new pusher tug build in to an icebreaker !! [ha ha].  Either that or we'll have to start feeding the ducks n geece salted peanuts to de ice the pool !
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010, 12:16:52 PM »

N i didnt go either so iv started working the 500 class boats.
Had to laugh at the comment feeding the ducks and geese salted peanuts LOL.
No dont mind bud i already spotted them,might email you some over as an update
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2010, 02:45:07 PM »

Due to weather conditions im struggling now to move any further,think i need to build a workshop in the new yr :D
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2010, 07:05:03 PM »

Thanks to a friend of mine in the states who very kindly gave this to me free of charge,i tried to offer but he wouldnt except.
It a dubro motor mount allowing easier adjustment of the trim and height of the outboard.





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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2010, 12:12:38 AM »

Here we go guys done the small amount of filling that needing doing and just finished the 1st coat of sealer.



After seeing how these leopards perform im real excited about getting this 1 on the water :-))
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2010, 05:26:45 PM »

here we folks,took me longer than anticipated,fully glass clothed the hull and got it rubbed down then a final coat of sealer,but got a bit further on the cowl,its now in primer awaiting marker coat.





all i gotta do now is final smoothing off the sealer and she ready for primer
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2010, 08:15:18 AM »

Looking good Daz
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2010, 10:37:27 AM »

Thanks mart
Just hope she goes as good as she looks  :-X
really cant wait to get it wet
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Re: New build-Aerof1orce tunnel
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2010, 11:23:58 AM »

really wanting to see this fly across the water soon good luck with it  :-))
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